Marsha Gray: Dental Assistant
Hello! My name is Marsha Gray. I work as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) for Dentistry for Young People, with almost 23 years of experience. I attended Wilkes Community College and began my career at Dr. Rankin’s pediatric dental office in Statesville, NC as a dental assistant in 1998.
I worked and received on-the-job training before taking my state board exam in December of 2001. I received my CDA license shortly after.
I was a patient of Dr. Rankin’s as a child, as were my siblings. My recently-retired mother was a CDA for Dr. Rankin. Our family valued the pediatric dental patient care and dental experiences delivered by Dentistry for Young People. I consider it part of my job description to make our office a safe place for our patients.
When I was young, my first dentist damaged my opinion of pediatric dentists. That bad experience encouraged me to show other children with negative experiences that the dental office can be fun! I want kids to know that our team is here to help with oral health and comfort.
I live in Statesville, NC with Kent, my husband of 20 years. I love spending time with my family, including my nephew and niece and four godchildren.