Meet the Team

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.

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.

Daina – Dental Assistant

Daina is an Asheville native. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Asheville Buncombe Technical College in 2000. Daina had 15 years experience in general denistry when she decided to join the amazing team at Asheville Periodontics in March of 2015. She felt that it was time to become more educated & knowledgeable in other areas of denistry. Daina strives in providing excellent patient care, as well as compassion.

In her free time, Daina enjoys spending time with her husband & children. They enjoy camping, sports, food & family vacations.

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. 
In regards the Coronavirus (Covid-19):
At Asheville Periodontics, the health of our community is our top priority.  For the greater good of the community and the safety of our patients and staff, we will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, March 19.  Stay tuned here, and on our website for more updates as the situation progresses.
To lessen the load on hospital emergency rooms, we will be available should you have a serious dental emergency.  You can reach Dr. Goggin via phone or text at 828-423-0146 or Rachel our office manager 828-571-0116.  We do request that if you have cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in an active COVID-19 area in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has, please let us know before being seen.
For those of you with appointments in the coming weeks, we will reach out to you to reschedule your appointment.  Thank you for your understanding.