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Faculty and Staff

Carol Little, CDA, RDH, MHS
Chairperson, Allied Dental Department
828-398-7195
carolwlittle@abtech.edu

  • Mrs. Little holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting from UNC-Chapel Hill, DANB Certified Dental Assistant, A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from A-B Tech, Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from Mars Hill College and a Master in Health Science (emphasis in education) from Western Carolina University.  

Karen Pruett, CDA, CDPMA, A.A.
Allied Dental Office Manager/Clinical Coordinator
828-398-7255
828-236-0684 (fax)
dental@abtech.edu

  • Mrs. Pruett holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting from A-B Tech.  She is a DANB Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator and a A.A. degree from A-B Tech.

Brenda Fisher, RDH, BSDH
Dental Hygiene Program Director
828-398-7284
brendahfisher@abtech.edu

  • Mrs. Fisher holds an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from A-B Tech. and a Bachelor in Dental Hygiene from East Tennessee State University in Dental Health. 

Tisha Anderson, CDA, BHS
Dental Assisting Program Director
828-398-7256
tanderson@abtech.edu

  • Ms. Anderson holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting from A-B Tech, DANB Certified Dental Assistant, Bachelor in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University. 

Marilee Bush, RDH, BSDH
Instructor, 2nd Year Dental Hygiene Coordinator
828-398-7271
marileejbush@abtech.edu

  • Mrs. Bush holds an A.A. in Pre-Pharmacy from Cerritos College in California and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from University of Southern California. 

Abra Brooks, RDH, BSDH
Instructor, 1st Year Dental Hygiene Coordinator
828-398-7267
abraubrooks@abtech.edu

  • Mrs. Brooks holds an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from A-B Tech Community College and Bachelor in Dental Hygiene from East Tennessee State University. 

Paula Covert, CDA, RDH, MS
Instructor
828-398-7239
paulaecovert@abtech.edu

  • Mrs. Covert holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting from Ontario Business College, A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from Lake Superior College, Bachelor in Dental Hygiene and Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene from University of Missouri Kansas City. 

Jana Conner, RDH, BSDH, MEd
Instructor
janalconner@abtech.edu

  • Ms. Conner holds a A.S. in Dental Hygiene, Bachelors in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College and a Masters in Education from American College of Education.

Marilyn Biddix, RDH, BA
Instructor (Adjunct)
marilyndbiddix@abtech.edu

  • Mrs. Biddix holds an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from A-B Tech and a Bachelors Degree in Spanish from UNC-A. 

Jeniffer Nicholson, RDH, BS
Instructor (Adjunct)
jeniffertnicholson@abtech.edu

  • Ms. Nicholson holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting and an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from A-B Tech and a Bachelors of Science from Mars Hill College.

Brooke Hensley, CDA
Instructor (Adjunct)
brookechensley@abtech.edu

  • Mrs. Hensley holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting from A-B Tech, DANB Certified Dental Assistant

Amanda Meade, DDS
Clinic Dentist (Adjunct)
amandameade@abtech.edu

  • Dr. Meade holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Medical University of South Carolina.