Brenda WalkerRegistered Dental Hygienist
A graduate of Guilford Technical Community College, Brenda has been working in the field of dentistry for over 37 years – and she still loves her job. She enjoys coming to work every day and appreciates the flexibility and level of independence associated with her profession. But even more, she loves helping people and knowing that what she does makes a difference in their oral health.
Brenda provides preventive services to help patients sustain and improve their personal and oral health. These services include cleaning teeth, taking x-rays, diagnosing gum disease, nutritional counseling, and educating patients about self-care procedures. Says Brenda, “Over the years I have seen a lot of progress in dental hygiene. This has been a career of constant learning and it has helped me tremendously with both professional and personal growth.”
Brenda has been married to her husband Mark for 28 years. They have two children and one grandson. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading and shopping. She is an active member at New Union United Methodist Church. She also serves as a mentor for high school students completing their senior projects. She constantly gives back to her community, by volunteering in a variety of activities.
Veronica StricklandRegistered Dental Hygienist
Veronica obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the only institution in North Carolina offering a Bachelor’s degree program in Dental Hygiene. Says, Veronica, “Having a Bachelor’s degree, compared to an associates degree, provides me with a stronger background in biology and chemistry while also giving me expanded knowledge and skills in the dental hygiene practice.”
Veronica is passionate about education and attends continuing education courses to stay current. She has attended “Caring for the Special Needs Patient,” “How to Stay Out of Dental Jail,” and “Nutrition and Gingival Health” all of which were sponsored by the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association.
As passionate about her work as she is about staying educated, Veronica says, “Dental hygienists do so much more than just clean your teeth by removing plaque and calculus from above and below your gums. As a dental hygienist, I take into account the entire person, not just the mouth!
It is our goal to educate our patients on the proper oral hygiene techniques tailored to them, promoting healthy teeth and gums. Also, counseling patients on the importance of good nutrition to promote optimal oral health and ultimately good overall health.I truly love every aspect of my job and look forward to coming to the office everyday. I am one small piece of an outstanding team. I believe I have the best doctors and co-workers.”
Veronica was recently married to her sweetheart, Josh Strickland. Together they attend Grays Chapel Methodist Church in Franklinville and enjoy many outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Veronica is a member of the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association and the local YMCA.
Lauren KahleCertified Dental Assistant
Lauren Received her training at UNC Chapel Hill, is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, and has advanced bite splint training from the Pankey Institute. Lauren has worked at Williams Dentistry her entire career as a Dental Assistant and is responsible for a wide range of duties including chairside assisting, taking x-rays, taking impressions and preparing models to be sent to the lab or for patient education, and making bite splints.
In addition to enjoying her wide variety of tasks, one of the things Lauren likes best about her work is spending time with patients, and says, “I love our patients. They care for us as much as we care for them. This is a relationship based practice and the doctors and staff strive to make personal connections with each patient. Outside of Williams Dentistry I love working at dental clinics. It is such a wonderful opportunity to help those who are less fortunate.”
In her free time, Lauren is the assistant cheerleading coach at Eastern Randolph High School. She, her husband Russell, and their son Brantley enjoy fishing at their family pond, going camping, and watching football. She also enjoys sewing, especially clothing for her nieces.
Janice PellCertified Dental Assistant
Certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, Janice has worked in the field of dentistry for over 35 years. Before joining our team, she worked in public health dentistry and in hospital OR dentistry. Her duties at Williams Dentistry include assisting the dentists with procedures, taking x-rays, and making sure that everything is sterile and tidy at all times. She also helps with various administrative duties, truly serving the practice in a variety of roles.
Janice couldn’t be happier with her work and often talks about how much she loves the one-on-one contact she is able to have with people at the practice. She says, “This really is a relationship based practice. I love establishing relationships with patients and making the connection of family with the practice. The dentists are so approachable and their care and concern for patients goes beyond the norm.”
Janice and her husband, Reid enjoy spending time with their daughter, Mary Jan, and their son-in-law, Foster. She recently added the title of Grandma to her accolades, welcoming grandson Brooks to the family. In her free moments, she enjoys smocking, going to the beach, shopping and spending time with friends.
Louise HancockPatient Services Coordinator
A graduate of Seagrove High School and Asheboro Business College, Louise has worked in the dental field for over ten years, all of them spent at the practice of Amy and Brandon Williams. Before joining our practice, she worked in the engineering field with a background in accounting and office management and her skills are much appreciated here as well.
Louise’s voice is one of the ones you will hear when you call our office and her smiling and friendly face greets patients as they come through the door. Her other duties include scheduling appointments and helping patients keep their dentistry affordable. The thing she loves best about the job is the patients. She truly enjoys meeting them, talking to them, and helping them with whatever their needs are. When discussing what makes our practice unique, Louise is quick to say that, “How much we care about our patients really sets us apart. We want to provide the best care we can for every patient and though our care, patients become like family to us.”
Louise is an avid volunteer. She coaches swimming, basketball, and soccer for the Special Olympics, in which her son, Aaron, is a participant. She is also a member of the Asheboro Civitans, the New Hope UM church where she served as lay leader, church council chair, treasurer and Sunday school teacher. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her great niece, Anna; traveling and going on trips to the beach; and reading.
Traci McMastersPatient Care Coordinator
Traci grew up in Clemmons, NC, graduated from West Forsyth High School, and has worked in the dental field for over 26 years. She has advanced training in business and in radiology and both skills are well appreciated by her fellow team members. Traci’s duties include assisting patients with scheduling dental treatments, and helping them keep their dentistry affordable by explaining all the available payment options.
Traci loves her job and says, “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to work with people and help them. I love dentistry and working for two great dentists makes it even better. Drs. Amy and Brandon really care about their patients and employees and cater to their patient’s feelings and needs. They have even put a lot of thought into designing the office for the comfort of their patents. ”
Traci loves helping animals almost as much as she loves helping people and has adopted several animals as pets. She has four daughters and two grandchildren whom she loves spending time with.