Dental Staff

Dr. Stephen J. Wessels's Team

All our professionals at Dr. Wessels office maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay up to date with the latest trends in dentistry

Stephanie - Office Administration / Insurance Coordinator

Stephanie is a graduate of West Wilkes High School and a graduate of Gardner-Webb University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management.  She has been with Dr. Wessels since 2012 and serves as the Insurance/Financial Coordinator but has been working in the healthcare industry since 2008.  She works hand in hand with our patients to ensure that they get all their dental needs scheduled and completed to achieve a healthy and happy smile!  Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys playing the guitar but her favorite part of the day is coming home to her son whom she welcomed in 2015.

 

 

 

 

Meagan - Registered Dental Hygienist

Meagan is a graduate of Wilkes Central High School and a 2012 graduate of Catawba Valley Community College where she received her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She joined Dr. Wessels' office in 2016 and serves as our full time Dental Hygienist.  Meagan has been married since 2014. She currently resides in Wilkes County with her husband and their German Shepherd, Rambo.  Meagan enjoys being a certified personal trainer and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Marianne - Certified Dental Assistant

Marianne studied Dental Assisting at Fayetteville Technical Community College.  She has worked in general dentistry since 2004 and has over 10 years of experience in Oral Surgery.  She joined Dr. Wessels' office in February of 2017.  Marianne is very passionate about implant and cosmetic dentistry, and strives to help our patients achieve their optimal oral health.  She is from Raeford, NC and moved to the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in October, 2015.  She is married and has two children.  Marianne and her family enjoy outdoor activites and traveling.

 

 

 

 

Melanie - Registered Dental Hygienist

Melanie is a 2002 Graduate if Catawba Valley Community College where she received her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She joined Dr. Wessels' office in 2017 and serves as our Part Time Dental Hygienist. Melanie has been married since 2000 and has three children.  Outside of work, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Diane - Scheduling Coordinator / Certified Dental Assistant

Diane is a 1999 graduate of North Wilkes High School and a 2003 graduate of    Wilkes Community College. She is DANB certified in radiology, infection control, and general chairside assisting. She is cross trained in office administration. She has been with Dr. Wessels since 2019. Diane has two children and one grandchild. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family and friends and traveling. 

 

 

 

 

 

Erica - Certified Dental Assistant

Erica grew up in Wilkesboro, NC and is a 2008 honors graduate from Wilkes Community College with a degree in Dental Assisting.  She was awarded with a first-place accreditation in the 2008 Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting Table Clinics.  Erica is a CDA II certified through the North Carolina Dental Assisting National Board.  She has been with Dr. Wessels since 2020.  Erica’s favorite part of her job is getting to know patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair.  To her, there is nothing more gratifying than helping patients overcome their dental fears.  Erica married her husband Justin in 2009 and since then, they have welcomed two daughters.  In her free time, she enjoys baking and spending time with her family.