Meet The Royce Family
We do our best to make it easy for you to get the beautiful smile you deserve!
HUGH OGLETREE JR., D.M.D., M.S. | PINEVILLE DENTIST
Dr. Ogletree is from Salem, Alabama and is a second generation dentist. Dr. Ogletree received his Undergraduate degree in Zoology from Auburn University, his Graduate degree in Medical Science from Hampton University and graduated from the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry.
Dr. Ogletree is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Education Association and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Ogletree is a service oriented person who enjoys volunteering his time in the community. He started volunteering at the age of 7 with the local Ronald McDonald house and more recently, Dr. Ogletree volunteered his dental services at North Carolina Missions of Mercy.
Dr. Ogletree loves to travel and experience other cultures, as well. He is also a sports car enthusiast, and enjoys attending sporting events, especially college football games and car rallies. He is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and maintains a geographic restaurant list of places to try and writes about his experiences in a food blog.
PRIYA PATEL, D.D.S.
Dr. Patel was born and raised in Leeds, England, and completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University. She majored in Chemistry and Biology. As a proud part of the Wolfpack, she engaged in multiple Mission of Mercy dental clinics throughout North Carolina serving the rural communities.
Dr. Patel received her DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a general practice residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and manages to keep up with new techniques and technology through her active membership in the Spear Study Club. She is also an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the North Carolina Dental Society.
Dr. Patel enjoys kickboxing, cooking, travelling, painting, and spending time with her friends and family.
Latonya Davidson-Merritt | Office Manager
Latonya is a long time resident of Birmingham, Alabama. She moved to Charlotte, NC in January, 2017. She attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL, and Virginia College at Homewood, AL. Latonya is a proficient worker with 20 years of experience in the field of Healthcare Reimbursement.
Latonya is first and foremost a devoted wife and loving mother. She is an active Missionary and member of Alpha Theta Omega Christian Sorority. Latonya enjoys writing, and volunteering as an advocate for the Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center in Alabama.
Misty Hobbs | Patient Care Coordinator
Misty was born and raised in Gaston County. She attended Gaston College.
Misty is also very passionate about music and dancing. In her spare time, she enjoys attending concerts, travelling, cooking and spending time with her family.
Kayla Fomin | Dental Hygienist
Originally from Georgia, but moved to Charlotte, NC as a young girl and fell in love with the city. 2nd in her class, She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Central Piedmont Community College and pledged to be a life-long learner and an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. In her free time, she likes to bake pastries and watch her favorite TV show (The Office) with her husband. Also enjoys admiring nature and traveling, but Charlotte will always be her home. Always excited to meet her patients and treat them with the best care.
Shannon Lugero | Hygiene Assistant
Shannon is originally from New York. She is currently living in Charlotte with her husband, Louis and three teenage children. Shannon graduated from Grace Business Institute in New York City, with a secretarial degree. She took a few years off to raise her children and decided she wanted a new career path.
Shannon was a chairside dental assistant in New York for two years. She received her x-ray certification from the Dental Staff Institute of Charlotte. For the past eight months she has been our Hygiene assistant. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, cooking and painting pallet wood signs. She is looking forward to meeting you and helping to put your mind at ease during your visit.
Crystal Heglar | Lead Dental Assistant
Crystal Heglar grew up in Mount Holly, NC where she graduated from East Gaston High School in 2003. She went on to further her Career as a Cosmetologist for several years before returning to school for Dental Assisting.
She attended North Carolina Dental Assisting School and Graduated in 2009. She is married and has 2 daughters Alexis and Shyloh. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her family outdoors, going to Carowinds, and listening to music.
Kristen Ott | Dental Assistant
Kristen grew up in Fort Mill, SC and graduated from Fort Mill High School in 2007. She graduated from York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC in 2014 as a Nationally Certified Dental Assistant.
Kristen is engaged to a Combat Veteran and has two beautiful children, Adam and Anna. In her spare time she enjoys helping coach her two children’s sports teams with her fiancé. She also loves to travel anywhere with good food and make memories with her family.
Royce Family Dentistry
Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care whenever you need it. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.