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Our Crew

Dr. Steve Olmstead

As a native to the area, Dr. Olmstead is honored to serve the Hampstead, Topsail, and surrounding communities. He graduated locally from Topsail High School, and then graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a B.S. Degree in Biology. He then worked as a research specialist at the Brody School of Medicine and coauthored numerous publications involving his work in respiratory physiology. He then graduated from ECU School of Dental Medicine and returned to serve this great community. Dr. Olmstead is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and is committed to continuing education and the pursuit of excellence in the oral healthcare he provides.

Practice Administrator

Melissa is our newest Team Member at Topsail Dental. She joined our staff as Practice Administrator in January 2018. Melissa is originally from Washington, NC and received her Associate Degree in Science from Peace College in 2003, followed by a Bachelor Degree in Science/Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. Melissa has been a practicing Dental Hygienist for the past 12 years and involved in Practice Management/Administration for the past 6 years. Melissa recently relocated from Cary, N. C. and now resides in Hampstead with her Husband Chris, and two kids Mary Addison(7) and Luke(4). For fun, She enjoys time with family and friends, Zumba classes, and boating on the Intercostal.

Patient Care Coordinator/ Insurance Coordinator

Suzanne started with Topsail Dental in 2013. Her dental career began in 1985 after earning a degree in Dental Assisting as a Certified Dental Assistant from McCann Technical School in MA. After 13 years as a  clinical dental assistant, she became passionate about all aspects of dentistry which lead her  into patient care coordinator. Suzanne's expertise in dental insurance has helped many patients maximize their dental  benefits,  therefore helping them finance the dentistry they need.  In turn  patients are able to achieve and maintain beautiful smiles. Suzanne and her husband Wayne reside in Hampstead NC. They have two beautiful daughters, Liz and husband Ed and Lindsey and husband Ian. Suzanne has 3 wonderful grandchildren, Isabelle and Benjamin who love dance and soccer and Catelynn who is a beautiful singer. For fun Suzanne loves spending time with her grandchildren, traveling and relaxing poolside.

Patient Care Coordinator/Executive Assistant

Carrie began with the Topsail Dental Team in 2015. She received her Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2010. Carrie got involved in Dentistry when her husband, Dr. Stephen Olmsted was accepted into Dental School. That led her to patient care coordinating, where she worked in administration for 5 years.  In 2017, Dr. Olmstead and Carrie took ownership of Topsail Dental. Carrie enjoys getting to know the patients of the practice and helps aid in making sure our team and patients have a exceptional experience when they visit Topsail Dental.  In her spare time, Carrie is taking care of her and Dr. Olmstead's three year old son, Stephen. For fun Carrie enjoys spending time outside, the beach and hanging out with family and friends.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Patty has been a part of the Topsail Dental Family for the past 4 years. She started in February  2014 and her laughter and smile is contagious to all those who come in contact with her. Patty grew up in Swansboro N.C. and earned her certificate in  Dental Assisting in 1987 from Coastal Carolina. Eager to expand her functions as a clinician, Patty decided to go back to school and finished her degree in Dental Hygiene from Coastal Carolina Community College in 1995. Patty's favorite part about her job is the relationships she forms with her patients as she helps educate them to optimal oral health. Patty resides in Sneads Ferry with her two dogs, Daisy and Gracey. In her down time Patty enjoys the beach, traveling and hanging out with friends.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rita has been a part of the Topsail Dental Team since January 2017. A native of Jacksonville, N. C., Rita graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College and received her degree in 2005. Prior to that she served proudly in the United States Army for 7 years as a Food Service Specialist. For the past 13 years Rita has greatly enjoyed educating her patients on maintaining beautiful smiles through proper oral hygiene. In her spare time she volunteers with a local cat rescue group and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She resides in Jacksonville with her husband Andrew and their cats Shrek and Edie.

Dental Assistant

Slater has been a part of the Topsail Dental Team ever since the doors opened  in April of 2009.. He graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor Degree in Marine Biology from  the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  With Slater's Father being the original founder of the practice, he became involved in Dentistry and  became a trained Dental Assistant.  He prides himself on making each encounter with his patients a professional and exceptional one. Slater is a native to Topsail Island and still resides there with his wife Michelle and one year old daughter Valyn.  In his down time, Slater enjoys  fishing, scuba diving and hunting. He is a avid surfer,  teaching lessons and winning the East Coast Surfing Championship 3 times.