Meet the Smile Team at Croasdaile Dental Arts

These ladies bring exceptional talent and are renowned in the dental field themselves - handpicked by our Durham dentists.

At Croasdaile Dental Arts, We Believe in…

  • Staying educated on the newest technologies and the best methods to keep our patients healthy.
  • Making sure our office is well known for its tender care and honest staff.
  • Going great lengths to make every moment count at your appointment.
  • Providing excellence during every patient’s experience.
  • Creating a comfortable, fun environment for each of our patients and guests.
  • Supporting our Durham dentists in delivering the best dental care available.
Croasdaile Dental Arts team posing together for a photo

Meet the Business Team

They've been cross-trained in every aspect of the business office to better assist you with your scheduling and financial needs.

Christi joined our practice in 2006 as our Practice Administrator. She is also a dental performance and development consultant, as well as a published writer and speaker with more than 30+ years of hands-on experience in leadership and management.

In 2019, she took her passion for dentistry one step further by starting her company, LEAP 2 Solutions. Christi brings experience-based expertise fueled with her vibrant and positive attitude which continues to help our practice leap forward.

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Kim D. graduated in 1987 from the Dental Assisting program at Alamance Community College. She has been with Croasdaile Dental Arts since 1987, starting out as a dental assistant and later transitioning to our Financial Coordinator. She continues to fill in as a dental assistant from time to time during staff vacations. Her vast array of knowledge and expertise in both the clinical and business areas prove to be a great benefit to our patients when discussing treatment and financial options. Outside of the practice, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Drew traded the California vibe for the slower pace of North Carolina. She joined Croasdaile Dental Arts in 2020, which was also the start of her dental career. Although new to the industry, the diversity of her administrative background combined with her newly acquired dental experience quickly solidified her as an integral part of our business team. She has grasped the ever-changing role with ease and flexibly. Her positive and upbeat demeanor along with her willingness to help instantly puts our patients at ease.

In her spare time, Drew enjoys spending quality time with her husband, friends, and two very active dogs, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Amber earned her Associate of Applied Science in 2022. She initially started her career in dentistry as a sterilization tech, learning the importance of time management, teamwork, sterilization protocols, and effective communication.

She joined the administrative team at Croasdaile Dental Arts as a Patient Coordinator in 2023. She quickly excelled in her role under their mentorship and through her dedication to self-study. She took her dental career one step further by attending NC Dental U, graduating as a dental assistant at the end of 2023. Her combination of clinical and administrative experience has immense value for our patients and team.

Amber never meets a stranger. Her outgoing personality allows her to quickly build relationships with our patients. Her ability to make a patient comfortable from the initial phone throughout their visit is key to them having a memorable patient experience.

In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and relaxing at the lake. She is looking forward to meeting you.

In 2023, Katie joined our administrative team as our Hygiene Coordinator. She is the smiling face that you will meet on every visit to our dental practice. She loves putting a smile on our patients’ faces and refining what it means to have a great patient experience.

She has over 14 years of experience in dentistry, which is reflected throughout her every facet of patient communication and interaction. She loves providing our patients with education and explanation of treatment needs, dental insurance, and financial options to ensure they receive the highest quality of service and attention from the administrative team.
She has two daughters, Jaden & Lilly.

In her spare time, Katie and her partner Brad enjoy tending to their large home garden, traveling to see live music, and playing in the Eno River with her energetic dog Disco.

Nicki has an Associate Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology. Over her career, she has worked in several pharmacy and hospital settings. After years in the medical field, she was ready for a career change and found her way into dentistry.

She joined the administrative team at Croasdaile Dental Arts in 2023. Shortly thereafter, she transitioned into the role of Insurance Coordinator, where her passion for insurance and billing is best utilized. She loves problem-solving and finding solutions so that patients have a clear understanding of their insurance benefits, out-of-pocket costs, and financial options prior to treatment. From the moment you meet her, you quickly realize that she is a people person. She always makes you feel at ease and as if you have known each other for a long time. She enjoys the relationships that she has built with our patients and team.

Nicki is most definitely a family person. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren at the lake, beach, mountains, or anywhere you can set up camp. When she is not camping, she can be found at one of the many sporting events that she regularly attends for her children.

Meet the Dental Hygienists

They deliver the highest quality of Durham dental hygiene procedures and patient education to ensure you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Angela graduated from UNC Chapel Hill Dental Hygiene program in 2000. Angela has been working with Croasdaile Dental Arts since 1998. She started out in our business office and returned to our practice after receiving her dental hygiene license. Angela has a true passion for dentistry which is reflected throughout every day with each patient. Outside of the office she enjoys time spent with her husband and two children.
Virgil graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2004 with a BA in Spanish.  He then graduated from UNC Chapel Hill Dental Hygiene program in 2006.

Before joining the Croasdaile Dental Arts team in September 2018, Virgil was employed full-time at a general practice for eight years and for five years he worked at numerous local dental practices as a per diem employee. Virgil is a native of Romania. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time his family, doing anything outdoors, snow skiing, and working on cars.  He stays up-to-date professionally by attending local chapter meetings of NC Dental Hygiene Association. He is also a member of the CITA Dental Hygiene Board of Examiners and a volunteer with the North Carolina Dental Society’s Missions of Mercy program.

