Debbie was born in Alliance, OH, and reared in Nashville, TN, and Winter Haven, FL. After living in Overland Park, KS, for 15 years, she came to us in 2005.
Debbie studied business at the University of Florida, but is a rabid Kansas Jayhawks fan. She has extensive training in all things dental: practice management, dental insurance, Mercer Mastery, clinical four-handed dentistry, and dental implant training from Nobel Biocare.
Debbie is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, and serves as Vice President for the Triangle AADOM chapter. She is currently working on her fellowship in the American Association of Dental Office Managers. She is also a founding board member of the North Carolina Association of Dental Office Managers. She loves getting involved in these organizations. She brings a lot of expertise and nurturing to our practice, and as the staff says about her, “she is professional, yet she takes care of all of us.” She loves the practice, the staff, the patients, and calls the office her “home away from home.”
Debbie and her husband Ron, have two married children: Ryan, and his wife Emily, who reside in Overland Park, KS, and Brittany, and her husband Kevin, who live in San Clemente, CA. Brittany and Kevin had Debbie’s first grandchild, Carson, in May 2014. Debbie LOVES being a grandma and hearing Carson call her Nana. She says she’s going to be one of “those” grandparents – and she loves every minute of it!
In her spare time, Debbie enjoys working out, reading, traveling, and golfing. She is a great cook and loves her precious dog, Emma!
Debbie Harrell (Patient Care Coordinator)
Debbie Harrell has been with the practice for 18 years. She is originally from Florida, but has lived in the Raleigh area for 40 years. She attended Garner High School and Wake Technical Community College. She has worked in the dental industry for 21 years.
Debbie is the dental insurance guru, and patients know to call her whenever there is a question about their insurance. She finds great satisfaction in getting claims paid after they have been denied. She enjoys working for Drs. Wainright and Wassel, and says she cannot imagine her life without working in this practice. She says that she works for three wonderful doctors who are all fabulous at what they do.
Debbie enjoys her newest hobby, taking pictures, with her daughter, Taylor. She has an adorable dog, Butterball. When she’s not at work, you can find Debbie swimming, tanning, and socializing at the Garner Country Club, or playing glow ball golf in the evenings.
Jackie (Patient Care Coordinator/Social Media Specialist)
Jackie is originally from upstate New York and has lived in the Raleigh area for over 20 years.
Jackie is very creative, organized, and known for her incredible memory. She is responsible for all of the new patients and the hygiene schedule. Jackie loves combining Social Media with the practice and patients.
She is married to Marcus, and they have a beautiful daughter together. Jackie also has a darling Yorkshire terrier, named Oliver, and a new home. Jackie loves decorating, party planning, and is involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.
Jessie (Patient Care Coordinator)
Jessie is originally from West Hills, California, and has lived in Raleigh for over 15 years. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and natural talent to the practice. She acquired her background in patient care before dentistry as a board-certified body work and massage therapist.
Jessie has been with the practice since 2006, and loves working with the team and patients. She has a passion for dental insurance and coding. She is friendly, knowledgeable, and enjoys coordinating our charity program with Wake Smiles through Project Access.
Jessie celebrated her marriage to her husband, Vinnie, in 2012. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her 3 beloved dogs Fin, Bear, and Brutus. Jessie and Vinnie just welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Ella Grace, in October 2014.
Kay (Patient Care Coordinator/Social Media Specialist)
Born in Manila, Philippines, Kay spent most of her childhood in California (go, San Diego Chargers!), but has lived in Raleigh since 1997, and calls North Carolina home.
Kay earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from North Carolina State University with Cum Laude Honors. Kay joined our practice in January 2012, and has been an enthusiastic team player. She loves working for Drs. Wainright and Wassel, and enjoys forging new relationships with all of our patients. Kay is very familiar with dental insurance, and uses her creativity on our office Facebook page as our social media specialist, so be sure to check it out!
In May 2014, Kay celebrated her marriage to Kyle. In her spare time, Kay enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, cooking, and is actively involved at her church.
Jessica, Patient Care Coordinator and Social Media Manager
Jessica is originally from Gettysburg, PA and is one of the newer additions to the Wainright and Wassel team, having moved to Raleigh in April 2016. Jessica attended Bloomsburg University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.
She then worked as a dental assistant for two years in her hometown before moving to North Carolina for the opportunity to work as a Patient Care Coordinator at Wainright and Wassel DDS, where she gets to combine two of her passions: dentistry and communications. She also promotes office events as the Social Media Specialist, by posting on our office’s Face book page and lnstagram account. In her spare time, Jessica likes to take advantage of the beautiful North Carolina weather by spending as much time outside as possible. She also enjoys coffee dates with her sister and showing her parents around Raleigh when they visit.