Meet our staff


Christine, Dental Hygienist, RDH
Daily responsibilities: Cleaning and polishing teeth; removing deposits and stains; examining teeth and gums for any sign of problems; teaching oral hygiene for the home.
Other duties as assigned: Keeps the office calm and steady with her unruffled demeanor.

Years with Dr. Sawhney: 11+

Training/Education: Wayne Community College

Why she likes her job: “I love being able to help people,” Christine says. “It’s so nice when people come back and I find out that they’ve learned something and made improvements in their dental hygiene.”

What’s great about working here: “The staff—I love the staff. We have great patients, too, and we build really good relations with them.”

On the side: Christine enjoys gardening, particularly flowers and plants. She also likes the beautiful weather in Raleigh and says “I’m a native North Carolinian anyway, so this just feels like home.”

Jessica, Dental Hygienist, RDH
Daily responsibilities: Cleaning and polishing teeth, removing deposits and stains, oral hygiene education, gum disease remediation and prevention, helping patients maintain optimum oral health.

Training/Education: Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte NC, continuing education, and over 20 years of experience

What's great about working here/ why she likes her job: The patients are wonderful; Jessica loves caring for them and establishing long lasting relationships. Tha staff is easygoing, fun, professional, and works well as a team.

On the side: Loves the outdoors and enjoys many sports like cycling, running, golf, and is passionate about snow skiing and travel. Animal lover!

Erin, Dental Assistant
Daily responsibilities: Assisting the dentist in procedures, providing
patient comfort and care, preparing procedure rooms and sterilizing instruments.

Other duties as assigned: Serving our patients with a friendly attitude and a healthy dose of TLC.

Training/Education: Sunrise School of Dental Assisting, 4+ years working as a dental assistant.

Why she likes her job: "I enjoy interacting with people every day and establishing a relationship with them through a nurturing profession."

What’s great about working here: "The staff and patients are fun and inviting. It's like one big family!"

On the side:Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, photography, reading, Netflix, especially Game of Thrones!

Wendy/Dental Assistant
Daily responsibilities: Assisting the dentist, making teeth models, implant coordinator.

Years with Dr. Sawhney: 3+

Other duties as assigned: Wendy’s witty sense of humor keeps our patients laughing and relaxed.

Training/Education: Participates in ongoing continuing education at UNC, has specialized training in implants.

Why she likes her job: -“I enjoy helping patients get through their treatment and hearing a child say they can’t wait to come back.”

What’s great about working here: -“I like the warm family feel of the office. It’s a relaxed atmosphere, yet we work hard.”

On the side: Wendy enjoys reading, sewing, exercising, cooking and spending time with family. Originally from New York, she loves the weather here and proximity to the beach.

Shaun, Office Manager
Daily responsibilities: Overall administrative functions, as well as scheduling, patient relations, billing and collections, telephones and insurance.

Other duties as assigned: You name it, she does it. Shaun handles everything that passes through the front office.

Years with Dr. Sawhney: Almost 20

Training/Education: A variety of administrative jobs — 25+ years of them in the dental field!

Why she likes her job: “I love getting to meet so many different people,” Shaun says, “and I am able to get close to our family of patients. I especially love the kids.”

What’s great about working here: “We’re like family,” Shaun explains. “You can lose that close-knit feel in a larger office.” Another advantage of a smaller practice like this—Shaun enjoys a variety of responsibilities instead of having to focus on just one, set task.

On the side: Shaun enjoys cooking, exercising, traveling and the beach. She likes the fact that Raleigh is close to the beach and the mountains, and says that “Raleigh is a great place to raise a family!”



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