Meet Our Staff

Lauren Cunningham
Office Manager/ Dental Assistant II

Lauren CunninghamLauren was born & raised in Raleigh & recently relocated with her fiancé to Hendersonville! She has received her dental assistant certificates & is on track to complete her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in 2023. Lauren has more than seven years of experience in dentistry. Her dental background includes everything from chairside clinical dental assisting, coordinating patient care, & billing with major insurance companies. Her specialized area of expertise is in integrating practice management software. Lauren has found a passion in ensuring all patients, as well as her team members, feel supported & empowered. Her ultimate goal is to ensure patients have a positive experience!

Lauren & her fiancé, Tom, are looking forward to exploring the area’s mountains with their German shepherd, Otto! Lauren is thrilled to call North Asheville Family Dentistry her new dental home & she is thrilled to meet you!

Carolyn Singleton
Registered Dental Hygienist

Carolyn SingletonCarolyn received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from A-B Tech in 2011. Being a dental hygienist is one of the most rewarding aspects of her life. She enjoys meeting new people & getting to know them over time. She has a passion for providing care, assistance & education & has a goal of promoting & maintaining a healthy smile.

On her days off, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family, her four dogs (one Great Pyrenees & three longhair dachshunds) & two goats. She hopes to add more animals in the future! She also enjoys gardening, antique shopping & repurposing furniture.

Taylor Cacciamani
Registered Dental Hygienist

Taylor CacciamaniTaylor was born & raised in Statesville, NC. She moved to Michigan for college & received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Michigan in May 2021. After spending five years in Michigan, Taylor decided to move back to North Carolina & chose Asheville because of her love of the mountains. She enjoys providing patient care & promoting oral health. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is getting to know & educating her patients. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, arts & crafts, & spending time with her husband & two cats.

Valerie Whitmire
Dental Assistant

Valerie WhitmireA local of Asheville, born & raised, Valerie earned her Bachelor’s degree at University of North Carolina, Asheville. She has been in the dental field for over seven years, beginning in pediatrics.
Valerie loves taking x-rays & being able to care for her patients. Her goal is to help them better understand overall oral hygiene.

Always having loved the mountains that surround her hometown, Valerie now owns a home in the Mars Hill area, on top of her own mountain. Outside of work, she loves spending quality time with her young son & family. She looks forward to seeing you all around our office!

Brittany Scott
Patient Coordinator/ Dental Assistant

photo comong soon placeholderBrittany was born in Asheville & currently resides in Black Mountain. Brittany always knew she wanted to work in the medical field. In 2013 Brittany received her CNA. Her interest in dentistry began when she was promoted to an oral care aide assistant. Brittany enjoyed working alongside her team & providing the best dental care for her residents. During this time, she wanted to pursue her interest further. Brittany went on to receive her dental assisting & NC radiation certificates. She enjoys being a part of every aspect of our dental care team—administrative & clinical!

Brittany has three little ones & enjoys spending her free time playing basketball with them & her husband at the park.

Crystal Dotson
Operations Manager

Crystal DotsonCrystal was born & raised here in Asheville. She graduated from A-B Tech with her Dental Assisting Diploma & later received her National Board Certification. After working in dentistry for more than 10 years, Crystal’s dental background includes everything from dental assisting, front desk reception, scheduling, insurance, claims & billing. With her array of knowledge of the dental office, she has successfully started two scratch dental offices. She enjoys overseeing the daily operation of our organization to ensure all of our offices are fully supported & given all the necessary tools to provide the best patient care possible.

Crystal lives in Black Mountain with her husband, Eric, & two children, Eli & Emmett. When Crystal isn’t working, you can normally find her at the baseball field or soccer field cheering on her boys, traveling to new places & spending time with her closest friends & family.

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