Meet the Staff

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 Mila BabakChief Certified 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.
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Marina YurcoCertified Dental Assistant     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.

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Amber BartlettCertified Dental Assistant     Amber moved to Black Mountain in 2020 from Marion, NC. She graduated McDowell High School in 2017 and graduated from the Dental Assisting program at AB-Tech in 2021. Amber enjoys spending time at home painting, and hanging out with her friends on the weekend. During the fall she loves going to the Blue Ridge Parkway while the leaves are changing colors.
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  Jessica Benfield – Dental Hygienist   Jessica comes to us from Morganton NC. Jessica has been in the dental field since 2009. First as a Dental Assistant graduating with a Dental Assisting Certification from Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville NC. Then in 2018 she earned her AAS in Dental Hygiene from Catawba Valley Community College. In her spare time Jessica enjoys being outdoors hiking, camping, rock climbing, and enjoying time with her family which includes her Husband, Daughter, and three dogs.

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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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Insurance Billing –  Jennifer and Ladonna