Dental Staff

All professionals at Teague Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Jeanne Morgan
    Hygienist

    I am a native of Leicester, NC and I graduated from Clyde A Erwin High School in 1977.  I attended Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College where I completed the Dental Assisting Program in 1978 and graduated with honors in 1980 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene.  I have practiced as a hygienist for over 30 years and joined Dr. Teague’s practice in 2001.  I am happily married to my husband Rick. I have two children, six grandchildren, and three dogs. I am a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Leicester, NC.  I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and being outdoors.

  • Heather Templeton
    Hygienist

    I grew up in a minister’s home, living a few years in the city of Berlin, Germany while in the ministry.  We then settled in Hendersonville, NC.  I was educated at Bob Jones University and at Greenville Tech; graduating from Greenville Tech in 1996 as a registered dental hygienist.  I joined Dr. Teague’s practice in 1997. My husband, Matthew, and I have three wonderful children. We are thrilled to be able to raise our family in our beautiful mountains!

  • Cindy Capps
    Hygienist

    I am a registered dental hygienist and have been practicing for 25 years. I grew up in the west Asheville area and graduated from Erwin High School. I attended Asheville Buncombe Technical College and graduated from the dental hygiene program in 1989. I am married to my husband, Ronnie, who is a retired teacher from Buncombe County Schools. We have two sons, Zeb, a high school teacher and football coach, and Zane, a deputy with Henderson County Sheriff's Department. My hobbies include clogging, traveling, and spending time with family.

  • Lydia Dillingham
    Hygienist

    I am a proud native of Weaverville, NC where I graduated from North Buncombe High School. I continued my education at Appalachian State University, graduating magna cum laude, and received my Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. I decided to change career paths and pursued a degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Asheville Buncombe Technical College. During my time as a dental hygiene student, I served as the Student Dental Hygiene Association's President and received Hu-Friedy's Golden Scaler Award that recognizes students from across the nation who have 'demonstrated remarkable skill and talent over the course of their classes.' I began my career at Dr. Teague's office in 2017 and I am grateful to work with such a caring and supportive team. Fun fact - before working at Dr. Teague's office, I was a patient of the practice for the past twenty years! I am very family oriented and enjoy spending my free time exploring our beautiful mountains and immersing myself in Asheville's food culture. I recently became a new dog mom to Nelson, a redtick coonhound!

  • Kay Campbell
    Hygienist

    Congratulations on retirement! Dr Teague would like to thank and acknowledge Kay for 29 years of service to our office and dentistry!

    I am a native of Asheville, NC.  I attended the Asheville City schools, Western Carolina University and Central Piedmont Community College.  I graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in 1970 with a degree in dental hygiene.  A career in dental hygiene was suggested to me by my dentist when I was in the 9th grade.  Having never considered another profession, I have been a registered dental hygienist for 45 years in the same practice.  My life’s work has been most rewarding and my professional goal has been to help educate patients about the importance of maintaining optimal dental health.  Also gratifying is getting to know the patients over the years and forming lasting ties. The natural beauty of Asheville and the surrounding areas fit my love of the outdoors.

  • Shanda Manning
    Assistant

    I moved to Asheville in the summer of 1999. I moved here specifically to attend the A-B Tech dental assisting program hoping to find a dental practice to further my career aspirations. I am happily married to my husband, Jeremy of 12 years. We have two beautiful children, Ava, 11, and Brayden, 8. I have worked for Dr. Teague as a dental assistant since fall 2004. I am proud to be affiliated with such a successful practice and have enjoyed fulfilling my career goals as a member of his dedicated team.

  • Victoria McClure
    Assistant

    I am a native of Leicester, and in 2013, I graduated from Clyde A. Erwin High School. After graduating High School, I continued my job at Chick-fil-A. After seven years of working at Chick-fil-A, four of which I was a manager, I was recruited to become a dental assistant. I find helping patients rewarding and enjoy interacting with people. I have been a dental assistant at Dr. Teague's office since January of 2019.  In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with my nieces, and playing with my two cats, Mako and Loki. 

  • Anna Mertz
    Assistant

    I was born and raised in Asheville, NC and graduated from Clyde A. Erwin High School in 2013. I attended and graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical College where I obtained my certification for dental assisting (Dental Assisting National Board)  in July of 2019. In my free time I enjoy traveling and learning new cultures and languages. I have studied Spanish for the past four years and some day aspire to be a medical interpreter. I traveled to Chile in 2017 and Colombia in 2018. I have a hound/lab mix dog named Leo and we enjoy our free time going on hikes to waterfalls. I am very blessed to be a member of the dental team at Dr. Teague's! 

  • Daina Ashworth
    Assistant

    I am a native of Asheville, NC. I graduated from Clyde A. Erwin High School in 1998. After high school, I attended Asheville Buncombe Technical College where I received my dental assisting degree in 2000. I spent my first 15 years in general dentistry where I specialized in designing in-office crowns (Cerec). In 2015, I joined a periodontal practice where I spent five years expanding my knowledge and skills in the dental field. This year, 2020, I am proud to be celebrating my 20th year in dentistry! I strive to provide patient education, quality care, and establishing relationships with our patients. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children.

  • Rachel Drake
    Front Office

    I am a native of Pennsylvania. I moved to Asheville in 2009 where I attended and graduated from T.C. Roberson High School. After graduation, I pursued my education at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and received a Bachelors Degree in Science. I grew up in small town near Penn State University and enjoy watching the Nittany Lions and the Steelers play football. I have a German Shepherd / Husky mix dog named Charlie and we love to take hikes in DuPont State Forest.

  • Jackie Sparks
    Front Office

    I was born and raised locally in the Leicester area. I have been a dental hygienist for the last 40 years after being educated at Mars Hill University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. I have recently transitioned to the front office where I look forward to forming relationships with our patients and assisting them with all of their dental needs. I have been married to my husband, John, for 30 years. We have two children and one granddaughter that we enjoy spending much of our free time with. I attend Beulah Baptist Church and I love to play the piano and bass guitar. 

  • Celia Demkow
    Front Office

    I was born and raised here in Leicester, NC. I am a proud graduate of Erwin High School and Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. I have been married to my husband, Bobby, for two years. Between the two of us I have two children and three stepchildren along with seven grandchildren! The best job I've ever had is being a nana. Before joining the staff here at Dr. Teague's, I worked in the front office at Allergy Partners for 26 years. I am looking forward to getting to know Dr. Teague's patients and to be able to assist them in any way I can. 

  • Mary Hawkins
    Office Manager

    Congratulations on retirement! Dr. Teague would like to thank and acknowledge Mary for 20 years of service to our office and dentistry!

    Native to the Asheville area, I graduated from Erwin High School in 1974, then attended Asheville-Buncombe Tech and graduated in 1976 with a degree in dental assisting. I started my career as a dental receptionist and worked at that practice until 1999. In May of 1999, I joined the practice of Dr. James Teague as his receptionist and office manager. My love of dentistry and providing patient care has made my long career in dentistry of 42 years so enjoyable. I have been married 41 years.  We have two boys, both married to two great daughters-in-laws, and five wonderful grandkids. God has truly blessed our lives.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-1:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Coming Soon!"
    -