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Meet the Team

The team at A Smile Spa is happy to meet you!

Tina Nichols, Patient Coordinator

As the patient coordinator at A Smile Spa, Tina stays busy by greeting patients, updating patient records, answering phones, arranging payments, managing the schedule, as well as working with billing and clerical responsibilities. Her 16 years of experience with people relations help her greatly in her profession. Tina joined the team in 2011 after becoming certified in dental assisting, radiology, and CPR.

Tina loves that each member of the team strives to make each and every patient feel comfortable and completely at ease. She appreciates that the number one priority is always the best interests of the patient and their unique health needs. Tina also loves the amazing women she works with and the amazing patients in their care. Tina knows that her positive attitude, passion for dentistry, and experience make her a perfect fit for her job.

Outside of the office, Tina enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs. She likes going camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and other outdoor activities.

Amy Sherman, Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy is a Fayetteville native, and joined A Smile Spa in 2007 after earning her Associate’s degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene. Her responsibilities at the practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist include caring for and educating patients about their teeth and gums, which is perfect, since she loves educating and connecting with each of her great patients.  Amy loves the small, friendly atmosphere of the office, and especially appreciates that Dr. Baker stays up-to-date on the latest dental technology. Amy has her patients’ best interests at heart

Yolany Valdes, Financial Coordinator

Yolany comes to us all the way from her native New York, but is enjoying her current residence in Fayetteville! Yolany is the financial coordinator at A Smile Spa, after starting with the practice in 2007. Her many responsibilities include assuring that patients know their financial options before treatment, coming up with creative solutions to address any payment dilemmas, collecting payments, billing, and handling of the office’s finances.  If that didn’t keep her occupied enough, she also stays updated on the latest information in the industry by regularly attending continuing education courses with AHEC.

Yolany enjoys that A Smile Spa has a wonderful staff and a doctor who cares about the patients and employees. She knows she’s a perfect fit for her job because she strives to provide nothing but the best quality of care for each patient.

When she’s not hard at work, Yolany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, shopping, walking, and listening to music.

Erica Mangum, Scheduling Administrator

After growing up in Washington D.C., Erica moved to Fayetteville and has actively worked as the scheduling coordinator for A Smile Spa since 2008. She provides excellent customer service to each patient as she checks them in and out of the treatments, schedules, answers phones, arranges payments, works in billing, and helps the office run smoothly and efficiently.

Erica loves being a team member at A Smile Spa because she loves the patients they serve. As a free spirit who loves life and helping others, Erica is a perfect fit for her job.

When she’s not working diligently to help her patients, Erica likes to cook, read, dance, and spend time with her family.

Crystal Hutchins, Dental Assistant

Crystal became a member of the A Smile Spa team in 2006, and has over 10 years of experience as a dental assistant. Her education includes certification as a Dental Assistant from Fayetteville Community College in 2004, and she’s CPR-certified as well. Crystal strives to provide excellent patient care as she assists Dr. Baker during treatments.

Crystal loves her job because Dr. Baker is a wonderful boss and the entire staff feels like one big family. She enjoys helping patients and takes the time to help especially anxious patients overcome their fear of the dentist.

Crystal enjoys being an aunt to her lovely niece and nephew, and being a mommy to her two Yorkies, Princess and Romeo. She also loves to shop!

April Sessoms, Registered Dental Hygienist

April was born and raised in Sampson County, and joined the practice in 2013 after achieving her Associate’s degree in Applied Science – Dental Hygiene. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, April provides prophylactic, radiographic, and oral cancer screening services to the patients in her care.

She loves that A Smile Spa is friendly and fun while maintaining professionalism. She appreciates that the patient’s best interests are the main focus of the team. April is a perfect fit for her job because she loves meeting and interacting with new people. She loves helping them better their health with the dental services she provides.

April is happily married and loves spending time with her husband and pets when not at the office. She loves to hunt and fish as well!

Mary Freeman, Dental Assistant

Mary was raised in Washington D.C. and became a part of the team in 2012 after moving to Fayetteville. She completed applied career training in 2001 and graduated dental assisting school the same year, which means that she has over 13 years of experience in the dental field! Mary loves working alongside her team and caring for each of her patients. She knows she fits in great with the team because she’s easy to get along with, and her fellow team members are great!

Mary’s hobbies include spending time with her family, braiding hair, helping others, and baking.