Our dental assistants are the heart and soul of Gillespie Dental Associates. They are there for you and for our dentists, Dr. Timothy E. Gillespie, Dr. Jaime Peterson, Dr. Amy Haldeman and Dr. Virginia Plaisted. You can meet our dental assistants below or to experience their first-class care for yourself call (828) 252-9351 today to schedule your appointment.

Yvette Manny
Yvette received her dental assisting degree from Keiser University in Florida. Yvette has been a dedicated assistant for years! Patients appreciate her empathetic, caring nature. Family is very important to Yvette as she spends her time out of the office with her husband, children and grandchildren.


Wendy Long
Wendy is originally from Florida but now calls western Carolina home. She received her dental assisting degree from AB-Tech. A terrific conversationalist, Wendy does a great job putting patients at ease. Wendy loves traveling and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing with her husband.


Irene Arroyo
Irene has a quiet and smiling poise to her which relaxes patients. She is the true epitome of keep calm and carry on. Irene loves to learn and is ready to take on new advances in our office with enthusiasm. Irene is bilingual and loves to spend time with her family and pups at home.


Maddy Trimble
Originally from California, Maddy has called WNC home for over 15 years now. She is a recent graduate of AB-Tech where she received her degree in Dental Assisting. Maddy is a true executer that gets things done! Her bubbly personality and friendly, attentive manner are also loved by her patients. She enjoys knitting and painting, working at the local animal shelter and is very involved with her church.


Vondy Pope
Vondy is originally from Virginia although she has spent most of her life here, in North Carolina. She studied dental assisting at Eastern School of Technology in Virginia Beach and brings over 20 years’ experience to our assisting team! She has an exceptional work ethic and loves her job! She is a great listener and loves her patients most of all. Vondy has two children, Logan and Frances, and is interested in yoga and reading as well as European motorcycles and cars!