Meet Our Team
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.
Kaci, Appointment Coordinator
Kacie is a North Carolina native and has lived in Wilmington for the past 6 years. Kacie recently earned her degree in Medical Office Administration-Coding and Billing from Cape Fear Community College. She joined our practice in May 2019 and has sincerely loved getting to know our patients and helping them achieve their best smile. When Kacie is not at work, she enjoys boating and traveling with her boyfriend, Hunter and their labrador retriever, Rue.
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 at the best dental clinic in Wilmington NC, 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.
Gena, Dental Hygienist
Gena is a North Carolina native. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from UNCW, she attended CFCC to become a dental hygienist. She has fifteen years of experience practicing dental hygiene. Gena appreciates that dentistry is based upon scientific knowledge and clinical studies. She does her best to stay informed about the latest findings and apply them as she helps clients to obtain optimal oral health. Her clients find her to be highly competent, conscientious and gentle.
Jessica, Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College, with a major in Dental Hygiene in 2005. I strive to put my patients at ease and ensure that they receive a positive dental experience. In my free time I enjoy going out on our boat with my family and our dog. I joined the Wrightsville Dental team in 2020 and look forward to becoming part of the Wrightsville Dental Family!
Jehnel, Dental Hygienist
Jehnel was born and raised in Middle, Tennessee. After high school, she served 4 years in the Army and then 5 years in the Army Reserve. She then received her Dental Hygiene degree from Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY. Jehnel is married with 2 children. She moved to Wilmington in 1997 seeking sunshine and blue skies.
Jehnel joined Wrightsville Dental in May of 2020 and has stated “ I’m very happy and thankful to be a member of such a wonderful dental practice”. Her favorite activities consist of treasure hunting at thrift stores, spending time with family and friends, Disney World and going to the beach.
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 for a family with her bubbly personality.
Ginger is married and has a 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.
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.
Rachel, Dental Assistant
Grace, Dental Assistant
Grace was raised in Wilmington, NC. Her passion for dentistry began at a very young age from having crooked teeth. After having braces and seeing the happiness a new smile brings to a patient, she pursued Dental Assisting as her career. She recently graduated from CFCC Dental Assisting Program in 2018 and started working at Wrightsville Dental upon graduating. Outside of work Grace enjoys spending time with her pets, going to the beach, and travels to London every year for her long-distance relationship.
Stephanie, Dental Assistant
Rhonda is a native Texan and recently moved to the Wilmington area. She has 22 years experience, starting as a dental assistant and moving up to office management. She loves getting to know patients and making them feel welcome with her smile. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her fiancé and her dog.
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