Our dental hygienists take great pride in giving each patient individualized care during regular checkups and cleanings. In addition to polishing your teeth and examining the health of your gums, our hygienists will also give you all the information you need to keep your teeth healthy and your smile looking its best. With years of experience and continual training in the most current hygiene treatments and procedures, our hygienists are able to give you the peace of mind you deserve when trusting someone with your oral health. When it comes to patient care, our hygienists are second to none in providing a comfortable, positive dental experience you're sure to enjoy.
Angela - Angela has been a Dental Hygienist here since our opening in 2005. Angela grew up in Harrisburg and has been a hometown hygienist for over 20 years. She received her B.S. in Dental Hygiene from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998. One of her favorite parts of the job is forming relationships with her patients. She also enjoys helping improve and maintain their oral health in a relaxed and supportive environment. Angela's passion outside of the office is her family. She is married with two daughters, Lydia and Anna. They also have a German/Dutch Shepherd named Ziva. Angela finds a lot of joy attending all of the dance, cheerleading and sporting events in which her daughters are involved!
Barbara (& ATKINS) – Barbara Kucera is a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University. She has been a dental hygienist at Smile Cabarrus since 2009. Getting to know her patients and their families brings her joy in her job! She has a passion for serving individuals with disabilities and patients with dental anxiety. She loves working with her Facility Dog, ATKINS to help her patients have less stressful dental visits. In addition to working as a clinical hygienist, she is an active member of the North Carolina Dental Hygienist Association and teaches continuing education on the state level. She has had articles published in Dental Entrepreneur Woman and Dental Post. Barb and her husband, Michael, were married in June of 1986. They have two grown children and love that they are now grandparents! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, volunteering, traveling, kickboxing, hiking and reading.
Donna - Donna joined our Smile Cabarrus team 2018! She always talks about how blessed she is to still love her career after 34 years in the hygiene field! Her favorite part of dentistry is taking care of her patient’s dental needs, and establishing relationships with them! Donna has two amazing children, Kayla who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Blake who is a Cardiac Rehab nurse. She also has a fur baby, a beagle named Sasha. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling. Donna is very active at her church, Jackson Park Baptist, and finds great joy in serving others on mission trips in the US and abroad. Being a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Donna definitely LOVES HER CAROLINA TARHEELS!!!
Michelle – Michelle began her career in dentistry in 2010, and joined our team in 2013! Michelle wears many hats around the office, but you’ve probably seen her assisting Angela during your hygiene visits! She says her favorite part about dentistry is the mix of routine and variety in both procedures and people! Michelle also manages a lot of our social media, with her excellent posts and ideas! She is married with 3 children, and when she’s away from the office, you can find her binge-watching Netflix or reading!