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 Jayhawk 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 Management, and she serves as Vice President for the AADOM Triangle Chapter and is a founding board member. She received her Fellowship from the American Association of Dental Office Management in the fall of 2016. 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 this 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 lives in San Clemente, CA. Debbie has 3 grandsons, Carson, Jack, Logan and a granddaughter due in the summer of 2017. Debbie loves being “NaNa” and she proudly says that she’s going to be one of “THOSE” grandparents – and she loves every minute of it!
Jessie (Patient Care Coordinator and Team Lead)
Jessie is originally from West Hills, California, and has lived in Raleigh since 1992. 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 bodywork 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 friends, family and her two little girls.
Jackie (Patient Care Coordinator)
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 the new patients and the hygiene schedule.
She is married to Marcus, and they have 2 beautiful daughters. Jackie also has a darling Yorkshire terrier, named Oliver. Jackie loves decorating, party planning, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family.
Kay (Patient Care Coordinator)
Born in Manila, Philippines, Kay spent most of her childhood in San Diego, California, 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 is an enthusiastic team player. Her diligence, work ethic, and attention to detail make her a vital part of our administrative team. With Kay’s knowledge and passion for dental/medical insurance billing and claims, our patients know they are in good hands when they come to her with any questions and concerns.
Kay and her husband, Kyle, celebrated their marriage in May 2014. Kay enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, cooking, traveling, and is actively involved at Saint Raphael Catholic Church.
Debbie Harrell (Patient Care Coordinator)
Debbie Harrell has been with the practice since 1997. She is originally from Florida, but has lived in the Raleigh area for over 40 years. She attended Garner High School and Wake Technical Community College. She has worked in the dental industry for over 20 plus years.
Debbie is the dental insurance guru, and patients know to call her whenever here is a question about their insurance. She finds great satisfaction in getting claims paid after they have been denied. She enjoys working with Drs. Wainright & 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 2 adorable dogs, Butterball and Dixie. When she’s not at work, you can find Debbie swimming, tanning, socialize at the Garner Country Club, or playing golf in the evenings with her boyfriend, Doug.
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 Facebook page and Instagram 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.