At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Amanda Hilliard - Certified Dental Assistant
Amanda, a certified dental assistant, was born and raised in Kittrell, NC. She graduated in 2007 from the Dental Assisting Program at Wake Technical Community College. She worked in a General Dentist office for 5 years as a Dental Assistant before joining Drake Dentistry. Amanda is a dedicated wife and mother of one son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and being involved in her church.
Christy Edwards - Office Manager
Christy resides in Henderson with her husband and son. She brings over ten years’ experience to Drake Dentistry. Christy has enjoyed working in all aspects of the dental office, from sterilization, to assisting, to front desk and management. This broad range of experience has given her an excellent understanding of everything involved in running a smooth and efficient dental practice. She received her X-Ray Certification in 2005 and her Coronal Polishing Certification in 2008, both from Wake Ahec in Raleigh NC. She loves working with people and makes it her goal to make each patient's trip to the dentist an enjoyable one. When she is not working, Christy enjoys spending time with her family, jogging, obstacle course racing and being outdoors.
Marie Musgrove – Registered Dental Hygienist
Marie is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been practicing dental hygiene for thirty-five years. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Marie moved to Miami, Florida where she worked with several periodontists and pedodontists forming a solid foundation in dental health and treatment. This foundation formed Marie's basic philosophy that education is the key to patient compliance, motivation and care.
Marie has been an active member of Oxford Baptist Church for twenty-two years. She was previously a Girl Scout leader for fourteen years. Marie and her husband raised two beautiful daughters, Amanda and Cameron. When Marie is not working or volunteering, she and her husband, Robert, enjoy camping and boating together. Additionally, she pursues her hobbies of painting with acrylics, cooking and reading historic fiction.
Emily Richardson - Certified Dental Assistant
Emily Richardson is a graduate of the Wayne Community College Dental Assisting Program and has been a Certified Dental Assistant since July of 2012. Emily resides in Henderson with her husband Dustin and little boy Landon. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and going on motorcycle rides with her husband.
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Savannah Tyndall - Registered Dental Hygienist
A native of Henderson, Savannah graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Following her college career, she obtained the necessary licensing to practice Dental Hygiene in North Carolina and became a Registered Dental Hygeniest in 2013. Savannah believes it is vital to the health of her patients to foster a strong sense of understanding in regards to oral health, oral disease, and dental procedures. She's happy to share any tips, guidance, or advice to best serve those she cares for, and continues her education in Dental Hygiene by attending yearly courses that provide her with the latest news and innovations in the Dental Health field. She is a current member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association, and the Durham Orange Dental Hygiene Association. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with Sam (her boyfriend), hiking, playing disc golf, cooking, and sharing her arts and crafts on her Etsy.com page.
Jessica Piper - Certified Dental Assistant
Jessica, a Certified Dental Assistant graduated from Wake Technical Community College in July 2015. She and her husband, Caleb, reside in Louisburg, NC. When Jessica is not working she likes to spend her time with family, hunting, being outdoors, and shopping.