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. He attended UNC – Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and graduated in 2006. Dr. Scott LaFevers is active in various dental societies and organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a proud member of the Military Affairs Committee, Wayne County Chamber Board of Directors, and President of Walnut Creek Country Club. He has a wife, Kim and three daughters, Bree, Anna Scott and Kit.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 Malorie! I graduated from Wayne Community College in 2015 with a diploma in Dental Assisting and again in 2017 with a Degree in Dental Hygiene. I began my Dental Hygiene career in Morehead City, North Carolina and began working at LaFevers Dental Team in February 2020. I have three dogs, Lua, Juniper, and Tiller who love being out on the boat just as much as I do! In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, offshore fishing, and making jewelry. One of my favorite things about my job is being able to educate my patients on improving their oral health, and being able to see improvements at each appointment. I look forward seeing you in our office and helping you smile a little bigger!
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 and I must say I am excited to meet you! I joined LaFeversDental Team (the best team) in 2017 after graduating from WCC. I love to see smiling faces, so of course it makes me happy to be able to help provide a service to all of our patients with healthy confident smiles being the Goal!
My name is Chelsea. I live in Pikeville with my husband and son. Family means everything to us. I have been a dental assistant for 7 years and love making people smile. I am thrilled to be a part of the LaFevers Dental Team, and I look forward to meeting you!
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 Holmes. 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!
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 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 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.
Hello! My name is Katrice and I was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I’ve been in North Carolina since 2007. I graduated from West Johnston in 2012, and now I have two beautiful daughters. When they aren’t keeping me busy, I spend my free time reading or catching up on my shows. I am more than blessed to become a part of the Lafevers Dental Team!
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.
Hi, my name is Dana Summerlin. I joined LaFevers Dental Team in August 2019 following 11 years in the medical field. I graduated from Johnston Community College in 1996 with an Associate Degree in Accounting. I am a lifelong resident of Johnston County where I reside with my husband, two children and our Yorkie Poo. I enjoy vacationing at the beach and mountains, going to the movies, interior decorating and baking. Superior patient care has always been my passion and I am so proud to be a part of this amazing team where our patients become our family.
HI! I’m Laura! I was raised in PenCo, NC. I have a wonderful husband named Lee and we have an amazing son named Bryson, along with two dogs, Bocephus and Molly who we love! We enjoy spending our free time with family, out on the beach or out glamping. I retired from the USAF at Seymour Johnson AFB in 2019 and from there I have decided that the dental field was my calling. LaFevers Dental Team has blessed me by welcoming me with open arms to receive training in every aspect of dentistry to assist me with fulfilling my dream to work in the dental field to help make peoples smiles bigger!
Hello, my name is Kimberly Isler. I joined Lafevers Dental Team in November 2019. I am married and have 3 beautiful children and 4 outstanding grandchildren. I enjoy going to the beach, shopping and enjoying good food. I absolutely love the patients and especially my Lafevers Dental Team. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing team.
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