Staff

Our Team

Exceptional patient care is the cornerstone of our dental practice. We pride ourselves on providing a positive atmosphere and the continuing education that our staff needs to remain competent and confident. You’ll immediately experience this unique dedication when you interact with our friendly, well-trained and experienced dental professionals.

Suzi Wallace – Office Manager

I feel very fortunate to be part of the team at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry.  I enjoy interacting with patients and strive to make everyone’s visit nothing less than the best. I started my dental career as a dental assistant and have been working in dentistry for many years.   My favorite part about working at Mallard Creek is seeing patients restore their smiles for a lifetime.

I am married to Rob and we have two grown children.  Outside of the office, I enjoy exercising, taking long walks on the beach, playing with my grand dog Benji, and watching football. Go Dolphins!


Suzette – Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Suzette. I became a Dental Assistant in 1982. Since joining Mallard Creek Family Dentistry in 1998, I have been happy to use my previous experiences. It has been extremely helpful to have a background in oral surgery, implant restorations and an education in the arts when it comes to more complex cosmetic and functional cases. MCFD is not a job, it is a family! It is great to be involved with up-to-date restorative and cosmetic procedures.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my son Josh and family, cooking, and recently began furniture restorations.  If I could ever make it to a gym and get myself conditioned, I would love to join one of my co-workers Dragon Boating Team!!

Julie – Treatment Coordinator

Hi, my name is Julie. Over twenty years ago I became a sterilization tech while I was studying at CPCC. I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the administrative aspect of dentistry. In 2000 I joined Mallard Creek Family Dentistry as the Hygiene Coordinator. I have really enjoyed laughing and joking with patients.

I enjoy volunteering at events such as Give Kids a Smile, Operation Christmas Child and Harvest Food Bank.   I love going to the mountains with my family, cooking and reading.  My husband, Rob, and I are  staying very busy with our two little girls!

Megan – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Megan. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Hygiene in 2000. I joined Mallard Creek Family Dentistry in 2003. I enjoy working with the doctors and staff. We are like one big happy family.

I enjoy Carolina Panthers Football and University of Pittsburgh Panthers Basketball and Football.   My husband Carl and I stay busy with our 2 active and energetic  boys.  Most of my free time is spent cheering on my boys at the football and baseball  fields. Our two Goldendooles Cooper and Oakley make our family complete.

Patti – Insurance Coordinator

Hello, my name is Patti. I have been with Mallard Creek Family Dentistry since 2006 as Insurance Coordinator. I am able to utilize my 13 years of dental experience and my education from Fox Business College to help exceed our patients’ expectations every day. I love that the relationships we form with our patients are truly sincere!

My family is so important to me.  My oldest daughter is currently a nursing major in college and my youngest started college this year.  I am so proud of their accomplishments. In my free time I like to read, hang out with my girls and margaritas!

Miranda – Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Miranda. I became the Sterilization Technician in 2007 after completing a DA I training program. In my 7 years at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry, I have continued to gain many skills to become a great Dental Assistant. I have received additional training to become the official Patient Photographer!

I love that we are one big family here and that everyone has helped me to continue to learn new skills.

I have been married for seven years. My husband and I have an almost 3 year old little girl, Avery, that we enjoy chasing along with our 2 dogs.  I enjoy doing outdoor activities with my husband and friends.  I enjoy staying active and doing Crossfit.  I have also done the USMC Mud Run,The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Run and the Thin Blue Line 5K.

Dawn – Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Dawn. I attended Central Piedmont in Charlotte and graduated in 2004 with National Board Certification. I joined the team at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry in 2009 as a Dental Assistant and have been an Assistant for 10 years. I think MCFD is a fun place to work. The Doctors and Staff truly care about their patients.

I enjoy spending time with my husband our 10 year old and 6 year old daughters.  My girls are active participants in dance classes, Clogging, and Gymnastics.  I also love traveling with my family.

Kerry – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Kerry. I became part of the team at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry in early 2010 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have been a hygienist for 13 years. I am very conscientious and thorough. I enjoy the time I get to spend with my patients and educating them about their dental health.

We moved to the United States from Canada in 1998.  My husband and I enjoy spending time with our two girls and son. I have practiced Ashtanga Yoga for many years, and I am taking piano lessons.

Wende – Hygiene Coordinator

My name is Wende, and I was excited to join the team in early 2014 after years of working right next door and getting to know the staff and doctors as a referring office. I graduated from the dental assisting program at CPCC in 1998. I spent 2 years assisting in general dentistry before making the big change to orthodontics. I worked in the land of brackets and wires for 14 years assisting the doctor and eventually transitioning to the administrative side. I have found my place a the front desk where I get to enjoy my work day laughing with patients and my co-pilots, Julie and Patti.

I grew up less than 5 miles from the office and love seeing classmates, neighbors, and former orthodontic patients when then come in for their appointments.

When I am not working, I enjoy weekend getaways to the beach or the mountains, shopping for bargains, and my 3 dogs Buddy, June Bug and Woody.

Miriam -Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Miriam. I came to Mallard Creek Family Dentistry in 2016. I appreciate that we have a very friendly and pleasant atmosphere. The whole staff, including the doctors, will make you enjoy coming to your dental visits.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy yoga, meditation, walking my dog and a new team sport I took on in 2017 called Dragon Boating. Being from Wisconsin, I am a true cheese head and have to say “Go Packers!”

 

Laura – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Laura, and I graduated from West Virginia University.  I have practiced dental hygiene for an exciting 27 years.   I joined Mallard Creek Family Dentistry in early 2017. I have enjoyed becoming a part of an awesome team. I love how patient-centered they are and it has made it a very natural fit for me.  When I am not at work, I enjoy time with my husband Bill, our 3 wonderful children, and of course my dog Z.