Meet Your Dental Team
The minute you walk through the door, you will know you've come to the right place. The office's comforting atmosphere and inviting team members will make you feel right at home, while some of the latest advances in dentistry, including digital x‑rays and tooth-colored restorations help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
Dana B. Shumate , DDS, PA, General Dentist
Dr. Dana Shumate would like to welcome you to a fantastic dental experience! By combining advanced dental technology with a gentle, friendly style, Dr. Shumate and his team will help make dentistry fun and exciting for your family. Dr. Shumate takes the time to get to know each and every patient one-on-one, helping you make informed choices about your dental health.
Charlotte Hagan, Certified Dental Assistant
Charlotte is a native of Wilmington, NC. She graduated from Cape Fear Community College with a degree in Dental Assisting. Charlotte is married and has two children of her own, and two stepchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating, fishing, and loves traveling.
Rhonda Kelly, Registered Dental Hygienist
Rhonda graduated in 2008 from Midlands Technical College with an associates in dental hygiene. She finished her bachelor degree in health science in 2010. Rhonda is happily married with one daughter. In her free time she enjoys playing games, time with family and friends, and traveling.
Jennifer Shumate, Office Manager
Jennifer grew up in Texas and West Virginia where she attended high school and met Dr. Shumate. She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Studies, and went on to get her Master's degree in Elementary Education. Jennifer is the office administrator and works hard to ensure your experience is a memorable one. Jennifer enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, going to the beach, spending time with her family, and reading when she gets the chance.
Abby Jones, Front Office Administrator
Abby is a native of Scotts Hill, NC. She is a graduate of Coastal Carolina Community College, and has been a part of our team for 4 years. Abby strives hard to make sure each patient leaves with a special experience to share with their friends and family. She will welcome you into our practice as if she's known you for years! In her free time, she enjoys painting and crafting; however, on a Saturday you may find her at an auction or thrifting! She is also a cat-mom to Flounder and Finn.
Christina Vaughan, New Patient Coordinator
Christina was born and raised in Scotts Hill, NC. She is a recent graduate of Cape Fear Community College, and is enthusiastically interested in the dental field, so we welcomed her with open arms! In her spare time, she enjoys raising animals on her 10-acre farm in Burgaw. She also loves making jewelry, and deep-sea fishing with her dad! You may find her picture in the local "Fisherman's Post" magazine from time to time.
Denice Williams, Rover
Denice has lived in Wilmington for 38 years. She has been a part of our team for 4 years. Her past office administration experience is utilized in supporting our front office team, as well as our dental hygienists and assistants. She is married to Rodney and they have 2 daughters. Denice enjoys spending her time with family, friends, and relaxing.
Natalie Melki-Ervin, Registered Dental Hygienist
Natalie is a 2008 graduate from Cape Fear Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Natalie is happily married and loves her Maltese. In her free time she enjoys running, painting, and playing with her puppy. She has recently finished her bachelor's degree in Clinical Research.
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We look forward to meeting you and your family. Our beautiful, inviting office is a refreshing place to relax while getting your dental work done. We welcome children too, so make an appointment today!
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