Dental Assistant


Tina graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Tucson, Arizona in 1985. Tina worked in orthodontics for 15 years and as a dental assistant since 1985. Tina attended the Great Lakes Onsite Lab Training Program. Tina has us all laughing around the office. She always has a great attitude and we are lucky to have her on our team!

Registered Dental Hygienist


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. Gina has an infectious laugh and always lights up the office. We are so grateful to have her on our team!

Arden Jolley, Office Manager

Registered Dental Hygienist


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. Aleisha is married and has 2 beautiful daughters. She is an amazing hygienist and we are proud to have her on our team!

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tori Cook

Tori is one of our fabulous hygienists. She actually interned with our office during High School. She graduated from CVCC Hygiene program in 2017. She joined our practice in 2018. We are so happy to "officially" have her on our team, although she has been part of our family for a long time!

Carmela Church, RDH
Eve Hollar, CDA
Joshua M. Millsaps, DDS
Annette Miller, Financial Coordinator

Appointment Coordinator


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. Houa is the 1st contact our patients have with our office, we are so lucky to have her on our team!



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. We are thrilled and honored to have Dr. Modlin as part of our team!

Houa Vang, Appointment Coordinator
Gina Bowman, RDH

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Victoria Cook, RDH

Sterilization Coordinator


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. Veronica is married with one great son. We are so thankful to have her on our team!

Dr. Joshua Millsaps, Dentist in Hickory, NC Meet Our Amazing Team

​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.

Kayla Frye, DA
Dr. Gene Modlin
Aleisha Davidson, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist


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. We are proud to have Carmela as one of our incredible hygienist! 

Dental Assistant


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. Eve is married and has 1 awesome daughter. We are proud to have Eve as a member of our team!

Tina Cordes, DA
Veronica Ornelas, Sterilization Coordinator

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. Annette is happy to help all of our patients with the dental insurance claims and financial questions. She is married and has 3 awesome sons.



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.

Office Manager ~ Treatment Coordinator


​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 toward her Fellowship with this program.

Dental Assistant


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. Kayla is our jack of all trades. You will see her running around the office, in all of our departments. We are so happy she is on our team!