At University Pediatric Dentistry, we have a team approach to dental care that starts with how our team works together and extends to the care we provide our patients. When you bring your child to our practice, our friendly and experienced team of dental professionals go out of their way to ensure that your child feels safe and comfortable while providing the quality dental care and education they need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. Give us a call at 704-688-1664 to learn more about pediatric dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina, and to make your child’s appointment with our pediatric dentists.
Amy – Practice Manager
My name is Amy and I am the practice manager here at University Pediatric Dentistry. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina. I have lived in Charlotte for over 20 years and have enjoyed working in the dental field for the last 15 years. My previous background includes advertising and life and health insurance. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and training with my running group. I am married and have two children, Zach and Maddie. Both of them love Dr. Funny and Dr. Maynor and enjoy being patients at University Pediatric Dentistry!
Danaesia – New Patient Coordinator & Dental Assistant II
Hello everyone! My name is Danaesia and I am the New Patient coordinator as well as a Dental Assistant II. I graduated from the dental assisting program at Central Piedmont Community College in 2017. I have been with the practice for one year. My goal is to provide excellent customer service and give you an idea of what the office is like before your initial visit. You may see my smiling face when you check in for your next appointment. It is my pleasure to assist you. See you soon!
Ileana – Dental Assistant II
My name is Ileana and I am a Dental Assistant II. I have been working in pediatric dentistry for four years and have been with the UPD team for almost one year! I love working with kids because they are full of surprises and bring a huge smile to my face! In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Jaire – Dental Assistant II
My name is Jaire and I am one of the clinical assistants here at UPD. I have been working in pediatric dentistry for five years and I love working with kids. I am originally from Miami and relocated to Charlotte nine years ago. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and my favorite sport is basketball. Dr. Funny, Dr. Maynor and the rest of the team are truly the best!
Kelly – Dental Assistant II
My name is Kelly and I have been part of the UPD clinical team for eight years. My husband and I love spending time with our son Mason and our two Bassett Hound pups, Boomer and Sooner. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis and cooking. Before I became a dental assistant, I taught for five years. I enjoy every aspect of my job. I think kids are the coolest and keep us all young.
Madison – Marketing and Social Media Coordinator
My name is Madison and I am the Marketing and Social Media Guru. I have been a part of Dr. Funny’s and Dr. Maynor’s team for eight years and in the dental field for eleven years. What I love most about working with UPD is the relationships that we form with our patients. I relocated from Atlanta with my husband and our Calico cat named Peanut. We have a very energetic and loving toddler named Bradley who keeps us on our toes. Outside of work I enjoy crafting, watching football and visiting my family.
Megan – Dental Assistant II
My name is Megan and I am one of University Pediatric Dentistry’s clinical assistants. I have been in the dental field for nine years and have been with UPD for seven years. I have a son named Benjamin who is the light of my life! I love the outdoors, shopping and spending time with my family and my favorite vacation spot is the beach. I strive to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible in our office. I love working in the pediatric dentistry field. The kids are awesome and Dr. Funny and Dr. Maynor are the best!
Melissa- Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Melissa and I am one of the hygienists here at UPD. I recently graduated from Catawba Valley Community College. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, my friends and family and my 11-year-old dog, Jade. I love working in pediatric dentistry and thoroughly enjoy working with Dr. Funny and Dr. Maynor. They are awesome!
Shamara – Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Shamara and I have been a dental hygienist for five years. I have been working in pediatric dentistry since November 2018. In my free time, I love spending time with my Boston Terrier, Franklin and my fiancé. My goal is for all children to enjoy coming to our office. I would love to reduce the number of children and adults who suffer from dental anxiety. I am blessed to be a part of such an amazing team!
Tracy – Patient Care Coordinator & Dental Assistant II
My name is Tracy and I am the Patient Care Coordinator. Although my primary spot is at the front desk, you may also see me in the back as part of the clinical team. I graduated from the dental assisting program at Central Piedmont Community College in 2012 and have been a part of the UPD team since 2013. I am a Huntersville native, born and raised. During my free time, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our son Jack and our fur-child Hoot.