At Midtown Dental, we are pleased to have a team full of caring, knowledgeable, and dedicated dental professionals. Each member of our team enjoys what they do, and we look forward to using our developed skills and training to care for you and your family! Our dental hygienists and assistants will help our dentists to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, while our front office staff will ensure that every other aspect of your dental care runs smoothly. We welcome you to get to know our team by reading their biographies below. To schedule your appointment with one of our hygienists and with Dr. Seth Rumley, or Dr. Raj Prajapati, we welcome you to contact our office today.
Kim – Dental Hygienist
Kim joined our practice in 1999, and she has built strong relationships with her patients over the years. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in history, Kim received her Associate’s degree in dental hygiene from AB Tech Community College. In her free time, Kim loves hiking, traveling, photography, reading, and spending time with her family.
Tara – Front Desk/Schedule Coordinator
Tara joined our practice in 2004. She attended both North Carolina State University and East Carolina University, where she learned many valuable skills that she uses on a daily basis in our office. Tara loves interacting with her co-workers and seeing our patients’ smiles. In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, going to the lake, and reading.
Monica – Office Manager
Monica has been a part of our practice since 2000, and she helps our patients get the most out of their dental insurance, find answers to their questions, and receive the customer service they deserve. Monica has worked in the dental field for many years, and our practice benefits from her experience. When she is not at the office, Monica stays busy with her her husband and 3 sons. She also enjoys reading and traveling, and she is an avid Washington Redskins fan!
Kim – Dental Hygienist
Kim joined Midtown Dental in January 2015, but had been working for Dr. Maness since 1989. She loves being part of a practice that treats patients like family, and she loves working with patients to create a positive dental experience. In her free time, Kim enjoys reading and traveling, and she enjoys a variety of music genres.
Mary Lou – Dental Hygienist
Mary Lou received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from West Liberty State College, and she joined Midtown Dental in 2007. She enjoys giving her patients the gentle and attentive care they deserve while also building relationships with them. Originally from Pittsburg, Mary Lou is an avid Steelers fan. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, biking, walking, and doing calligraphy.
Jean – DA II
Jean joined our family at Midtown Dental in January 2015, but she worked for Dr. Maness since 2013. She graduated from a 2-year dental assistant program in Kent, Ohio, and she contributes greatly to the success of our practice. Jean has been married to her husband for over 30 years. When she is not in the office, she enjoys jet skiing, fishing, and knitting.
Karen – Front Desk/Insurance Coordinator
Karen joined our team with Dr. Maness in January 2015, but she brings over 24 years of experience to our practice. She loves the family atmosphere of Midtown Dental and enjoys working with our awesome team. Karen is married to her husband, and together they have 2 sons. When she is not working, Karen likes to run.
Endie – Dental Hygienist
Endie has been a member of our team at Midtown Dental since May 2016. She was trained as a Dental Assistant in the United States Air Force, and she received an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. Endie has also received a Bachelor of Science degree from UNC- Greensboro. Since joining our practice, Endie has worked as one of our safety officers, which means that she makes sure that our team follows the latest OSHA and Infection Control standards.
Endie and her husband have three handsome sons. One of their favorite things to do as a family is to participate in family game night; the newest game at their house is Trivial Pursuit, 90’s edition. Endie loves serving her community. Her two youngest sons attend school less than a mile from our dental office, and her husband coaches youth soccer in the area.
Courtney – DA II
Courtney has been a dental assistant since 2011, and joined our practice in October 2017. She is a team player at all times and always has a smile on her face. If anything needs to be done, or if anyone needs help with anything, Courtney is willing to do the best she can to complete the task. Our practice is very focused on our patients, so they come first! This common goal unites us and enables us to put our daily cares and problems aside to better focus on our patients. Because of the genuine teamwork of the staff, Courtney never feels like she is alone or that she cannot go to someone for help if it is needed. Our teamwork and care is something our patients can feel and see!
Courtney’s family and friends are a very important part of her life. She has two younger brothers, and is the only girl. She loves to travel and see the world, and makes a point while traveling to visit the beach to catch some rays and go snorkeling. She loves eating good food and drinking craft bear, and enjoys everything that Raleigh has to offer.
Frankie – DA II
Frankie joined our team in August 2017. He graduated from the dental assisting program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Dentistry in 2005. He loves the patient care and team environment of our office, and enjoys working with our patients to create a comfortable and positive dental experience. Frankie loves being part of a team and a practice that treats patients like family.
Frankie moved to North Carolina in 1994. He is a U.S. Army Veteran, and was stationed at Fort Bragg from 1994 to 1998. He moved to Raleigh after being honorably discharged. Outside of the office, Frankie enjoys outdoor activities, sports, walking, hiking, and running. He loves the mountains and spends time at the beach during the summer, and at outdoor summer concerts. Frankie is a Carolina Panthers fan!
Suan – Dental Hygienist
Suan has been with our team since November 2017, and she loves all of our patients. Suan brings comfort to patients who have dental anxiety. She works closely with our patients to address their questions and concerns and to help them understand their treatment. She enjoys working with Dr. Rumley, Dr. Raj and the rest of our team.
She spends most of her free time with her husband and her two sons. She enjoys gardening, and especially enjoys growing organic vegetables.