Meet the Team
The team at A Smile Spa is happy to meet you!
Erica Mangum, Office Manager
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.
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.
Pierinna Pena, Patient Coordinator/Front Desk
Pierinna is originally from Queens and studied at LaGuardia Community College. She is trained in CPR/AED and is a Certified Medical Assistant (Phelbotomist and EKG Technician) as well. Today, her career in the dental field covers seven years and counting. Her favorite part of working here at A Smile Spa is being able to interact so positively with all of the patients!
Pierinna is the middle child in a family of five. Her hobbies outside of work include exercising, running, collecting brand name watches and sunglasses, and spending time with her dog and other loved ones. She’s also a passionate traveler and is always game for exploring new places.
Kara Rue, Financial Coordinator
Kara earned her education from Cayuga Community College. She is relatively new to the field of dentistry and is always learning so many new things about dental insurance through her position here at A Smile Spa! She is 100% dedicated to serving patients and working hard to help make the financial aspects of their care as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Originally from Rochester, Kara comes from a loving Christian family. Her hobbies include crocheting, sewing, camping, and spending quality time with her loved ones.
Kelly Bryan, Dental Assistant
Kelly hails from Elizabethtown, and she studied at Fayetteville Technical Community College. She is trained in HIPPA, OSHA, infection control, CPR, and nitrous monitoring. What she enjoys most about her position here at A Smile Spa is being able to positively influence all of the patients!
Kelly would describe her family as loving, outgoing, and very hardworking. She loves spending time with her niece Emmalynn outside of work, as well as fishing, hunting, and riding horses. She was also taught by her dad all about mechanics, as well as how to weld, which is a neat skill to have.
Bio coming soon!