Meet the Team at Carolina Aesthetic Dentistry

Meet Our Team


Meet Kim , a seasoned dental assistant with over two decades of experience in the field. Graduating from the RCCC dental assisting program in 2001, Kim has been an integral part of our team for the past 23 years.

Originally hailing from Florida, Kim made Cabarrus County her home 28 years ago, embracing the community with open arms. With a passion for dentistry deeply rooted in her love for building relationships with patients, Kim finds joy in the diverse array of procedures she encounters daily.

Beyond her professional life, Kim is a devoted mother to two wonderful children, aged 21 and 17. In her free time, you can find Kim exploring the great outdoors, indulging in her love for hiking and leisurely walks through the park.

At home, Kim is greeted by her beloved companion, Max, a loyal 12-year-old Labrador who never fails to bring a smile to her face with his unwavering enthusiasm and affection. With a heart full of compassion and a spirit brimming with positivity, Kim is a shining example of dedication and warmth in everything she does.

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Meet Yesenia , Yesenia, is a proud native of Kannapolis. She graduated from South Rowan High School in 2020 and continued her education at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. In 2023, she achieved her diploma in Dental Assisting.

Yesenia finds fulfillment in her work by interacting with patients and aiding them in achieving confidence in their smiles. She believes in the transformative power of a healthy smile and is dedicated to ensuring her patients feel comfortable and supported throughout their dental journey.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Yesenia values family above all else. She hails from a family of four, including her caring parents and her older brother. In her leisure time, Yesenia indulges her passion for travel, exploring new destinations, and immersing herself in diverse cultures.

At home, Yesenia is accompanied by her loyal companion, Coco, a delightful Maltipoo who has been her faithful friend for five years.

Yesenia looks forward to connecting with you, whether it's to discuss dentistry, exchange travel stories, or share anecdotes about beloved pets.

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Introducing Julie, our compassionate dental assistant with a heart for helping others and a knack for building lasting relationships. Born in Salisbury and raised in Kannapolis, Julie is a proud alumna of AL Brown High School.

After high school, Julie pursued her calling in dentistry by attending Kannapolis Dental Assisting School. In 2023, she proudly received her certificate in dental assisting, marking the beginning of her fulfilling career in the field. For Julie, dentistry isn't just a job; it's an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in people's lives. She finds immense joy in getting to know her patients on a personal level and cherishes the relationships she builds with them.

Outside of the office, Julie's life is filled with love and laughter. She shares her home with her supportive family, including her three sisters, mom, and dad. Julie's passion for creativity shines through in her hobbies; she's an avid scrapbooker and enjoys spending her free time exploring local shops for unique finds.

Julie's love for animals extends beyond caring for the two family dogs, as she assists in caring for various animals like goats and chickens on their family property.

With Julie's warm demeanor, dedication to patient care, she's an invaluable member of our dental team. We're thrilled to have her on board, bringing her unique blend of compassion and skill to every interaction.

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Meet Emily, a dedicated advocate for oral health and patient care. Her journey in oral health care began at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2018.

Born and raised in Kannapolis, Emily's roots run deep within her community. A graduate of A.L. Brown High School, she has always been deeply connected to her hometown. Emily excelled academically, graduating as the valedictorian of her high school class.

Her love for connecting with people shines through in her daily interactions, where she finds joy in meeting new faces and building lasting bonds.

Recently married to her partner, Matt, Emily enjoys sharing her love for outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking with him. She also has a green thumb and finds solace in gardening. An avid thrift shopper, she enjoys the thrill of finding unique treasures. Emily shares her home with her cherished pets: two cats, Sophie and Cersei, and a loyal dog named Ellie

With a blend of expertise, warmth, and a zest for life, Emily is committed to delivering exceptional care and creating beautiful, healthy smiles for her patients.

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Meet Ann, a dedicated dental hygienist who has been an essential part of our practice since its inception in 2001. Graduating from Fayetteville Community College in 1992, Ann's journey in dental hygiene began with a commitment to providing exceptional care to her patients.

Ann's life has been marked by adventure and service, as she accompanied her husband throughout his 24-year career in the Army, living in various parts of the world. Born in Maryland, Ann's experiences have shaped her into a compassionate and adaptable individual, capable of forming connections with people from all walks of life.

