Our Dental Team
At ManiDental Family Practice, we value education and innovation. All of our dental professionals maintain the highest possible levels of accreditation and attend ongoing education courses to stay abreast of the latest trends in our field.
Keep reading to learn more about our staff, training, and the experience we bring to the table at our dental office in Elkin, NC.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Nicole Manigault, DDS
Nicole Manigault completed her dental education at Indiana University’s School of Dentistry. From there, Dr. Manigault began working in public health in Roanoke Rapids, NC. She worked there for six years, before purchasing Jim Harrell, Jr.’s third-generation dental practice.
Dr. Manigault is excited to offer her dental acumen and passion for oral health to the Surry, Yadkin, and Wilkes County communities.
Dr. Manigault has been married to her husband, Nathan, since 2010. They grew up going to the same church, and both enjoy literature and having family members and friends over to fire up the grill. Nathan is an Eagle Scout who builds computers and enjoys going camping during his spare time.
The Manigaults have two wonderful girls: Adelynn and Natalia. Adelynn is currently enrolled in preschool at Elkin Presbyterian and has yet to meet a stranger. Natalia enjoys playing with her animals and eating blueberries.
Dr. Emily Maltba, DMD
Dr. Maltba joins the dental staff as an associate dentist. She is a graduate of East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina and is a Tarheel at heart.
After graduating from East Carolina University, Dr. Maltba completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.
Dr. Maltba enjoys dentistry because she believes that a healthy smile can really improve overall quality of life and that dental health is closely tied to overall health.
A native of Morganton, she is happy to back in the western half of NC. She lives in Elkin, NC with her husband, Nathan, and two dogs, Moose and Maple. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, and watching movies.
Dental Assistant II
Crystal Anderson is from Elkin, NC and began her Dental Assistant career in 2012. Crystal is the friendly face assisting your dentist during your appointments, and she works hard to make sure your dental visit is fun and relaxing.
When Crystal is not working at the office, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and son, Brantley. She also loves being outdoors, shopping, going to the beach, attending church activities, front porch sitting, and just living her life to the fullest.
Patient Account Specialist/Dental Assistant II
Trena Cain grew up in Wilkes County, NC. In 2007 she graduated from the Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting Program. Since then, she has worked as an orthodontic assistant, general chairside assistant, and in the front office.
Trena loves working in dentistry and genuinely cares about the health and hygiene of each patient that comes into the office. Trena married her high school sweetheart, Houston, in 2008, and they have three children: Mason, Raegan, and Kennedy.
In her spare time, Trena enjoys spending time with her children and family.
Certified Dental Assistant
Marty Cook graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Wilkes Community College. She is married to her husband, James, and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Cassidy and Kyley.
Marty enjoys going to summer concerts, playing dominoes, and loving on her dogs, Meeka Mae and Millie Rae.
Marty’s favorite part of working in dental care is having the opportunity to make patients feel safe and at home, and making going to the dentist a positive experience.
Patient Services Specialist
Lisa Hawks works at the front desk, and hers is the friendly voice you hear on the other end of the line when you contact us. Lisa also processes insurance claims, answers all of your billing questions, and schedules your appointments.
Lisa attended the Dental Assisting program at Wilkes Community College and graduated in 1991. Her years in the industry are a testimony to how much she loves working in general dentistry.
Lisa lives in Yadkinville with her husband, Keith, and their two mischievous cats. Lisa loves working outside in her yard and tending to her plants and flowers.
As a hygienist, my goal is to help my patients achieve optimal oral health so that they can live healthier and happier lives overall. My favorite part of dentistry is having the opportunity to connect with my patients and to help them implement better ways to care for their teeth at home. I want everyone to feel at ease and at home while in my chair!
Mandy Johnson is from Greenville, South Carolina, and earned her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Greenville Technical College in 2013. Mandy and her husband, Jeremy, reside in Elkin with their two children, Cambry and Vance. She considers herself a foodie, enjoys photography, and loves a good nap.
Jayna Lewis grew up in Mount Airy, NC and went to Guilford Technical Community College, where she received her Associate Degree in dental hygiene in 2006. She has been working as a dental hygienist since her graduation and enjoys the relationships and trust she has built with her patients over the years, whether they come in for emergency services or a simple filling.
Jayna lives with her husband, Justin, and their cat, Molly, in Mount Airy. Jayna loves to have fun and laugh and feels so blessed to have been given such an amazing life. Some of her favorite things in life are travel, holidays, online shopping, “The Office”, visiting theme parks, music, all things Harry Potter, and spending time with her family.
Juan Manigault is the business/office manager at ManiDental. He has over 30 years of experience in leadership positions in the private and non-profit sectors. He was raised in Charleston, SC, and has lived in South Bend, Indiana and the greater Calgary, Albert, Canada area.
Juan received his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Notre Dame, and his Master of Science in Business Administration (Organizational Development) from Indiana University.
He loves family (especially his grandchildren) and serving the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry opportunities. He is a former teaching tennis professional, loves Notre Dame sports, and has been married to his wife, Kimberly, for over 40 years.
Dental Assistant I
Elizabeth Medel graduated from The Yadkin Early College High School and Surry Community College with Associate degrees in both art and science. Although she is currently working at ManiDental, her goal is to become a doctor. She is taking time before going on to college to gain work experience in the medical field that will prepare her for her future studies.
Elizabeth is the oldest of four children which can be a little chaotic at times. She has three Great Pyrenees dogs who are very calm and playful when they want to be.
Melissa Phillips has been a dental hygienist for over thirty years in Elkin, but is originally from Wilkes County. She attended West Wilkes High School, then Guilford Technical Community College, where she graduated with her degree in Dental Hygiene.
Melissa now lives in Mooresville with her husband and their goldendoodle, named Buzz. Her daughter, son-in-law, and two beautiful grandsons live out of state and she enjoys visiting them often. Along with travel and reading, spending time with family are her favorite pastimes.
Certified Dental Assistant
Ashton is a Certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from the Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting program.
In her spare time, Ashton enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and horseback riding.
Patient Services Specialist/Certified Dental Assistant
Nancy Dimmette has over thirty years in a variety of dental service roles. She is a certified dental assistant and has a tremendous knowledge of dental patient management systems. Nancy is part of our front desk team and offers patients guidance regarding dental services, scheduling appointments, and receiving payments.
She’s a graduate of Wilkes Community College, married to Maverick with two grown daughters and a granddaughter.
Nancy loves to spend time with family, biking and traveling. She has a talent making floral designs and gift baskets. Her happy place is the beach on a sunny day.
Patient Services Specialist
Sydney recently started her dental career at ManiDental Family Practice. She graduated from East Wilkes High School and is certified in oral radiology from UNC -Chapel Hill. She plans to attend dental hygiene school in the near future. Sydney is a part of our front desk team and happy to assist you.
Sydney grew up in Elkin, NC and is still a resident here. She enjoys traveling, watching the Atlanta Braves, shopping, and spending time with her loved ones.
Billing & Insurance Specialist
Millie has 30 years of experience with medical billing and insurance. As our Billing and Insurance Specialist, she is here to help resolve billing issues and submit reimbursement requests to your insurance companies. She is a fountain of knowledge, is fluent in Spanish, and we are fortunate to have her on staff here at ManiDental!
Millie loves the outdoors. She enjoys walking and hiking the beautiful trails around Elkin and plays tennis. She also enjoys outlet shopping. Fun fact about Millie: She and her husband are 'city slickers' who are dabbling in farming, and they recently bought chickens! Farm fresh eggs every day....what could be better?!