Meet Our Team

Our entire dental team is dedicated to helping you love your smile! Friendly, energetic, and passionate about dentistry, our dental team works hard to ensure you have a positive experience each time you visit our office. We welcome you to contact our office, Monahan Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Burlington, North Carolina today to learn more about us and our experienced dentist, Dr. Monahan. We are eager to get to know you!

Thomas W. Monahan, IV,, DMD, PA


Our dental office is led by Dr. Thomas W. Monahan, IV, who has the training and expertise you deserve from your dentist. Dr. Monahan graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2008 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Georgia. As part of his commitment to his patients, Dr. Monahan continues his education every year by attending local continuing education courses and the Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Meeting. Dr. Monahan is a member of multiple dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Monahan began practicing dentistry in Greensboro from 2008 to 2010. He became an associate doctor here at our dental office alongside Dr. Alexander in 2010 before taking over ownership of the practice in 2013. He is committed to providing comprehensive family dentistry, as well as developing lasting and meaningful relationships with each of his patients.

Outside of the office, Dr. Monahan is supported by his wife, Kim, and their two children, Debbie and Will. When not taking care of his patients, he enjoys golf, basketball, watching UGA football, and spending time with his family.


April A Dishner, CDA, RDH

Office Manager/ Registered Dental Hygienist

April has been with our office since 2005. She graduated from Alamance Community College with a certificate in Dental Assisting in 1994 and also took her DANB exam to become a certified dental assistant which allowed her to perform all the expanded functions of a dental assistant. She later decided to attend Guildford Technical Community College where she obtained an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2000 and graduated top of her class. After 13 years working as a dental hygienist, she took a position as Office Manager.  April married her high school sweetheart in 1994 and and they have 2 children, Caleb and Grayson. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. She loves working with patients and building long lasting relationships with them.

Erin L Duckworth, DA II

Insurance Coordinator/Dental Assistant II

Erin graduated from Alamance Community College in 1997 with a certificate in Dental Assisting. She has 21+ years experience and is currently working as our insurance coordinator. Erin married Steven, the love of her life. They have three children, Hannah, Elijah, and Rachel. She is very involved in church, a pianist, and sings with her family. She loves crafting, shopping, fishing and hunting.

Nichole C Hadley, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Nichole has been with our office since 2008 and has our patient’s best interests in mind. She spends a lot of time educating her patients and providing therapeutic treatments to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Nichole graduated from Southern Alamance High School and was part of the Nation Honor Society. She then went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina’s Dental Assisting Program in 2003, and later graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program in 2006 where she also served as class treasurer. Nichole is married and has two children, Layla and Braxton.

Kristy S Lynch, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristy graduated from Alamance Community College with a certificate in Dental Assisting in 1996. After working several years as a dental assistant, Kristy decided to attend Guilford Technical Community College and graduated in 2005, where she received an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has 22+ years experience in the dental field and loves building patient relationships while providing excellent dental care. Kristy is married to Justin and they have two children, Jaxon and Ava. In their free time they enjoy camping, sports, and church activities.

Shawna W Fann, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Shawna graduated from Wake Tech Community College in 2015 and received a certificate in Dental Assisting. She took the DANB exam to become a certified dental assistant which allows her to perform all the expanded functions of a dental assistant. She graduated top of her class. Shawna and her husband Bobby have two daughters, Riley and Madison. She enjoys cooking, crafting, the beach, and loves college football. Go Wolfpack! One of the things she loves most about dentistry is seeing how providing good dental health can transform a person’s life and give them confidence to smile.

Jessica H Freudenvoll, DA II

Dental Assistant II

Jessica graduated from Alamance Community College with a certificate in Dental Assisting in 2017. She immediately joined our team and has been an asset to our practice. She enjoys working with patients and extending kindness and compassion towards those patients who have dental needs. She has two boys, Jacob and James and in her free time they love to travel.

Chantal A Haynes, DA II

Front Desk

Chantal graduated from Rowan Cabarrus Community College with a certificate in Dental Assisting in 2012. She is originally from Salisbury, NC and moved to Burlington when she married her husband, Brent in 2014. Chantal loves the art of dentistry and watching people glow with excitement over their smile. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her sweet little boy, Harrison, outside of work.

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