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Over 149 years of experience in our team

Brenda Wallace

Brenda WallaceBrenda has been in dentistry for over 30 years and has been with Dr. Burgiss 26 years. Brenda works part time at the front desk, where she answers the phone, makes appointments, and handles dental insurance and financial arrangements, always with a smiling face.

Along with several pets, Brenda resides in Union Grove. She is involved with her church, A Light In the Darkness. Brenda's interests include spending time with her grandkids, working with kids from the church, and gardening.


Lisa (I) Dowell

Lisa Dowell - Lisa ILisa, sometimes called Lisa I, is Dr. Burgiss' full time hygienist. Lisa graduated from dental hygiene school at Central Piedmont Community College. She has 42 years of dental experience, and has been serving patients with Dr. Burgiss for the past 28 years. Lisa is great at putting our patients at ease and helping them keep their gums and smile in great shape. Lisa lives in Statesville and is active at Friendship United Methodist Church. Her daughter, Hannah, teaches at Union Grove Elementary. Hannah and her husband, Chad, have blessed Lisa with her first grandchild, Beau. She has one son, Clint, a UNC-CH grad, who is married to Emily. Clint works in Charlotte, and he and Emily live on Lake Wiley with their 2 Great Danes.

Lisa's interests include spending time with family, reading, and going to the beach and the mountains.


Lisa (II) Dowell

Lisa Dowell - Lisa IILisa, sometimes called Lisa II, is Dr. Burgiss' main chairside dental assistant. As a certified dental assistant, Lisa has been in dentistry 31 years with the last 20 years with Dr. Burgiss. Lisa also helps with sterilization, ordering supplies, and with lab work. Lisa is awesome in making our patients feel very comfortable. Lisa lives in Yadkinville with her husband, Rhyne. Her daughter, Andrea, married Preston Smith in 2017, and is currently a teacher with Alamance County Schools. Lisa and Rhyne have been recently blessed with the arrival of their first grandchild, Mary Evelyn.

Lisa and her family are members at Union Grove Baptist Church in Yadkinville. Lisa enjoys family time, traveling, music, church work, gardening, and cooking.


Kim Gregory

Kim GregoryKim is a full time hygienist, and has been with Dr. Burgiss since 2005. Kim graduated from Wilkes Community College as a dental assistant and Catawba Valley Community College as a dental hygienist. Kim has 18 years of experience, 16 of them as a dental hygienist and 11 with Dr. Burgiss.

Kim and her husband Brandon have two daughters, Timber, age 7, and Brinley, age 5, and live in Union Grove along with 2 dogs and 2 cats. Kim and her family attend Union Grove Christian Church. Kim's interests include spending time with family and friends, volunteering at school, traveling, being outdoors, and working around the house.


Julie Christian

Julie ChristianJulie is usually the first person you meet in our practice. She works at the front desk answering phone calls, making appointments, and handling financial arrangements. She has been with Dr. Burgiss since March 2017. She is a graduate of Colorado Technical University having a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management.

She lives in the North Iredell area with her husband, Dwayne, and her daughter, Lexi. Her son, Jacob, lives in Greenville, NC and attends college there. Julie loves spending time with her family and being outside with her many animals which include goats, chickens, a horse, and three dogs.


Sara Ashley

Sara AshleySara is one of our dental assistants, with eight years of dental experience She graduated from Wilkes Community College where she received her Certified Dental Assistant degree. She is a Statesville native who has moved back to the area to be closer to family.

Sara strives to give great patient care and loves to make people smile. She loves spending time with her husband, Ian, and her family. She enjoys traveling, cooking, shopping, and going to church.


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