Dental Staff

Our team loves our patients and takes pride in offering them a warm neck pillow and turning on the massage chair for them. They are our patients’ advocate and are always concerned that our patients’ needs are met. They strive for comfort, convenience, and doing the things that will help keep our patients’ teeth healthy.

Cierra

Cierra is one of the first faces you will see when you walk into our office. She has been working with us as our financial coordinator since October 2020. She discusses financial options with patients, files insurance, and helps with scheduling. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

Raven

Raven graduated from Ashe County High School in 2008. She has been a dental assistant for over 8 years and has had her phlebotomy certification since 2014. As lead assistant and treatment plan coordinator, she gives our patients a clear view of needed and desired treatment. She enjoys caring for patients and helping them make their dream smile a reality!

In her spare time, Raven enjoys helping motivate others in their fitness journey and playing with her two daughters. She is also the vice president of the Ashe County Beekeepers Association, and she enjoys gardening.

Cindy

Cindy started dental assisting in 1979. She joined our team in 2012. She assists our dentists during procedures, maintains sterilization, and ensures materials are stocked and ordered. Cindy has a special appreciation for the advanced technology used in our office. She enjoys being able to use her phlebotomy certification, obtained 5 years ago, by assisting in placement of L-PRF grafting. 

Cindy loves being outside, whether she’s working in the garden, hiking, or drinking coffee on the porch with friends and family.  She enjoys going to church, singing, and being involved in charitable events. 

Betty

Betty is an Ashe County native. Betty has been with us for over 40 years. She loves working with our patients and says many of them are like family.

She has been married to her husband, Lanny for 48 years. They are blessed with two children; Charity and Lance, four grandsons; Dakin, Kai, Imri, and Cohen and a granddaughter, Ella. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, working in the yard, reading, traveling, and relaxing at the beach.

Erin

Erin began working at Mountain Town Dental in 2013 after graduating from Wilkes Community College with her certificate in dental assisting. Erin assists the doctors with patient care and makes sure treatment rooms are sterilized, stocked, and ready to go. She loves helping patients!

She also enjoys learning new things and using the new technology. Erin is married to her husband, Brad. They have two kids that love to be outdoors.

Elaine

Elaine joined our team in January 2021 as a dental assistant with 22 years of experience. She is compassionate with patients and is always willing to help in every way possible.

She enjoys hiking, photography, and is obsessed with tiny houses. 

Sommer

Sommer graduated from Wilkes Community College in 2017 with her certification in dental assisting. Shortly after graduation, she started working at Mountain Town Dental. Sommer assists Dr. Stopper in treating patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea using dental devices.

Sommer is a native of Ashe County. She is married to her husband, Dustin. They have two sons, Boston and Brady.

Staci

Staci joined our team in July 2020 after completing the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy. Patient experience is her priority, and she works hard to ensure they feel at ease during procedures. Staci finds satisfaction in helping patients realize their dream of a beautiful, healthy smile and renewed sense of confidence. She also loves assisting with our pediatric patients.

Staci is engaged to her fiancé, Marcus, and they have a daughter, Marian. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside, shopping, and crafting.

Kinsey

Kinsey is our newest dental assistant. She joined our practice in May 2021. Kinsey has wanted to work in dentistry since she was a little girl. She graduated from the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy in March 2021 as a dental assistant.

Kinsey loves hanging out with her family, friends, and boyfriend. She also loves playing with her miniature schnauzer named Wesley.

Theresa

Theresa enjoys meeting new people and helping them attain good dental health. She is a detail-oriented and compassionate dental hygienist who has over 30 years of experience providing gentle yet thorough care. Theresa takes great pride in her work making people’s smiles healthier and brighter!

Theresa is married with two children, Mabry and Bennett. The family raises horses and goats, and has several dogs and outdoor cats. Theresa enjoys carriage driving her horses, watching her children play soccer, and being active in Veterans Service Groups.

Kelsey

Kelsey graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College with an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She has been with Mountain Town Dental ever since! Kelsey is committed to ensuring that each patient is comfortable and offers the highest level of care. She enjoys using the newest procedures and technology to help patients achieve happy, healthy smiles.

Kelsey lives in Wilkes County with her wonderful husband, Seth. They love being outside and spending time with friends and family. 

Marie

Marie is a graduate of Forsyth Technical Community College.  She earned her associates degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011.  Marie strives to provide optimal dental care for each of her patients, so they may achieve a lifetime of dental health.

Marie is married with three daughters.  She loves spending time with her family, swimming, dancing, laughing, music, movies, and mini golf. 

Micala

Micala graduated first in her class from East Tennessee State University in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She loves making her patients feel at ease and involved with their dental care.

Micala is a native of Ashe County and enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyler, and toddler, Atticus. She and her husband will be welcoming their second baby boy at the end of 2021.