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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

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DR. ROBERTO SABATO

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Dr. Sabato was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Charlotte in the summer of 2001.  He attended Myers Park High School and later became a Tar Heel when he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 2015 with a double major in Biology and Chemistry and a minor in Italian.  

 

Dr. Sabato knew when he was nine years old that he wanted to be a dentist and spent most of his life working towards that dream.  After his gap year he attended East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2020.  He returned back to Charlotte and spent two years at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center where he completed his General Practice Residency program.


Dr. Sabato enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel and their dog Cannoli.  He is happy to be back home where he gets to spend time with his family and their friends he grew up with.  When he isn’t helping people with their dental needs, he spends his

evenings doing Tae Kwon Do at the same school he started at when he was eight years old.  Dr. Sabato loves watching movies and is always open to suggestions for things to watch.

 

Now that he has returned to Charlotte, Dr. Sabato is eager to provide dental treatment to all Charlotteans, old and new.  His passion for providing excellent service and a welcoming environment for all his patients push him to be the best dentist he can be.

DR. NATALIE MARTINEZ-ROGERS

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Dr. Natalie Martinez-Rogers 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. She practiced for 7 years throughout Massachusetts and Charlotte before deciding to branch out on her own.

She opened her first office in the University area of Charlotte in 2014 and her second in Villa Heights (her home neighborhood) in 2018.  This was driven by her desire to practice dentistry with 100% of the focus on patient care, which is a consistent trait in everyone she hires onto the team.

As a first generation American, born to Cuban immigrants, she is proud that her philosophy of hiring the most qualified applicants has resulted in an ethnically and culturally diverse team that properly represents America today.

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Dr Martinez-Rogers has recently taken a break from patient care to focus on raising her children, though she is still present in both offices to manage her teamand provide mentorship to her doctors by sharing the knowledge she acquired through 14+ years of patient care. 

You can often find Dr Martinez-Rogers in the greater NoDa area with her husband of 15 years, their two children and their 3 rescued dogs.

BRITTANY, DENTAL HYGIENIST

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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

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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 palls - her sister and her nephew.

Bobbie graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a concentration in Periodontics. During her academic career, 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 to have her patients feel comfortable and welcome. Bobbie loves taking care of people and working with them to achieve their optimal dental health.

EMILY, LEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT

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Emily was born in upstate New York and moved to Huntersville as a child. She attended the DA Academy of NC and graduated in 2021. Shortly after graduation, she luckily found Stellar Dental. Emily developed a love for dentistry at a young age as she was drawn to the warmness and openness of peoples’ smiles.  She decided to pursue a career in dentistry to help influence her patients' confidence and general health. She hopes to one day further her passion for dentistry and become a Dental Hygienist. 

In her free time Emily loves spending time outdoors, being with family and friends, discovering and trying new foods, and traveling.

 

TAMESHA, DENTAL ASSISTANT

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Tamesha came to the Charlotte region when she was 8 years old.  She has 2 children - a boy and a girl who she lovingly calls her "little sunshines".

Tamesha received her associates degree from RCCC then continued her educational pursuits in Dental Assisting school in 2017.  She is a well traveled dental assistant, having supported pediatric, emergency, and perio clinics before settling into her long-term home here at Stellar Dental.

In her free time, Tamesha enjoys asian food and reading, but she really comes alive when talking about her travels!  She'll visit anywhere with spicy food and a spicier dance floor!

GINA, OFFICE & BUSINESS MANAGER

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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, the four children they are raising together: Shad, Travin, Chase and Kallista, and her 2 beloved bunnies.

 

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.  

YEISHA, INSURANCE COORDINATOR

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Yeisha was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic; she immigrated to the US in 2012 with her family. Yeisha graduated Central Piedmont in 2020 with an Associates in Art with a focus in Psychology. Yeisha took a job at a local dental office as a front desk administrator, where she grew a passion for understanding insurances. Today you can see her in the office making sure your insurance is up to date and your visits are covered! 

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, telling herself she likes the gym, singing, forcing herself to read, and a volunteering for a number of worthwile local charities.

ROSE, SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

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Rose was born and raised the small city of Brownsville in the Rio Grand Valley of Southern Texas. She loves to tell people who ask “Where in South Texas?",  “See Texas’s little tail , thats us”!  And though she loved it there, at 18 she was ready to spread her wings.  Being of Mexican decent and a first generation, leaving her mother and best friend was what made it the hardest.  Since then, she has had many stops in the US, including Miami, FL  where she acquired her certificate in Business Administration.  It was at this time she developed an interest for dentistry. She particularly loves seeing our patients grow in confidence after every visit and greeting everyone with a smile, even if it cannot be seen under our masks.

 

When not at work she spends her time painting, drawing, reading or doing makeup. She also loves to spend time with her family and three dogs.  She is eager to start her own business one day and become a Girl Boss! 

“Everybody was super friendly and seemed as if they were happy to have me there. That's how patients should be treated!"

-Mariah M