(828) 684-3020 John White, DDS 7 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100
Asheville, NC 28803

Meet our Caring Dental Team

Diane – Front Desk

Diane is originally from Brevard, NC. She has an associate’s degree in medical office administration and four years’ experience in dentistry. Since working in the dental world, Diane is pleased to say she has overcome a previous phobia of the dentist and now loves taking special care of patients! Diane and her husband have four children, and in her free time, she enjoys tending to her indoor plants and is beginning yoga.


Dylan Eriksen, Dental Assistant

Dylan is a skilled and caring certified dental assistant. She earned her dental assisting degree through the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Prior to entering the dentistry field, Dylan worked as a habilitation technician and paraprofessional helping those with special needs. She brings this passion to help others to her new career in dentistry. In addition to basic dental assisting training, Dylan holds certification in coronal polish, pain control (nitrous oxide), basic infection control, and dental radiography. A Hendersonville native, Dylan grew up in a large family with six brothers and two sisters. Today, Dylan and her husband, Joshua, are the proud parents of one daughter, Addeline. In her free time, Dylan enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Samantha Higgins, Dental Hygienist

Samantha is one of our skilled dental hygienists. She started her professional careers as a public school teacher. She holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, and she worked in public schools for four years. Samantha decided to make a career change and earned her associate of science degree in dental hygiene in 2016, and she earned the North Carolina Hygiene Academy Advanced Studies award. She joined our dental care team in November of 2017. Originally from Fletcher, Samantha is married to JB, and the couple has two sons, Noah and Quin. Outside the office, she enjoys reading, gardening playing with her sons, spending time with friends and family members at the lake, and attending Trinity Church of Fairview. In addition to being an avid reader, Samantha loves writing, and she is a the author of two published books, The Guardian and Trial by Fire.

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