The descriptions below are designed to familiarize yourself with our staff's training, education, professional experience, and equally as important - their personalities!
Meet the Staff
DR. NATALIE MARTINEZ-ROGERS
Dr. Rogers is a first generation American, born to Cuban immigrants in New Jersey. She was always passionate about science and biology, but uncertain about where that would take her. In her final year of high school, she was invited by her own dentist to assist in her practice. This was her introduction to the world of dentistry and so a new passion began.
She achieved her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in upstate New York and enrolled in the Harvard School of Dental Medicine immediately after, graduating in 2008. During her time in dental school she was honored to be a recipient of the Mass Health Access Award, placing her in a position in a community health center in the two years following graduation. Simultaneously during her time there and the four years to follow, Dr. Rogers practiced in a private practice setting in two offices in Massachusetts. Tired of the cold and snow, in March 2014 Dr. Rogers relocated to the Charlotte area with her family. After practicing locally for a short time she decided that she was truly ready to settle down and start her own practice, Stellar Dental!
Dr. Rogers met her husband while they were both graduate students in Boston; they were married in 2004. They have an 8 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. Their family is completed by their four dogs. During her free time, Dr. Rogers enjoys playing and spending time with her two children, reading books and enjoying the outdoors in any form possible: running, biking and hiking.
As a provider, Dr. Rogers' focus is on whole family dentistry, treating patients of all ages. It is her honor to provide the highest quality, most ethical and comprehensive care possible, and also to get to know her patients as friends. She very much looks forward to meeting you!
DR. ELIZABETH HOY
Elizabeth Hoy grew up in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. After high school, she obtained her Biology degree from Penn State University. During her time there, she played rugby and was a member of the national championship team. She then completed her dental degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. After graduation, she furthered her training by completing an optional one-year general dentistry residency at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. For the next four years, she worked as a general dentist at a community health center in Tampa, FL caring for the underserved patient populationin that area.
Dr. Hoy and her husband moved to Charlotte in 2016 to escape the humidity. In her spare time, she enjoys chasing her toddler and exploring new Charlotte resturants. Dr. Hoy is currently an active member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Hoy provides high quality, conservative comprehensive care and is looking forward to meeting you at Stellar Dental!
BRITTANY, DENTAL HYGIENIST
Brittany's interest in dentistry began when she was twelve years old, leading her to move to Charlotte nearly seven years ago for hygiene school. She completed her program at Central Piedmont Community College in 2010, immediately going to work. She joined Stellar Dental in November 201.
Brittany grew up in Ellenboro, NC with her four younger brothers. She recently purchased her first home in Concord, which she shares with her Maltese dog, Bitsy. She looks forward to continuing to treat her current patients, and also having the opportunity to meet new ones!
BOBBIE, DENTAL HYGIENIST
Bobbie grew up in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She moved to Charlotte in 1995 where she continues to enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer! Bobbie is happily married to her amazing hubby Adam. She enjoys attending all kinds of sporting events and theater. One of Bobbie’s favorite things is shelling on the beach with her 2 best pals…her sister and her nephew.
Bobbie graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with concentrated studies in Periodontics. During her academic career there, she was on the Dean’s List and was inducted into the Xi Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, The National Dental Hygiene Honor Society.
When Bobbie is working at Stellar Dental, she strives for her patients to feel comfortable and welcome. What Bobbie loves most about being a dental hygienist is taking care of people and working with them to achieve their optimal dental health.
CAROLINE, LEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT
Our lead dental assistant, Caroline, has been working in dentistry for almost 4 years. She was drawn to the profession after realizing a dream to help people achieve a smile they are happy with. She is impassioned not only by her profession, but also by the feeling she helps patients achieve by the time they leave our practice.
Caroline came to Charlotte as a child, after being born in Arkansas. Loving her new home, she decided to stay. She married the love of her life in October 2017. Together they share 2 dogs with hopes to add kids to the pack someday soon.
CJ, DENTAL ASSISTANT
CJ is originally from a town in Mexico called Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; he immigrated to the U.S. in 2000 with his family. CJ became interested in dental assisting after high school due to his fascination with peoples' smiles and his desire to help people reach their smile goals. After a few years in the work force, CJ attended Charlotte Dental assistant school graduating in 2018. CJ joined Stellar Dental shortly after and hopes to become a dental hygienist in the future.
Outside of work, CJ likes to spend time outdoors playing soccer, spending time with friends and exploring different states. His favorite part of the job is helping people to relax and feel comfortable while sitting in the dental chair.
GINA, PATIENT COORDINATOR & ACCOUNT MANAGER
It is hard to miss Gina when you walk through our front door. Her smiling face and positive attitude is impossible to ignore and completely infectious! Though she started as a member of the front desk team, her work ethic and commitment to patients has led her to our lead front desk member, now managing all patient accounts and communications. Certainly if you haven’t spoken with her yet, you soon will, and we are certain you will love her as much as we do!
Gina came to the Charlotte area 12 years ago, and currently resides in Salisbury with the love of her life, Greg, and the four children they are raising together: Shad, Travin, Chase and Kallista.
Gina brings with her 8 years of experience in the dental field. Her greatest professional joy comes from helping patients while building a relationship with them.
MERLE, SCHEDULING COORDINATOR & RECEPTION
Merle was born in Honduras, but moved with her family to Charlotte at the bright young age of 3 years old. That means she is one of the longest tenured Charlotteans on our team!
Merle brings a year of dental experience as apatient receptionist to our office. Her goal is to one day get enough dental office experience to be a dental assistant and eventually make it into dental hygiene school.
Merle spends her free time relaxing at home with her two kids and extended family. She loves everything that Charlotte has to offer, from the White Water Center, to walks in the greenways, and chearing on the Knights during baseball season. Merle is also extremely active in her church, and the small community in which she lives.
MARSCIA, INSURANCE COORDINATOR & RECEPTION
Marscia Martinez-Mendoza is a Mexican native but grew up in Wilmington nc. Her professional career started in 2016 as a medical interpreter. 2 years later she moved to Charlotte and began her dental career, joining the Stellar Dental team shortly after.
Currently she is enrolled in UNCC, where she is studying music education with a concentration in string studies and Music performance. In her free time she teaches violin, viola and yoga Classes.
MELODY, BUSINESS MANAGER
Melody was raised all over the US - one of the perks of being part of a military family! They eventually settled in Fayetteville, where she completed high school and remained for some years to follow. Melody eventually moved to Charlotte to attend graduate school at UNCC 3 years ago. She joined the Stellar Dental team in 2018 and transitioned over as the Business Manager in early 2019. You can often find her shuffling between the two Stellar Dental office locations, making sure everything gets taken care of.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, volunteering, and exploring the North Carolina mountains.