Mary – Dental Hygienist
I woke up one day in fifth grade and knew that I wanted to be in the dental field! After spending a few years at UNCW concentrating on Psychology, I transferred to Cape Fear Community College to focus on dentistry. I later graduated with my Associates in Dental Hygiene and Applied Sciences. Since then I have continued to expand my knowledge through various continuing education courses. I am certified in Myofunctional Therapy, which helps retrain tongue posture and swallowing habits. I want to continue to learn as much as I can about dentistry and overall health.
When I am not making smiles brighter, my husband and I are navigating through our crazy life with our son, Nico. He keeps us plenty busy and on our toes watching him ride dirt bikes! We have two small dogs that we spoil daily. I also enjoy decorating, organizing, and making our house our home.
AndreAnna – Dental Hygienist
The air force took my family from Georgia to California, where I was born, and then to Goldsboro, North Carolina, where I grew up. I graduated from hygiene school in 2013, and I am currently studying business online. I put roots down in Leland after finishing hygiene school with my two fur babies, Jager and Stoli. I love Georgia bulldog football, indoor/outdoor home projects, and I visit my family in Pikeville, NC often.
Kuzma Advanced Dentistry has brought a whole new meaning to comprehensive dentistry for me. I have fallen in love with treating patients’ overall health rather than focusing on the oral cavity alone.
Tera – Dental Assistant
My husband and I were born and raised here in Wilmington and we never plan to leave; It’s our home and we love it! We have two beautiful daughters who keep us on our toes and we enjoy every minute of it.
I have been a part of Dr. Kuzma’s team for over 11 years now and I can honestly say that I love my job! Being a part of changing patients’ lives one smile at a time is an honor. Giving patients that have had bad experiences new positive memories is extremely rewarding. Dentistry has changed so much in the 20 years I’ve been assisting, so it’s important to me to be a part of a team that continually learns new ways of caring for our patients. Every patients needs are different and because of Dr. Kuzma’s diverse training, he is able to help them, all while glorifying God.
Stacy – Dental Assistant
I moved to North Carolina two years ago with my fiancé, Justin. I am originally from Bristol, Rhode Island. I love the beach life and relaxing with our three bull dogs (Butch Cassidy, Carolina, and Ladybug). My son, who just retired from the Army after 4 years, just recently moved to Wilmington and I could not be more thrilled to have him around more often!
I have been in the dental field for over twenty five years and I couldn’t imagine my life any other way. I take pride in the fact that I have been trained in so many advanced aspects of dentistry, but have specialized in cosmetics. Everyone feels better with a great big smile!
Angela – Dental Assistant
I was born and raised right here in Wilmington, and I could not imagine living anywhere else! I graduated from CFCC in 2005 with a certificate in dental assisting and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Not only have I had the pleasure of meeting and working with some amazing people, but I am also incredibly blessed to call Kuzma Advanced Dentistry my work home. Our staff is incredibly talented, knowledgeable and kind. If I am not at work you can most definitely find me at home or at the beach spending time with my friends and family; my 9 year old son, Matthew, makes life amazing!
Stephanie – Dental Assistant
I am originally from Queens, New York, but I have absolutely fallen in love with Wilmington! All I ever knew were busy streets with dreadful traffic. My boyfriend and I met in New York, and we decided Wilmington is where we wanted to start our life and a family of our own; I’m very happy with the change of pace! When not at work, I love experimenting with different make-up looks and outfits.
I have been in the dental field since I was eighteen years old, and I absolutely love it. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Kuzma and the team; I am constantly learning and growing. Helping people achieve their dental goals and seeing their excitement is honestly one of the best feelings!
Dani – Patient Coordinator
I am originally from California, but I moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2006. I continued pursuing my education and graduated from Pennsylvania State University’s business program. I have lived in Wilmington for the past 8 years, and I have been working in the dental field for the past 5 years; I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Kuzma’s office for over 2 years! When I am not at the office I enjoy spending time with my dog, Roscoe, being active by the sea and traveling the world. I absolutely love my job! Everybody deserves a beautiful smile, and I couldn’t be more fulfilled knowing that I get to assist people on their journey to a healthier, happier life! Dr. Kuzma’s office is the vessel that allows me to live out that dream; I couldn’t feel more blessed to get to work in such a caring, comprehensive, and loving environment.
Ines – Patient Coordinator
I am originally from Brazil. My husband, Lars, and I moved here from the Boston area two years ago with our westie dog, Huckie. Since moving here, our family has grown by one fur baby named Willie. Wilmington has been very welcoming to us. We love spending time with the great friends that we have here, our dogs, and exploring all the great things that Wilmington has to offer.
I’ve been in the dental field since I graduated from dental school in Brazil in 2009. My professional life took a different turn after moving to the States, but I am so glad that Kuzma Advanced Dentistry brought me back to the dental field. I love being able to improve people’s dental health and seeing the impact a great smile can make on their life.
I am a native of Wilmington, NC and when they say “love where you live” that is exactly how I feel about my hometown. I graduated from East Carolina in 2001 with my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I have been in the dental field for several years and just recently joined Kuzma Advance Dentistry in February 2021. I dedicate myself to creating a positive patient experience during your dental visit and look forward to seeing all of your smiles each day! When I’m not a work you can find me gardening in my yard or relaxing on the beach.
When people ask me where I’m from, I’m tempted to just say, “America!” I was born in California but moved to the Midwest shortly thereafter. I like to say that I split my “growing-up” time between Kansas City, Missouri and Wilmington, Delaware (the “other” Wilmington!). My college years began at Vanderbilt University, followed by The University of Delaware, where I majored in Biology with a Physical Therapy interest. Since then, I have lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Charlotte, NC, prior to landing in the Wilmington, NC area 16 years ago. Although it took me a while to find the “right” Wilmington, I couldn’t be happier to live and work in a city that offers the beach, “America’s Best Riverfront,” and truly has the feel of being a college town. My two children, Austin and Payton are both UNCW alumni and still call Wilmington home. When I’m not working, playing Pickleball, or trying to hang out with my adult children, you will most likely find me traveling, reading on the beach, or attempting any sport or physical activity that keeps me moving! My most recent professional decision to join Dr. Kuzma’s team has been one of the best I’ve ever made. Each week, I am blessed to have a front row seat to seeing patients’ smiles, dental health and overall well-being change and improve forever! Dr. Kuzma’s neuromuscular approach to dentistry absolutely leads to total dental wellness for all his patients, and it’s an incredible privilege to work with his amazing team.