Meet Our Staff

Deborah Taylor – Office Manager

Deborah attended Wilkes Community College & earned her dental assisting degree in 1987. Since then she has furthered her education by studying business administration & human resources, & by becoming a member of the American Association of Dental Office Management.

Deborah found her passion for dentistry in high school, after which she went on to work as a dental assistant, an office coordinator & finally as a manager. She has also channeled this passion through volunteering, including dental missions to Mexico & Haiti as well as the Baptist Men’s Dental Bus.

Family is deeply important to Deborah & she cherishes her son Timothy, her daughter Sarah, her daughter-in-law Olivia, her fantastic grandson Ryder & her best friend in the world—an adorable Springer Spaniel named Buddy.

Jennifer Pennington – Dental Hygienist

Third Creek Dentistry StaffJennifer 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. 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.

Megan Moore – Dental Hygienist

Third Creek Dentistry StaffMegan joined the Third Creek Dentistry team in January 2018. She graduated in 2000 from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in dental hygiene. As a registered dental hygienist, she enjoys building relationships & educating patients about the value of maintaining oral health. Megan’s passion is shared by her sister, who is a dentist in Pennsylvania, & their mother, who also has a background in dentistry. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons & two dogs at the baseball field.

Ashley Furr – Front Desk

Third Creek Dentistry StaffAshley joined the practice in June, 2012, and 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.

Lori Mills – Dental Assistant

Third Creek Dentistry StaffLori 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 likes 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.

Laura Cotney – Certified Dental Assistant

Laura-Cotney---Certified-Dental-AssistantLaura graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 1989 & later received training in conscious sedation & oral surgery. She earned her dental assisting certification from the Dental Assisting National Board.

Laura loves to help patients feel at ease & achieve their dental health goals, all while educating them about the many ways that a healthy smile can improve their lives. Beyond her career, she has dedicated time to serve at the Community Care Clinic in Salisbury.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening, camping, making stained glass & spending time with her three English Bulldog.

Crystal Hewitt – Retired

Third Creek Dentistry StaffIt will be bittersweet to leave an awesome doctor & team but I will be retiring on September 8, 2022. This has been my best job ever! I will miss everyone but I have very fond memories that will keep me smiling in the years to come. I have given my all over the past 28 years in dentistry & 46 years total in the workforce. Nobody is promised tomorrow but my plans include making a lot more precious memories with my family! I want to serve my church more, read, travel to places I’ve not been before both near & far, crochet, & revisit playing the piano. I just want to enjoy the life that the good Lord has given me & do his will. God has been so good to me throughout the years & my heart is full!

Take care & God bless!
Crystal Hewitt

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