Teresa is a native of Raleigh, and graduated from William G. Enloe High School. She began practicing hygiene for over 30 years, and joined Dr. Thurmond's practice in 2012.
She is also a passionate musician! In 2004, Teresa graduated cum laude from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a minor in Music. She has previously sung with the Berkshire Choral Festival & Springfield Symphony, the NC Master Chorale & NC Symphony and has appeared as Mrs. Cratchit in Ira David Wood’s “A Christmas Carol” 2005. With her love for people, she has also served as a summer chaplain for Rex Hospital.
Her busy family includes her mother, son, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, niece, great-nieces, numerous cousins and two dogs. They are a lively bunch!
Anghitha (she'll probably introduce herself to you as "Ange"!) is our international hygienist - she was raised in Dubai. After practicing dentistry in India, she came to America and earned her RDH from UNC Chapel Hill. She joined Dr. Thurmond's practice in 2016.
Anghitha and her husband have a beautiful daughter and lots of freshwater fishes.
Lilly is a registered dental assistant, and has worked with Dr. Thurmond since her original practice in New Mexico. She has been assisting for over 20 years, and prides herself on her excellent chairside manner - she is a source of comfort to all our patients!
Lilly is very active in her local church, and she speaks fluent Spanish. She just returned from her second international missions trip, where she provided translation services.
When not at work, she is most likely with her granddaughters or family.
Jasmine is also a registered dental assistant, having graduated Wake Technical Community College in 2010. She has not only assisted in general dentistry, but has experience with sedation dentistry and endodontics. She joined our practice in 2013.
Jasmine has a great sense of humor, and enjoys working closely with patients to help them feel comfortable. During her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Donna has over 25 years in the dental field, and is one of the first friendly faces you will meet at Dr. Thurmond's office. She moved to North Carolina six years ago with her husband, Bob, and is the proud mother of two grown sons.
In her free time, Donna is probably cooking, baking, or collecting new recipes to try.
Donna looks forward to welcoming you and ensuring your experience is excellent!
Originally hailing from Oregon, Annie has been in dentistry for 15 years. She has extensive experience working with all different types of dental insurance, and loves being able to "close the gap" between what a patient needs and how Dr. Thurmond can make it happen. Her favorite part of dentistry is working with people - getting to know them and their families, and helping them be healthier in the process.
When not at work, Annie is usually found somewhere outside - hiking, swimming, cycling or hanging in a hammock while her husband Justin fishes. Most of the time her three Golden Retrievers, Claire, Mia, and Lizzie are along for the fun! While she misses snowboarding in the Oregon Cascades, she loves the consistently sunny weather and the beaches in North Carolina.