Team SFD (Sautter Family Dentistry)

“Take care of the patient and everything else will follow”

Melissa Dental Assistant

Efficient, engaging and energetic! Melissa exemplifies all these characteristics. As Dr. Barry’s Dental Assistant, Melissa is responsible for helping on all dental procedures but most importantly, patient care and comfort. Her chairside manner is second-to-none and many patients come just to see her (shhh, don’t tell Dr. Barry)! Outside of work, Melissa is an avid gym rat and country music lover. This cow-girl knows how to work hard and have a good time doing it!

In their own words
Pet Peeve:
Running Late. Part of the reason I love my job is that we do a great job staying on time and not running behind!
Favorite Local Restaurant:
Newks, Smoke and Miro...can't chose one!
Favorite Charitable Organization:
Brain Injury Association of America
Cats or Dogs?:
Dogs...I have two and they are my best friends!
Something I can't live without:
Pearl earrings, sunny days and Nikes. Not necessarily in that order :)
Rachel Dental Assistant

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Rachel is a dental assistant by day and a mother of three boys by night. Needless to say, she can be quite a kick, and has some great stories to tell. She has almost 20 years of experience as a dental assistant in Charlotte and can be considered a jack of all trades. This makes her a great asset to our office and our patients enjoy her pleasant chair-side disposition. Ask her to tell you a story and be prepared to laugh.

In their own words
Weekend pastime:
Boating, hiking and anything outdoors
Odd fact:
once babysat a Turkey for a summer (regretfully)
Favorite Guilty Pleasure:
sipping wine in the hot tub (shhhhh…)
Heather Dental Hygienist

From Canine to Canine, Heather is one of our dog-friendly Hygienists who embraces her role as an Oral Healthcare provider. When she and her husband are not playing fetch with their pup, Heather is a very thorough dental hygienist who takes pride in helping educate her patients for their optimum oral health. She comes to Charlotte by way of Greensboro and has made Ballantyne her home. Exploring new restaurants, local breweries and community events keep her busy in her spare time. As an advocate of Fluoride, ask her how your teeth will benefit and what’s her favorite flavor!

In their own words
Favorite Cartoon growing up:
TMNT…(if you have to ask, you’re not a true fan)
What’s on my DVR:
anything from Bravo Network. Mind numbing and entertaining ☺
Favorite Movie:
Pitch Perfect
Guilty Pleasure:
chocolate…and more chocolate
Ambra Dental Hygienist

If you need to phone-a-friend for a sports trivia question, then Ambra is your girl! Born and raised a proud West Virginian, Ambra is super competitive and loves all sports, most notably football. As a compassionate Hygienist, Ambra's ability to create a custom, health-driven treatment plan for her patients is second-to-none. While also a mother to her young daughter Kennedy, Ambra and her husband can be found listening to live music, spending time outdoors or searching for the best local, spicy cuisine. During your visit be sure to quiz her on college and pro football!

In their own words
Favorite Candy:
Zero Bar
Biggest fear:
Long lines and no bathroom!
Rock, Paper, Scissors?:
Dwayne Johnson
Favorite color:
Yellow but favoring blush pink….sassy!

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