Meet Our TeaM
Beth Pittmon, CDA & Front Office Coordinator
Beth has been a part of our exceptional team for 29 years, working directly with Dr. Moore for the past 14 years. Beth is a certified DAII, certified in CPR and is the Front Office Coordinator for our dental practice.
Beth is a native of Kannapolis, NC and is a graduate of Central Piedmont Community College. In her free time, Beth and her husband Clyde enjoy Friday night football games to watch their daughter Maggie cheer and Appalachian State Football games on Saturday to watch their daughter Abby who is a member of the Appalachian State Dance Team.
AMY SCOGGINS, CDA, OFFICE MANAGER
Amy joins our team with 30+ years in the dental industry. She started her career as a Certified Dental Assistant after receiving her certification from Wake Forest Dental Assisting program in 1987. After 20 years as a dental assistant, she moved into the dental Office Manager role.
Amy has also been consulting in dental offices all over the U.S. She brings great knowledge in comprehensive dental care, as well as excellence in customer service.
Amy’s love for dentistry, her hard work and dedication to her doctors, teammates, and patients earned her a scholarship to AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Management) conference and most impressively, the Patterson Dental Diamond Scholar Award in 2016.
In her spare time, Amy loves spending time with her daughter Lauren, son-in-law Daniel and black Labrador, Oliver. She also enjoys traveling and spending time at any beach with a good book in hand.
Katherine Hicks, Front Desk
Kat has been a member of our team since 2012. She came to us as a dental assistant and after several years moved to the front desk. Her sweet smile and warm personality greet every patient. Kat went to Central Piedmont Community College where she completed her Associate’s Degree.
Kat is a native Charlottean. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Cory, her son, Lucas and daughter Holland.
Jessica Ahlgren, Dental Assistant
Jessica was born in Sweden and moved to the United States when she was young. Although she is still fluent in Swedish, she received her U.S. citizenship in 2011. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog Tugger, hiking, snowboarding, and traveling to Europe.
Michelle Darroch, Dental Assistant
Michelle has been working in dentistry since 2001, joining Dr. Barrett Moore chair-side in 2015, when she relocated to Charlotte from Wilmington.
In Michelle’s words: “I feel blessed to be here and could not imagine a better or more positive working environment. I respect the knowledge, kindness and excellent skill of our doctors, which enables us to provide the best dental care possible. The teamwork and upbeat attitudes shown from all of the staff make each workday a great day.
“One of the things I enjoy most about dentistry is to see how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives.”
In her free time, she enjoys every minute with her daughter, Stella, who enriches her life every day, as well as camping, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.
Laura Kasubowski, Dental Hygienist
Laura joined our team in November of 2020. She attended Ferris State University where she obtained her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Laura loves building relationships with patients and is excited to get know ours at Uptown Charlotte Smiles.
In her spare time, Laura likes to hike and travel with friends.
Tara Moore, Dental Hygienist
Tara is a dental hygienist. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys meeting people and is excited to build more relationships with our great patients!
Tara is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and relocated to Charlotte in 2015. Outside the office, her interests include spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to the beach, working out, and cheering on the Carolina Tar Heels and the Carolina Panthers.
Carina Bonds, Dental Hygienist
Carina grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (also known as Virginia Tech) with a Bachelor Degree in Biological Science. Carina was a dental assistant in her dad’s practice for four years before deciding she wanted to play a bigger part in the lives of her patients.
She relocated to South Carolina and attended dental hygiene school at Horry Georgetown Technical College. After graduating at the top of her class and earning the “Student Total Achievement Award” from Colgate, Carina decided to move a little closer to her hometown. Unsure where she would land, she obtained her dental hygiene licenses in South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina. Finally, she found Charlotte, NC to be a fitting city in which to settle and begin her career.
Carina is married to a very handsome, Curt, and they now call Charlotte home with their two dogs. They enjoy camping, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and riding their motorcycles together. Carina has some unique hobbies – ask her at your next visit!