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Meet Our Amazing  Dental Team

Financial Coordinator

Annette Miller


Annette joined our team in 2015 and handles our patients’ insurance and financial needs. In total, Annette has over 30 years of experience in finance and insurance.



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Tina Cordes, DA

Dentist

JOSHUA MILLSAPS, DDS, PA


Dr. Millsaps graduated from Hickory High School in 1998 and from the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. He has been practicing here in Hickory, NC since 2008. He is the past president of the Western Piedmont Dental Society and is actively involved in continuing education and service related events. Dr. Millsaps is a member of the NC Dental Society and Seattle Study Club. Dr. Millsaps has his Mastership from the International Dental Implant Association


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Registered Dental Hygienist

MELISSA HARRIS


Melissa graduated from the dental hygiene program at UNC Chapel Hill in 1990. She worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Steve Frye for 20 years until his retirement. Melissa joined our team when Dr. Frye’s patients joined our office in 2014.



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Dentist

DR. EUGENE MODLIN


Dr. Modlin graduated from the School of Dentistry at UNC Chapel Hill in 1982. He owned his own practice in Viewmont area of Hickory from 1982-2008. He joined our practice in 2016

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Tina Cordes, DA

Registered Dental Hygienist

ALEISHA DAVIDSON


Aleisha graduated from Dental Hygiene School at CVCC in 2007. She worked for Dr. Stevenson for 8 years until his retirement in 2015. She joined our practice in 2016.

Dental Assistant

KAYLA FRYE


Kayla joined our practice in October 2017. Kayla graduated from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School. She has been a dental assistant since 2015. Kayla also helps with our hygiene department, sterilization and front office. 

​When you visit our general, cosmetic and implant dental practice in Hickory, NC, your smile is our top priority. 

Dr. Millsaps and the entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle dental care that you deserve.

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Tina Cordes, DA
Tina Cordes, DA

Appointment Coordinator

HOUA VANG


Houa joined our practice in October 2017 as our Appointment Coordinator. Houa is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro with a degree in Public Health. Houa has been in the dental field since 2011. Houa has experience as an appointment coordinator and insurance coordinator. Houa is happy to help interpret for our Hmong patients.

Dental Assistant

TINA CORDES


Tina graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Tucson, Arizona in 1985. Tina worked in orthodontics for 15 years and as a dental assistant since 2001. Tina attended the Great Lakes Onsite Lab Training Program


Registered Dental Hygienist

GINA BOWMAN


Gina worked as a dental assistant in the military before pursuing a career in dental hygiene. Gina graduated from Dental Hygiene School at CVCC in 2001. She worked for Dr. Steve Frye until his retirement and joined our team when Dr. Frye’s patients joined our office in 2014.


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Registered Dental Hygienist/ Hygiene Liason

CARMELA CHURCH


Carmela graduated from the dental hygiene program at CVCC in 2004. She worked as a dental hygienist at Nags Head, NC until moving back to the area where she has worked with Dr. Millsaps since 2008. Carmela is a member of the American Hygiene Association and NC Academy of Advanced Studies.

Dental Assistant

EVE HOLLAR


Eve attended the Dental Assistant Program at Western Piedmont Community College in 1979. She has since been a certified dental assistant and has worked in our office since 1990. Eve is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association. 

Hygiene Assistant

PERRY CHUNG


Perry graduated from Brevard College and later decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Perry attended the NC Dental Assistant Training School in Charlotte in 2008. Perry joined our team in 2010

Joshua M. Millsaps, DDS, PA 

Hickory Dentistry


Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 5:00

Friday 8:00 - 3:00

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Tina Cordes, DA

Sterilization Coordinator

VERONICA ORNELAS


Veronica joined our practice in 2017. Veronica manages sterile processing, decontamination, sterilization, and high-level disinfection of all of our instruments and operatories. Is accountable for ensuring efficient, safe, effective sterilization for our practice. Veronica is also happy to help interpret for our Spanish speaking patients. 


Office Manager ~ Treatment Coordinator

ARDEN JOLLEY


​Arden has been in the dental field since 1993. Arden attended the Dental Assistant Program at Wake Forest. She has experience as a dental assistant, appointment coordinator, marketing coordinator and treatment coordinator. Arden joined our practice in 2016. Arden is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers and working on her Fellowship with this program.