All professionals at LaFevers Dental Team maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Scott LaFevers was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC. He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1997. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance (2001) and his Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management (2002) from East Carolina University.
Dr. Derek M. Steele, a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, is a native of Greenville, North Carolina. He graduated from J.H. Rose High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from Brigham Young University. Dr. Steele received his Dental Degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2011 and continued his studies to earn a Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics from Nova Southeastern University. He is ecstatic to be back home in Eastern North Carolina where he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and supporting East Carolina University.
Frederick L. Nance, DDS, MS
Dr. Frederick Nance, a North Carolina native, completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree
at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina in 1972. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of North Carolina in 1976 with highest honors in pathology. He was awarded a Morehead Fellowship for his postdoctoral residency training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a Master of Science degree, completing his training in 1981. He has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 1981. Dr. Nance was elected by his peers to represent North Carolina oral & maxillofacial surgeons for 10 years as a delegate to the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons House of Delegates, where he also served as a District Caucus and Reference Committee Chairman.
He has served as President of the North Carolina and Southeastern Societies of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Dentists in 2000. Dr. Nance’s clinical interests include pathology, dentoalveolar surgery, and facial trauma. He enjoys boating and water sports activities with his family, hunting, and antique automobiles.
Dr. W. Lee Lewis, a specialist in both Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, is a native of Greenville, NC. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wake Forest University and his Dental Degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1995. Dr. Lewis earned a Postdoctoral Degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Tennessee, Memphis then completed a Postdoctoral Residency Program in Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1999. Dr. Lewis is active in several orthodontic and pediatric dental organizations. He is the past President of the East Central Dental Society, North Carolina’s Fifth District Dental Society and the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of North Carolina’s Fifth District Dental Society and the North Carolina Dental Society. He is also on the Medical Executive Committee at Vidant Medical Center. In his free time, he enjoys coaching soccer, fishing, hunting, skiing and spending time with his family. His wife, Kathy, is from Arkansas and they were married in 1995. They have one son, Evan, and twin daughters, Jordan and Makenzie.
Dr. Spencer Dail was born and raised in Snow Hill, North Carolina. He graduated from Greene Central High School in 2007 and attended North Carolina State University where he graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He attended East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in the inaugural class in 2015. Afterwards he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency through NYU Lutheran. Dr. Dail is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.
Dr. A. Winfield Knight, Jr., is a native North Carolinian and was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. He graduated from Durham High School in 1965. He then received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Duke University. While an undergraduate, he was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served as an usher at Duke University Chapel. And, it goes without saying, he is a “dyed in the wool” Duke fan.
Dr. Knight earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of North Carolina in 1973. He then served his country in the US Air Force Dental Corp and was stationed in Athens Greece. After his service, in 1973, he moved to Goldsboro and opened his private practice. He has served on the Goldsboro Board of Education and attended the advanced dental education Fellowship program at the L. D. Pankey Institute, where, he received an advance study on occlusion, temporomandibular dysfunction, and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Knight is married to Dr. Diane Nagel and together, they have three children. He enjoys sailing and experimental cooking.
Hello, my name is Gina. I am a graduate of Wayne Community College and have been a Dental Hygienist with LaFevers Dental Team for 25 years. I am married and have a daughter, Nicole. We look forward to seeing you in our practice.
Hello, my name is Yvette. I graduated from dental hygiene school in 1984. I have worked with LaFevers Dental Team for over 15 years. Our hygiene department treats each patient's individual needs to help them attain a beautiful healthy smile.
Hi my name is Heather Edwards. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Wayne Community College in 2011. I joined LaFevers Dental Team in August 2012 and have enjoyed getting to know all the patients! I look forward to meeting you!
Hello, my name is Miesha Boseman, and I am so excited to meet you! I am a native of Wayne County and a 2017 graduate of the Wayne Community College Dental Assisting Program…
Hello, my name is Lydia Smith. I'm excited about meeting you! I attended Southern Wayne High School and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Wayne Community College. I have loved all the patients so far and will do all I can to make your visit as comfortable as possible. See ya soon!
