Meet the Team

Dr. Susanna Goggin

Dr. Susanna Goggin is a native of Danville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky from 2003-2007 receiving a bachelors of science in Agricultural Biotechnology and graduating with honors. She continued her educational journey in Kentucky and in 2011, she graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry with her Doctor of Dental Medicine. During dental school Dr. Goggin received an award for excellence in periodontology. She successfully completed dual certification during her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Department of Periodontology from 2011-2014 and the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Birmingham from 2011-2014. Dr. Goggin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a distinction held by less than one half of her peers.

In April 2016 Dr. Goggin participated in a course at the Advanced Dental Education Center in Dallas Texas. The course, developed by Dr. Edward Pat Allen, covered new periodontal surgical techniques used with soft tissue allograft materials. Dr. Goggin is currently the only periodontist in the Asheville Buncombe County area who has attended this advanced course in soft tissue grafting.

Professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, Southern Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration. North Carolina Dental Society, Buncombe County Dental Society Executive Committee, American Dental Association, Spear Education Study Club, Spear Education Masters Club, and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Susanna has a passion for serving others. Beginning her first year in dental school Dr. Goggin went on her first dental mission trip. Since that time she has served the people of Honduras, Nicaragua and Haiti and has developed a passion for helping others through dentistry. She has also become actively involved in the Junior League. She and her toy poodle have worked together for over 7 years as a certified therapy dog team visiting children and individuals in nursing homes.

In addition, Dr. Goggin loves to exercise, travel and cook in her spare time.

Rachel – Office Manager

Rachel is originally from Pennsylvania. She moved to Asheville in 2009 with her family. She is currently studying Health Wellness and Promotion at the University of North Carolina Asheville and will be graduating May 2018. Rachel has been a part of Asheville Periodontics since the beginning of 2017. She is truly blessed that Dr. Goggin and her team took me on with open arms as I learned the ways of the dental field. She started out as a person to help around the office and has moved up to working at the front desk alongside of Kelly.

In her free time, she likes to spend her time hiking and going on road trips. And enjoys her time with her dog Charlie, who is a German Shepard mixed with a Husky. She does a lot of traveling due to family living in different parts of the country but never misses a beat when catching up with her family.

Kelly – Front Office Team

Kelly is a native of Asheville. She graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical College Dental Assisting Program in 1992. Kelly has more than 22 years of experience in dentistry, both as a dental assistance and office administrator. She joined Asheville Periodontics in 2013 and feels truly blessed to have been a part of the dental community for so many years.

When not at work, Kelly enjoys watching her son, Griffin, play baseball and basketball. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends relaxing at the beach.

Natalie – Marketing & Professional Relationships Director

Natalie joined Asheville Periodontics in 2017.  Prior to moving to Asheville and joining our practice, she worked as Marketing Director for a San Francisco-based marketing agency for 10 years.  Her and her husband, Justin, moved to Asheville in 2014 to start their family away from the big city life, and have since welcomed two beautiful boys, Wyatt & Wesley, with a new baby girl making her debut in October 2020!

As Professional Relationship Director, her job is to work with our network of caring dental offices in order in ensure the health, safety, and happiness of our mutual patients.  Natalie also manages our website and social media channels.

Kristy – Hygienist

Kristy Castillo is a registered dental hygienist in Asheville, NC and is a member of the America Dental Hygiene Association. She received her dental hygiene degree from Asheville Buncombe Community College in 2003. She practiced in general dentistry for 7 years before transitioning to a Asheville Periodontics in 2010. Since joining the team at Asheville Periodontics, Kristy has been able to stay on the cutting edge of her profession through continuing education and clinical practices. It has been both satisfying and rewarding for her to work with such wonderful colleagues and patients. She takes great pride being involved in the education of her patients, as well as establishing and maintaining their periodontal health. Patients often remark how they look forward to their appointments because they enjoy working with Kristy so much as well as obtaining a wealth of knowledge to maintain their dentition.

Kristy is a native of Western NC. She has a beautiful daughter named Madison and enjoys being in the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Melissa – Hygienist

Melissa is one of the newer members of the Asheville Periodontics team. She received her dental hygiene degree from Catawba Valley Community College in 2001 and joined Asheville Periodontics in March of 2017. She has always had a special interest in periodontal care. Melissa has an outgoing personality and has a passion for top patient care and comfort. She enjoys the interaction between her patients and is happy to have the opportunity to spend one on one time educating them on the steps to take for better oral health. She takes pride in building trusting relationships which is why patients look forward to their next visit.

Melissa grew up in Mesa, Arizona, but has lived all over the United States before settling in North and South Carolina. In her spare time she loves entertaining for friends and family, spending time outdoors and traveling with her husband, Michael, and two loveable canines, Tebow and Tiberius.

Jenn – Treatment Coordinator

Jenn is an Asheville native who has been committed to helping patients achieve healthy smiles since 2011. With significant experience in general dentistry and treatment coordination, she will act as a liaison between your primary doctor and our office to ensure the best possible treatment plan is established. Jenn will also spend time with you personally to ensure comfort and understanding with any proposed treatment. Bringing the highest levels of compassion and care, Jenn will be with you every step of the way from your first visit to follow up!

When not in the office, Jenn’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with her family, friends, and animals.