Our Team

jenniferJennifer, Patient Relations Coordinator

Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am a patient relations coordinator here at Green Park Dentistry. I am a native of Hickory, NC and grew up right down the road in Connelly Springs, NC. I am a devoted mother of one. My son Nicolas is in the marching band, so the competitions, practices, and the band’s upcoming trip to play at the anniversary of Pearl Harbor keeps us pretty busy. My fur baby, Harley, is a “tuxedo” rescue kitty from the animal shelter. We enjoy going to the mountains, canoeing and attending Mountain View Baptist Church with my amazing boyfriend, Greg. I am also a HUGE Steelers fan!! I have a strong background in customer service and I love working with such a great, customer service oriented team here at Green Park Dentistry! My goal is to bring happiness and positivity to work with me every day. I look forward to helping you meet your dental needs and maintain a beautiful smile! See you at your next appointment!

Donna, Hygiene Coordinator

Hello, my name is Donna. I was born and raised in Hickory and truly love this area. I’m the Hygiene Coordinator here at Green Park Dentistry and my goal is to help patients maintain their oral health with regular maintenance and cleanings. I have previously worked in the insurance profession and love helping patients achieve their best smile possible!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and family. We love taking day trips experiencing all that our great state of North Carolina has to offer. Thank you for visiting our website and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Melissa, Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Lissa Hamilton, a native North Carolinian. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in science.

It is my desire to help our patients have better overall health through improved dental health. Having had Stage IV oral cancer, I feel I am uniquely qualified to help you deal with problems like dry mouth, radiation trauma, recession and how disease and medications affect your oral health.

When I am not working at Green Park Dentistry, I am teaching dental hygiene clinical skills at Catawba Valley Community College or enjoying my esthetic practice. In my spare time I enjoy family, friends, my dogs, yoga, reading and investment club.

I am very excited to be a member of this team that can help you obtain the smile and function you have always deserved. I look forward to meeting you!

Jane, Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Jane. I graduated from Catawba Valley Community College in 2002 with a Degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been providing dental care for 14 years and enjoy getting to know my patients and their families. It gives me great pleasure, as a dental hygienist, to be able to gain my patient’s trust and to be able to educate my patients about the importance of good oral health by providing a calm and relaxing environment.

I am a mother of two young adults attending college, a 12yr old miniature schnauzer, and a dozen fish in my Koi pond. When I am not working, I enjoy working out or being outdoors. I’m fluent in two languages, English and Hmong, and I love to travel and experience other cultures. I love long hikes (I’m a sucker for waterfalls), rock climbing, zip-lining, and Snickers bars! I look forward to helping you with your smile!

Kara, Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Kara and a Dental Hygienist at Green Park Dentistry. I was born and raised in the foothills of NC near Wilkesboro and moved to the Hickory area in 2006. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003 with a BS in Dental Hygiene and have been working as a hygienist for the past 13 years. I love my Tarheels! GO HEELS!! Outside of work I enjoy spending my time with my husband of 11 years, Todd, and our two wonderful children. I enjoy boating on the lake, soccer with my kids, and I am active in my church. They keep me pretty busy, but I love every minute of it! I also have two dogs, a yellow lab and Australian Shepherd. My passion for dentistry started in high school because of the kindness and care I received from my dentist and hygienist, and I hope to give you that same kind of caring treatment with your dental care at Green Park Dentistry!

Eve, Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Eve. I’ve been a dental assistant for 7 years and I really enjoy helping people improve their oral health. I grew up here in Hickory and love the area. Here at Green Park Dentistry, I help to ensure patients have the proper care and that patients feel as comfortable as possible. I am fluent in English and Spanish which gives me the capability of helping Hispanic patients and ensuring the care they need! When I am not at work I enjoy watching movies with my two kids, 10 and 4 years old. I also enjoy weight lifting, soccer, and church.

Kristi, Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Kristi Austin. I am a certified Dental Assistant here at Green Park Dentistry. I was born and raised in Vale, NC and am a proud mom to my son, Dylan. I graduated from Fred T. Foard High School in 1993. I attended Central Piedmont Community College and graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2001. I’ve been a Dental Assistant for 15 years and I love meeting new people and helping them receive the dental care that they need. In my free time I enjoy exercising, traveling with my boyfriend, Marty, and reading scripture. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Lisa D., Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Lisa and I have been a dental assistant for 20 years. I’m originally from central New Jersey, but I moved down to North Carolina 18 years ago. I became a dental assistant to help others and make them smile. When not working, I like to be with my family going camping, on cruises, and boating. My husband Doug and I have been married for 29 years and he is employed in law enforcement. My oldest son is a graduate of NC State University and is a mechanical engineer in Richmond, VA for GE. My middle son recently graduated South Caldwell and is now at Lenoir Rhyne and is a personal trainer. My little girl is in fourth grade and enjoys spending time just being with family. We were also foster parents for the last eleven years and have taken in over forty children so far. I strive to make your experience at Green Park Dentistry a pleasant one!