Dental faculty and staff

Dental Faculty and Staff

Dolly Horton, CMA, (AAMA), Ed. D.
Dean, Allied Health
828-398-7250
dollyphorton@abtech.edu

Glenna Gunter, AAS, BSBA
Secretary, Allied Health
828-398-7281
glennapgunter@abtech.edu

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

Carol 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 in Allied Health from Mars Hill College and a Master in Health Science (emphasis in education) from Western Carolina University.  

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

Brenda 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.  She is the Program Director in the Dental Hygiene Program.

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

Tisha Anderson holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting from A-B Tech, DANB Certified Dental Assistant, Bachelor in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University.  She is the Program Director in Dental Assisting.

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

Marilee Bush holds an A.A. degree in Pre-Pharmacy from Cerritos College in California and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from University of Southern California.  She is an Instructor in Dental Hygiene and the 2nd year Hygiene Coordinator.

Karen Pruett, CDA, CDPMA
Allied Dental Office Manager/Clinical Coordinator

828-398-7255
828-398-7251 (fax)
karenmpruett@abtech.edu

Karen Pruett has a diploma in Dental Assisting from A-B Tech.  She is a DANB Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator.  She manages the front office and clinic.

Paula Covert, CDA, RDH, BSDH
Dental Assisting Instructor
828-398-7239
paulaecovert@abtech.edu

Paula Covert holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting, A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor in Dental Hygiene from UMKC.  She is an Instructor in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene.

Adriane Paleno, RDH, BSDH
Dental Hygiene Instructor
828-398-7267
apaleno@abtech.edu

Adriane Paleno holds an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from Santa fe College and Bachelor in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College.  She is Dental Hygiene 1st year coordinator.

Kristy Lance, CDA, CPFDA
Dental Assisting Instructor
kristyglance@abtech.edu

Kristy Lance holds a Diploma in Dental Assisting from A-B Tech, DANB Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant.  She is an Adjunct Instructor in Dental Assisting.

Marilyn Biddix, RDH, BS
Hygiene and Assisting Clinic Instructor (Adjunct)
mbiddix@abtech.edu

Marilyn holds an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from A-B Tech and a bachelors degree from UNC-A.  She teaches in dental hygiene and dental assisting clinics. She teaches night Dental Radiography through A-B Tech's Con Ed.

Teri Staley, RDH, BSDH
Hygiene Clinic Instructor (Adjunct)
tstaley@abtech.edu

Teri hold an Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She is an adjunct instructor in the dental hygiene clinic.

Janna Conner, RDH, BSDH
Dental Hygiene Instructor (Adjunct)
jconner@abtech.edu

Jana holds a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College.  She is an adjunct instructor for dental hygiene clinic.