Meet The Team


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!


Kendra Rolfe

Front Desk Lead

Kendra has been in the dental industry for about six years now. She lives in Cary with her husband, their daughter Ava, and their fur baby Boone. Kendra is so happy you’re considering Better Dental for your dental home! We strive to provide the best customer service and make your dental dreams come true. In her spare time, Kendra loves baking with her daughter, exercising, or watching a good movie. She looks forward to meeting you soon!


Halie Lett

Front Desk Lead

Halie graduated from ECU in 2017 –  go Pirates! Outside of work, Halie loves spending time with her family, friends, and her two sweet pups, Tucker and Bubba! Halie absolutely loves the dental field and can’t wait to see you soon!


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!

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Morgan Kelley

Front Desk Liaison

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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.


Astrid Urbaez

Clinical Lead

Astrid has been a dental assistant since 2018 and absolutely loves it! Astrid truly enjoys helping and taking care of patients however she can. Outside of work, Astrid enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and trying new experiences! For her Spanish speakers, “Aquí estoy para servirles.” She looks forward to meeting you soon!

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Tania Ramirez

Dental Hygienist

Tania graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s in dental hygiene, but is an ECU pirate at heart. Tania was born in Mexico and raised in good old Hillsborough. Tania loves the preventative side of dentistry, hence why she pursued dental hygiene. She looks forward to meeting you and taking care of all your oral hygiene needs! She enjoys reading, eating ice cream, spending time with her family and exploring new trails with her husband and their fur baby, Chico.

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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!


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!


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.


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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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!


Nikole Cook

Dental Assistant II

Nikole is originally from Virginia and recently moved to Raleigh, NC. She absolutely loves Raleigh! Nikole enjoys painting, baking and traveling. She has been an assistant for six years. Nikole enjoys helping patients overcome their dental anxiety or insecurities through patient education and better dental care. She hopes to see you soon!


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.

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