Our Staff

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

staff_dr-wells_2Dr. 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. Well enjoys golfing and watching sports.

Christina – DAII, Office Manager

Christina_BakerChristina, 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 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_WhitmanKim 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_BaileyLauren 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 also loves traveling to West Virginia to see her family and going to West Virginia football games to cheer on the Mountaineers!


Dana_DaliDana is one of our dental assistants. She has two DANB certifications: Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant. Dana has over 10 years experience in the dental field and loves to see patients smile after dental treatment!When not working, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, working out at the gym, and traveling to new and wonderful places!

Rhianna – Dental Hygienist

Rhianna_Busch>Rhianna is a registered Dental Hygienist, and is the newest member of our team. 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 son, Oliver. She is an advocate for animal rescue, and loves playing with her own 3 dogs, Eliie 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.”