Meet Our Dental Staff
Hunter – Dental Hygienist:
Hunter has been a hygienist with Park Cedar Dentistry for over sixteen years. She loves treating patients she has cared for through the years as well as meeting new ones. Hunter enjoys welcoming people into the practice who may have anxiety about going to the dentist and helping them overcome that anxiety. She loves treating periodontal disease and getting her patients’ teeth and gums back to a healthier state.
When she’s not at work, Hunter is busy with her husband raising five children ranging in age from one to fifteen. On any weekend you can find her on the soccer or baseball field cheering on her kids.
Lynn – Front Desk Coordinator:
Lynn contributes a calming air to us here at Park Cedar Dentistry. She and Cindy “man” the front desk well together, from insurance appeals and collections to assisting patients with their benefits she proves how valuable she is to our family here. Lynn is the friendly voice on the phone helping you schedule treatment and explain dentistry to you. Lynn resides in Lancaster with her husband D’Mario.
They enjoy life with their two dogs, Bailey and Diego. Lynn enjoys studying theology and shopping in her free time.
Tisha – Dental Hygienist:
Tisha graduated from York Technical College in 2007 and is licensed in both North and South Carolina. Her desire is to be gentle and caring, hoping to eliminate some of the fears the patients might have. She loves working with children. By creating a fun and safe dental environment for them she hopes that their experiences early in life will prevent them from growing up to be anxious dental patients. She also enjoys working with the doctors and staff at Park Cedar Dentistry because “it’s one big family of people who really care for each other and their patients”.
A true “southern girl” Tisha lives in the small town of Heath Springs. Tisha and her husband Matthew enjoy their son Hampton and dog Carter. She is also an amateur seamstress and active member in her church.
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 graduated from York Technical College and is licensed in both North and South Carolina. She loves working in such a great field where she is able to help people and takes pride in the amount of care she gives to each patient’s oral health needs and goals. She is thankful to have found such a great career and being able to work with such a great team.
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 outside hiking or out on the lake with her family and fiancé.
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 came to our practice in 2002 as a student intern. Her talent, competence and compassion for patients was immediately obvious prompting us to extend an invitation to her to join our office immediately following graduation. She welcomes challenges and the variety that being a dental assistant provides. 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. Her favorite thing about working in this office is getting to know all of the patients and developing personal relationships with them.
A wife and mother of two young children, Beth enjoys spending time with her family, helping out with her kids various scouting and sports activities, and working on her many crafting projects.
Cindy – Treatment Coordinator, Front Desk:
Cindy has been working with Dr. Sturm and the patients at Park Cedar Dentistry since 1983. She has over 25 years experience with anything and everything that has to do with running a dental practice. From explaining and scheduling treatment to billing and maximizing patients’ insurance benefits, Cindy can do it all. What she likes most about working here is the people; doctors, staff, and patients.
If you have questions, comments or concerns, Cindy will help you get the answers you need.
A wife and mother, Cindy stays pretty busy, but when she can, she tries to find time to travel with family and friends. She enjoys cooking, fine wine and badminton.
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
Robin – Certified Dental Assistant:
Robin joined Park Cedar Dentistry the summer of 2015 and has proven her rock star skills each day. In 1996, Robin began her journey in the world of dentistry as a Certified Dental Assistant in the state of Florida. Robin is a great asset to our office with her vast skills in the new Cerec crown technology. She came to us with 10 years of Cerec knowledge and proficiency. Here at the office we refer to her as “The mad scientist of crowns”. Robin enjoys dentistry as a whole, but her passion shines through in her crown and bridge work.
Robin enjoys spending time with her husband of 15 years and her two sons Dominic and Nikolas. Her boys are very active in sports. Dominic plays football for Indian Land high school and Nikolas is passionate with his wrestling abilities. If Robin is not on a field or near a mat with the boys, she adores making jewelry by hand; and is exquisite in her techniques.
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