Dentist In Fuquay-Varina, NC
Charles Ashley Mann, DDS & Associates - Fuquay-Varina
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Director of Operations
Liz has been in the dental industry ever since she had an opportunity to work with her family dentist part-time in high school. She joined the SmileMann team in 2005 and currently manages the Cary and Fuquay-Varina offices.
Liz is also Co-President of the Triangle Area Chapter of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM).
In her spare time, Liz enjoys shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.
April Wood is no stranger to the Triangle Area as she is a third-generation family member from her hometown of Garner, NC.
After graduating from Garner Senior High School, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a BA in Secondary Education. April taught ninth grade Social Studies before working in the family residential trash business while staying at home with her young sons.
When her boys graduated and “spread their wings,” April joined the Garner Chamber of Commerce, eventually serving as Vice President focusing on membership services, events, and marketing. While in this position, she met Sally from Dr. Mann’s office and was instantly drawn to the team’s love for “community” and started working at the office.
With her combined love of teaching, business, and helping others, working at Charles Ashley Mann, DDS & Associates was a natural fit. April loves to engage with our patients and connect with the community. She helps everyone to feel comfortable in our office and enjoy their visit.
Outside of the office, April loves spending time with her sons, Austin and Colton. She also enjoys sports, dancing, shopping, and wine-tasting with friends.
Assistant Office Manager
Vanessa loves to help patients enhance their oral health and feel comfortable in a dental setting. She joined the SmileMann team in 2018 as our Patient Care Coordinator. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys hosting game nights and bringing her family and friends together.
Why did you choose dentistry?
I have a heart for service and wanted to have an occupation that was in healthcare and allowed me to build relationships with patients.
What is the best part of your job?
Educating patients so that they can be advocates for their dental and overall health.
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?
I feel I am a caring person who really strives to do the best for my patients. I have a love for my community and love being able to serve it. I am also a team player and know everyone in a dental office has to work together to succeed.
What do you do outside of the office?
I love to spend time with my family. I also enjoy reading and crafting. I enjoy painting water colors and needle felting. I love going to the NC Farmer’s market and taking my son to Pullen Park.
Share an interesting fact about yourself.
I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. I have seen all the movies and have read all the books. My husband and I took a trip to the Wizarding World at Universal in 2021. It was so much fun running around the park casting spells!
Denise grew up in the Midwest Snowbelt and ventured to New “Joisey,” where she met her husband of 30 years. After he retired, they moved to North Carolina, where their three adult children reside.
She chose the dental profession because she loves helping people, especially those who struggle with oral health. It’s her true passion, and she’s been doing it for more than 30 years!
She radiates positive energy, treats you like family, and is 100% all-in for you. She believes a smile is a way to someone’s heart, and everyone should have one.
Outside of work, she loves watching baseball, entertaining friends and family, taking nature walks, and traveling. One day, Denise hopes to spend months traveling around Europe.
Blair always knew she wanted to help others, and dentistry felt like the best way to do so! She has been assisting others in becoming more confident with their smile since 2016 and joined the SmileMann team in September 2020.
In her spare time, Blair enjoys spending time with her family, especially at the lake. Being a wife and mom is by far her favorite thing in the world.
How can we help your smile?
Autumn S. (Fuquay-Varina Patient)
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We are in-network with most dental plans.