If there’s one thing you can count on when visiting Parkview Dental, it’s a long-term team you’ll love getting to know during your routine appointments. They simply love what they do here at the office; one of our hygienists even drives an hour to and from work to serve her patients! Below, you can get to know them and what they do at the office through their detailed bios ahead of your next appointment!
Adriane, Registered Dental Hygienist
Adriane has been with Parkview Dental for 4 years and has been practicing Hygiene for 19 years, serving 6 of those years as a dental hygiene instructor in FL and NC. She is most passionate about making patients feel comfortable, educating them about the physiology of disease, and providing thorough, gentle cleanings. We consider her as such a compassionate educator, and she continues to love what she does. This is very evident through feedback from our patients!
Outside of work and being a parent, she is an avid tennis player, loves to read non-fiction, and dabbles in mountain biking and swimming laps.
“I believe my skills shine the most when patients need more-involved cleanings, due to my compassion for their situation, my attention to detail, and years of experience.”
Erin, Registered Dental Hygienist
Erin has been a part of our Hygiene team for 6 years, but she has been practicing Hygiene for a total of 12 years so far. Her personality truly brightens our office and patients love her because she is so caring, thorough, and compassionate. She and her husband Matt have a precious son named Pierce and a cute little dog named Pippa. When she’s not working, Erin loves traveling and shopping. She and her family love their trips to Disney.
“I love making dental visits a positive experience for patients, showing them you don’t have to be scared to come to the dentist.”
Kassie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kassie has been with Parkview Dental for 6 months, but she has been practicing hygiene for 21 years. She is happily married to her Haywood County Native husband, and together they have 4 daughters, 2 grandkids, and 3 dogs. In her free time, she loves hiking, traveling, trying new foods, and attending her church. Kassie has many strong attributes, including honest communication, easing anxious patients, and teaching.
“I have the soul of a helper of men. It’s extremely rewarding to encourage & educate patients while improving their health.”
Annette, Registered Dental Hygienist
Annette has been with Parkview Dental as a hygienist for 25 years. She has been practicing Hygiene for a total of 33 years. She has a deep love for her patients and they are very loyal to her.
She and her husband Chad live in South Carolina with their fur babies. In her free time she enjoys going to the lake, hiking, and spending time with her family.
“I love what I do because it gives me the opportunity to educate and promote good oral health. I love taking care of beautiful smiles.”
Jenna, Certified Dental Assistant
Jenna studied at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and has undergone additional training in CEREC. She has more than seven years of experience in the dental field so far. As hardworking and driven as she is, she also loves being able to help patients feel comfortable enough to laugh during their visits!
When she’s not at our office, Jenna enjoys going out and embracing the amazing city of Asheville. She frequents breweries, local restaurants, and basically anywhere that plays live music! When she wants to spend time outdoors, Jenna loves walking her dog with her partner, Steph.
Abe, Dental Assistant
Abe has been with Parkview Dental for 1 year and graduated from AB-Tech in 2020. He is such an asset to our practice with his positive attitude and willingness to assist with a multitude of tasks!
In Abe’s spare time, he loves to cook for others, hang out with the youth, and spend time with his fur babies.
“The love I have for my co-workers, and the smile that patients get when we help them feel more confident in their smile, is the reason I chose my career path.”
LaShanda, Dental Assistant
LaShanda has an impressive 20+ years of dental experience under her belt since studying at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. She loves connecting with our patients and forming relationships with them on a personal level. That way, she can make their smiles as healthy and beautiful as possible!
LaShanda has been married to her high school sweetheart, Chuck, for more than two decades. Together, they have two handsome boys: Christopher and Nicolas. LaShanda loves spending her free time with her family, as well as traveling and dancing.
Verronica, Dental Assistant
Verronica has been with Parkview Dental for 5 years. She has been in the dental field for 11 years. She has 3 amazing daughters and one precious grandson. In her free time, Verronica loves going to the beach, hiking, family time, and traveling. She is such an asset to our office and is well-educated, timely, and precise. She pays attention to detail and loves a great challenge. Her patients always commend her for her attentiveness and friendly demeaner.
“Greater diversity delivers better results.”
Savannah, Certified Dental Assistant
Savannah attended Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Since graduating more than four years ago, she has become certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and continues to maintain that certification every year. One of her favorite things about being part of the Parkview Dental team is creating lasting relationships with patients that make them feel like family when they come to visit us!
At home, Savannah lives with her fiancé, her eight-year-old stepson, and two cats – though they plan on adding a dog to the mix soon. She spends many of her weekends at the lake, where she enjoys swimming, fishing, and relaxing on her pontoon boat. Her other hobbies include reading, knitting, crocheting, and doing other types of crafting directly with her hands.
Leslie, Office Manager
Leslie has been at Parkview Dental for 13 years as the Office Manager. She & her husband Shannon have 5 children: Alex, Brayden, Kennedy, Ellis, & Jesse. In her free time, she loves DIY projects, watching Liberty Football, camping, and spending time with her family & church. She has a strong desire to help patients better understand their treatment and options, as well as keeping things organized and flowing smoothly. Leslie has a special talent for using her computer mouse backwards!
“We were created to create beautiful smiles.”
Christy, Patient Coordinator
Christy has been a Patient Coordinator at Parkview Dental for 3 years. She & her husband Greg have one daughter, Kylie, who is currently in nursing school and one sweet dog named Maggie Mae. Christy loves spending time at the beach & lake, as well as hanging out with friends. She is such an asset to our office with her positive attitude and her love for people. Along with being a patient coordinator, she is our office “beautician.”
“I love it here because of all of my work peeps! I enjoy connecting with patients as well as seeing the final product our team creates.”
Rachel, Dental Assistant
Rachel’s career in the dental field spans over 23 years, 15 of which have been spent right here at our practice. She’s also a certified CPR instructor. It makes her day to hear a patient say that they relaxed and had a great time during their visit. Rachel understands that dental appointments can be stressful, and she loves nothing more than helping patients overcome their fear of the dentist and learn to love their smiles!
Outside of the office, Rachel lives with her husband, their two beautiful sons, and two silly dogs. She likes studying new languages, reading, sitting in nature, running Spartan obstacle races, traveling, camping, and attending live music and comedy shows. One thing you might not know about Rachel is that she’s an ordained minister and enjoys marrying couples.
Lindsay, Billing & Insurance Coordinator
Lindsay has been a patient of ours for over 20 years, and she recently joined our team as our billing and insurance coordinator. After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, she completed additional training in Dental Business Administration from the Scheduling Institute in Atlanta, GA. Here at Parkview Dental, Lindsay loves getting to work with such an incredible team of people each and every day!
Lindsay married her high school sweetheart in 2006. They have two sons: Zach, who plays competitive travel soccer, and Sam, who is a ballet and tap dancer. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys singing, playing music, traveling, and learning about history.
Alicia, Patient Coordinator
Originally from Burnsville, Alicia studied at Mars Hill University. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is getting to work so closely with patients! She always looks forward to seeing their transformation and how happy they are as they leave the office.
Away from the office, Alicia is very close with her mom and sister. As for hobbies, she enjoys participating in church groups at New Covenant Church in Clyde and also leads Celebrate Recovery in Haywood. She regularly runs in 5K’s and has a true passion for painting/drawing.