Office Manager, Insurance coordinator
Mary is a Nashville, TN native where she attended Vol State University and earned her RDA and certification in dental radiology in 2009. She worked as a dental assistant for 3 years and then transitioned to the administrative role. Mary has been with Carolina Mountain Dental since 2016; a role that has her working with insurance, payroll and benefits, managing accounts and a variety of other duties. She always has a smile on her face and an enthusiasm for patient care. Mary lives in Etowah, NC and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband: Jay, her three daughters: Hannah, Marlee, Jacy, and her yellow Labrador: Jaxx.
Front Office Coordinator
Natalie is an Asheville native who attended South College. Natalie joined our office in 2022 and is the first smiling face you will see when you enter our office. She has a calming demeanor that makes our patients feel at ease from the moment they enter our front door. Natalie lives in Alexander with her husband, Bear, and their two daughters, Kamryn and Kayla. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, church, shopping, and being outside.
Amy earned her associate degree and licensure in Dental Hygiene as well as becoming a Certified Dental Assistant through AB Tech. Amy lives in Clyde with her husband, Jonathan, and their son, Jaden. Amy enjoys being outdoors, going to the lake, four wheeling, and just spending time with her family. Working in dentistry has been a dream of Amy’s since childhood and she could not be more excited to have found her home here at Carolina Mountain Dental.
Kelley grew up in Black Mountain, NC. She received her Associate Degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene in 1992. She has been a public health dental hygienist most of her career. Her unique background has not only given her unique experiences to learn from but has given her the opportunity to develop the education and clinical skills necessary to provide optimal oral care to patients. While not at work, Kelley enjoys being a wife to her husband, Gary, and a mom to her three kids and her three fur babies.
Stephanie grew up in the small town of Pride, LA. She thought she would be a Physical Therapist, but being born without maxillary laterals, she was no stranger to her local dentist and orthodontist office. After four years in braces, two oral surgeries and many dental visits, she had a beautiful smile and fell in love with dentistry. She enjoys getting that same feeling each time she is a part of a patient’s smile makeover, and feels privileged to assist in such a process. Stephanie received her Dental Assisting training at Delta College of Arts and Technology in Baton Rouge, LA in 2008 and Certification from the Dental Assisting National Board in 2012. In September of 2012 her moved to our area to enjoy the outdoors. On October 21, 2012 she joined Dr. Efird and his team. Stephanie now lives in Greeneville, TN where she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and two daughters, Layla and Tori. Their family enjoys gardening on their homestead with their two dogs, cats, and multiple chickens, with always a neat home project in the works.
Sterilization Technician/Dental Assistant
Sydney grew up in Fletcher, North Carolina and graduated from West Henderson high in 2021. Sydney comes to us new as a dental assistant/sterilization technician. Sydney has a true passion for every aspect of the dental field and is so excited to be a part of our team. Her outgoing and positive personality brings out her welcoming smile to all of our patients.