Meet The Team

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Carmen Spivey

Operations Lead

Carmen is a dental hygienist by trade but also helps as the operations lead at Better Dental! She has lived in the Raleigh area for over nine years now! Carmen has a four-legged son named Finley! Carmen loves practicing yoga, traveling, trying new restaurants in the area, and spending time with family and friends. Carmen has a passion for helping the team and patients meet their dental dreams and help them achieve the smile they have always dreamed of!  Carmen cannot wait to meet you and help you achieve your “Better” smile!

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Brooke Freed

Front Desk Liaison

Brooke is originally from a small town in Pennsylvania but has lived in Cary for over two years now and loves it! Brooke has worked in the dental field for two years and absolutely loves it! She enjoys providing patients with the best possible customer service! Brooke has a dog named Belle! Brooke enjoys traveling, health and fitness, and taking Belle for hikes. Brooke is so excited to meet you!

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Hunter Spong

Front Desk Liaison

Hunter is originally from Wyoming. She loves being outdoors, especially in the fall and spring. Hunter fell in love with dentistry through working with Better Dental and hopes to help you have the best experience with us!

Morgan Kelley. Front Desk Laiason

Morgan Kelley

Front Desk Liaison

Morgan was born and raised here in North Carolina. She is currently a pre-PA student at Penn State University. Morgan joined our team in 2018 and loves getting to welcome and connect with so many lovely patients!

In her free time, Morgan enjoys hanging out with her friends and playing with her cat, Miso Soup.​

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Ivy McMillan

Clinical Lead

Ivy moved to North Carolina from Washington State, where she studied dental assisting. She joined the Better Dental team in 2016. Ivy strives to make patients feel informed, comfortable and at ease during their visit. Ivy finds satisfaction in taking care of patients and helping them achieve a beautiful smile. When Ivy is not working, she enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with her amazing son and fiancé.

Katie Rinaldi. RDH. Apex

Katie Rinaldi

Registered Dental Hygienist

Katie is originally from a small town in North New Jersey but moved to Ocean City, Maryland, when she was a teenager. She moved to North Carolina five years ago and never plans on leaving! Katie received her degree in dental hygiene from Wake Technical Community College. She has a passion for providing excellent patient care and ensuring a comfortable dental experience. During her free time, she loves visiting the beach, spending time with her dog, and seeing her friends and family. She looks forward to meeting you soon!

Crystal Davis. RDH. Apex. Chapel Hill

Crystal Davis

Registered Dental Hygienist

Crystal is a hygienist from Louisville, Kentucky, and has been practicing since 2009. When she isn’t working you can find her doing a wide variety of activities with her 8-year-old son or riding her Harley down a back road. She enjoys spending time with her kid, friends, and family, traveling to the beach, and basically anything that involves being outside or learning something new!

Shannon Colvin. RDH Cary

Shannon Colvin

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shannon is originally from Thomasville, NC, but has called Durham home since 2004! Shannon graduated from Guilford Technical Community College in 2004 with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and has been loving the dental field ever since. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and ensuring they always have a better experience. When not at work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, her son, Boggs (Bo for short) and her 2 pups Rosebud and Zoe.  

 

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Madison Scott

Dental Hygienist

Madison is a small town, country girl! She lives in Sanford, NC and received her dental hygiene degree from Central Carolina Community College. Madison is passionate about being a hygienist and is thankful that this role allows her to be somebody that can help people smile brighter and bigger! Being at the beach is one of her favorite places to be and she loves spending time with her husband, Alex, and their precious pup, Benji!

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Madeline Monanteras

Dental Hygienist

Madeline loves being able to help her patient’s “hands-on”! She recently got married in October of 2020 (the highlight of that whole year!) and lives in Raleigh! Madeline loves Apex and it is where she initially started out when she moved to NC with her family! Madeline is originally from Kentucky, but North Carolina has her heart! Madeline is passionate about reading, sand volleyball, hikes, and food! She is always looking for book and restaurant suggestions so send them her way! She looks forward to meeting you and serving you better!

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Megan Oldham

Dental Hygienist

Megan is from a small town called Bear Creek, NC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from UNC-CH. Megan always loved going to the dentist and has turned that love into a passion with this great career that can help you achieve an even BETTER smile! In her free time, you can catch Megan at Emerald Isle, NC, riding four-wheelers or spending time with her four-legged fur baby, Mollie.

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Joseph Draper

Dental Assistant I / Sterilization Tech

Joseph, or Joey, works as a sterilization tech and keeps the office clean and ready for you! Joey loves all kinds of sports, especially soccer! He is also a music fanatic and listens to a lot of music. He also plays guitar. Joey is homeschooled and from a big loving family. He wants to go to college to become a dentist someday.

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Rebecca Dalton

Dental Assistant II

Rebecca has been a dental assistant for fourteen years. She loves helping people smile, and dentistry gives her that chance every day. In her spare time she gardens, walks, cooks, does yoga, reads and spends time with her family. Her perfect day would include a meal with a view (either mountains or beach would work!), a new place to explore with her family, and somewhere to curl up with an exciting new book.

Inci Ersan. DAII Apex (1)

Inci Ersan

Dental Assistant II

Inci is originally from Turkey. Inci came to the United States back in 2010 to study and pursue her dreams. In her spare time, Inci enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and being with her two beautiful daughters. Inci has been a dental assistant for eight years and is so grateful to be a part of an amazing team. Inci loves helping the team provide excellent quality care to each and everyone of our patients!

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Alison Horton

Dental Assistant II

Alison has been a part of the Better Dental family since 2018. Prior to Better Dental, she worked in oral surgery for almost 20 years. Alison has two boys and her youngest is in high school. Alison is passionate about her kids, people, animals, and exploring the beauty around her with her partner. She looks forward to serving our patients and making sure everyone has a pleasant experience.

Morgan Hill(2). DAII- Apex

Morgan Hill

Dental Assistant II

Morgan received her degree for dental assisting from Wake Tech Community College. She loves the dental field and is looking forward to helping you! Morgan also enjoys game nights with her friends and spending quality time with her fur babies.

 

Elizabeth Humphrey DAII Cary and Apex

Elizabeth Humphrey

Dental Assistant II

Elizabeth is originally from Benson, NC but raised in Raleigh, NC. Her passion is all things dental but, especially, enjoys cosmetic work, IV sedation and surgery. She moved to Youngsville, NC in April 2021 and absolutely loves it! She is a dog mom of two goofy kidos; Dixie and tank. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting with her grandmother. They work together sewing quilts for organizations such as Quilts for Kids, Quilts for Valors and other organizations to donate quilts to people who are in hospitals for various reasons. She is proud to say that their guilt produces the largest amount of quilts in the country. She welcomes you to the dental family. She can’t wait to meet you and looks forward to getting some time to learn more about you. 

 

AJ Springman(1)

AJ Springman

AJ has been in the dental field for 11 years. She is originally from California but decided to move to the beautiful state of North Carolina not too long ago! In her free time, AJ loves to spend time with her son, husband and all of her wonderful animals. She is looking forward to helping you have the best dental experience!

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