Meet the Staff



 Mila BabakCertified Dental Assistant       Mila is an Asheville native. She graduated from Enka High School in 2017 and graduated from the Dental Assisting program at AB-Tech in 2019. She loves to watch movies and spend time with family and friends in her spare time. Her hobbies include hiking, working out, and supporting her younger brother at sporting events.


Marina YurcoCertified Dental Assistant II  Marina moved to the U.S. when she was 4 years old and has grown up in Asheville since then. She attended AB-Tech’s Dental Assisting program and graduated in 2020. Marina enjoys serving at church and spending time with her family and friends. Her goal at Dogwood Dental is to make patients feel at home and to receive of the highest quality of care.


Emily Cooke – Dental Hygienist   Emily is an Asheville native. After graduating from TC Roberson in 2009, she got her BS degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology in 2015, and then graduated from AB-Tech’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2020. In her free time, Emily likes to read anything and everything, while spending time with her fiancé, Chad, and their pets.   

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Leann Wait – Dental Hygienist   Leann is an Asheville native. After graduating from Pisgah High School in 2012, she got her BS degree in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University. Leann graduated from AB-Tech’s Dental Hygiene program in 2020. In her spare time, Leann enjoys hiking with her dog Dolly, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.     

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Charlie Griffin – Patient Coordinator      Charlie is Georgia-born and lived in Tennessee most of his life, only recently moving to the Asheville area. He enjoys all sorts of fiction, from reading, to the movies, and even dabbles in writing during his own time. Charlie believes that the most fulfilling days are the days he was able to help someone out.

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