Meet Our Team

Our friendly and compassionate dental team works alongside Dr. Vanessa Vargas, to provide outstanding dental care in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas. With our dental care, we are proud to give our patients the beautiful, strong, and healthy smiles they are looking for. If you would like to know more about our team at Carolina Family Dentistry at Lake Wylie PLLC, please feel free to read our biographies!

Our Hygienists

Katie – Dental Hygienist

  • Years in the dental field: 12 Years
  • Favorite aspect of dentistry: I love treating patients and welcoming new people to the area.
  • Favorite dental procedure: I do a great job working with nervous patients and I also enjoy continuing education classes.
  • Native of: Clover, SC
  • Family:I have been married for 16 years and have a 15 year old son. I also have two Boxer and two Chihuahua dogs.
  • Hobbies/ Non-work activities: I love traveling, cooking, and spending time with my friends and family.

Laura – Dental Hygienist

  • Years in the dental field: 17 years
  • Favorite aspect of dentistry: I enjoy educating patients on good nutritional habits and oral hygiene home care.
  • Favorite dental procedure: I love using new equipment and learning new procedures.
  • Native of: Rock Hill, SC
  • Family: I have a great husband, a beautiful a little girl named Kate, and one cat.
  • Hobbies / Non-work activities: I love to read books and take walks.

Christina – Dental Hygienist

  • Years in the dental field: 13
  • Favorite aspect of dentistry: Working with patients who have not been in for a while and being a part of the process of giving them their smile back
  • Favorite dental procedure: Full mouth debridement, where we get to remove all of the heavy tartar (calculus) from above the gumline. Seeing the look on a patient’s face when you’ve removed all of that buildup is priceless
  • Native of: I claim South Carolina because I’ve been here the longest, although I’m a native of the South in general
  • Family:My husband and I have been together 19 years and married for 14. We have two wild and amazing kids: Trent and Abby, and one crazy dog, Sam
  • Hobbies/ Non-work activities: I love going to the movies, traveling, swimming, hiking, and doing 5K fun runs with my family

Our Assistants

Debbie – Dental Assistant

  • Years in the dental field: 35 years
  • Favorite aspect of dentistry: I enjoy on-on-one time with people.
  • Favorite dental procedure: My favorite dental procedures are cosmetic cases. They seem to have the biggest impact on a person’s self-confidence.
  • Native of: I have lived in York County for over 30 years. However, I have lived in various states in the U.S. throughout my life, including a couple of years in Venezuela.
  • Family: I have been married to my husband for 30 years. We have a 22 year-old daughter who attends USC.
  • Hobbies/ Non-work Activities: I have two cats and two dogs. I love spending time in the sun and I enjoy spending time with my family by the pool or at the beach. My daughter and I enjoy shopping and watching the latest horror movie. I am also a huge Alabama football fan, ROLL TIDE!

Amber – Dental Assistant, Dental Patient Care Coordinator

  • Education: I graduated with a CDA and a EDDA from York Technical College in August 2015
  • Favorite aspect of dentistry: The patient is my number one priority! I want to make people smile and I love learning new things. I love being a part of Carolina Family Dentistry at Lake Wylie PLLC because the team made me feel welcome. Every day is a learning experience and it is nice to work with people who help you learn.
  • Family: I have a husband, son, and daughter who I love spending time with.
  • Hobbies/Non-Work activities: I enjoy hiking, gardening, and traveling to new places.

Amanda– Dental Assistant

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Our Front Desk

Jenny- Dental Front Office Coordinator

  • Years in the dental field: 17.5 years
  • Favorite aspect of dentistry:  Helping patients either out of pain or assisting them in utilizing their benefits to achieve a healthy smile.
  • Favorite dental procedure: Veneers and crowns
  • Native of: I was born and raised in Green Acres, Florida
  • Family:  I have been happily married for 11 years and have a  4 year old daughter and 11 year old son.
  • Hobbies/ Non-work activities: I enjoy exploring the Carolina’s with my family.  I also enjoy hiking, traveling, watching football, and cooking.

Susan – Front Office

  • Years in the dental field: 26
  • Favorite aspect of dentistry: I love helping and getting to know the patients
  • Favorite dental procedure: I like to watch the process of someone getting their perfect smile
  • Native of: Chester, SC
  • Family:I have a daughter, Molly, who is 23 and a dental hygienist, and a son, Trent, who played minor league baseball with the Arizona Diamondbacks. I also have a grando Wri who is two and a half. I love my family
  • Hobbies/ Non-work activities: I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Diana– Front Office

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