Teresa, Office Administrator
Teresa's dental career began in 1981 after earning a degree in Dental Assisting at UNC School of Dentistry . After 13 years as a dental assistant, she was promoted to Dental Office Manager. Her passion is to help patients save their teeth and to achieve beautiful smiles. Her expertise is working with Insurance and financing to help make dentistry affordable for patients. Teresa and her husband, Pat, have two beautiful daughters, Melody and Crystal and they love playing golf together in her spare time.
Melody, Front Desk
Melody graduated from Gardner Webb University with a Business Degree on a full softball scholarship. She has worked in medical for 6 years and recently transferred to our team to begin her dental career. She enjoys spending time with her soon to be husband and his wonderful children! Melody was instrumental in starting a coed "Wrightsville Dental" softball team that plays at Olsen Fields in Wilmington. She continues to play softball in her spare time and loves her fur babies!
Brooke, Front Desk
Brooke joined our team in Sept 2016. She is an appointment coordinator who is very knowledgeable with dental insurance. She enjoys traveling with her boyfriend on skiing trips or just beaching it on a nice day. As an avid Whole Foods shopper, she enjoys eating healthy with an occasional cupcake for a treat.
Diane, Insurance Coordinator
A native of Brunswick County, Diane is an insurance coordinator at our front desk bringing over 30 years of experience to our office. Her previous experience as an assistant has been very beneficial in dealing with Insurance companies and helping our patients maximize their insurance benefits so they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile! Diane has two daughters and is a proud Nana of four wonderful grandchildren.
Charlene, Dental Hygienist
Charlene is a Dental Hygienist who has been with Dr Gainer since he began his practice in Wilmington. With 30 years of experience, she would say "If you love what you do, then you'll never work a day". Listening to patients discuss their wants and needs, helping them make decisions to achieve a healthy and attractive Smile is always rewarding. During her free time, Charlene enjoys boating and travel with her husband and two children.
Anne, Dental Hygienist
Anne's dental career began in 2003. After earning a certificate in dental assisting, She proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her goal since joining Wrightsville Dental in 2011 has been to provide quality dental care to all her patients. When she is not seeing her patients, Anne enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, photography and learning a new language.
Miranda, Dental Hygienist
Miranda was born and raised in Wilmington where she received her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from CFCC in 2013. She is a part time hygienist who joined our team in 2015. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, playing board games, and riding bikes. Miranda likes working with pediatrics and educating patients on oral health. Miranda is very thorough and pays attention to detail.
Ginger, Dental Assistant
Ginger is a seasoned dental assistant that has enjoyed assisting for over 20 years. She is a very caring assistant who loves entertaining her patients and work family with her bubbly personality.
Ginger is married and has an 13 year old daughter. She and her family enjoy spending time together skiing in Utah and Colorado
Lara, Dental Assistant
Lara is originally from Michigan with over 13 years of dental assisting experience in Ortho and Cosmetic dentistry. She is very personable and competent and enjoys helping change patients' smiles. Lara is married with 3 children and enjoys camping with her family, gardening, and spending time outdoors.
Crystal, Dental Assistant
Crystal is originally from Charlotte NC where she graduated from CPCC Dental Assiting Program in 1998. She moved to Wilmington in 2010. Crystal enjoys workings in the dental field, learning everything about dentistry and being able to change patients; lives through their smiles.
Crystal is also a professional Carolina Shag dancer and has been competing for over 19 years throughout the East Coast Region. When not dancing Crystal loves to do Arts and Crafts from Painting, Jewelry making or refurbishing worn out furniture.....Pretty much anything that is DIY.
Chelsea, Dental Assistant
Chelsea is a Wilmington native who received her Associates Degree in Dental Assisting from Miller-Motte College in 2015. She joined our team after spending a year as an Oral Surgeon Dental Assistant. She enjoys spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and going to the beach with her 6-year-old daughter.
Christine - Dental Hygienist
Chris is a dental hygienist who has been with Dr. Overton for 25 years. She has 42 years of dental experience. Chris and her patients have seen each other through many life changes, therefore she considers them not just patients, but friends. Chris and her husband have been married for 44 years. They have a great son, a beautiful dughter-in-law and a sweet grandson who keeps them all laughing.
Melissa - Dental Hygenist
Melissa's dental career began in 1998 after earning a degree in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing as a Dental Hygienist for18 plus years. She strives to provide the best care possible to help ensure overall optimum health of her patients. She is dedicated to continuing her education so that she can grow in her field to be a stronger healthcare provider. In her free time she enjoys painting and making jewlery. Melissa is also certified Yoga teacher/therapist in the community. She works with clients going through various health/life events. She looks forward to working with her patients at Wrightsville Dental.