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Our Team

 

 

FRONT DESK TEAM

Cherry Utley 
Office Manager

Cherry has been with our office since 1987. Hailing from Kannapolis, NC, Cherry's red hair fits her personality and her name perfectly.  A Tarheel and Carolina Panthers fan, she enjoys watching sports and is usually the loudest one in the living room watching the games. She has a love for organic gardening (both flowers and vegetables) and you will find her in the kitchen all summer long canning and freezing her own produce.  It's a time-consuming process, but well worth the results.  Cherry also enjoys traveling, reading, DIY projects and cooking.  She and her husband have one daughter, who is married and has blessed them with 2 grandchildren.  Needless to say, family is extremely important to her and her grandchildren have totally captured her heart.

Favorite Office Snack:  Addicted to Starbucks

Celebrity Crush:  Tom Selleck (she loves those dimples!)

Favorite Quote:  "Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it" 

 

Tracy Driver 
Insurance Specialist/Star of "Monday Bites" 

After 21 years of working for Dr. London and a lifetime of being her baby sister, Tracy, the office comedian, knows the boss better than anyone.  If you follow our Monday Bites videos, she is the mastermind behind them.  A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, her claim to fame is that she went to college with Michael Jordan.  She has 2 sons.  Her oldest son Nathan, also a graduate of Chapel Hill, received his Masters in Bio-Engineering from UC Riverside and is working as an engineer in San Diego, CA.  She wants him closer to home but looks forward to visiting the West Coast soon. Noah, a graduate of Davidson College is married to Peyton.  They are both teachers at Concord Middle School. Tracy says she hit the jackpot with all three!  She loves her two dogs, Boston Terrier, Bagel, and Havanese, Muffin.  In her free time, Tracy enjoys watching reality TV and painting. When asked what one item she would take if she were to go on Survivor, Tracy did not have to give it any thought... "MASCARA!"

Favorite Quote: "After the game, the king & pawn go in the same box"

Favorite TV Show: Parenthood

Celebrity Crush: Kyle Chandler
 

Deanna Helms
Registered Dental Hygienist/New Patient Coordinator

Deanna has been a patient of Dr. London's since she was 2 years old and has been working for Dr. London since 2005.  She and her husband, Brandon, have one son, Colton!  They also have three furry "children", Bella, a Maltipoo, and two chihuahuas, Hershey and Champ, which are rescues! When asked what makes her unique in the office, Deanna said: "I have the smallest hands."  As a matter of fact, she was once told by a 3-year-old patient that she has "wittle hands!"  If you ever forget Deanna's name, you can just call her "Weenie," because that is her nickname around the office.  

Favorite TV Show:  Fixer Upper, House Hunters

Favorite Movie:  Dirty Dancing or The Proposal

Celebrity Crush:  "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson

 

JoLynn Thompson

Front Office Assistant

JoLynn, or "JoJo" as Tracy calls her, was born and raised in Concord and has worked for Dr. London since 2012.  She is a lover of anything chocolate or peanut butter, margaritas and Mexican food.  When asked about her favorite vacation spot, JoLynn said: "any place with snow because I cannot take the heat anymore!"  She has two great loves in her life, her husband, Mason, and her Shih Tzu, Max.  JoLynn and Mason have successfully spoiled Max rotten!  If you are looking for JoLynn around the office, just listen for a contagious laugh accompanied by a distinctive snort!

Celebrity Crush:  Luke Bryan

Favorite TV Shows:  Law & Order & Pioneer Woman

Favorite College Team:  Alabama 

 

HYGIENE TEAM

Natalie Farrell 
Certified Dental Assistant/Hygiene Assistant

When asked what she would take with her if ever a contestant on Survivor, Natalie's answer made Dr. Pat proud, she said: "A toothbrush because furry teeth are gross!"  Born and raised in Kannapolis, she has worked with Dr. London for 26 years.  She and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 25 years and they love spending time with friends and family!  In her spare time, Natalie loves to read. She believes laughter is the best medicine. Her favorite singer is Mandisa, especially her song "Overcomer."  When asked what she would do if she were not working for Dr. Pat, Natalie said "I would create a show called The Real Housewife of Cabarrus County," starring none other than me!" 

Favorite Movie:  Pirates of the Caribbean

Office Snack:  Cheese Doodles

Something that makes her unique:  "Thought I had prostate cancer" (Nat is the office hypochondriac!)

