Dan Driscoll, DDS
Dr. Driscoll graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After graduation, in conjunction with the prestigious L.D. Pankey Dental Institute in Florida, he received his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Driscoll volunteers as a team dentist for the Wake Forest University Sports Medicine Department, and participates with local dental ministry and outreach. Outside of the office, he enjoys triathlon racing, and quality family time with his wife, Beth, and three kids.
Michele Bascom, RDH
Michele received her Associates Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY) in 1986. Since moving to Winston-Salem in 1999, she is now licensed to practice in North Carolina. With the exception of two years in Orthodontics, her career has been in General Dentistry. She and her husband and family have decided this is as far “north” as they will ever live!
“Building relationships with new people and educating them in dental disease prevention is my passion.”
Dawn Grider, RDH
Dawn received her Associates Degree in Applied Science in 1993 from Lansing Community College, Lansing MI, where she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Since graduation, she has had the opportunity to work in four different states which included MI, IN, WI and now her favorite, NC. Dawn loves all aspects of dentistry but finds the most gratification in treating periodontal disease. Her philosophy is to treat each patient like they are family by providing the highest quality dental care in a professional, empathetic way.
“My goal for each patient is that after our visit together, you will feel completely educated, motivated and proud of your smile.”
Mesha Hearn, RDH
Mesha received her Associates Degree in Applied Science in 1992 from Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C., where she made Deans List and received scholarships from The Blue Ridge Dental Society and the N.C. Dental Society. She is experienced in many aspects of the dental office and excels in periodontal therapy, and cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Her philosophy is to provide exceptional comprehensive dental care with professional excellence. She strives to make the patient’s well-being her foremost concern.
“It is very rewarding seeing our patients leave with a healthy, great smile.”
Litsa Lionitis, RDH
Litsa received a Certificate in Dental Assisting and her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 1989 from Central Piedmont Community College. She received the Erin Morehead and the Golden Scaler awards for clinical and scholastic excellent achievements. Litsa worked in Charlotte, N.C., before moving to Winston-Salem. Litsa enjoys working with patients, and she always has a positive attitude. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Sam, and their four children.
“Educating patients about their oral health makes my job worthwhile.”
Paris Cook, DA II
Paris received her diploma in Dental Assisting from Forsyth Technical Community College in 2005 after working several years in retail customer care. After joining the Enlighten Dental team in 2006, she has continued to build her dental knowledge with concentration on the special needs patients, IV sedation and surgical procedures.
“It’s such a rewarding feeling to know that I’ve helped someone smile on the outside, but smile even brighter on the inside.”
Goldie attended Surry Community College and UNCG. She has worked in General Dentistry for 11+ years. She joined the Enlighten Dental Care team in January of 2015 where she has used her love of serving to become a valuable asset to our team. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, and volunteering through church and community outreach programs.
“Your smile is the first thing people notice. Here at Enlighten Dental Care, I love being a part of a team that is committed to helping you have that smile.”
Mary Jane Miller
Patient Care Coordinator
Mary Jane graduated in 1983 from Marshall University with an Associate Degree. After working in the areas of accounting, workers’ compensation insurance and hemodialysis patient care, she entered the dental field in January 2000. Mary Jane feels that this is where she is meant to be.
“I take great pleasure in working with each patient and getting to know them personally.”
Denise has more than 32 years experience in all practice areas, including general dentistry, periodontics, endodontics and oral surgery. Whether working in a large teaching hospital or a small private practice, she communicates knowledge, expertise and efficiency to the patient. Most importantly, she combines these skills with a caring attitude that focuses on making the entire dental experience a positive and comfortable one for every person who comes through the door.
“It is a pleasure to work with the doctors and staff because they provide their patients with the highest standard of care .”