Meet the Team
We wanted to take a second to express how much we love and appreciate our staff. It is they who make this office feel like family every day and allow this to be our home away from home. Every one of our staff members is not only highly qualified for their position, but kind and generous as well. We couldn't ask to work with better people! Thank you all for being such wonderful and loyal members of our team. -Dr's Michalski, Yeager and Pinnavaia
Kim, Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Kim and I am a Dental Hygienist for MY Dentists. I have been in the field of dentistry since 1997 and with MY Dentists since 1998. One of my favorite things about Drs. Michalski, Yeager, Pinnavaia and Shushtari is their knowledge, compliments, and encouragement, to our patients and myself. One of my favorite things about dentistry is when patients are pleased with their results and the health of their teeth is improved. My favorite thing about my job is the people I work with. We have a great team here.
I have lived in Charlotte since 1998. I have a wonderful husband, 2 great children. When I am not working I enjoy gardening, books, history, going to the beach, and cooking/baking.
Jeanette, Dental Hygienist
I have been a dental hygienist since 1971 and worked for Drs. Michalski, Yeager, and Pinnavaia since 1991. I enjoy working with patients, especially those that have not been to the dentists in years. Helping them overcome their fears and anxieties is especially rewarding. I love the fact that the focus of our office is about superior patient care and that we take pride in keeping up with the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment.
I was raised in Middletown, NJ, and went to dental hygiene school in upstate NY. I moved to the Charlotte area almost 30 years ago. Charlotte has been a great place to raise my three children. The beautiful weather here provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. I like to spend my spare time working around my house, in the yard or spending warm sunny days on the lake.
Donna, Dental Hygienist
Hello, I am Donna, one of the dental hygienist here at MY Dentists. I have been in the field of dentistry since 1983 and with this practice since 1990. One of my favorite things about our doctors is that not only are they wonderful to work for but they are exceptional doctors who care about their patients and employees. One of my favorite things about dentistry is that I love working with people and helping them get healthy; that is the best part of my job!
I am a native of Wilmington, NC, and have lived in Charlotte since 1990 with my husband, Jeff, and 2 daughters, Kayla, and Kolby. Some of my hobbies are cooking, gardening, reading, tennis, working-out, the beach, and music. Also, I'm a BIG Carolina Panthers fan!
Vicky, Dental Hygienist
I have practiced in the field of dentistry as a registered dental hygienist since 1982, after graduating with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1982. I have lived in Charlotte since 1993 from Gaithersburg, MD. I have been with MY Dentists since February 2002. I was raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., in Rockville, MD. My husband, Steve, and I have been married for almost 25 years now and have three lovely children. We enjoy hiking in the mountains with our dog, Bailey.
We have a great team of people. I feel all of our doctors are very caring and patient oriented. They present the best treatment options available when treatment is needed. They also provide state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiographs and paperless charts, to better serve our patients.
Deena, Financial Coordinator
Hello, my name is Deena, and I am the insurance and financial coordinator for MY Dentists. My duties include filing insurance claims, making financial arrangements for patient treatment, and filling in as a dental assistant when necessary. I graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2002 from the community college of southern Nevada. I have been in the field of dentistry since 2002. My favorite thing about the practice of dentistry is a "smile makeover" and seeing how life changing the result is for the patient. Although, I am a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, I have lived in Charlotte fsince 2004 and I love it here. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 children, going to church, listening to live music, and hanging out with friends.
Mary, Office Manager
Hello, my name is Mary, and I am the Office Manager for MY Dentists. I've been an official part of this practice since the summer of 2008 but have been working closely with them since 2001. I have always admired this practice for their love of patients, sheer happiness and dedication to the field of dentistry. My career in healthcare started in 1994 with no surprise to my mom, a nurse of more than 30 years. I am a native of Gainesville, Florida. I grew up in an old Victorian home built in 1883, which my parents are still restoring to this day. After graduation from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville with my degree in Health Care Administration I was ready for a change of scenery. I moved to Charlotte in July of 2000 and quickly found this to be my new home. With a love of arts, flowers, live music, and the outdoors, it was hard not to.