 

Amanda Barringer
Certified Dental Assistant/Hygiene Assistant

Amanda, an avid Disney World lover, has worked for Dr. London since 2012 and is the star of our live videos each week covering everything from patient education to fun games.  If you ever ask Amanda what she loves most, she would say her 6-year-old son, Landon, and her husband of 9 years, Jon! Luckily she is a Tarheel fan like most of the girls in the office. A native of Kannapolis, Amanda's hobbies include dancing, singing, and shopping until she drops!  When asked what made her pursue a career in dentistry, Amanda said: "I love to smile, so I like to help make others smile!"  If she wasn't working for Dr. London, Amanda's dream job would be a stay at home mommy! When you visit Amanda at the office and you want to get her talking just mention Grey's Anatomy or Vampire Diaries! 



Jenny Billings 
Registered Dental Hygienist 

Jenny, born in Tucson, AZ, but raised in Concord, is one of our awesome hygienists.  She says she has always been fascinated by teeth so the decision to work in dentistry was an easy one for her.  Jenny and her husband, Tyler, have been married for 8 years and they have a daughter, Madilyn, and a son, Caleb.  In her spare time, she loves baking, exercising, playing with her children and spending time with her “1st child,” a golden retriever named Audrey.  She says if she was ever going to be on the TV show “Survivor,” the one thing she would take with her would be her Bible.  If Jenny was not a dental hygienist, she says she would be a baker/cake decorator so we fully intend to let her test her recipes on us!

Favorite Flavor Ice Cream: Salted Caramel

Favorite College Team: Tarheels (because it's the favorite of the lady that signs her paychecks!)

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with an ocean

 

ASSISTANTS TEAM

Brandy Green 

Certified Dental Assistant  
Always smiling, Brandy Green, is a native of nearby, Harrisburg, NC and has worked for Dr. Pat since 2007. Her daughter, Emma, and son, Jake, keep her quite busy outside of the office.  She shares an affinity for peanut butter milkshakes with Dr. Pat.  So, stop by Cookout on your way to the office and score some brownie points with her!  Brandy's husband makes her cheer for Duke, but she tries to keep that quiet in an office full of Tarheel fans! She loves to travel with her family and currently her favorite vacation spot is Pensacola, Florida!

Favorite TV Shows:  Modern Family and Mike & Molly

Favorite Quote: "Remember you are unique, just like everyone else!"

Celebrity Crush:  Mark Wahlberg 

  


Mary Pressley
Certified Dental Assistant

Mary is a familiar face around the office since she has been with Dr. Pat since 1999.  She resides in Concord, but you can also frequently find her at the beach or in the mountains.  When asked what made her get into dentistry, Mary said: "I once observed a dental office and thought, wow I could do that!"  Mary loves to travel, not only for leisure but also for mission trips in different parts of the world.  In fact, she says if she were not working for Dr. Pat, she would be a travel agent! If ever stranded on a deserted island, the one item Mary could not do without.....her Bible! 

Favorite College Team: UNC Tarheels

Favorite Movies: Anything made by Hallmark!

Favorite Hobby: Reading Books, Spoiling her dog Sammy 

 

Melissa Green

Dental Assistant

Melissa is one of our fabulous dental assistants. She lives in Concord with her husband, Josh, and their fur baby. Cleveland, a golden collie, is named for the Cleveland Indians. During her free time, Melissa enjoys watching the Tarheels and working on her house. Melissa is fluent in two languages Laotian and English. Christina Aguilera is her favorite singer but if given the chance to meet anyone it would be Britney Spears. When asked if she wasn’t working for Dr. London what her dream job would be, Melissa replied a “makeup artist”!

Celebrity Crush: Ryan Reynolds

Favorite Movie:  Boondock Saints

Favorite Flavor Ice Cream:  Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Quote:  "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel." 


MARKETING TEAM

Shelby Nantz
Practice Marketing

Shelby, born and raised in Concord, has been a team member since 2016.  She fits right in at our office as she is a Tarheel fan!  She has a younger brother, Jacob, and two dogs, Daisy and Duke.  If she did not work with us she says she would love to be a pilot and fly "anywhere tropical."  She has a great sense of fashion and loves shopping, traveling to the beach, and believe it or not, cleaning!  Her favorite snacks are guacamole with chips and birthday cake ice cream.  She says if she were ever on "Survivor", the one thing she would definitely take with her would be food.  In her spare time she likes to watch movies, especially the Notebook.

Favorite Singer:  Florida Georgia Line

Favorite TV Show:  Bachelor/Bachelorette

Celebrity Crush:  Eric Decker