Meet Dr. Kenneth J. Rasbornik, DMD, PA
Dr. Rasbornik is a gentle & caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials & procedures available. He practices comfortable & caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to his technical proficiency, Dr. Rasbornik is a careful listener & will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in biology from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1987, Dr. Rasbornik received his doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina, where he also completed a two-year General Practice Residency. In addition, Dr. Rasbornik is a member of the Rowan County Dental Society, the Iredell County Dental Society & the Greater Charlotte Study Club. He currently holds a masters in the Academy of General Dentistry & a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is the past president of the Second District of the North Carolina Dental Society & the Iredell County Dental Society. In his spare time enjoys fly fishing & tennis.
Dr. Rasbornik looks forward to showing you the ways in which exceptional dentistry can improve your life.
Crystal Hewitt – Office Manager
Crystal Hewitt has been in dentistry since 1998, starting out as a Dental Assistant then becoming an Administrator. She has been with Third Creek Dentistry since 2014 as their Office Manager & has taken her duties to heart. She feels that they have the best team & patients around. She is proud to be working with a great doctor that patients admire. Her enjoyment here comes from being a part of bringing back smiles to patients by explaining & discussing their treatment plans with them & making it happen financially. Her greatest blessings are her two children & three grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping & dancing.
Jennifer Pennington – Dental Hygienist
Jennifer is a registered dental hygienist who has worked with us at Third Creek Dentistry since May of 2015. She graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She then decided to continue her education & graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association & enjoys providing patients with the highest level of care. Jennifer is extremely proficient at digital x-rays, gum disease therapy, preventive dental hygiene care & oral health education. She enjoys educating the public on the importance of good oral health in conjunction with their overall health. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys running, reading & spending time with her family & two dogs.
Ashley Furr – Front Desk
Ashley joined the practice in June 2012. Ashley has been in dentistry for over 12 years. Although she is trained & qualified as a dental assistant, Ashley prefers to assist patients at the front desk. Her training as a dental assistant allows her to clearly explain treatment plans & answer patients’ questions. She is always available to assist with insurance concerns & scheduling appointments. Her down-to-earth personality & friendly demeanor help to create a welcoming & comfortable environment to patients. Ashley is a native of Salisbury & enjoys spending time with her husband & son.
Tina Pearman – Front Desk
Tina joined the Third Creek Dentistry team in 2015 as a front desk/sterilization tech. She especially loves the interaction with all different types of patients & helping them improve their appearance & confidence through dentistry. Tina loves the relaxed & friendly atmosphere of the office & getting to work with a group of caring dental professionals. She makes every effort to ensure that patients have the best experience possible in every aspect of their dental needs, including scheduling appointments, answering questions, coordinating with other dental offices & insurance issues. She is happy to assist with any request. During her leisure time, Tina enjoys traveling, cooking & learning new languages.
Lori Mills – Dental Assistant
Lori is an integral member of the Third Creek Dentistry team & is one of our exceptional assistants. She became a dental assistant in 1987 & has been working with Dr. Rasbornik since 2012. She liked the challenge of general dentistry & the variety of patients & procedures. She absolutely loves working at Third Creek Dentistry & instantly noticed the tight-knit relationship between patients & staff. Lori enjoys educating patients & treats them with gentleness, kindness & compassion to ensure that their dental experience is positive. She looks forward to caring for our family of patients for many years. During her leisure time, Lori enjoys boating, scrapbooking & spending time with family & friends.
Heather Taylor – Dental Assistant
Heather has worked in dentistry since 1998. She joined our team in September 2010. Heather loves working with a team that is always willing to help out. She also enjoys meeting new patients. Outside of work, Heather enjoys being on the lake, gardening, spending time with her friends & family, & also spending time outdoors. Heather is married & a mother to one boy & two girls.