karen payne


Karen has been a long time team member of the practice. She received her B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She loves working with people and believes patients should be treated like family. Outside of work, she enjoys her family. She is married with two step children and four step granddaughters. She also enjoys golf and following UNC Tarheel Sports. Karen is also a lover of all animals, especially cats!


Kaitlyn is a graduate of Horry-Georgetown Technical College with her degree in Dental Hygiene and certificate in dental assisting. She has been working in the dental field since 2009. She got her start in Myrtle Beach, SC and relocated to Asheville in 2016. Kaitlyn loves what she does and hopes to make every patient feel like family. In her spare time, Kaitlyn likes to explore the area and enjoys her love of the sport fencing as much as possible.


Kaleigh graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College with an Associate in Medical Office Administration. Being the newest member of our practice, she loves her new profession as a dental assistant. Her goal is to make every patient feel comfortable during any dental procedures while in our office. Kaleigh has lived in Asheville her whole life, and is excited as she’s getting married in the summer of 2017. She loves being with her friends and family, and serving in her church where she’s involved in many areas.


Nikki is so excited to have joined the Caruso Dental team! She is an Asheville native and graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Health Sciences. She (of course) is an avid Clemson fan- Go Tigers! Nikki has been in the dental field for 12 years. She is married to her husband Nick, and they have 3 boys – Waylon, Mason, and Beau, that keep her on her toes! She loves to run, hike, garden, and read.
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