Our Staff

Dr. James A. Wells D.D.S.

Dr. Wells is a native of Monongah, West Virginia. He attended Fairmont State College between 1989 and 1992 and graduated from West Virginia School of Dentistry in 1996. He furthered his education by participating in an advanced education of general dentistry program at the Physicians Office Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.After moving to Charlotte in 1997, he joined a group practice in which he worked as an associate for 3 years. He opened his office in September 1999 and prides himself on the small town atmosphere he provides to his patients. When not working, Dr. Wells enjoys golfing and watching sports.

Christina – DAII, Office Manager

Christina, one of our Dental Assistants, is a native of Charlotte, has been with us since the office opened. She is also the office manager as well as an assistant. She started her dental career in 1997 and has worked with Dr. Wells since 1998. When not working, she enjoys reading, Zumba and camping with her husband and their two boys, Austin and Lucas. Their 2 shih-poo’s, Jack and Eli, love that they get to tag along. She is eager to answer any financial, insurance, or treatment related questions that you may have.

Kim – Financial Coordinator

Kim is our Financial and Treatment coordinator. She handles the financial aspect of your treatment, insurance verification, scheduling, and billing questions. She has been in the dental field since 1980. She has been married to her husband, Steve, for 30 plus years and they have 2 boys, Shane and Kyle. She enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Shuggie, reading and riding motorcycles with her husband.

Lauren – Dental Hygienist

Lauren is a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated in 2009 from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Communications. She is an active member of the ADHA and is always gaining knowledge through continuing education courses. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable during their dental visit and educating them on the importance of oral health care.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, playing with her dog and cooking. She and her husband are expecting their first child in November 2015! She also loves traveling to West Virginia to see her family and going to West Virginia football games to cheer on the Mountaineers!

Sarah – Dental Assistant

Sarah joined our team in 2014 as a Dental Assistant II in training. She is actively learning and studying to take the National Boards to become a Certified Dental Assistant. She was born and raised in Florida but arrived in Charlotte in 2012 for new beginnings. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places in Charlotte with her son, Jaden. They enjoy day trips, hiking, and outdoor activities. Sarah strives to build relationships with her patients and finds their trust very important and rewarding.

Rhianna – Dental Hygienist

Rhianna is a Registered Dental Hygienist, originally from Virginia. She has a passion for dental hygiene and preventive healthcare, and loves educating patients on their oral health! Rhianna has a friendly and approachable demeanor, which helps to put patients at ease in the dental chair.
In her free time, Rhianna enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Nick, and children, Oliver and Mila. She is an advocate for animal rescue, and loves playing with her own 3 dogs, Ellie May, Riley, and Jax. Rhianna works daily to exhibit the philosophy she follows for life-“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Tatiana- Dental Assistant

Tatiana joined our team in early 2015 as a Dental Assistant. Originally from Florida, she moved to the area in 2006. She graduated with her Associates degree at CPCC and later pursued Dental Assisting in 2014 at the Myers Park Dental Assisting School. She joined our office initially as an intern for school. Tatiana’s hard work and eagerness to learn made her such an asset that we brought her on as a team member. She feels blessed to work for such a knowledgeable dentist as Dr. Wells and hopes to pursue her future goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist.