Meet Our Staff


Renee Miller — Dental Assistant

Renee graduated from Wayne Community College in 1994 and was honored by receiving the Clinical Achievement Award. Renee has been Dr. Matthews’ assistant since 1999 and is married and has one daughter and a dog. When not helping Dr. Matthews create beautiful smiles, she enjoys fishing, swimming and spending quality time with family.


Tina Wade — Dental Hygienist

Tina grew up in Kinston and now resides in Ayden. She is a 2005 graduate of Wayne Community College where she earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Tina has been a member of Dr. Matthews’ staff since 2005. She is married and has three children. Outside of the office Tina enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Linda Southerland — Appointment/Insurance Coordinator

Linda has been a resident of Duplin County for 46 years. She is married, has one daughter and 4 granddaughters. Linda has been a part of Dr. Matthews’ staff since 2003. When she is not multitasking at work, you can find her cooking for family and friends, relaxing by the pool and playing with the family pets.


Taylor Mitchell - Dental Hygienist

Taylor grew up in Deep Run. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Wayne Community College in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her golden retriever, Sam.


Jesica Kelly - Dental Assistant

Jesica was born and raised in Kinston. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Wayne Community College in 2013. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Brad, daughter, Finlee, and their two dogs, Sailor and Barley.


Stephanie Wade - Insurance/Appointment Specialist

Despite having lived in Greenville, Wilmington and now Dover, NC, Stephanie has always considered Kinston home. She joined the staff in 2015. Stephanie enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Aaron, and their daughter, Taylor Rae.