About Our Team

Ruby EachesF.A.A.D.O.M. is Practice Manager at Surf City Dental. She began her dental career in 1990 in the United States Navy, where she served as an expanded functions dental assistant and was honorably discharged in 2000. Ruby strives to change the “dental experience.” For the last seven years, she has brought professional guidance and compassion to Surf City Dental. Among her professional accomplishments, Ruby received national award from the American Association of Dental Office Managers, being recognized as the Green Leader of 2017. She is the proud mother to her only son, John, and she also has several fur babies.

Adrianna Castro came on board at Surf City Dental last year with a huge smile and the goal to attend dental school. As our hygiene assistant, she assists in all clinical aspects of dental hygiene and emergency patient care. Adrianna, an Appalachian State graduate in Biology, spends her free time working out. She also loves eating and laughing with her family, and fiancée, Nicholas.

Kelsey Smith, “Patient Experience Extraordinaire” has been greeting our patients since 2016.  Her soft-spoken manner and kind smile welcome you as you walk through the door at Surf City Dental. Kelsey understands that your best dental experience is our goal and goes above and beyond to make that possible. She’s married to Justin and is a proud mom to her son, Jaxon, and two daughters. Their two pups complete this sweet family!

Brooke EnglebrightD.A is a dental assistant, working toward her goal as a certified dental assistant (CDA). While Brooke assists our dentists in all clinical needs, it’s her ability to help patients feel at ease that makes her shine. In her free time, Brooke enjoys fishing and spending time with her longtime boyfriend, Justin.

Jennifer Szot, C.D.A. joined the Surf City Dental team in 2013 and has not looked back since. Her boisterous personality helps patients feel like they are talking to a friend. Jennifer is compassionate and a great listener. Jennifer recently married Jason. She has an adult daughter, Lexi, and a pup named Tank. Jennifer is an outdoor enthusiast and self-proclaimed foodie.

Shannon Watkins, R.D.H. has been an integral part of Surf City Dental since 2010. Shannon brings 27 years of experience, along with genuine compassion. When Shannon is not with her work family, she calls Castle Hayne home. Along with her husband, Patrick, they share four children and a pup named Chipper.

Courtney Allen, C.D.A. is also our “Insurance Guru.” Courtney joined Surf City Dental a few years ago, but it feels like she’s been with us from the start. Courtney goes above and beyond to assist our patients in navigating their dental benefits, giving them peace of mind that no insurance question will go unanswered. Courtney spends her free time with her beautiful family, with the addition of her sweet daughter McKenzie in August 2018.

Sherryl Gilliam, R.D.H. has treated our patients with her gentle, but precise, dental hygiene care since 2013.  With 30 years of professional experience, it’s no wonder we’re able to boast, that at Surf City Dental, we have the best hygienist. In her leisure time, Sherryl is making memories with her kids and grandbabies. She also enjoys catching up with great friends and traveling.

Amanda Ward, C.D.A and Clinical Coordinator, is a graduate from Miller Motte College. She began her career with Surf City Dental in 2012. Amanda is the backbone of all clinical care, keeping our schedule running smoothly and providing chair-side assistance when needed. The proud parent of two pups, Amanda spends much of her leisure time with friends and family.

Brenda LaRoche, R.D.H. joined Surf City Dental in December 2017. Originally from New Hampshire, Brenda has called our coastal community home since 2013. Brenda brings a strong knowledge of good oral health care to our dental hygiene department. She especially loves to help our younger patients at Surf City Dental.  Brenda is the proud parent of two adult children. In her free time, she likes to visit with friends at the beach and make frequents trips back up North to see family.

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