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.
Brooke, Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Brooke joined our practice in September 2016 and has sincerely loved getting to know all of our wonderful patients. She enjoys the daily multi-tasking required for handling incoming phone calls and emails, greeting patients, reviewing treatment plans and verifying insurance benefits. Brooke’s goal is to greet every single person with a smile and friendly personality. Our patients appreciate her knowledge of dentistry and the ability to make them feel at home in the office. When not at work, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her boyfriend, Cameron, and her golden retrievers, Palmer and Kenan.
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 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.
Crystal, Dental Assistant
Crystal is originally from Charlotte NC where she graduated from CPCC Dental Assisting Program in 1998. She moved to Wilmington in 2010. Crystal enjoys working 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 including 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 daughter-in-law and a sweet grandson who keeps them all laughing.
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.
McKenzie – Appointment Coordinator
McKenzie and her husband Scott recently moved to Wilmington, NC from Buffalo, NY to escape the Cold Winters. With 9 years of experience, McKenzie comes to us with a strong background in the dental field. She is always ready to greet you with a big smile and go above and beyond to help you with any questions or concerns. She enjoys being able to help patients achieve their dental goals. When not at work, McKenzie, Scott and their dog Dewey enjoy being outdoors and spending time exploring all that Wilmington has to offer.
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.
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