Meet The Team


Carmen Spivey

Practice Manager

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!


Madison Kay

Front Desk Team Lead

Madison has been in the dental field for the past 8 months. Previously, she worked as a case manager and paralegal. Madison is originally from Davidson, NC and is currently living in Raleigh. She is passionate about dentistry and enjoys helping patients feel more confident by achieving a healthy smile! Madison is dedicated to making your patient experience the best it can be! In her free time, you can find her doing yoga, as a certified yoga instructor, or spending time with her family and boyfriend.

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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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Front Desk Liaison

Haley is from a small town in Virginia but has lived in Raleigh for 2 years now. She went to school in West Virginia for aviation but found her love for dentistry along the way. Haley has been working in the dental field for 2 years now and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog and quality time with friends and family. She is so excited to help you achieve your dental goals!


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!

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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!


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.


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.

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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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