Meet our team

Dr. Matthew Ertl Dentist/Owner Read Bio

Dr. Ertl has called North Carolina home since 1997. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Ertl was one of the first graduates of the newly-formed Carolina Environmental Program which has now expanded into the Institute of the Environment. The Institute plays a key role in interdisciplinary research and education on some of our most pressing environmental challenges. His time spent ...Read More

Hannah L. Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Hannah is a native of Rutherford County, where she graduated from R.S. Central High School. After completing the Dental Hygiene program at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Hannah earned an Associate’s in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene and became licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the state of North Carolina in 2012. She provided care for several years at the Rutherford Polk McDowell Regional Health Department, and joined Laurelwood Family Dentistry in the summer of 2017...Read More

Latoya S. Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Latoya is a North Carolina native. She graduated from McDowell High School and then earned a diploma in dental assisting in 2000 from Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton. She worked as a Dental Assistant II for five years in Morganton and Greensboro before entering the Dental Hygiene program at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Latoya graduated from AB-Tech with an Associate’s in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene and became licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the...Read More

Adyla Y. Dental Assistant Read Bio

Adyla Yang was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in North Carolina.She is proud of her Hmong heritage; the Hmong are an ethnic minority found in southeast Asia. Adyla attended Freedom High School in Morganton, and went on to graduate from the Dental Assistant program at Western Piedmont Community College in May 2008. She moved to Asheville to work with Dr. Ertl after spending several years as a dental assistant in Greensboro and Morganton. During her free time, she likes to spend time w...Read More

Gloria K. Dental Assistant Read Bio

Gloria recently relocated from upstate South Carolina to be a part of the Laurelwood Family Dentistry team. She has more than 19 years of experience as a dental assistant and began her training through the dental clinic on Clark Air Base in the Philippines. She provides excellent patient care and always makes sure patients are at ease and that they have a pleasant experience while visiting Laurelwood Family Dentistry. As an Air Force wife, Gloria spent 23 years traveling through the Philippines...Read More

Liz W. Treatment & Scheduling Coordinator Read Bio

Liz is a native of Asheville and has worked in the medical and dental fields for a decade. She attended South College Asheville for business administration, but it was her work at Blue Ridge Orthodontics that cultivated a deep interest in dentistry. Liz’s background in business and management comes in handy when running the front desk at Laurelwood. She loves helping new patients schedule with ease, and assisting with any other administrative patient care needs. While not at work she loves to b...Read More

DeLene B. Oversight Coordinator Read Bio

DeLene followed Dr. Ertl to North Carolina from her home state of Florida in 2008, and they married in the Asheville area a few years later. When she’s not busy raising their two little boys or working for the practice, she has an alter life in the fascinating world of science writing where she utilizes her Master of Science degree. Her first nonfiction book, The Secret World of Red Wolves, was published by UNC Press in 2013. She has written for, the Charlotte Observer,, Sc...Read More

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At Laurelwood Family Dentistry we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog / Filipino