Practice Manager & Hygienist
Cayla started in dentistry as an intern in high school. Realizing her passion in helping others through dentistry, she attended CFCC for dental assisting. She furthered her education at CFCC and graduated from the dental hygiene program in 2009. She joined Dr. Curley in 2011 and enjoys working with a team that values providing the highest level of patient care. Cayla quickly makes patients feel at ease by building confidence and trust with each patient. Her understanding nature makes patients feel comfortable during their treatment. She is devoted to caring for each patient based on their individual needs. When Cayla isn’t providing care to patients as a hygienist, she manages the day-to-day operations of the practice. With over 10 years of service with Dr. Curley, Cayla’s knowledge and support is outstanding. She consistently demonstrates a servant leader approach to coordinating all the necessary functions amongst our team to ensure we provide outstanding patient service. She and her husband Wes have two daughters, Eliza and Della. She enjoys spending her spare time boating, scuba diving, and traveling.
Carly is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania where she obtained a bachelor’s of science in marketing at Bloomsburg University. After several years in marketing, Carly realized her need to help others and work in the medical field. In 2012, she graduated from Cape Fear Community college with a degree in dental hygiene. Carly strives to make each patient, even those with the most extreme dental anxiety, feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair. Through personalized dental education and thorough cleans, Carly helps each patient obtain optimal dental health and a confident smile. When not working, Carly enjoys cooking, yoga, and spending time at the beach with her husband and three children.
Tammie spent 10 years as a dental assistant and has experience at the front desk also. Whether Tammie is assisting Dr. Curley or helping her front desk team perform administrative functions, she has a calming effect that can be felt by all. She grew up in Delco, NC, and always had a passion for dentistry. Tammie enjoys building close relationships with each person that comes through our door and takes pride in being an integral part of our patients achieving a great smile. When Tammie is not taking care of our patients and their smiles, she appreciates the company of good friends and spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.
In 2018, K.C. moved from Connecticut, where she was born and raised, to Wilmington, NC. She wanted to be closer to her aunt & uncle, and enjoy beach life to its fullest. K.C. started her dental career in 2013 and brings her passion for helping others as one of our key Administrators. She is eager to answer any questions you might have about appointments, scheduling, billing, or general information about the office. Since joining the Curley Implant and General Dentistry team in 2019, every day K.C looks forward to helping patients to achieve an amazing smile and to gain confidence in themselves. K.C. also enjoys volunteering with the annual Azalea Festival, Backdoor Tour, Wilmington Treatment Center and Wilmington Historical Society. On top of all her volunteer efforts, she is also a mentor, a wife, and the mother of a beautiful daughter who is living on Johns Island, SC, and will be getting married later this year. During her off time, K.C. loves traveling, kayaking, walking, spending time at the beach and has recently picked up a knack for golf!
Meghan is a Brunswick County native who has always known Leland as home. She attended Miller-Motte College of Wilmington where she obtained an Associates Degree in Applied Science and became a DANB certified dental assistant. In 2016 she began her career and along the way has loved helping others understand the complexity of teeth and feel confident with their smiles. In her free time, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, going to the beach and traveling to the mountains of NC as well.
Sheena moved to Southeast North Carolina from Vermont in 2006. She always loved going to the dentist as a child so she decided to make it her career. Sheena earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Cape Fear Community College in 2010. Sheena joined Curley Implant and General Dentistry in 2019. She loves getting to know our patients and catch up with them at each of their visits. She enjoys finding ways to incorporate good oral hygiene techniques into each patients individual routines. When not at the dental office, you’ll find Sheena spending time with her two dogs, fixing up her old downtown Wilmington home or throwing and axe at Axes & Allies.
Jenna recently started her dental career and joined Dr. Curley’s practice. Helping our hygiene team run smoothly is her main task. She grew up in Clinton, NC, and has always had a passion for helping people. Working in the dental field has been a dream of Jenna’s since she was a child. She was inspired by the hygienists and assistants at her childhood office – they always made her feel confident and at ease. Jenna strives to form a bond with each patient by being gentle, compassionate, and attentive. When not working, she enjoys boating during the summer, painting, and spending time with her family. Jenna has a fiancé named Easton and they share a beautiful dachshund named Dolly.
Kyli, an NC native, was born in Fayetteville and raised in Clinton. Growing up she always knew she wanted to work in the medical field. She chose dental because she wants to help make people feel confident in their smile. She loves seeing patients smile and how happy they are after treatment is done. In her free time, Kyli can be found shopping, riding side by side with her husband on the weekends, going to the beach, and anything sports related.
Amanda, originally from Goldsboro, NC, has been a resident of Wilmington since 1998. Amanda graduated from University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2002. Then in 2012, she graduated from Cape Fear Community College with an Associates in Dental Hygiene. When it comes to the dental field she loves working with our patients and helping with their smiles. On the weekends, Amanda can be found at the beach or spending time with her family and two children.
Born and raised in Georgia, Whitney is the embodiment of southern hospitality. After giving birth to her son, she was searching for a field where she could talk with and be around all types of people. A friend who was, and still is, in the dental field suggested she give it a shot and, like that, she’s been in it ever since! Whitney loves greeting and talking with patients. She finds it an honor to be meeting so many people in all walks of life, and to be able to hear their perspectives of life and dentistry. She finds joy in turning someones day, or maybe even fears, into a positive experience. When not in the office breaking down dental policies and assisting with patients, you can find Whitney playing basketball with her son, getting lunch with friends, or binge watching Netflix.
Insurance Coordinator & Billing
Janessa, who originally grew up in Youngsville, NC, moved to Greenville, NC, then Emerald Isle, before landing in Wilmington and calling it home. Prior to joining Curley Implants and General Dentistry in 2013, Janessa was already working in the medical field. Janessa helps our patients to maximize their benefits by verifying insurance policies, assisting with claim follow ups, and appeals. She enjoys helping patients get the dental care they need and assisting with insurance issues. When not in the office, she can be found hanging out with her wife and daughter, watching movies, enjoying nature walks and museums.
Tammy grew up in a small town in Northern New York. Her first degree was from Cazenovia College in Interior and Architectural Design and worked as a custom kitchen designer for years. Being a single parent, she knew she needed a job with more security which is how she ended up in the dental field. In 2003 she got her certification to be a Dental Assistant and in 2006 became a certified Dental Hygienist through Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. Tammy’s customer services skills transitioned seamlessly, as you can see the love she has in educating and connecting with the patients. With over 13 years of experience, her knowledge and advocation for healthy mouths and the connection to overall health runs deep. In her free time, Tammy can be found with her grandchildren, spending time at the beach, or enjoying time with her Labrador Retriever, Grable Magoo.
Terrietta is a 2016 graduate from Miller-Motte College in Wilmington, NC, with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Assisting. Since 10 years of age she wanted to work in the dental field and has applied that eagerness and yearning to apply herself to both general and pediatric dentistry. She loves to see her patients happy and smiling, while also educating them about importance of oral hygiene. Some of Terrietta’s favorite pastimes include arts and crafts, riding four wheelers, shopping, and having a good time with friends and family.
Melissa was born and raised at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. She moved to Wilmington June of 2021. She has always been in love with the Wilmington area so she packed up her stuff and headed down solo! She joined Curley Implant & General dentistry as a patient coordinator where you will see her happy & smiling face at the front desk. “Mel” enjoys working with people and helping them with their needs. She spends time scheduling & confirming appointments, working with insurance companies to verify dental benefits for patients & she is the last smile you see at the end of your appointment. In her spare time, Mel enjoys going to the beach, loves shopping, hanging out with friends, cleaning and cooking.