Say Hello To Our Awesome Dental Assistants: Kelly, Stephanie, Ericka, and Angie!

The Queen's of Assisting

SOMETIMES, WE’RE  GUILTY OF ASSUMING TOO MUCH, RIGHT? We recently realized that we’ve probably wrongly assumed that ALL of you—our valued patients—know our incredible dental assistants as well as we do! That’s probably not the case.

So, We Asked Them A Few Questions


We asked all four of them a few questions to help you get to know them a little better. Those questions are found below—along with their candid answers! Enjoy!

Where are you originally from?

Kelly – “Forest City”, Stephanie – “Shelby”, Ericka – “Albemarle”, Angie – “Kings Mountain”

What made you decide that you wanted to become a dental assistant?

Kelly – “I wanted to be able to help people but still have free hours and time to spend with my family.”

Stephanie – “I originally wanted to be a hygienist and got into assisting school.  I started working and enjoyed being a dental assistant so much that I decided not to go back to school for a hygiene degree.”

Ericka – “I knew I wanted to do something in the medical field, but knew I did not want to be a nurse after hearing all the stories from my sister, I tried dental assisting and fell in love.”

Angie – “My mom! I briefly mentioned dental hygiene to my mom and the next thing I knew she had me an interview at CPCC in the Dental Assisting Program.”

When you started as a dental assistant was there something funny that happened? Do you dare tell us that story?

Kelly – “I could not watch the doctor suture patients after extractions, I would just turn my head until the doctor was finished.  Luckily, I am better now!”

Stephanie – “Yes!  I was using a new extraoral camera on a male patient and the chair was not locked so when I leaned on it, it shifted and I fell face first in his lap!”

Ericka – “When taking x-rays I would always hit my head on the arm of the x-ray machine when running out of the room to hit the button.  Now I have learned to duck!

Angie – “Once I pulled the wrong crown off that the patient said was loose, good news though if I could pull it off then obviously it was loose too.  I think in the long run I saved the patient another visit!”

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

Kelly – “Spend time with my daughter.”

Stephanie -“Spend time with my kids and I love going to the beach.”

Ericka – “I love spending time with my family and my puppies, as well as listening to live music and line dancing.”

Angie – “I enjoy working in the yard, crocheting, home projects, and anything crafty.”

What do you enjoy most about being a dental assistant?

Kelly – “I enjoy helping people and meeting new people.”

Stephanie – “First, I love my patients and coworkers.  I also love the variety of procedures we do on a daily basis, keeps it interesting.”

Ericka – “I like making my patients feel as comfortable as possible and getting to know each and every one.”

Angie – “I love getting to know people and helping others!”

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Kelly, Stephanie, Ericka, and Angie a little better. Here at our practice we feel really fortunate to have them as members of our awesome team.

Do YOU Have A Question For Them?

If so, please enter it in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to pass it along to them for an answer! Also, as you know, you can always send us private questions or comments on our Facebook page.

Thanks for the trust you place in us!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.