Your Local Specialist In Periodontics And Dental Implants.

Shelby, NC


Meet The Staff

The practice of periodontics requires specialized training, and our staff includes highly trained professionals with extensive experience in this field. It also requires exceptional empathy and the interpersonal skills that help us deliver the level of exquisite care our patients expect.

It is not uncommon for Dr. Crosland to receive compliments about his staff from patients. His typical response is that he has been blessed with individuals who are truly caring for their patients. Dr. Crosland and all of his staff believe that if they treat their patient as they would like to be treated, then everyone will benefit.

We, the staff, have satisfaction in knowing that we did our best, and our patient in turn will have received our best.

I'm Finis. I have worked for seven and a half years with Dr. Crosland, but I also have twenty years of hygiene experience in general dentistry. I graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in 1982 with an Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I am CPR and nitrous oxide certified. I am married to Scott, and we have two boys.


My name is Jenny. I earned my BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May, 1999. I have been employed with Dr. Crosland since January, 2003. I am CPR and nitrous oxide certified. I am married to Jessie, and we have two daughters.


I'm Ava. I have been employed as a receptionist by Dr. Crosland for the past seventeen years, and I have worked in the dental field for twenty-one years. I will handle all your insurance questions, and I enjoy assisting all of our patients. I am a Cleveland County native and if you don't know me already, you may know my husband, Sid.


My name is Debora. I have been employed by Dr. Crosland for eight years as a receptionist-transcriptionist. I am the individual who is responsible for all of your records, and I schedule appointments. I grew up in Boiling Springs and moved to Shelby when I married my husband Dannie. We have a daughter and one grandchild.


I'm Mary. I graduated in 2003 with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. I worked for a periodontist there for four years before moving to the Rutherfordton/Shelby area, and I joined Dr. Crosland's team in 2007. I am CPR and nitrous oxide certified. I reside in Rutherfordton with my husband, Chris, and my son, Cameron.


I'm Kim. I've been in the dental field for twenty-four years, and for twenty-one of those years I worked with a local orthodontist. I have been employed as a dental assistant for Dr. Crosland since 2006. I will be the one taking your x-rays at your initial exam. I am married to Allen, and we have two girls, Kathryn and Beth.


My name is Natalie. I am a native of Shelby, and I graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College in 1982 with an Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I joined Dr. Crosland's staff in 1996, and I am CPR and nitrous oxide certified. I am married to Mike, and we have three children.