Dr. Whitney Bales

Graduated locally from Smithfield-Selma Senior High School. She attended Peace College and Stetson University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She played tennis for both schools and still enjoys playing today. She returned to North Carolina to attend dental school at UNC Chapel Hill. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1991 and began practicing in St. Pauls, NC and Lumberton, NC. She returned to Smithfield and has been practicing family dentistry for 31 years. She has been married for 26 years to her husband, Jody and has two daughters - Carly and Erin, and four grandchildren - Annabelle, Lillian, Penelope and Lennox. She enjoys tennis, time at the beach and traveling.

Dr. Susan Boykin

Dr. Boykin graduated from New Bern Senior HS in 1987. She attended Meredith College where she completed her BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1990. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1994. She was an associate dentist in Clayton, NC for two years before joining Dr. Whitney Bales in 1996 to form Neuse Dental Group where she has been serving the Smithfield/Johnson County area for over 25 years. She married her husband, Danny, in 2013 and shares four children – Jackson (age 24), Cameron (age 21) and twins, Skyler and Savannah (Age 20). She enjoys the coast and spending time with her children and extended family. Her favorite past times are reading, snow skiing, boating and riding their motorcycle with her husband.

Kimberly B. Johnson

Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been with Neuse Dental Group for 20 of the past 34 years since beginning my career. Educating and building trust with patients is the best part of my job. It has been a very fulfilling career. I have been married to my husband, Bobby, for 28 years and love to spend time with family and gardening. A close second is enjoying some much needed R&R at the beach with friends.

Kristy Sasser

Certified Dental Assistant
Seeing my patients’ faces light up when we improve their smile with cosmetic dentistry, has always been my favorite part of my job. Building a personal relationship with each patient over the past 14 years reinforces my love for dentistry. I joined Neuse Dental Group 3 years ago and have found my dental home. I have been married for 14 years to my husband, TJ, and have two beautiful children, Presley and Everly. I love to spend off- time with family, at the beach and attending church at The Bridge.

Nicky Thompson

Certified Dental Assistant
Over the past 10 years, I have loved helping patients achieve a beautiful smile and increase their confidence through cosmetic dentistry. I joined Neuse Dental Group 3 years ago and happily call all of my co-workers part of my “family”. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Chad, and have a beautiful daughter, Huntleigh. I also have 2 fur babies, Sassy - a mini labradoodle and Kiki - our cat. My favorite past times are the beach and attending church at Tees Chapel.

Jonna Begley

Certified Dental Assistant
Being a part of the team at Neuse Dental Group for the past 4 years, I have loved assisting the doctors to make patients smile. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Riley, and am blessed to have two beautiful children – Whitlee and Dawson. My hobbies outside of work include horses, beach trips and shopping.

Shanna Harrington

Originally from Mississippi, I have lived in the Dunn/Erwin area since 1996 when I joined the Neuse Dental Group team. Customer service has always been a high priority for me and helping others is a passion of mine. Every patient should be made to feel that we care and have their best interest at heart while helping them achieve their dental goals. Neuse Dental Group has allowed me to share this passion with our patients. I’ve been married to my husband, Carson, for 27 years and have two daughters, Brinley and Emerson. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, leading a Girl Scout troop, participating in the Dunn Womans Club, scrapbooking, traveling and reading.

Wendy Bales

Being a people person, the relationships I’ve been able to form with all of our patients over the past 21 years is by far the best part of my job. I love coming to work everyday to work with some of the sweetest co-workers anyone could ask for. I have been blessed to be married to my best friend, Brian, for the past 27 years and have two children, Emily and Brandon, and two fur babies, Harley and Nova. My favorite past times are spending quality time with my family and being active in my church.