Meet the Pediatric Dentistry Team
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.
Annelise Hardin, DDS, MS
Dr. Hardin grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and graduated from Chapel Hill High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University, where she double majored in Biology and Psychology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. Dr. Hardin continued her education at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was named chief resident, and earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry and her Master of Science degree.
Dr. Hardin is a recipient of the prestigious Richard Pugh Award. She was recognized at the Annual American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Meeting for scoring in the top 3% in the country on her Pediatric Board Exam.
In 2008, Dr. Annelise Hardin achieved Diplomat Status as a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hardin's husband, Scott Hardin, is a general dentist practicing in Chapel Hill. They have two children, Will and Charlotte.
Dr. Hardin’s master’s thesis was entitled Oral Health Knowledge of Caregivers in a Primary Care Setting. Her work centered on the necessary relationship between medical and dental professionals in the effort to educate caregivers about dental health.
- 2006 Richard Pugh Award-The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- 2004 Alexander Fellowship Recipient (award for master’s research project)
- 2003 Dr. Edmund Baxter Hopkins Memorial Scholarship
- 2002 Hinman Scholar
- 2001 Claude Adams Jr. Scholarship
- 2000 Doctor Curtis Aurelius Wherry Scholarship
- 2000 North Carolina Dental Foundation Scholarship
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Erin - Lead Dental Assistant
Erin has been with our team since 2011. Erin is responsible for making your child's visit run smoothly and for training new clinical staff. She is a graduate of Alamance Community College with an Associates Degree in General Education and a Degree in Dental Assisting and currently lives in Carrboro, NC. In her free time, Erin enjoys running outdoors and spending time with her boyfriend, Colton.
Angie - Patient Coordinator/ Dental Assistant
Angie joined our team in 2013. She is one of the first people to greet you when you come in the door. She graduated from Alamance Community College with a Degree in Dental Assisting. She grew up in Hillsborough, NC and currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC. Outside of work, Angie enjoys spending time with her family and participating in sports activites with her two children, Shawn and Ava.
Mary Lee - Dental Assistant
Mary Lee joined our team in 2013. She is a graduate of Alamance Community College. Mary Lee is great at educating others on dental health and making sure your child has an enjoyable visit. She was born and raised in Chapel Hill, NC. She loves being outdoors, listening to music, and spending time with her blue Chihuahua, Ace.
Nay - Dental Assistant
Nay joined our team in 2015. She graduated from Alamance Community College and is local to Chapel Hill. Nay enjoys working with children and providing them with the care and instructions to help them have a healthy smile. In her free time, she enjoys reading comic books and listening to music.
Brooke - Dental Assistant
After graduating from the UNC School of Dentistry, Brooke joined our team in 2015. She loves meeting new patients and will make sure your children feel comfortable throughout their visit with her welcoming personality. She currently lives in Mebane. After work, she enjoys riding horses, taking Zumba classes, and spending time with her husband and fur babies!
Melanie - Patient Coordinator/Assistant Marketing Coordinator
Melanie is the newest member of our team, joining us in 2016. She graduated from UNC Greensboro and grew up in Hillsborough, NC. Melanie is one of the first faces to welcome as you walk through the door. She enjoys spending her free time with her Golden Retriever, Duke, and exploring the outdoors.
Bridget - Marketing Coordinator
Bridget joined our team in 2015. She graduated from the University of Delaware and studied Marketing and Operations Management. Bridget is responsible for community outreach and loves meeting new families that are searching for a pediatric dentist. She enjoys spending time with her two boys, husband, and yellow lab.
Taylor -Dental Assistant
After graduating from the UNC School of Dentistry, Taylor joined our team in 2016. She loves meeting new patients and will make sure your children feel comfortable throughout their visit with her welcoming personality. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her fiance and dog, Piper.