Meet the Team
Dr. Christie Sanford
Dr. Christie Sanford loves her patients and loves being part of the dental community. She currently resides in Greensboro with her husband Ryan and their three children. As a mother of three, she takes a gentle approach and has experience working with children of all ages. Her fun personality and caring demeanor helps her patients relax and feel at ease. Dr. Sanford enjoys interacting with her patients and getting to know them on a personal level. She values these relationships and the time she gets to spend helping others each day.
Dr. Sanford received her undergraduate degree in chemistry with minors in genetics and English at North Carolina State University in 2003. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina in 2010. She performed her general practice dental residency at the University of North Carolina Hospital. Dr. Sanford received an award for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in the study of prosthodontics in 2009 from the American College of Prosthodontists.
She has demonstrated her commitment to professional excellence by attending continuing education courses regularly. She recently completed a continuing education course in ClearCorrect™ in 2012 and earned her Implant Fellowship in 2013. In 2015 she became certified in 6-month smiles orthodontics. She is also certified in the bOHP (baby oral health program); this program focuses on the prevention of cavities in children ages 6 months to 3 years. Dr. Sanford has volunteered her services for several community events, including the Moncure Fire Department Health Fair, the Piedmont Health Service Outreach Program, the UNC Dental School Student Action Coalition, the Missions of Mercy Clinic, the UNC Mouth Guard Projects, and, most recently, Give Kids a Smile. In her free time, she enjoys chasing her children, reading and traveling
Macey - Dental Hygienist
As our dental hygienist, Macey helps us create beautiful, healthy smiles using some of today's best tools. She has always wanted to be a dental hygienist, and loves working with Dr. Sanford. Building relationships with her patients is the most intriguing part of her work. Before joining our team, Macey completed her studies at Forsyth Technical Community College. When she's not helping patients, she enjoys water activities, being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family.
Kenyada - Dental Assistant
Kenyada loves helping people, which is something she gets to do every day as a dental assistant. Prior to joining our dedicated team, she studied at Penn Foster Technical School in Pennsylvania and graduated in 2010. Away from the office she enjoys traveling, learning to cook new things, and being outdoors. She is also an active member of her church and enjoys fellowshipping with her church family.
Deandra - Dental Assistant
Deandra has a strong passion for seeing others with a beautiful smile. She completed her studies in dental assisting at Guildford Technical Community College in 2009. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is providing her patients with an amazing dental experience by eliminating the negative stigma associated with dentistry. Deandra always ensures they leave the office with a reassured glow. Outside the office, she enjoys making people laugh, spending time with her friends and family, and creating lasting memories with her daughter.
Ashley - Front Desk/Insurance Coordinator
Ashley started her dental career working with children and now have the wonderful opportunity to continue her career in family dentistry. She loves working with people and making sure all our patients have an awesome experience. Ashley comes from a pastoral family and is an active leader in her parent’s church. When not greeting patient with a bright smile or making sure all your insurance needs are taking care of she enjoys singing, getting her nails done, and spending time with her family and friends. She recently accomplished one of her biggest dreams by becoming a licensed cosmetologist in hope of someday opening a full-service salon.
Dianne, CDA, BA - Practice Manager
Dianne has had a love for dentistry for over 26 years. Her goal is to make each individual experience at Smile Gallery enjoyable and relaxing. She is a 2012 graduate of Winston Salem State University with Bachelor in Psychology and minor in Biology. A member of the American Association for Dental Office Managers and ADAA. Dianne love giving back to the community by volunteering with the NC MOM's clinic as well as several local organizations. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and home interior decorating.