Hello, my name is Ashley Barnett. I am a 2010 graduate of the Dental Assisting Program at Wayne Community College. I happily joined the LaFevers Dental Team in March of 2011. We look forward to seeing you in our office
Hi, my name is Hannah. I am a Certified Dental Assistant. I graduated from Charles B. Aycock in 2005 and attended Wayne Community College for Dental Assisting. I have been married to my husband, Anthony, since 2008. We have one daughter, Hayleigh. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Hi, my name is Maricruz Vega-Herrera. I’m from Mexico and moved to the USA when I was 8 years old. I attended Charles B. Aycock High School and graduated from there in 2007. I also attended Wayne Community College for Dental Assisting and graduated in 2012. I chose to be an assistant because I enjoy helping people. Hope to see you.
My name is Amelia Rodgers. I'm from Stantonsburg, NC. U graduated from WCC Dental Assisting Program in July 2013. I love spending time with my family and friends. I love going to the beach, hunting and fishing with my boyfriend. I have two younger sisters and an older brother. I have a Jack Russell Terrier who I love so much! I look forward to meeting you!
Hi my name is Ermilina Worrell and I am a DAII, graduated in 2006 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting. My husband and I are from California and stationed here with our 2 boys as my husband is currently serving in the USAF. I recently joined the LaFevers team and loving my time here so far and looking forward to meeting you all!
My name is Brittani Purdie. I was born and raised in Pikeville, NC. I have been married to my husband Taylor since May 2010 and we have a son, Hayden. I graduated from East Carolina in December 2010, with a Bachelors in Elementary Education . My husband deployed with the US Army in February 2013 and I used that time to return to school. I graduated from Wayne Community's Dental Assisting program in July 2014 and began working at LDT the day after graduation. I look forward to meeting you and helping to make your dental visit as stress free as possible.
Hello, I’m Evelyn. I was raised in Goldsboro, NC. I graduated from Spring Creek High School in 2014 then attended Wayne Community College for Dental Assisting. I joined LaFevers Dental Team May of 2016. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your dental experience.
Hello, my name is Annabelle. I began my dental assisting career in Wallace, NC in 1978. From there, I worked in an orthodontic practice in Wilmington, NC for 20 years. My family and I moved to Goldsboro in 2006. After 24 years in orthodontics, I've returned to my first love of general dentistry by joining LaFevers Dental Team in August 2010 as the New Patient Coordinator.
Hello, my name is Emily and I’m from Goldsboro, North Carolina. I graduated from Eastern Wayne in 2011. I spent 4 years in Okinawa, Japan and volunteered at the dental clinic on Kadena Air Base. I am so thrilled to be part of Lafevers Dental Team. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Hello, my name is Tiffany Kight and I am the Scheduling Coordinator. I happily joined LaFevers Dental Team in September of 2013. I graduated from Charles B. Aycock in 2011 and attended Wayne Community College. Many people have recognized my face from Andy’s/Hwy55 as I previously worked there for five years. I married my husband Jerrett Kight in 2013. We actively attend The Bridge in Princeton. It has been a complete joy to be a part of this team and meet each individual thus far. I am just as excited to meet you, and hope your dental visit is the best yet!
Hi, my name is Ashley and I joined LaFevers Dental Team in August of 2016. I married my husband Taylor, back in 2012 and we have two beautiful daughters, Peyton and Nora. I graduated from Wayne Community College in 2015 with a degree in Medical Office Administration. I am so honored to be a part of this team and look forward to meeting you soon!
Hello, my name is Dana Sasser. I graduated from WCC Dental Assisting Program in 1978. I worked as a Dental Assistant for eighteen years and also filed dental insurance. For the last twenty years, I have worked with insurance and accounts. I joined LaFevers Dental Team in October 2016 as their Insurance/Accounts Manager. I am so happy to be a part of this team. I look forward to meeting you and I am here to help you if you need assistance with your account or insurance.
Hi, my name is Amy. I am the Office Manager at LaFevers Dental Team and have been a part of the team since September of 2007. I graduated from the University of Mount Olive in 2011 with a BS in Health Care Management. We want to welcome you to our family dental practice and look forward to giving you your best dental experience possible.
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