Our friendly and caring staff works alongside our dentists, Dr. McConnell and Dr. Langworthy, to give you the best oral health possible. In order to do so, we are happy to utilize our outstanding dental care in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, to give you the results you are looking for! If you would like to get to know our Langworthy Family Dentistry dental team a little more, please feel free to read our biographies. We look forward to meeting you!
Kim – Office Manager
Kim has been our office manager since 1994. She makes it a point to get to know every patient and let them know that we are here for them whenever they need us. Kim truly cares about each person, both staff members and patients in our practice. Seeing your smiling face after your appointment lets Kim know that she has done her job.
Kim and her husband, Michael, have three children and four grandchildren. When she is not greeting you at the office, you can find Kim gardening or spending time at the beach.
Allison – Patient Relations Coordinator
Allison joined our team in 2009. She enjoys working in a professional and fun environment with a close-knit work family. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, cooking, playing with her dogs, and being with her family and friends.
Missy – Insurance Coordinator
Missy has long been a staple at Langworthy Family Dentistry; in fact, she joined the practice shortly after it opened in 1994! Born and raised in Fuquay, Missy puts her heart and soul into this practice. She ensures that all our patients feel like they are a part of our family and are treated accordingly. She also enjoys the lasting friendships she has made with the other members of the staff. Because she and the rest of the staff have been together for so long, it is not hard to feel comfortable working with each other!
Missy and her husband, Tim, have been married since 1997. The parents of two daughters, Missy and Tim, enjoy spending time with their family and friends on the softball field.
Kristi – Registered Dental Hygienist
A graduate of West Virginia University, Kristi joined the team at Langworthy Family Dentistry in 2001. She works with the rest of the dental team, whom she considers her family, to provide quality care to our patients. As a hygienist, Kristi cares for our patients’ dental needs but also listens to them, shares in their accomplishments, and mourns their losses. Her patients truly feel like friends and she strives to get to know each individual personally to build a relationship with them.
Kristi has one daughter and a dog, Murphy. When she is not busy at the office, she can often be found reading the latest page-turner, watching a great movie, or rooting on her WVU Mountaineers football team.
Libby – Registered Dental Hygienist
Since 1997, Libby has taken care of our patients’ oral health. She consistently works hard to do her best both in her role as a hygienist and as a team with the rest of our staff. Her favorite part about coming to work each day is having the opportunity to work with such wonderful people, both staff members and patients. When not at work, Libby enjoys spending time with her two children.
Lorie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lorie came to use in 2010 and has been improving the oral health and smiles of our patients ever since. A 1994 graduate of Guilford Tech, her favorite aspect of working at Langworthy Family Dentistry is the people, both staff members and patients.
Betsy – Dental Hygienist
Betsy graduated with a BS degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1998 and moved here from Georgia in 2012. She loves getting to know our patients and bringing them to optimal health with their oral hygiene. When she is not working to improve your dental health, Betsy loves spending time with her husband, Michael, two daughters, Maelyn and Paisley, and two Boykin Spaniels. She is active in her church at Baptist Grove and volunteers at her daughter’s school. In her free time, she loves going to the beach, shopping, and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs!
Melody – Dental Assistant II
Melody joined our team in 2004 and we are glad to have her as a member of our dental family. As a dental assistant, Melody helps ensure that her patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit. She graduated from Midway High in 1990 and received a diploma in dental assisting from Fayetteville Community College in 1991.When she is not assisting our dentists, some of Melody’s hobbies include reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Joel – Dental Assistant II
Joel joined our team in 2004 and has 22 years of experience in dentistry. Working with Dr. McConnell in such a relaxed environment has been Joel’s favorite part about working in the practice. She loves her job and tries to make her patients feel relaxed during their visits.
Joel is married to Jose Nieto and they have four children, four step-children, and two grandchildren. When not at the office, Joel enjoys growing gardens and planting flowers. She is an animal lover and also loves traveling to warm places. She is currently working on her scuba diving Advanced Open Water certification.
Wendy – Dental Assistant II
Since 2004, Wendy has been assisting Dr. McConnell. She is a graduate of Palm Beach State College and her favorite part about working at our practice is the close friends she has made. She also loves working with our wonderful patients and helping them to feel comfortable during their visit to the dentist. When she is not assisting Dr. McConnell improve your smile, she loves to run, hike, and spend days at the beach.