Our Team

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We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide unparalleled service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and certifications, and years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!

Dr. Steven Edney

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Our orthodontist, Dr. Steven Edney, has been creating beautiful smiles for over 28 years! He received his D.D.S. degree and his M.S. degree in Orthodontics from Loma Linda School of Dentistry. To learn more about our highly-qualified doctor, please visit the Our Doctor page.

Administrative Staff

teresa philpotTeresa Philpot - Market Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant

21 years with Dr. Edney

Teresa loves family time (especially with her Grandson!), the beach, and riding motorcycles! Working with Dr. Edney and team ... she loves seeing the transformation we create in giving kids a beautiful smile!

lauren roperLauren Roper - Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

18 years with Dr. Edney

Lauren's passions include her husband Jeff of 28 years and daughters, Meghan and Savanna. She loves her continued journey in karate, working out and camping.

cheryl andersCheryl Anders - Scheduling Coordinator

17 years with Dr. Edney

Cheryl is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has 4 wonderful kids, a sweet son-in-law, and 2 of the most precious granddaughters in the world! Church, family, camping, her 2 dogs Maya and Charlie, and Georgia Bulldogs football are just a few of her favorite things!

melody leviMelody Levi - Financial Coordinator

14 years with Dr. Edney

Melody loves to take off in her Jeep and explore the back roads! She started the first Jeep club in Henderson County. She adores her "baby boy" Cody and has an adorable little princess fur baby named Gracie Mae! She likes music and spending time with friends and family.

bardy kellyBardy Kelly - Scheduling Coordinator

1 year with Dr. Edney (has been in the dental industry for 11 years)

Bardy just moved to Hendersonville from Pennsylvania and grew up in the Tennessee/Virginia area. Bardy loves riding her bike on Rails-to-Trails with her husband, Rick. Her interests are designing perennial gardens, hiking, listening to blue grass music, and spending family time, especially with her sweet grandda
ughters, Rosie and Gracie.

Orthodontic Assistants


Astrid MunozAstrid Munoz - Orthodontic Assistant

18 years with Dr. Edney

Astrid loves spending time with her family and is a soon-to-be first time Grandmother to baby girl Ella. Her passion is dancing, gardening and outdoor activities. She loves traveling to visit her family in Florida and South America.

diane deemsDiane Deems - Orthodontic Assistant

15 years with Dr. Edney

Diane's passion, since she was a kid, is running. She loves to hike and walk with her furry child, Penny. She loves sports, especially basketball! She is a self-described, "foodie", cooking and trying different restaurants has always been fun .... thus, the reason she runs! Her family and friends are the center of her life.

christy brandtChristy Brandt - Orthodontic Assistant

12 years with Dr. Edney

Christy is married to Jeff (27 years!) and has two wonderful children, Bekah and Tucker, who are the loves of her life! She enjoys growing a garden, canning fresh vegetables and thrift store shopping. She loves playing with her two dogs, Lucy and Cooper. Her church family is a big part of who she is too!

rita warrenRita Warren - Orthodontic Assistant

Almost 2 years with Dr. Edney (and 19 years orthodontic experience)

Rita is a lifelong resident of the WNC mountains and enjoys hiking and gardening. She has 2 beautiful grandchildren who are the "apple of her eye"! She loves spending time with her family!