Meet The Staff

At North Asheville Family Dentistry, we have experience in multiple aspects of modern dentistry. We provide multiple aspects of dental care—from preventive education & routine hygiene to periodontal & implant surgery as well as cosmetic & restorative dentistry—at one Asheville dental office.

As the online home of your Asheville dentist, this website is intended to provide you with basic information about our practice & the dental services we provide. If you would like to find out more aboutNorth Asheville Family Dentistry or the care we provide, please call us or request an appointment today.

Crystal Dotson, Office Manager/Certified Dental Assistant

Crystal was born & raised here in Asheville, North Carolina. She graduated from AB-Tech with her Dental Assisting Diploma & also later received her National Board Certification. After working in dentistry for 9 years, she has done everything from dental assisting, front desk reception, scheduling, insurance, claims, & billing. With her array of knowledge of the dental office, she is a true asset. She enjoys overseeing the daily operation of our office to ensure our patients & their families have a positive experience. Crystal’s outgoing & friendly southern personality is reflected in her hard work & dedication to our office & staff.

Crystal lives in Black Mountain with her husband, Eric, & two children, Eli & Emmett. Besides spending time with her beautiful children, Crystal enjoys traveling to new places & spending time with her closest friends & family.

Carolyn Singleton, Registered Dental Hygienist

Carolyn received her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from AB Tech in 2011. Being a Dental Hygienist is one of the most rewarding aspects of her life. She enjoys meeting new people and getting to know them over time. She has a passion for providing care, assistance, and education, with a goal of promoting and maintaining a healthy smile. On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and her 5-month-old grandson. Carolyn enjoys leisure bicycling, antique shops, and repurposing furniture in her spare time. She also stays busy with her 5 dogs (1 rescue Morkie & 4 longhair Dachshunds) and 6 guinea fowl, with the hope of adding more animals in the future.

Jennifer Austin, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer was born in Western North Carolina and spent her early childhood traveling the world with her family. Her father was in the United States Air Force and was stationed all over the states and overseas. She visited England, France, and lived in Germany and Belgium, even attending their school where she was the only American child. She loved it and even began speaking French while attending.  Western North Carolina was always home base for her & her family and they rooted themselves here to reside in the late 90’s.

Jennifer is a graduate of Asheville-Buncombe Technical College with her degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in dentistry since 2009 and loves all aspects of her profession! She strives to provide the highest quality care to all her patients with a strong emphasis on education. Her goal is to provide all of her patients with a comfortable dental experience working with them to achieve their optimal oral health. Jennifer has a special way of putting all her patients at ease helping them overcome any dental fears or anxieties they may have. She is loved by all her patients and she truly loves getting to know and helping all her patients.

Outside of work Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband, Jody and her have five children and just welcomed their first grandson to the family. They enjoy church, camping and spending time outdoors together.

Olivia Wright, Patient Coordinator/Certified Dental Assistant

Olivia is a friendly face at the front desk. She was born in South Georgia & then later moved to Brevard, NC in middle school. She graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical College with her Dental Assisting Diploma. She later became a National Board-Certified Dental Assistant. Olivia has worked in both dental assisting & front office roles & loves all sides of dentistry as long as she can bring a smile to someone’s face.

After Olivia’s husband retired from the army, they decided to move back to Western North Carolina to raise their daughter, Hazel. On her days off she enjoys shopping, reading, arts & crafts, & spending time with friends & family. She adores the mountains & is so happy to call Western NC her home!

Selena Binkley, Dental Assistant

Selena was born & raised in Asheville, NC & received her Dental Radiography Certification from Dental Staff Institute of Charlotte NC in 2017. After receiving her certification, Selena found she had a true passion for dentistry. She loves working alongside Dr. Bernier & seeing cases from start to finish. She finds joy knowing her patients are receiving the best quality care & education with their dental health.

Selena enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, her daughter, Layla, & their two German Shepards. In their free time, they love to hike, fish & spend time with friends & family.