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Hygienist and Assistants  of Garrison Family DentistryR OFFICE STAFF


Our friendly, compatible staff is pictured here in May 2012, while our rhodedendrum are in bloom.

Pictured left to right, (with the date they started working at the office)),   Lorraine Roper Ward (December 1981), Leslie Jill Williams (July 1999),  Thomasine Slade Wilson (1977), Karen Bishop Robinson (August 1985), Kathy Crosby (Feb. 2011)  Carolyn Francis Collins (March 1988),  Stephanie Cannon (August 2007), , Melanie Elaine Huscusson ( January 2012),

Gina Rikard and Janet Corn Receptionist Janet Corn, ( August 2004, Gina Webb Rikard (January 1997) 

When you come to our office, the friendly faces of Gina Rikard and Janet Corn are the first ones you will see. They are there to greet and register you, make your appointments, handle insurance claims, answer the busily ringing phone and keep the front desk running smoothly which helps keep the whole office functioning at its best. 


Gina Rikard is a graduate of Hendersonville High School, attended MarsHillCollege and is married to Mike Rikard. They are the parents of two boys.  In addition to front desk duties, Gina is also office trained as a dental assistant. 




If you have an appointment for a cleaning, our four experienced Dental Hygienists Carolyn Collins, Lorraine Ward, Thomasine Wilson and Stephanie Cannon will do a professional job. Not only will they clean your teeth, they will instruct you in up-to-date methods on oral hygiene practices you can perform at home to maintain good oral health.  These professionals will help you become partners with our office in keeping your teeth as healthy as possible:


*Carolyn Collins is a graduate of TuscolaHigh School in HaywoodCounty and  Guilford Community College in Greensboro. She is married to Mike Collins, and they are parents of two daughters.


 *Lorraine Ward is a graduate of East Henderson High School, and AB Technical/Community College Dental Hygiene Program. She is married to Jim Ward and they are the parents of a daughter and a son.


*Thomasine Slade Wilson is originally from Enfield, NC and is a graduate of UNC-ChapelHillSchool of Dental Hygiene.  She is the mother of two daughters and is a grandmother of one. 


*Stephanie Cannon is a graduate of East High School, attended NC State, has her hygiene degree from AB Tech . She is married to Jeff Cannon, and is the mother of two children a son and a daughter.


Our office Dental Assistants are Kathy Crosby and Melanie Huscusson.  They are there by your side when you come to the office for dental procedures and restorations done by the dentists. They have years of experience, and frequently know what tools and materials are needed without verbal requests.  Their chairside skills make your visit much more pleasant and efficient.




*Kathy Crosby graduated from East Henderson High School and also completed Dental Assisting and Radiography at AB Tech.   Kathy has two children a son and a daughter. 


*Melanie is a graduate of Edneyville High School and attended Blue Ridge Community College, is office trained for assisting, and is certified for radiography at AB Tech/Community College.  She is married to Eric Huscusson. They have one daughter.


All staff members make an important contribution to the dental team. Several staff members volunteer with the doctors at the Volunteer Dental Extraction Clinic at Blue Ridge Community Health Center in Hendersonville.