Robyn Klose;

Robyn is a founding partner of NC Dental U. She is celebrating her 20th year in the dental field this year. Robyn has worked as a Dental Assistant, Dental Receptionist and Clinic Coordinator in New York and Washington State before graduating in 1999 as an RDH. She is licensed in both North Carolina and New York. She has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 11 years and has been directly involved in practice management the past six years. She has traveled nationwide to further her dental education with Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies as well as Genr8tion Next and ACE. She is a proud member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Robyn is always working to advance her knowledge in new science, research and technology training.

Robyn has combined all this acquired knowledge and personal experience to help create an inspired, effective, and motivational curriculum that refines the systems surrounding the patients total experience with a dental practice.

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Her extensive exposure to most forms of practice management and dental systems, as well as her strong focus on patient satisfaction, makes her a specialist in her field. She resides in Wake County with her husband and two sons.

Tammy Hughes;

Tammy Hughes, founding Partner of NC Dental U, and celebrates her 20th year in the dental field this year. She has worked in the capacity of DAII, Front Desk Receptionist, Manager and Consultant. Her expertise is in New Practice and Team Development. She is a motivated leader that instinctively understands the business of dentistry. Tammy has successfully built staffed and coached new dental offices throughout North Carolina. With extensive knowledge in all aspects of dental care, she has the business savvy and technical skill to lead any team to success!

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A NC native, she resides in Wake County with her husband and three sons.

Tina Casper;

Tina Casper joined our NC Dental U team in 2014 and has brought smiles and laughter to the school ever since! Her love for teaching combined with her outgoing personality helps students to feel comfortable and calm. Tina’s dental career started in California as a Registered Dental Assistant in 1990. After discovering her love for dentistry and for others, she decided to continue her career as a dental hygienist in 2008. Currently she works full time as a hygienist, and is one of our valued Saturday instructors. She currently resides in Rocky Mt. with her three children.

Keith Brown;

Keith Brown has 25 years experience in the dental industry. He started his career in Washington DC as a chairside assistant. Through the years he has gained experience while working with top Dentists in all practices of dentistry such as cosmetic, pediatric and orthodontic dental offices. He has strong a knowledge of the dental profession and has a strong desire to share this knowledge with future Dental Assistants. He has trained Dental professionals on the usage Digital X-ray software. After moving to North Carolina, he spent several years as a Lead Dental Assistant in a large pediatric practice and most recently taught as the Asst. Instructor for a Dental Assisting School. He currently resides in Fayetteville NC with his loving wife and children.

Nickie Rogerson;
DAII Lead Instructor

Nickie graduated from Martin Community College in 2005 as a DAII. She has held many positions in the dental industry but started her career working in a pediatric office. Nickie later moved on to a large group practice in Eastern NC where she has worked chairside as a DAII and because of her leadership strengths was eventually promoted to Practice Administrator, her current position. Nickie is a certified RAD Instructor, she was previously certified as an NC EMT and holds many other healthcare related certifications. She has been with NC Dental U for 5 years as a lead instructor at both the Greenville and Wake Forest campus’. She resides in Williamston, NC with her beautiful baby boy.

Nicole Liles;
Assistant Director of Education and Instructor

Nicole (Nikki) Liles is a former graduate of NC Dental U. She completed the program in 2009 and joined the NC Dental U family in the summer of 2013. One of her primary goals is to have the students feel as confident and comfortable as possible going into the dental field. Her most recent abilities were utilized at a corporate dental office as a dental assistant, rock-star dental hygiene coordinator, and then mastering the front desk with all the office duties it entails. After much soul searching she made the decision to follow her passion and focus her career in a new direction as the new NC Dental U Assistant Director of Education and instructor. Her love for people is a driving force for her superb instruction skills. Her reward for all her hard work and dedication is the joy she feels as her students become excited as they travel from dental illiteracy to dental fluency thereby opening the doors to their new dental career.

Stephen Hughes;
Registrar and Admissions Director, DAI

Stephen Hughes, from Columbus, NC, attended and played football at Western Carolina University directly after high school. He spent some time at the University of Glamorgan in Wales, UK and then came back to graduate from the Univ. of North Carolina Charlotte with a BS in Political Science and a concentration in E-commerce. He also spent some time in the US Air Force before moving to Raleigh. Stephen has a background in owning and operating his own businesses, financial management, human resources, marketing and real estate. He has spent the last 5 years working as the Admissions Director for both NC Dental U and The Dental Assistant Academy.

He currently resides in Wake Forest with his wife and three sons.

Cheryl Klein;
Registrar and Student Support

Cheryl has worked in the Business Management field for over 20 years. She joined Evolve Dental Management in 2012 as Registrar for NC Dental U and The Dental Assistant Academy of Charlotte. Cheryl is committed to assisting new students with the enrollment process, and helping all of our students get started down their new career path. In addition to her Business Management expertise, Cheryl is also an accomplished chef, wife and proud mother of 4.

She resides in Lockport, NY.

Nicole Stodder;

Nicole Stodder joined our NC Dental U team in 2017. She has 14 yrs experience in chairside assisting, starting as a sterilization tech in FL and continuing to chairside. She moved to NC in 2005 continuing her career in a pediatric office. She loves helping children feel at ease in the dental chair. She also enjoys teaching and helping others do what they love.

She currently resides in Raleigh with her 4 year old son.


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