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2020-2021 NCDHA Officers

Lori Hendrick, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH


Lori began her career in dentistry as a DAI, while on summer break for her family dentist. College opportunities led her down the path to… Read More

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Kelly Cook, MPH, BSDH, CDA


Kelly Cook, graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a BS in Dental Hygiene and an emphasis in education and … Read More

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Erika Spring

Vice President

Erika Spring, RDH, MEd has been changing lives in dentistry for more than 29 years. Having worked in a variety of roles, including…  Read More

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Barbara Kucera, RDH, BS


Barbara Kucera, is a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Certificate in Dental Hygiene. An active member of … Read More

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Kristy Wieder, RDH, BSDH


As NCDHA’s Treasurer, Kristy Wieder is excited for the opportunity to serve the dental hygiene community at the state level!  After working for several years .. Read More

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Michelle Ping, RDH, Med


Michelle began her professional career as a paralegal after graduating with a BS in Paralegal Studies from Southern Illinois University.  Michelle worked for many years as a paralegal before… Read More


Heather Edly, RDH

Immediate Past President

Heather Edly, RDH, is the Immediate Past President (2019-2020) of NCDHA and serves as co-chair of the Annual Session Committee and the Membership… Read More

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Crystal Adas, MA, CDA, RDH

Speaker of the House

Crystal Adams is a dental hygiene educator at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory.  Her career in dentistry began in 1997 upon graduating from… Read More

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Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is the administrative body charged with conducting all NCDHA business during the year and acts on behalf of the House of Delegates between sessions to establish interim policies. The Board of Trustees is comprised of: NCDHA President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Immediate Past President and one member chosen from each of our components. 

Our House of Delegates is held during our annual session which sets the policies and directions for dental hygiene in North Carolina and is comprised of  delegates chosen from each of our 12 components.

Jessica Braden

Cape Fear

Jessica is a native of Eastern North Carolina, however, she lived most of her life in Ohio. Jessica obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene while living .. Read More

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Brittany Booth

Central Carolina

Brittany Booth received her A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene from Guilford Technical Community College. She then continued her education at … Read More


Sue Jefferies

Coastal Carolina

Sue began her dentistry career in 1983 when she joined the United States Navy as a Dental Technician. During her 20 years Naval career, Sue assisted in all dentistry phases, managed several Naval Dental Centers, and... Read More


Mary Anne Kolb

Duraham - Orange

Mary Anne obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2003. After deciding to pursue a career in the dental field, she worked as a Dental Assistant before continuing her education Read More

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Lizz Dills


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Adrieanne Stanley


Adrienne has more than 31 years of experience in the dental hygiene profession. She received her Associates in Dental Hygiene at Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, N.C. in 1989.  She has worked in... Read More


Cheri Lindstrom


Cheri is a native of Southern California but has called North Carolina her home for the last 20 years. She has spent over 35+ years in the dental field, 15 of those years as a dental hygienist. Cheri gave Read More

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Teresa Torres


Teresa is a California native who moved to NC in 2007. She quickly found a passion for dentistry after going to the dentist for the first time when she was 18 years old. After that she knew that she would be involved in… Read More

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Eileen A. Clark


Eileen Clark received her AS Degree in Dental Hygiene from Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, CT.   She continued her education at... Read More

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Lynn Whaley


Lynn Whaley is an alumni of the Wayne Community College Dental Hygiene program, graduating in 1992. She has worked with Mitchell Family Dentistry in Kinston, NC, for 24 years. As a member of NCDHA Lynn has served the Read More


Abra Brooks


Abra has been a registered dental hygienist for 16 years. She graduated with an Associate’s in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina in 2004. She worked in private practice 13 years prior.. Read More


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