The warm, outgoing nature of our staff is key to our success. Many patients tell us that we had them at “hello.” We greet each patient by name and ensure our patients feel comfortable and cared for as soon as they step foot in our Waxhaw, NC dental office. But we’re also skilled professionals who bring extensive knowledge and experience to our work. We’re a close-knit team and, just like the three doctors, we’re good listeners who don’t rest until our patients are happy.
Judy – Scheduling Coordinator
With more than 20 years of experience in the fields of orthodontic, pediatric, and general dentistry, Judy is the ideal person for the role of our front office coordinator, a position she’s been thrilled to hold since 2007. Always happy to extend a genuine welcome to each of our patients, Judy thoroughly enjoys making everyone who walks through our doors feel comfortable and cared for. Her love and passion for helping people is evident in the way all of our patients feel from the moment they enter our practice. During her free time, Judy enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
Vanessa – Registered Dental Hygienist
With 15 years of experience in dentistry, Vanessa specializes in providing our patients with a gentle touch and personalized preventive care. She loves getting to know her patients and their families on a personal level, and especially enjoys the warm, caring atmosphere that she and the rest of our staff promote here at Ruocco Dental. She loves playing an integral role in that process of helping her patients achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Vanessa enjoys spending time with her husband, and two daughters, as well as serving in their church.
Kari – Registered Dental Hygienist
After 20 years of experience as a registered dental hygienist, Kari says she most enjoys getting to know her patients and providing a great dental experience. Originally from Grafton, West Virginia, Kari earned a bachelor of science in dental hygiene at West Virginia University. Kari and her husband, Gary, rescued their Labrador retriever mix named Oliver. They enjoy traveling and spent time living in Hawaii and Italy.
Meghan – Dental Assistant II
Meghan joined Ruocco Family Dentistry in 2012, bringing more than 12 years of experience and a passion for helping people to our oral healthcare family. She earned her Dental Assisting II certification at CPCC and currently resides in Wesley Chapel. She truly loves working with our wonderful team, and finds real fulfillment in helping our patients keep their smiles healthy and beautiful. When Meghan isn’t assisting our doctors in clinical procedures and making our patients feel welcome and comfortable, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading, and playing an active role in her church.
Kelly – Patient Coordinator & Fill-in Dental Assistant
Kelly has worked in the dental field since 2012, and she joined our team in 2018. Kelly completed her basic dental assistant training chairside. She went on to complete advanced dental assistant training through the Charlotte Area Education Center. Whether she’s helping patients fit dental care into their schedules or making their experiences in the dental office more enjoyable, Kelly is an invaluable member of our team. Her warm and friendly manner make it easy for every patient to feel relaxed and right at home in our dental office. Originally from Norfolk, Kelly now lives in Monroe with her husband, Scott, and son, Easton. She enjoys playing softball, hunting, fishing, and watching football.