About our office

We are a family-oriented general dental practice concentrating on overall wellness, not just oral health.

Meet our team

Natalie Whitaker DDS General Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Natalie Whitaker graduated UNC Dental School in 2004 and has loved the privilege of taking care of those in her home town ever since. Dr. Whitaker is an aspiring author who is passionate about all things related to health, wellness and mindset. In her spare time she enjoys, reading, cooking and playing basketball with her husband and their 2 children.

Steven Sudderth DDS General Dentist
Saryn Hedrick DDS General Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Saryn Hedrick has been part of our team for over a year, and she is extremely excited to have found her dental home at Whitaker Dental Associates. Saryn and her husband, Edward, both grew up in the foothills of NC. Saryn graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the UNC School of Dentistry, and she previously graduated at the top of her class at Lenoir-Rhyne University with a degree in biology. In her free time, you might find Saryn experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, cheering on the Caro...Read More

Donna Coffey Patient Care Coordinator Read Bio

Donna started with Dr. Sudderth day one, 40 plus years ago and has continued her love of patient care with Whitaker Dental Associates. She has experience as a chairside dental assistant and patient care coordinator. Her hobbies include walking, singing in her church choir, porch sitting in the mountains and spending time with family!

Brittney Pritchard Patient Care/ Insurance Coordinator Read Bio

Brittney has been in the dental field since 2008. She joined the Whitaker Dental Associates team in 2013. She has experience as a dental assistant as well as patient care and insurance coordination. Brittney is married to her husband, Tyler, and they have 2 children. Brittney loves spending time with her family and making memories with her children. Brittney enjoys doing her part to help people smile!

Lori Clark Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Lori, a Morganton native, graduated from UNC in 1998 with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene and is SPICE certified. She joined our team in 2011. She was also a past clinical instructor at CVCC- dental hygiene department. Lori loves getting to know all of her patients and educating them to help maintain a beautiful smile. Lori enjoys spending time with her husband, their 2 beautiful daughters, and their 2 dogs.

Sarah Leonard Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Sarah has been apart of Whitaker Dental Associates since 2009 when she graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program a CPCC with an associates degree in applied science of Dental Hygiene. Sarah Graduated with CITA status and is SPICE certified. Sarah worked previously as a dental assistant and has over 10 years experience in the dental field. Sarah is married with one son, Jace and their dog Addy. Sarah enjoys spending all her spare time with her family. They enjoy traveling and playing outside. ...Read More

Megan Chester Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Megan joined our Whitaker Dental Associates team in 2016. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at CVCC in 2015. She is SPICE certified and graduated with CITA status. Megan is married to her wonderful husband, Cole. They have 2 dogs, Riley and Sage. In her spare time Megan likes to work in their honeybee farm, tend to her garden, and spend time with family. Megan loves to educate patients to the best of her knowledge on how to achieve optimal oral health!

Andrea Frye Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Andrea joined the Whitaker Dental Associates team in 2018. She has been apart of this community her entire life, she graduated from Freedom High School in 1994. She then finished her DA II at AB tech in 1999, and her dental hygiene degree and BS at Mars Hill University in 2001. Andrea is married and has 2 spirited children. She loves this community and her church. She enjoys camping with her family and being apart of the great outdoors. Andrea's job is truly one she loves and is blessed to do...Read More

Teresa Causby Dental Assistant II Read Bio

Teresa has been a dental assistant with Whitaker Dental Associates for 40 plus years- beginning in 1978 with Dr. Steven Sudderth. She is an organist and choir director at her church. Teresa loves to read and spend time doing adult coloring ( too much time according to her husband, Randy) Teresa and her husband work out together 3 mornings a week before work and enjoy working in their yard on the weekends. Just being outdoors, doing anything, makes her happy!

Heather Smith Dental Assistant II Read Bio

Heather has been with Whitaker Dental Associates since she graduated dental assisting school in 2011. She graduated with honors and SPICE certification. Heather considers her patients family. Heather is engaged with one son, Lyrik. In her spare time she loves to play with her son and spend time with family and friends.

Hannah Shumate Dental Assistant II Read Bio

Hannah has been with Whitaker Dental Associates since 2013. She grew up in Vale, NC where she graduated from Fred T. Foard in 2006. She later wandered to Morganton to pursue a job as a dental assistant in 2009. Her and her husband Matthew, met in 2011 and were married on St. Patrick's Day 2012. Hannah has one Fur baby named Razor. Hannah loves meeting and interacting with all of our patients. Hannah loves working out, hunting, and riding four wheelers in wild & wonderful West Virginia!

Pamela Williams Dental Assistant II Read Bio

Pamela joined our team in 2018. She graduated the dental assisting program at WPCC in 2013 and began her dental assisting career in a local pediatric office. She loves to make people smile. She has a special fur baby named Crookshanks. Her hobbies include cross stitching, baking, spending time with her family, and gardening.

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Services we provide

At Whitaker Dental Associates 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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