236 9th Avenue Drive NE | Hickory, NC 28601 | 828-324-9800

Meet the Team


Carla Deal - Dental Hygienist

I have an associates degree in dental hygiene from Catawba Valley Community College, as well as a certificate in dental assisting from Guilford Technical Community College.  I enjoy my profession and make it my mission to treat each patient with the upmost care and respect.  I am married to my best friend and have three wonderful children. 

Darlene Roberts - Receptionist

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Cordora since October 2015.  I attended Winston-Salem State University for business administration and Catawba Valley Community College for healthcare management.  When you are seeking a kind and caring dentist, I can assure you Dr. Cordora is the choice.  It is so ironic that I work in a dental office, since I am very anxious when it comes to dental work on myself.  Working here has allowed me to overcome my fears and distrust for the dentist.   

Michelle Fox - Treatment/Financial Coordinator

I joined the team of Dr. Cordora in November 2015.  I have worked in the dental field for the past 20 years as an assistant or managing the front office.  Currently I am tasked with coordinating treatment presentation with financial planning.  In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and volunteer in my church and community. 

Clarissa James - Lead Dental Assistant

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Cordora for 6 years and I come to him with over 18 years experience.  I enjoy working in the field of dentistry because it allows me the opportunity to form new relationships with people by helping transform their smiles.  I have had the benefit of assisting in a variety of procedures from cleanings to implants.  Watching someone smile with new confidence, makes me appreciate my job even more.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time and creating memories with my daughter who is the absolute love of my life! 

Miranda Starnes - Dental Assistant

I recently graduated from Wilkes Community College of Dental Assisting in 2015.  In September of 2015 I came to work for Dr. Cordora as a part-time dental assistant.  I am constantly learning new techniques to further my education and to better qualify myself for the job.  I plan to continue my education in the future to become a dental hygienist.  I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. 

Misty Jones - Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been employed by Dr. Cordora since November 2015.  I received a Dental Assisting certificate in 1999 from CPCC.  I attended and graduated CVCC with an associate's degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene.  Upon graduation, I was the recipient of the Colgate Star award.  I earned this award for demonstrating excellence in clinical and didactic performance.  I have a passion for dentistry and strive to provide individualized care to improve the oral health of each patient.  I am married and have three children.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and visiting tea rooms. 




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