Susie is originally from South Carolina where she obtained an Associates degree in Applied Science/Dental Assisting in 2003 and joined our team with over 18 years of dental experience! She has worked as both a dental assistant and in the front office, making her super well-rounded and a perfect fit as our Office Manager. Susie greets everyone she sees with a warm smile and a kind heart, and she makes our patients and team members feel at home when in our office. When not in the office, Susie loves spending time with her husband Kyle, three children, and their two goofy golden doodles.
Christina grew up in Virginia and North Carolina. She went to college and started a family in San Diego, CA before returning home to Cornelius. With over 20 years of experience in dentistry and office management, she loves being part of a dental practice that feels like a family. Christina hopes the patients feel the same way. In her time away from work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers with her son.
Brooke is originally from southwestern Virginia. She met Dr. Whalen while attending Virginia Tech (go Hokies!), where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Information Systems. She is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and has spent most of her career in various areas of business including accounting, finance, sales, and technology. At Whalen Dentistry, she oversees operations in supporting our team and the practice. Brooke enjoys family time with Dr. Whalen, their two girls, Belle and Lane, and Beamer. She loves staying active and being part of the Lake Norman community!
Lead Dental Assistant
Kim graduated from CPCC in 2007 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is a Georgia native and has lived in North Carolina since 2005. She lives in Moorseville with her husband and beloved dog Gracie. Her favorite aspect of being a dental assistant in our office is helping our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile and striving to make sure patients leave our office happy with the care they have received.
Beth was born in Vancouver, B.C. and later moved to WI where she was raised. Upon finishing Dental Assisting school in 2012, she moved to NC. Beth is happily married to her husband Josh and lives in Mount Holly. Working at Whalen Dentistry since 2019, she appreciates the strive for perfection from Dr. Whalen and her coworkers, who are like family. The rest of Beth’s extended family live in Northern Ireland, so it is special when coworkers and friends help fill that void. Her hobbies include traveling, crafting and all things food.
Toni attended West Virginia University School of Dentistry: Division of Dental Hygiene, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) with honors. In her sophomore year, Toni was awarded an Instrumentation Award due to her skills with proper techniques. That is one of the reasons patients say she is so gentle. She has great attention to detail and is very thorough. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Her favorite things are going to theme parks, movie theaters, Italian food, and WVU Football. Let’s Go Mountaineers!
Elyse graduated Dental Hygiene School in 2015 in Myrtle Beach, SC, where she also completed her Biology, BS at Coastal Carolina University. When she’s not at work you can find her at the gym or at a local brewery with her husband JB.