Behind every great orthodontic practice is a great team. We strive to create confident, beautiful smiles by providing the highest quality of orthodontic care in a comfortable, fun environment to children and adults desiring the touch of distinction.
Our team represents many years of experience in the orthodontic profession. Our team is comprised of eleven highly talented orthodontic assistants. Our friendly and helpful front office team is comprised of two enthusiastic new patient coordinators, four skilled scheduling coordinators, and two fantastic office and finance managers.
Our staff is dedicated to creating confident, beautiful smiles for children and adults by providing the highest quality orthodontic care in a comfortable and fun environment. Although our sign proclaims orthodontics, we really are in the people business and our team shares an uncompromising commitment to the patient first.
All team members are CPR certified and participate in continued education, OSHA and HIPAA training on an annual basis.
We look forward to seeing our patients walk through the door and we love seeing them walk out with the beautiful smiles we helped create!
Tammy – Treatment Coordinator
I enjoy being part of Carolina Braces. I started as an Assistant and am now the Treatment Plan Coordinator. I have been in Ortho for over 25 years and love it today as much as I did when I started my career. I love to see patients with their new beautiful smiles. I am a native of North Carolina and have two grown sons, Taylor and Chase. I enjoy gardening, the outdoors and spending time with my family at Topsail Island. I also enjoy being around my church youth groups and going on mission trips.
Ashley – Clinical Lead Assistant
I have been in the orthodontic field for 4 years. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to say I enjoy my job. I love to see our patient’s progress in a positive way throughout their treatment. I have a daughter name Ava and in my. In my free-time I enjoy singing, writing songs and going on road trips with my family and friends.
Amanda – Assistant
I’ve been working with Carolina Braces since August 2015 as a Orthodontist Assistant. I am very fortunate to be working with a great dental staff and enjoy my interaction with our many wonderful patients. It is very rewarding to see the change you make in the patient’s smile. My time away from work is with my husband, young daughter, and cat (Molly); they all keep me busy and very entertained. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach, and traveling.
Carey – Assistant
I have been a clinical staff member at Carolina Braces for 3 years. It’s so rewarding to see our patients smiles after they have finished their treatment. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my sweet 2 year old daughter and shooting in ASA (archery) tournaments. I also enjoy participating in 5k’s and volunteering at RDU’S USO.
Christine – Assistant
I have been part of Dr. Kent’s team for a little over a year now and I have had the incredible opportunity to learn and grow in my profession as a dental assistant. Our patients are the best! I love working with them and getting to know them as well as meet their needs in an exciting and fun environment! I was born in Germany, grew up in a military family and have lived all over the United States. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my three daughters and my husband.
Celia – Assistant
I moved to North Carolina a little over a year ago from San Diego, CA. I have been in the dental field since 2000 and have worked in general dentistry, Endodontic, Oral Surgery Periodontics and Implantology. I am very passionate about what I do and enjoy working with people and seeing the transformation and changes in a patients smile. During my free time, you can see me spending time with my 3 beautiful daughters, family and friends enjoying the out doors the (Beach) or a relaxing day indoors.
Eva – Assistant
It has been a pleasure being a part of Carolina Braces since October 2015. I recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. A few things that you need to know about me are: I love penguins, Ultimate Frisbee, playing guitar, and trying new things. My favorite part of working here has been seeing patients enthusiastically getting their braces off and confidently showing off their new smile!
Natalie – Assistant
I have been a part of the Carolina Braces team since 2015. I really enjoy working here and being able to learn the different aspects of the dental field. I have been living in Raleigh for two years now and am originally from Richmond, VA. Big Redskins fan! HTTR! I have a six year old daughter named Riley who is my whole world!
Lea Anne – Front Desk Receptionist
I am fairly new to the orthodontic field but have fallen in love with the field and being a part of Carolina Braces! Previously, I managed medical and dental clinics and was very blessed with many experiences and knowledge but look forward this new chapter. I truly enjoy meeting and getting to know each and every patient that walks through the door; it’s such an honor being part of the journey our patients venture for a beautiful smile. I am so proud to be “Mom” to two beautiful daughters, who both play highly competitive soccer. My time outside of Carolina Braces is spent on the pitch up and down the East Coast watching them play and holding my sweet pup ~Chloe! We try to sneak some time away to get to the lake or coast to play from time to time, too. Did I mention ~ Go Pirates!!!!!