Erica graduated from Guilford Tech Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2005. She worked at a general dentist for 17 years before joining Croasdaile Dental Arts in 2022. She was also recently certified in local anesthetics. Aside from work, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, family, and friends. She also enjoys baking and has a cake business, The Cake Obsession.
Alex graduated from the hygiene program at Wake Tech Community College in 2017.  She joined our practice in September 2017 as the newest edition to our dental hygiene department.

She has a long term relationship with our staff having been a patient in here since she was 6 years old! One of the things we love most is her enthusiastic personality. She is passionate about her role in our practice. Her goal is to build long lasting relationships with her patients and educate them about their oral health.

She is from Hillsborough, NC and in her spare time enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends including her dog.

Jodi’s interest in dentistry came from observing her stepdad’s dental practice, which sparked her interest in becoming a dental hygienist. She earned her Dental Hygiene degree from Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. She had been working in the dental field in Wisconsin for more than 22 years until her relocation to North Carolina joining the team at Croasdaile Dental Arts in 2024.

Jodi’s patient philosophy is that every patient deserves honesty, respect, and the best care and education to maintain and promote the maximum in oral health care. She enjoys the team atmosphere and the diligence that each team member provides.

Outside of work, Jodi enjoys spending time with her fiancé’ Terry, her son Drew, and their fur babies Cooper, Roxy, Bitsy, and Hallo. She loves exploring through the NC mountains and beaches with their Jeep. She loves sunflowers, hiking, Halloween, and cheese.

Kate earned her Dental Hygiene degree from Hudson Valley Community College in 2023. Following graduation, she began her career at an office in Upstate New York before fulfilling her dream of relocating to North Carolina in September 2023, where she promptly joined our practice.

She strives to give her patients the best care possible. She believes that as a hygienist she is an educator as well as a clinician, and she commits to providing the tools and education to help her patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients personally because it allows them to build rapport and focus on their personalized treatment plans.

Outside of work, Kate finds joy in traveling and cherishing moments with friends, family, and pets.

Meet Our Dental Assistants

They are a crucial component of our dental team and are here to assist our doctors and patients with a vast array of dental procedures.

Dawn graduated in 1988 from Alamance Community College with a certification in Dental Assisting. She has been working as a chairside assistant with our Durham family dentists since 1990. Outside the office, you can find her spending time with her two children. She enjoys reading, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach.
Kim P.
Kim P. graduated in 1986 from the Dental Assisting Program at UNC School of Dentistry and is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA II). She is an active member in the Durham Orange Dental Assistants Society and has held the positions of President and Secretary and has also held the position of Treasurer from 2005-2007. In addition, Kim also served on the UNC Board of Advisors for the UNC Dental Assisting Program 2000-2003, where she also held the position of President of the Alumni. She has more than twenty years of dental assisting experience, knowledge, and expertise and continues to remain current with the trends in dentistry by attending continuing education courses.
Kristy attended the Dental Assisting program at UNC in 2000. She had been in dentistry for many years before joining our practice in 2004. Kristy aspires to remain current with the trends in dentistry. In 2007, she attended an advanced course on dental implants. When she is not in the office, she spends time with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling, skiing, and wakeboarding.
Paige is the quintessential Durhamite, having lived and worked in the area her entire life. She joined CDA in May 2021, adding to the diverse and enjoyable mix of personalities. Her bubbly and positive personality instantly creates an enjoyable patient experience. She enjoys the opportunity to educate our patients and continue to elevate her skillset.

When she’s not at work, she loves being outdoors, especially in the summer. In addition, she enjoys a variety of craft projects. She also works part-time at Tre Bella Bridal, where her creative talents are utilized for various weddings and bridal events.

Rhonda joined Croasdaile Dental Arts in 1987. She received her certification in Dental Assisting in 1987 from Alamance Community College. In October 1987 she joined our practice. She is married with two children. In her spare time, she enjoys being near the water, fishing, and watching football.
Since moving to Durham in 2016 Rodney has enjoyed getting to know the area and all that it has to offer. You can find Rodney checking out local flea markets, concerts, and mountain biking on local trails. He also enjoys travel, yardwork, and spending time with his spouse, Tony and their two dogs Jett and Juno. Rodney has been in dentistry since 2008 and joined the Croasdaile Dental Arts team in 2022.

Administrative & Clinical Support

Bilingual Ivana is a native to Mexico and raised in North Carolina. She attended South Granville High School and continued her education at NC Dental U in the Dental Assistant Program. In 2022 Ivana began her dental career with Croasdaile Dental Arts, and her bubbly personality and positive attitude make her a joy to be around. When not at work, Ivana enjoys playing basketball, volunteering at church, and being with her family.

‘‘Always an easy and comfortable experience. The staff is kind and helpful. Definitely the best dental office I've ever been to!’’

- Amy L., 5-Star Google Review

Making Your Hygiene Visits Easier and Faster

We are always striving to add to our dental knowledge with the latest techniques and technology. Often, innovations mean better care for you or less time in the dental chair!

On your next hygiene appointment, you will notice your hygienist using very specialized technology. It’s called VoiceWorks by Florida Probe and provides the convenience of hands-free periodontal charting. This revolutionary technology lets one of our hygienists do the work of two, and do it more quickly and efficiently.

How does this new technology benefit you? In a lot of ways! Learn more about it before your next appointment.

Ready for a Pleasant & Positive Dental Experience?

Our dental team and Durham dentists look forward to meeting you.