Meet Our Staff
Brandie – New Patient Coordinator
Originally from Martinsville, Virginia. Brandie obtained her Dental assisting certifications in Maryland with a specialty in Pediatrics. Brandie lived abroad in Southeast Asia for many years due to her love for traveling and seeing the world.
Brandie is our New Patient Coordinator AKA the person in charge of bringing in the cases! She keeps the business running and the patients flowing. Brandie is the smiling face you’ll see when you open these doors for the first time.
Brandie’s Heart is with the children, especially the special needs children.
Brandie enjoys a good cup of coffee, singing in the car and pondering random acts of kindness.
When Brandies not spending time with her son, Zach, fiancé Kevin, or her 6 fur babies (YES, you read that right, 6) you may find her at the local Goodwill or Habitat restore searching for her next restoration project or helping find good homes for Fostered Kittens.
Dawn – Front Desk
Dawn has been working with us for 4 years! Dawn is our Front Desk Receptionist, literally the first person you see when you walk through the door!
Her warm personality and southern charm make you feel right at home.
Dawn married her high school sweetheart and had two children (Jessica and CJ) and in return they gave her 6 grand babies (5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter).
Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family and her sweet fur baby Piper (who does no wrong). But, when she’s not doing, that she LOVES to shop. The Martha Stewart of Mooresville can be spotted at TJ Max, Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, etc.
Paula – Front Desk
Paula is the “man in charge” when it comes to your insurance or contract questions. Paula worked 23 years in the Orthodontic Department at Duke University and we have been lucky enough to have her here for almost 3 years now!
Paula has two sons (Drew and Tom) and 1 grandson (Dominick) who will soon be accompanied by another grandson (Mason) in February.
In Paula’s free time she loves to watch Duke Basketball, or go shopping for home decor. Paula also rescues and fosters for Piedmont Animal Rescue so she’s constantly taking in strays and nursing them back to health all while trying to fine safe, good, homes for them.
Marla – Orthodontic Assistant
Marla was born and raised in Hickory, now lives on Lake Norman in Troutman. Marla has been an Orthodontic Assistant since the dawn of time, just kidding… but she’s been with Dr. Wilhite for 15 years!
Marla just recently remarried her husband for a 2nd time around. They have 2 children (Justin & Sheena). Marla has a Grand-Dog (Norman) but, she’s seriously ready for some human grand babies (COUGH COUGH JUSTIN).
Marla can’t live without her yearly Cruise Trips to the Bahamas, beach trips with the sisters, or out on the boat.
Marla is a bright, happy soul. She always makes you feel welcome and at home. Family is the most important thing to Marla so she’s always having Sunday Afternoon Lunches in Hickory. If you see her out you better take a double look because Marla has a twin sister – Carla (we’ll let you guess which ones the evil twin). If you’re ever in the office and hear hysterical laughing… Yup, you got it, Marla.
Dee – Orthodontic Assistant
Dee was born and raised in North Carolina and currently resides in Statesville with her husband Wyatt. She is a lover of ALL animals including her two fur babies (Benelli & Jango) and of course her conure bird (Remi). If you’re ever in the office and hear barking, you’re not going crazy. Jango is our Corgi mascot, and he stays upstairs in his kennel, so Dee can let him out to potty regularly (he’s just a pup).
Dee has been with Dr. Wilhite for 18 years! At work, she is our “jack of all trades”. She’s always going above and beyond her Orthodontic Assisting job by being our mechanic, electrician, plumber, and anything else we may need.
Dee loves to travel so much that she even had a destination wedding in St. Lucia. She’s always going to different places around the world, and of course to Vermont regularly (husband’s home state).
Dee not only works for Dr. Wilhite full time, but also works as a dog groomer on the weekend where she is always busy with her regulars.
When she’s not working, Dee loves to be outside, gardening, exercising, and ripping up different dirt bike tracks with her hubby.
Jen – Orthodontic Assistant
Jen is our calm, cool, collective soul. Jen is from Troutman and went to Orthodontic Assisting School in 2014, straight out of high school. Jen has been with Dr. Wilhite for 3 years now, starting out as our Sterilization Tech and working her way up to Chairside Assistant.
When Jens not at work she’s probably shopping, planning a vacation, sleeping, or working as an event planner. Jen hostess Sunday dinners, where she cooks some pretty amazing food, and feeds the entire family. Don’t be surprised if you walk into the office and she looks like a different person, Jen is all the time drastically changing her hair styles and adding funky colors and designs to her nails.
Angel – Orthodontic Assistant
Angel recently purchased a house in the Conover area. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Seth, and has a 16 month old baby boy, Slade. She has 2 schnauzers (Tink, Benny) and one mischievous cat (Loki).
Angel has been a Chairside Assistant for Dr. Wilhite for 3 years! She also controls our social media sites (Facebook & Instagram) as well as Patient Contest in the office. When you come into the office and see seasonal decorations up, odds are it was her.
Angel’s hobbies include Interior Decorating, home improvement projects, Yoga, and sleeping any chance she may get. She is slightly OCD, obsessed with Marvel, and always wears her hair in a messy bun. She loves spending her days off with her son going to the park, binge watching Disney+ or hanging out by the pool.
Kira – Orthodontic Assistant
Kira has been with Dr. Wilhite since 2006. She lives in Taylorsville with her husband and their three sons Nathan, Reid and Reece. She enjoys gardening and loves spending time with her family and friends