With a personal passion for helping people, I have found Drs. Michalski, Yeager,Pinnavaia and Shushtari to far exceed my expectations, not only as physicians but also as employers, colleagues, family, and friends. They have inspired me to continue my love of dentistry by attending dental assisting school in 2009. It is my honor to work as a part of this dedicated team and help all of our patients achieve their dental goals. No matter how small or large an issue might be, there is nothing more exciting to see than smiling faces coming and going thru our doors.
Jodi, Dental Assistant
Hello my name is Jodi, and I am one of the Dental Assistants here at MY Dentists. I have been in the field of dentistry for 19 years and have been a part of this practice since 2004. One of my favorite things about our doctors is that they are very nice and they create a comfortable atmosphere to be in while having fun all at the same time. One of my favorite things about dentistry is I am able to meet and talk to so many wonderful people each day. One of my favorite things about my job is the patients and helping them to look and feel their best.
I am a native of Charlotte, NC. Some of my hobbies are gardening, hanging by the pool, riding my motorcycle, and listening to music. I bet you didn't know that I am an avid animal lover!
Carol, Dental Assistant
My name is Carol and I am a certified Dental Assistant, II. I started in dentistry in 1979 and have been with MY Dentists since 1989. Dr. Michalski is a character; he has a great sense of humor. He finds that perfect balance of funny while being a very serious dentist. Dr. Yeager is a very sweet, kind person as well as a wonderful dentists and I enjoy working with him very much. Dr. Pinnavaia is such a caring person, has a great sense of humor and is an exceptional dentist. Dr. Shushtari has been a great addition to our team. He is a very considerate person who puts others needs first and he is a fantastic dentist. I've have enjoyed working with this practice so much that I have called it home for the past 23 years. One of my favorite things about working in dentistry is seeing the results from pleased and happy patients. The doctors have been very good to me and I love my Job! We truly take our statement of "Our family, caring for yours" to heart. We are one big happy family that continues to grow each day with every new patient that walks through our doors.
I am a native of Jacksonville, FL, and moved to Charlotte with my parents when I was six, so basically I like to consider myself a Charlotte native. I have been married 25 years to my husband, Rob; we have 2 daughters, Monica and Mallory. My hobby is gardening; I love to plant and watch the beauty grow. My family enjoys the beach, fishing, and traveling.
Toy, Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Toy. I am originally from Tulsa, OK and moved to Charlotte in 2009. I love the southern states and their southern hospitality. After graduating from Tulsa University in 2005 I became a certified dental assistant. I am the newest assistant to join this wonderful dental team. I love people, animals, food, frisbee golf, art & concerts. The staff here is awesome and our doctors are one of a kind. I am truly grateful to be working with a team who has the mentality that "our" patients come first!
Megan, Patient Care Coordinator
Hi, my name is Megan and I am the Patient Care Coordinator. I have been with MY Dentists since October 2010 and I absolutely love what I do! I make it my personal goal to get to know every patient on a friendly level. Since I came onboard, my coworkers have made me feel at home and have taught me so much. Our doctors have a passion for dentistry and deliver the highest quality of care in a comfortable and fun atmosphere. I am proud to be a part of this team!
I am a Union County native, but I now call Charlotte home. I attended North Carolina State University and received my degree in Communication- Public Relations and a minor in Spanish. As you can imagine, I’m a huge Wolfpack sports fan! In 2010, I attended the Dental Staff Institute in Matthews, NC and became a certified dental assistant. In my free time, I love cooking, traveling, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Anna, Hygiene Coordinator
Hello! My name is Anna and I am the Hygiene Coordinator for MY Dentists. I went to school to study the dental field, and have been passionate about it for ages. To see the patient’s transformations in their smile and confidence is absolutely remarkable to me. I have been a patient at this office since I was 10 years old, and I think my favorite thing about it is the love and care you receive from the staff. It is truly a welcoming environment and I am so proud to be a part of it.
I was born in Hickory, North Carolina and have been in Charlotte since I was 5 years old. I am a country girl, a city girl, a mountain girl, and a beach baby! Outside of work my life revolves around my dog McKinley, my friends, and most importantly my BEST friend, my mama. I also have a strong passion for art and music; Taylor Swift and Salvador Dali are my favorites!