Dr. Prashant Patel
Oral health is one of the important parts of our overall well-being which is quite often overlooked and underestimated. The reason it is so important and I have made it my mission to become an advocate for, is because the first thing people notice about others is the smile. It is the first impression and the lasting one. Secondly, in order to continue taking delight in consuming our favorite foods, teeth care must be made a priority. That is why I will make sure to sit down with you and explain the condition of your teeth and what you can do to improve its health.
My family and educational background has played an important role in forming the core of who I am today and has helped me not only learn and understand the new inventions in the dental field and how to provide the best service to my patients, but also given me a great understanding on what a patient’s mindset is during a visit as I have been on the end of my share of doctor visits with my grandfather who was a general doctor and keeping this in mind I make sure to ensure every patient who comes to my office is made comfortable and all decisions on their oral health are made together.
If you have questions, it would be my pleasure to make sure that you understand all the options that are available to you and that you feel entirely comfortable with any and all treatment recommendations.
DDS, New York University
BDS, Rajiv Gandhi Dental University
CRA, Clinical Research Associates of America
Miss Katie Kroell is from Lincoln County, she studied nursing and worked in the medical field for four years. She graduated Dental School in 2018 and realized that Dentistry is indeed her passion. Katie states “A beautiful smile symbolizes good health and happiness”. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, traveling, and spending time with her two dogs Dolly and Darby. Katie surely looks forward to greeting you in our office with a comforting and fun personality.
Ashley Silva was born in California, but raised in the small town of Newton, North Carolina. She graduated from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School in 2017. Ashley always makes sure that each patient’s needs are met here at our office and takes pride in what she does as an Assistant. In her spare time, her main focus is spending time with her son, Anthony. Some interests of Ashley’s are pottery, music and anything related to the famous book series, Harry Potter.
Fabiola Muñoz is originally from Hickory and graduated from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School in 2017. She enjoys helping others in creating their beautiful smiles. Outside of the office Fabiola loves spending time with her little family as well as playing the guitar, reading, and art.
Front Desk Coordinator
Karla Canales was born in El Salvador but raised in Cool Springs, North Carolina. She has been with our practice since July 2016. She is an integral part of our friendly and caring professionals dedicated to creating beautiful smiles! Outside of the office Karla enjoys spending time with her husband and three beautiful children.
Ann Bryant-Oliver is a DAII at Fern Creek Dentistry in Statesville, NC. She has been a Dental Assistant for the past 5 years. Working at a busy Office in Philadelphia, PA. helped her develop good professional skills. She also has all the excellence of a good Assistant. She’s a friendly people’s person. Helps when she can and enjoys her job.
Nathali Aleman is originally from Mexico but Statesville, NC has been her home for the past 31 years. She has been with our practice since 2012. She went to MCC and CVCC. She is very passionate in her job and enjoys helping patient’s answer any questions they may have. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family, reading and cooking.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jana is one of our dental hygienists. She graduated from State CPCC in 2001. Jana is an avid sports fan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to sporting events. Jana is married with one son and two step children. She has been a hygienist for 17 years and looks forward to seeing you.