Meet Our TeaM
Beth Pittmon, Dental Assistant & 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 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 enjoys cooking, traveling, and being outdoors with her husband of 20 years, Clyde, and their two beautiful teenage daughters.
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.
Most recently over the past several years, 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, and chocolate Labrador, Mocha. She also enjoys traveling and spending time at any beach with a good book in hand.
Katherine Hicks, Dental Assistant & Front Desk
Kat has been a member of our team since 2012, serving in several valuable capacities, such as chair-side assisting and more recently, front desk. She received her dental assisting degree after completing her Associate’s Degree from Central Piedmont Community College.
Kat is a native Charlottean. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Cory, and young son, Lucas.
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 three dogs, 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 the beach.
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.
Along with the guidance of two wonderful doctors and great co-workers, I enjoy getting to know each patient. One of the things I enjoy most about dentistry is to see how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives.”
Michelle has a young daughter, Stella, who enriches her life every day. In her free time, she enjoys camping, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.
Katy Porter, Dental Hygienist
Katy has been a part of our exceptional team since 2004. Prior to joining our office, she worked with both Dr. John D. Kiser and Dr. Randy Kixmiller. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Central Piedmont Community College. Additionally, she is committed to her profession, having been a past officer and delegate to the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association.
Katy has been married to her husband, Paul, for 36 years, and has two beautiful adult daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.
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!
Ashleigh black, Dental Assistant
Ashleigh Black is the newest member of our team, joining our practice in 2017. She is willing to help wherever necessary, but she primarily serves as a dental assistant to Dr. Moore. While fairly new to the dental field, she has been quick to learn her role and has established herself as a hardworking, team player.
Ashleigh was born and raised in Gastonia, NC and moved to Charlotte in 2014. She enjoys being outdoors, specifically, hiking and kayaking, as well as reading, listening to music, and spending time with her big family. She says, “being a part of this team has been a huge blessing and I’m thankful to be where I am!”