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.
LaSandra Jant, Dental Assistant & Patient Coordinator
You will recognize LaSandra as the friendly voice on the phone, or the one who greets you when you arrive, for she is our Patient Coordinator! Prior to joining us full time in 2015, LaSandra was already a valuable member of our team. She has been a reliable temporary assistant to Dr. Moore for over 12 years, filling in when other team members were on vacation or maternity leave.
LaSandra is originally from Charlotte and has two teenage daughters. Her hobbies include working out, cooking, and traveling. Finally, although LaSandra has been working in the dental field since 1995, she is also a licensed esthetician.
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 joined our practice in 2016 and has been a certified DAII Dental Assistant since 2011. She enjoys working closely with patients and loves to help them feel comfortable in the office.
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!