Kim is originally from West Virginia, but after living in the Raleigh area for almost 30 years, she calls North Carolina home. As a testament to Kim’s dedication to our practice, she has worked here for over 25 years! Kim is an invaluable asset to the practice because of her patient knowledge, patient relationships, and great sense of humor.
Kim is a lifetime member of the American Dental Assistants Association. She is married to Clint, and they have one daughter, Sydney. Kim loves to laugh, travel, read, and cook, and is a huge West Virginia Mountaineers fan.
Debra, CDA, DAII (Patient Treatment Coordinator)
Debra is a native North Carolinian from Oxford, NC. She is a graduate of J.F. Webb High School, studied at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, for two years, and graduated from the dental assisting program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has been a certified dental assistant for nearly 35 years. Debra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.
Debra is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. As a testament to her good nature and dedication to dentistry, Debra loves developing relationships with our patients and making a difference in their lives by helping to meet their dental goals and needs. She enjoys working with funny, caring, and dedicated people every day. Debra always greets patients with a smile, and makes sure that they leave with a smile, too!
She has been married to her husband, Royce, for over 24 years. Debra loves to travel, hike, and go camping. One of her favorite things to do is to be on the back of a motorcycle with Royce! She also sings in the choir at Mt. Creek Baptist Church.
Janise, DAII (Patient Treatment Coordinator)
Janise came from the beautiful state of Utah and has been in Raleigh since 2006. She is number 5 of 6 kids, has 8 nieces and 2 nephews. She attended Snow College and completed her dental assistant training at the Renaissance Dental Institute in Utah. Janise is also a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. Janise is sad to admit that she has never been skiing or snowboarding in the entire 23 years she lived in Utah.
Janise loves helping people and making them smile. She loves the candy Laffy Taffy for the jokes on the back of the wrapper. She also loves to volunteer for patients in need through Project Access. Since smiling is her favorite thing to do, she loves giving patients the smile they have always wanted, or doing “mini makeovers,” as she calls it.
Janise also loves to travel. She has been to Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Hungary. Her favorite holidays are her birthday and her half birthday. There is always a countdown to these “holidays,” in case you ever forget. She doesn’t have any pets, but she has named her plants. They are Hector, Anthony, Sun, Helga, Wanda, and Thor.
In addition to her dental assisting career, Janise is a newly licensed cosmetologist. She graduated from Paul Mitchell: The School of Raleigh in June 2014. Her hair color changes frequently (as much as Dr. Matt allows) and she enjoys honing her new skills on coworkers, friends, patients, and any other willing participant!
Tonia, DA II (Patient Treatment Coordinator)
Tonia is a native North Carolinian originally from Burlington, and moved to Raleigh to pursue opportunities in the capital city! Tonia is a Dean’s list graduate of Alamance Community College and brings a great deal of enthusiasm and experience to our practice.
Tonia has been fascinated with dentistry for quite some time, and has volunteered with children and the elderly on her quest to improve the oral health of the citizens of North Carolina. Tonia is exceptionally moved by dental technology, which makes her position in our practice a great fit. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Diamond and Mykal, who she considers to be her best friends, and she is also grandmother to Bentlei, who calls her Mimi. She is expecting her 2nd grandchild in August 2017.
Tonia says she is just trying to enjoy life right now!!!
Ashley, CDA (Patient Treatment Coordinator)
Ashley is a native North Carolinian and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. She is currently working on completing her Bachelor Degree in Health Science. She routinely volunteers her time at dental clinics.
Ashley has been a patient of Wainright & Wassel DDS since the age of four. It was only fitting that Ashley join our team! With her great work ethic and positive attitude, she is a great fit with our wonderful staff.
Ashley is very close with her family. She never misses the yearly tradition of Tennessee football games with her dad. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, going camping, going to amusement parks and hanging out with her friends.
Christopher, (Hygiene Assistant)
Christopher is originally from Bronx, NY. He moved to Raleigh to be with his family and pursue his dreams of a career in dentistry. Christopher is in training to become a DA1 and progress to a DAII. He is a loved member of our team and our hygienists rely on him to make sure that everything is perfectly prepared for our patients. He prides himself on making sure that everything runs smoothly.
In his spare time, Christopher likes to work out, read books, write poetry, and shop. He also enjoys eating, going to movies, and playing video games. He loves to worship God and spend time with his family and friends.