Meet the Team


Practice Manager
Lisa joined the dental field in 1989, and 32 years later, she still enjoys every second. Lisa has completed dental consulting training and a range of courses. She now works as our practice manager, helping the practice run smoothly. One of the things Lisa loves the most about her job is meeting people and building lifelong relationships with patients throughout their dental journeys.

Outside of work, you can find Lisa on a boat, at the beach, or with her family and friends. She also enjoys shopping, sports, and the simple things in life. Lisa says she also feels blessed to have a son and a daughter, both of whom she is very proud of.


Customer Service Representative
Shannon is the friendly face who greets patients when they arrive for their appointments. She attended Craven Community College and is a lifelong resident of New Bern. Shannon has over 15 years of experience in customer service. A valuable asset to the practice since she joined in 2021, she is always ready with a smile and kind word for everyone.

Away from work, Shannon enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and daughter and reading as many novels as she can.


Registered Dental Hygienist
Taylor is a dental hygiene graduate of Coastal Carolina Community College. She moved to North Carolina in 2016 with her husband, who is in the Marine Corps. Taylor knew from a young age that she wanted to be a dental hygienist, and she’s worked hard to achieve her career goals. One of Taylor’s favorite things about her work at Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry is helping patients improve their oral health and building relationships with them.

When not working, Taylor loves going to the beach, looking for shark teeth, and hanging out with her friends. She’s also a regular at the pet store as she has two dogs, two cats, and a bird.


Dental Assistant
Pamela joined the Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry team as a dental assistant in 2023. She completed her studies in dental assisting at Coastal Carolina Community College. Pamela enjoys taking relaxing walks on the beach and watching beautiful sunsets.

She's a cat lover with two furry friends, Daisy and Max. Pamela lives by the golden rule of treating others kindly. During her free time, she likes to watch movies and spend time at the beach. She's a big fan of TV shows and is an essential part of the Oxley team, ensuring everything runs smoothly at the office.


Candace Poythress joined Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry as our receptionist in 2023. A New Bern native, she's an alum of New Bern High School and studied business at Craven Community College. Candace's love for the outdoors takes her on plenty of family walks and adventures in downtown New Bern.

She's married with twins, a boy, and a girl. Her interests span hiking, photography, baking, and crime shows. A hidden talent she's modest about is her singing, as her husband likes to share with others. Candace's heart melts for baby cows, and her colleagues admire her unwavering energy and happy disposition at work, making her an indispensable part of our team.