Despite the challenges of military life, Ann's dedication to her profession has never wavered. She finds joy in the relationships she builds with her patients, seeing them every six months and witnessing their progress firsthand. For Ann, dentistry is more than just a job – it's an opportunity to contribute to the dental and overall health of her patients, providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to lead happy, fulfilling lives.

Outside of work, Ann's greatest joy comes from spending time with her family. With four children and eleven grandchildren, she cherishes every moment she gets to share with her loved ones. Whether she's helping to care for her grandkids, exploring the great outdoors on a hike, or simply enjoying a quiet moment at home, Ann approaches life with warmth, generosity, and a genuine love for those around her.

With her unwavering dedication to her patients' well-being and her commitment to building lasting relationships, Ann is a valued member of our team, embodying the true spirit of compassionate care and service.

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Patient Coordinator

Introducing Sharon Felton, a seasoned professional with two decades of experience in the dental field. Sharon's journey began in a small town in Eastern North Carolina, where she attended high school and college, instilling in her a deep appreciation for community and connection.

With a diverse background encompassing both dental assisting and front office duties, Sharon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our practice. For over a decade, she has been an integral part of our team, providing exceptional care and service to our patients.

Sharon's passion lies in the intimate atmosphere of family dentistry, where she cherishes the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with patients and their families. Her warm and welcoming demeanor creates a comfortable environment where every patient feels valued and cared for.

Outside of her professional life, Sharon finds joy in her roles as a wife, mother, and "mimi" to her loved ones. Family is at the heart of everything she does, and she treasures the moments spent together, whether it's sharing stories, reading, or simply enjoying the beauty of life.

With her dedication to excellence and her genuine love for people, Sharon is a true asset to our team, embodying the spirit of compassionate care and personalized service.

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Patient Coordinator

Mahalia brings over 18 years of dedicated experience in healthcare to her role, with a focus on the dental field for the past 8 years. Hailing from the bustling city of New York, Mahalia has called Concord home for the past 8 years, where she has continued to serve her community with passion and expertise.

Mahalia's journey in healthcare has been guided by her deep-seated passion for helping patients and witnessing the transformative power of a radiant smile. Her commitment to patient care goes beyond routine procedures; she takes pride in ensuring each patient walks out with not just a healthy smile, but also a renewed sense of confidence and well-being.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Mahalia finds joy in a variety of interests. Whether she's saddled up for a horseback ride, engrossed in a captivating book, exploring the depths of history, or lending a helping hand to those in need, Mahalia's vibrant spirit and diverse pursuits enrich both her personal and professional life.

With Mahalia's wealth of experience, genuine compassion, and unwavering dedication, patients can trust they're in capable hands, receiving not only exceptional dental care but also a warm and comforting experience every step of the way.

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Patient Coordinator and Assistant

Meet Gabrielle, a dedicated dental assistant with a decade of experience in the field, primarily alongside Dr. Sanchez, her trusted colleague and mentor. Originally from New York, Gabrielle made North Carolina her home in 2005, embracing the Southern charm and hospitality with open arms.

With a passion for helping others feel confident in their smiles, Gabrielle finds fulfillment in her role within the dentistry field. Over the years, she has honed her skills and developed a deep understanding of patient care, striving to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all.

While continuing her career in dentistry, Gabrielle is also pursuing her dreams of becoming an esthetician, with plans to graduate from Mitchell Community College in May of 2024. This pursuit reflects her commitment to enhancing not only oral health but also overall well-being and confidence.

Beyond her professional and academic endeavors, Gabrielle is a devoted mother to her 14-year-old daughter, Mis, whose presence brings endless joy and inspiration to her life. In her leisure time, Gabrielle enjoys quality moments with family, engaging in outdoor activities, and challenging herself with puzzles to keep her mind sharp.

At home, Gabrielle is surrounded by the love and companionship of her two faithful canine companions, Rocky and Onyx, who add warmth and laughter to her daily routine. With her compassionate nature and unwavering determination, Gabrielle is a shining example of resilience and dedication in both her personal and professional pursuits.