Our Staff

Our Staff


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    Kristen - Office Manager

    Kristen is passionate about both her career and the children that are part of it. She does her best to make sure our parents are well-informed as part of our overall patient-centered experience. When Kristen is not at the office, she enjoys girl time with her daughter, Pixley (You can see her Pixley’s picture in her official Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry dress as you walk towards the clinical area).

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    Amber - Certified Dental Assistant

    Amber is one of our certified dental assistants. She has always known that she wanted to work with children and prior to joining our practice, she worked in childcare for 8 years A couple of the primary reason Amber loves working with kids is their imaginations and energetic spirit. She and her husband have a son, August. Amber cheered in college at the University of South Carolina at Aiken and can always be seen smiling and having fun. When not making kids smile in the office, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her niece, Khloe.

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    Dawn - Registered Dental Hygienist

    Dawn is our dental hygienist and our OSHA coordinator. She has been practicing since 1993, with the majority of her career dedicated to pediatric dentistry. Dawn is married, has one son, Cooper, and one dog ,JoJo. When she isn’t working, she enjoys the beach, reading, and crafting

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    Hannah - Certified Dental Assistant

    Hannah is one of our Certified Dental Assistants at Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with her Associates in Arts as well as her Dental Assisting degree. She loves working with children and being able to make a difference in their life. When not at work she enjoys going swimming, spending quality time with her two nieces Grace and Ella, and playing with her dog , Nala.
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    Mary - Certified Dental Assistant

    Mary is a Certified Dental Assistant. She spent many years taking care of children, so she knew that she wanted to work with kids in the dental field when she graduated from York Tech. Mary is married with her first baby girl on the way! When she is not at work she likes to travel, hike, and paint.

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    Micala - Certified Dental Assistant

    Micala is a Certified Dental Assistant. Micala’s passion for children drove her to find her niche in pediatric dentistry. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys being outdoors fishing, hunting, and bringing Pinterest ideas to life.

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    Rachel - Insurance Coordinator

    Rachel is our insurance coordinator. She is passionate about dentistry and enjoys working behind the scenes to help our patients get the most out of their insurance benefits. Rachel is recently married and has two dogs and a cat. When she isn’t working, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, working on house projects, and spending time with her family and friends.

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    Shannon - Treatment Coordinator

    Shannon is our treatment coordinator. She has joined our team from working many years in general dentistry. She has enjoyed learning pediatric dentistry and does her best to ensure a smooth check out process. She is originally from Michigan and is enjoying our North Carolina weather. When she isn’t working she spends her time enjoying the warmer weather hiking, going to baseball games, and spending time with her family.

What Our Clients Say...

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  • "Excellent service and care. I 'm very happy I chose Ballantyne Peadiatrics for my daughter. Thank you"

    -Megan Mehta

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  • "They work really well with children. This was my son\'s first time going to the dentist and they made both my boys feel very comfortable and it was just an excellent overall experience Thank you do much"

    -Felicia Hernandez

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  • "Great service, kid-friendly, very knowledgeable dentist and staff."

    -Ryan

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    Mar 16 2016