Ross Penland, DMD

Susan Bridges, DDS

Jessica Tomberlin, DMD

Haley Buff-Lindner, DMD, PhD

Panda - DAII

Panda is a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College and has been a dental assistant with Growing Smiles since she graduated. She loves spending time with her husband Philip and their beautiful children. “My main goal is to provide dental education for my patients as well as their families so that we can be a part of the journey from baby teeth to beautiful smiles!”

Leslie - DAII

Leslie has been a motivated dental assistant for Growing Smiles since she graduated from the Western Piedmont Community College dental assisting program. She loves spending time with her fiancé and their 3 children and really enjoys shopping! “Pediatrics is where why passion for assisting has always been. Seeing their sweet little smiles makes my job fun and enjoyable every day!”

Heather- DAII

Heather is a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College Dental Assistant program. She has been working in the dental field for more than 15 years! She and her husband Casey are the proud parents of a little girl that is the apple of their eye. She enjoys shopping, football games and spending time with the family pet, Riley. “I look forward to watching your family grow throughout the years here at Growing Smiles!”

Jessica - CDA

Jessica is a Certified Dental Assitant graduate from Wilkes Community College. She has been in the dental field for almost 10 years. Jessica is very involved with her church and enjoys singing and spending time with her family. “I love working with children because of the way it makes me feel knowing that I’m helping a child feel good about themselves and their smile because they are truly special. I like knowing that I can make a difference. And that little smile kids give you when they’ve had a good appointment makes you feel like what you’re doing is worthwhile.”

Monica - Front Desk

Monica is the first smiling face you will see as you enter Growing Smiles. As our front desk receptionist she makes sure your appointment starts with a positive and friendly experience. She also serves as our in office Spanish Translator available for consultations with the doctor, schedule appointments, take phone calls and answer any questions for our Spanish speaking customers. She loves to spend time with her two children and of course, shopping! “As the first person you see when you come to Growing Smiles it is my goal to make sure that you have a great experience from start to finish!”

Emily- DAII

Emily is a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College Dental Assistant program and has been with Growing Smiles since she graduated. She is helping expand our Growing Smiles family as she and her husband are expecting their first child in May 2014! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, church activities and playing with her dog, Shadow. “I have always enjoyed being around children and being a Pediatric Dental Assistant allows me the opportunity to not only play with them and make them laugh but to also make sure that they have great dental experiences at every appointment.”

Tammy - Insurance Specialist

Tammy graduated from Maiden High School and attended Catawba Valley Community College where she studied General Office Management. Tammy has been in the dental field for almost 20 years! She is married with two children and five grandchildren! Her hobbies include playing with her grandchildren and reading. “My ambition is to not only be an integral part of our team, but to develop relationships with our patients and their parents that foster a fun and family environment .”

Kristy - DAII

Kristy graduated from Western Piedmont Community College in 2008 and has been a dental assistant with Growing Smiles ever since. Kristy enjoys spending time with her family and two children, Colby and Caylie. “My passion is providing quality care that will make the child a great dental patient for the rest of their life!”

Jackie - Checkout

Jackie is a graduate of the Lake Norman Dental Assisting School where she received a certificate in Front Office Administration. Her and her husband love to go watch their two daughters play sports and spending time with family. “I love working at Growing Smiles! I enjoy meeting and getting to know all of the wonderful families from the start of their appointment until they check out”

Ashley - DAII

Ashley is a graduate of the Lake Norman Dental Assistant program. She is married and has a precious little girl. Ashley enjoys shopping and spending time with her family where she is the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters!! “Growing up with so many brothers and sisters I really relate and love the family environment you feel at Growing Smiles. Laughs, kids playing and loving parents fill our days and make you feel right at home!”

Kim - CDA

Kim graduated from Western Piedmont Community College in 2000 and has been a Pediatric Dental Assistant ever since. Kim loves working with children and enjoys that every day is fun and interesting. Growing Smiles is her home away from home but in her free time enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Her family’s hobbies include traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and spoiling their 3 dogs aka their “fur babies”. “We welcome parents to come back with their child and it is my goal to make sure they have a good experience in our kid friendly environment!”

Pamela - DAII

Pamela is a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College Dental Assistant program. She enjoys cross stitching, crafts and spending time with family and friends. “I enjoy working at Growing Smiles because there is no better feeling than seeing a child happy with their smile. Helping them feel that way makes me proud to be a Pediatric Dental Assistant.”

Tina - DAI

Tina is a multi-talented dental assistant who can not only assist chair side clinically but also assists with daily tasks in the front office. She has a 3 year old son, Collin, who she loves spending time with and enjoys baking painting and being a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Morganton. “I enjoy working with children because I have the ability to help ensure a happy dental experience that will make coming to the dentist a fun and exciting trip for not only our patients but also their parents.”

Katie - Public Relations Coordinator

Katie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Marketing. Katie manages all of Growing Smiles’ social media outlets, community events, school visits, and involved in community organizations. Katie is a newlywed who loves spending time with her husband and 2 precious angel dogs, reading and watching movies. “My goal is to introduce a dental practice where dental care is FUN, FRIENDLY, and available to EVERYONE!”

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