Meet Our Team
Laura Owen - Business Assistant
Laura has been in dentistry for 20 years. She feels privileged to have been working with Dr. Allen and Dr. Harrison over the last 14 years as a Business Assistant filing insurance and accounts receivable. Laura is married to John Owen and has 3 wonderful children with 8 grandchildren. Her best time outside of work is spending time with the grandchildren, traveling with friends and her newest adventure is bike riding on the beautiful greenways in the Raleigh area.
Wanda Cannady - Business Assistant
Wanda grew up in eastern NC and attended Meredith College. She married her husband, John, of 35 years then graduated from Georgia Southwestern University in 1981. Wanda has 2 daughters and 2 Boykin Spaniels. Her previous work experience was in banking, the public school system and many years as a stay-at-home mom. Away from the office, Wanda enjoys spending time with her family and flower gardening. She joined Dr. Allen and Dr. Harrison’s team in 2005 and thoroughly enjoys the relationships with our many wonderful patients.
Michelle Kemp - Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle graduated from Halifax Community College in 2008 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is married to Eddie and has two children Tyler (11) and Bailey (9) and a chichuahua/rat terrier mix named Molly. Michelle has been working in the dental field for 15+ years starting out as an orthodontic assistant in 1997 before continuing her education to become a dental hygienist. She has been working withDr. Allen and Dr. Harrison for 7 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work.
Rebecca Perez - Registered Dental Hygienist
Rebecca has been a dental hygienist for the past 10 years. She graduated from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. Rebecca keeps up to date with the ever-changing dental field through attending numerous continuing education courses. Rebecca is married with two children, Sofia and Enrique and Rebecca’s hobbies include training for 10k’s and reading.
Michelle Boone - Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle graduated from Halifax Community College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2008 and she has been working for Dr. Allen and Dr. Harrison for the past 5 years. She is married to Mathew and has two children, Piper (4) and Cannon (2) and one dog, a lab mix named Charlie. Michelle enjoys working part time so that she can still be involved in a job that she loves but she can also be with her children for most of the week.
Christina O'Lear - Dental Assistant II
Christina graduated from James Baxter Hunt, Jr High School in 1997. She attended Peace College where she studied Computer Science. Christina had always had an interest in Dentistry. She started her dental career as a Business Coordinator in 2004. Shortly after that, she started on the job training to become a Dental Assistant. She completed her Dental Assistant II course work with Wake AHEC in 2006 and worked with a general dentistry practice in Raleigh. She joined Creedmoor Road General Dentistry in 2009. Christina stays up to date on the latest dental technology by attending multiple continuing education courses yearly. Christina is married and has one son. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dogs in her free time.
Tanner - Team Mascot
Tanner is Dr. Allen’s 1.5 year old chocolate labrador retriever. He is very calm, gentle and friendly. Dr. Allen bought Tanner from a breeder in South Carolina; he is from a long line of show dogs. However, because he is missing a tooth, he is not eligible for competition. Interesting that the two of them were brought together over a tooth! You will meet Tanner when you visit our office, as he is the newest member of our team.