our Charlotte dental team

    We are consistently rated the #1 dental office in Charlotte by patient reviews

    Our Charlotte Dental Family

    One big reason our patients choose us is because we have a team of people who provide many different services under one roof, with one doctor that follows all phases of treatment and sees the whole picture from start to finish. Caring and personal dentistry is our passion!

    We are consistently rated the #1 dental office in Charlotte by patient reviews. This distinction is a point of pride and responsibility for us. You have our word that we will work to continue to earn your trust and loyalty. We are grateful for your wonderful referrals of your friends and family and the confidence that those referrals imply

    This dental team came together because we all have the same vision for the care and service that our patients want and deserve. It is our passion to continually provide you with a dental experience that far exceeds your expectations. It is our joy to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful office.


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    Traci - Registered Dental Hygienist – Patient Comfort Specialist, Licensed Periodontal Therapist

    Traci has been a dental hygienist since 2000 and has worked with Dr. Linger since 2007. She was born in Madison W.V., and has a son, David in college. Traci’s patients love her because she is so nice, open and straightforward; she makes her patients feel so comfortable while working with them. Another of our dog lovers, Traci has a lab named Casey. Traci spends her free time enjoying her son’s games on the baseball field and she also enjoys reading. She’d love you to share your favorite titles the next time you’re here.

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    Emmalee – Registered Dental Hygienist – Patient Comfort Specialist, Licensed Periodontal Therapist

    Emmalee is a graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Central Piedmont Community College. She's from New England originally but has called Charlotte home since 2010. A cat lover, Emmalee has two "fur-babies" at home. She's a foodie and loves cooking, traveling, and a good glass of red wine. Emmalee worked in a variety of fields and found her calling in dental hygiene. Her patients enjoy her relaxing and no-pressure demeanor. She's always ready to answer dental questions in-depth but also quick with a sense of humor.


    Mary Ann – Patient Comfort Specialist, Dental Assistant

    Mary Ann has been a dental assistant since 2016. She was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Buffalo, NY and moved to Charlotte in 2017. Mary Ann speaks fluent Spanish and has been exposed to various cultures which allows her to relate to others in many different ways. She is especially passionate about her work and shows compassion for everyone she meets. Mary Ann enjoys spending time with her husband and two pugs, Henry and Jasper. She is up-to-date on the latest TV shows, so be sure to ask her about home renovation trends, popular Netflix drama series or the latest season of The Voice during your next visit.

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    Tina - Patient Concierge

    Tina is a native Charlottean. She has over 20 years of experience in Management, Accounting, and Event Planning. She is a proud mom of one daughter, DeAnna, who is married and living in the Charleston, SC area, working her dream job as a High School History Teacher. Tina finds joy in volunteering for people in need as well as for organizations that are close to her heart, such as The Polycystic Kidney Foundation. In her free time, Tina enjoys tackling DIY projects, working in the vegetable garden, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. She also loves to travel, especially to places where she can relax by the water.


    Mariela, Patient Concierge

    Mariela started as a dental assistant in 2018, where she discovered that dentistry is her passion and she excels. She gradually moved to patient coordinator where she ensures patients get the best care possible. Mariela moved to Charlotte in 2003. She is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys making soy candles in her free time. She also enjoys trying out new restaurants with her friends and family. Her favorite dish is sushi!

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