Meet Our Team
Greg McCourt, DDS
Dr. McCourt attended the University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill and earned his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree in 1993. Since then, he has continued to add to his dental expertise through continuing education. He regularly attends dental courses and seminars so he can provide his patients with thorough, modern treatment. With his advanced training, he is able to offer comprehensive care and exceptional services in dental implants, veneers, FastBraces technology, and full-mouth restorations. Dr. McCourt finds great satisfaction in creating beautiful smiles and helping people achieve optimal oral health. He has served in multiple missions and traveled to foreign countries, including Honduras and Belarus, to provide needed dental care to the underprivileged.
When he is not practicing dentistry, you might find Dr. McCourt boating or riding his motorcycle. As a dentist, Dr. McCourt continually strives for excellence. Those who visit our comprehensive dental practice will appreciate his meticulous approach to dentistry and his willingness to take the time to get to know them and understand their needs.
Prashant Patel, DDS
Oral health is often overlooked and underestimated, but is one of the most important foundations to our well-being. My personal mission has been to continually advocate for exceptional dental health for two reasons; your smile, and your ability to enjoy life. The first thing people notice about others is their smile; your smile makes a first and lasting impression on those you meet. Secondly, in order to continue taking delight in consuming our favorite foods, dental care must be made a priority. This is why I take the time with each patient to clearly explain the condition of your teeth and what you can do to improve their health.
My family background and my education has played an important role in forming the core of who I am today. I have learned about and have a deep understanding of new technology in dentistry and how that applies to treating my patients, and I also have a sense of compassion for what patients experience, having had a grandfather who practiced dentistry as well. Keeping this in mind I strive to ensure every patient who comes to my office is made comfortable and all decisions about their oral health are made together.
If you have questions, it would be my pleasure to make sure that you understand all the options that are available to you and that you feel entirely comfortable with any and all treatment recommendations.
DDS, New York University
BDS, Rajiv Gandhi Dental University
CRA, Clinical Research Associates of America
Nathali - Office Manager
Nathali has been handling the operations of Fern Creek Dentistry since 2012. Nathali’s advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental office enables her to provide broad guidance and training for our practice. She works hard to assure that things run seamlessly and our patients and team members are happy. She oversees the day to day functions of our office as well as providing treatment consultations. Nathali keeps the office atmosphere light and fun, and works closely with staff and patients to provide the ultimate care. Originally from Mexico, Statesville has been her home for the past 31 years.
Karla - Front Office Coordinator
Karla was born in El Salvador and raised in Cool Springs, North Carolina. She has been with our practice since July 2016. Karla is an integral part of our friendly and caring professionals dedicated to creating beautiful smiles! Outside of the office Karla enjoys spending time with her husband and three beautiful children.
Madison - Receptionist
Madison is from Taylorsville, NC, and has been working with our team since May of 2019. She is one of our office receptionists and you'll be greeted with her contagious smile and friendly face! Madison received her Associates Degree in Arts & Science from Wilkes Community College and then transferred to Appalachian State University to pursue her degree in Elementary Education. She’s now currently pursuing her degree in Nuclear Medicine online. When Madison’s not in the office she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Jana - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jana has been with us since January 2018, and has practiced as a dental hygienist since 2001. Jana strives to make sure our patients feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. To her, there is nothing more gratifying than educating and helping patients overcome their dental fears. Jana likes getting to know her patients and treats them like family! Jana attended UNC Greensboro and CPCC, and is married with two children. In her free time she enjoys going to UNC football and basketball games with her family, and likes to spend time I’m the NC mountains.She looks forward to seeing you at Fern Creek Dentistry.
Catherine - Dental Hygienist
Cathrine was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Tennessee. After graduating, she moved to Wilmington, NC where she spent three years in behavior management and intensive in home treatment for youth in the community. She decided to go back to school for dental hygiene and graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2016. Cathrine strives to ensure our patients always feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. To her, there's nothing more gratifying than educating and helping patients overcome their dental fears.
Outside of work she loves spending time with her two children, Adelyn and Harrison. You can always find them doing something outdoors with their two dogs Lucas and Josie. Catherine grew up playing soccer, hiking, and camping, and she loves creating new memories doing the things she loves with her kids.
Ann - Dental Assistant II
Ann has been with Fern Creek Dentistry since 2017. She graduated from Everest Technical College, and is certified in Dental Radiography, Coronal Polishing, CPR and phlebotomy. Ann has been a Dental Assistant for the past 5 years. Working at a busy office in Philadelphia, PA. helped her develop good professional skills. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves to travel. She likes to help around the office and making sure the patients are comfortable and happy. Her and the team get along very well making the office run smooth.
Lauren - Dental Assistant II
Lauren, DAII, was born and raised in North Carolina. She studied at UNC Charlotte as she began her career in dental assisting over 5 years ago. Lauren has experience in all phases of dentistry including general, cosmetic, and implants. She is always eager to learn new techniques, and is very compassionate with concerns that patients have. Lauren grew up believing that a happy smile is the key to a happy lifestyle! When she is not assisting chair side, she enjoys time with family and friends, baking brownies, getting chicken minis at Chick-Fil a.
Jennifer - Dental Assistant II
Jennifer started with Fern Creek Dentistry in January 2019 after relocating back to Charlotte from Denver, Colorado. She graduated DATS of VA and has assisted in Virginia, Colorado, and North Carolina. Jennifer is passionate about her career and making her patients comfortable in the chair. She really enjoys Restorative Procedures and Dental Implants. Jennifer really prides herself on Patient Education and will explain in detail to her patients. She has high energy and loves talking about her family and her love of Colorado. She is married and has two sons, a daughter, and two fur kids who she adores, Mimi and Pops. When she’s not in the office she enjoys traveling to NASCAR races with her husband, watching her son’s sports and spending time with her family and friends.
Dina - Dental Assistant II
Dina is a native of San Antonio Texas where she attended San Antonio College. She married and has 2 children and 2 fur babies. Dina moved to North Carolina in 2014 and enjoys the beautiful mountains and the coast. She graduated from Dental Assisting school in 2017. Dina enjoys working at Fern Creek Dentistry, where she uses her bilingual skills to assist the Hispanic community understand the importance of dental health. She especially takes pleasure in being able to help others get the confidence they want in their smile. Outside of dentistry ,Some of her favorite things are cooking, traveling, volleyball, and going to church.
By far the best dentist in Statesville! My teeth are doing so much better since I started coming here! Extractions are cheap and reasonable if you don’t have insurance. Thank you Fern Creek Dentistry for making my teeth better!