Meet Our Dental Staff
Janel – Dental Assistant
Janel joined Park Cedar Dentistry in 2017, and has proven to be a valuable asset to the practice. Janel wears many “hats” in our office. She can be seen assisting the doctors with clinical care, answering the phone to be of service to our patients, or filing insurance claims. Janel has a vast amount of experience from crown and bridge work to pediatric dentistry.
Janel lives in Charlotte with her two children, Carson and Khloe. When she isn’t chasing her two wonderful children around she manages to enjoy hiking and reading in her free time.
Laine – Dental Hygienist
Laine started at our practice in August of 2017. She is very passionate about helping others and takes pride in the amount of care she provides to each patient’s oral health needs and goals. She loves getting to work with such a great team and patients here at Park Cedar.
Laine is originally from Ohio but has been living in the Charlotte area since 2013. In her free time she enjoys traveling, rooting for Cleveland sports, and spending time with her husband, Joe, and their puppies, Rory and Sadie.
Taronda – Registered Dental Hygienist
Taronda is a registered dental hygienist. She received her degree in applied science from York Technical College in 2007. She is certified in nitrous oxide monitoring and CPR. To provide patients with optimal care, Taronda takes continuing education courses each year. She believes in delivering “painless’ dentistry. Taronda feels fortunate to have found a career in dental hygiene.
Taronda is from Rock Hill, South Carolina. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, attending sporting events and going to comedy shows.
Lisa – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lisa joined the team in March of 2019 as a registered dental hygienist. She graduated from York Technical College in 2005 with an associate degree in dental hygiene.
Meeting new people, developing relationships with her patients and educating her patients about the overall health benefits of good oral hygiene is what Lisa enjoys most about her dental career.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Lloyd, family and friends. She enjoys boating on the lake, traveling, going to concerts, cooking, and cheering on the Gamecocks!
Kaitlyn – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kaitlyn joined Park Cedar Dentistry in September 2018. Kaitlyn got into the dental field after being a project manager for 2 years after graduating with a Bachelors of Business Degree in 2011. Her favorite part about being a dental hygienist is making patients feel comfortable during their appointments. She feels so fortunate to have found dental hygiene and can’t wait to meet all the friendly patients at Park Cedar!
Kaitlyn moved to the Charlotte area with her husband and dog in the beginning of 2018! In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, attending any type of sporting event, and spending time with her husband and their dog Dasher.
Andrea – Certified Dental Assistant
Andrea has been with this practice longer than anyone. She joined the founder of the practice in 1981 (Dr. Sturm didn’t join the practice until 1983!) With over 30 years experience, dental assisting is second nature to Andrea leaving her free to focus her time and attention on getting to know patients and understanding them and their concerns. Her favorite part of her job is working with the public because everyone is unique and that makes every day special.
Andrea is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina but has lived in Rock Hill, South Carolina since 1992. She is married with 2 children, Megan and Josh. In her leisure time she can usually be found near the pool reading, swimming, or vacationing at Charleston, SC.
Beth – Certified Dental Assistant
Beth has been in the practice since 2002. She welcomes challenges and the variety that dental assisting provides. She really likes getting to know and developing relationships with all of her patients.
Beth assists with all procedures, but she particularly likes surgical and implant cases. She is a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and is certified by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. These organizations require additional continuing education hours and ensure she stays current on the latest implant and surgical techniques.
A wife and mother of two children, Beth enjoys spending time with her family, reading and working on her many crafting or home projects.