Deana A. Billings, CDA, BS -Executive Director



Deana received her dental assisting diploma from Central Piedmont Community College and worked in a private dental practice as a chairside dental assistant from 1981 to 1986. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 1982. She then received her Bachelor of Science in Health Education from Appalachian State University. From there she went on to become one of the originators of the Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting Program. She was the Director and lead instructor from 1986 to 2001. In 2001 she was appointed the Executive Director of the Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic, a position that she maintains to date. To further her education, she received a Certificate of Achievement from The Management Academy for Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time Deana enjoys gardening, especially flowers and traveling.



Dawn Jolly, RDH -Assistant Director- Mobile Dental Program Manager



Dawn received her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Guilford Technical Community College. Prior to joining the WPHDC team, Dawn worked for Dr. Keith Bentley and Dr. Todd Jordan. She has been working at the Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic for 18 years. In her career as a dental hygienist she has met many wonderful patients, coworkers and colleagues over the years and the truly loves working in the public health field.  Aside from her career, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.  She also enjoys travelling and is an avid baker.



Cindy Ashley, CDA-Office Manager



Cindy is our office manager and contributes in many ways to the clinic. She is available to help our patients with any billing, appointment or clinical issues that may arise during or after their visit. Cindy is also a Certified Dental Assistant which allows her to work hands on in our clinical area with our patients. She started with The WPHDC as a dental assistant for the Mobile Dental Clinic Program. Cindy also serves outside the clinic in her efforts to support public health. She is currently serving as President of the Dental Section of the NC Public Health Association, where she has also been the Awards Chairperson for the past 8 years. She clearly has a passion for Public Health and serving our community. Cindy wears many different hats here at the clinic and is ready to assisit you anyway she can.

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