Meet Our Ballantyne Endodontics Staff
MARIELA – INSURANCE LIAiSON
Mariela was born in El Salvador and raised in Los Angeles. She moved to Charlotte almost 4 years ago for a better life and future. She has 2 beautiful children that are her motivation for a better life and an inspiration to achieve success for better things. Moving to Charlotte opened up a new chapter in her life, by beginning a career in the field of dentistry. Since then she has become more interested in helping others, specifically when the solution becomes a smile. Not too long ago she became part of Ballantyne Endodontics where she is so happy to work for Dr. Tadrissi and Dr. Chopra. Mariela is always trying to grow her knowledge in the industry and primarily helps translating when it comes to our Hispanic patients as well as helping them understand the importance of the practice. Besides work she loves spending quality time with her kids and teaching them what life is really about. The best part is always learning new things and going on adventures with her little family.
KAROLINE – Front Desk
Karoline was born in Spotsylvania, Virginia and currently lives with her husband and German Shepherd in Fort Mill. She graduated from Hollins University with a Business degree. On her days off, you can find her riding her horse, hiking with her husband and dog Cash, teaching Zumba classes, gardening, or planning weddings. While Karoline is new to the dental industry, she has loved learning all there is to know about root canals. It brings her joy to be working in a field where patients are getting wonderful care and leaving us happier than when they arrived!
Naomi was born and raised in New York. She decided to move to North Carolina with her family about 2 years ago and has not looked back. She spends her weeknights and weekends playing sports and chasing around her 4 year old son. She enjoys traveling and spending days at the beach as much as possible. Naomi comes from a health field background but is new to dentistry. She is excited to see where this new adventure takes her.
Krista was first a patient of Dr. Chopra’s, and she had such a great experience getting a root canal that she decided to apply for our job posting! Krista moved to Charlotte in 2017 after being raised in Southern California. She loves fashion, and has owned her own boutique. She loves spending time with her husband and two Boxers, traveling, and watching Angels baseball. She looks forward to building a relationship with our patients and the Ballantyne Endo team!
Jordan was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. After she graduated from UNCW with a bachelors degree in science, she spent an extra year in Wrightsville living by the beach and working in the dental field. Jordan has been in the dental field for over 5 years and has dreams to one day become a dentist. She currently lives with her sister and sweet french bulldog (who is even Instagram famous). She loves to constantly be surrounded by her friends and family. She couldn’t be more excited to have a new work family at Ballantyne Endodontics!
Michelle – clinical staff leader/dental assistant
Michelle has been a dental assistant for almost 9 years at Ballantyne Endodontics. She thoroughly enjoys working alongside Dr. Chopra and Dr. Tadrissi and feels that they are very passionate about dentistry. They truly care about each and every one of their patients, and give the best quality care. She loves working with everyone here to help make this the best possible experience for patients. Outside of work she thrives when she is hanging out with friends around the city and traveling to new places with her long time boyfriend, Corey. Summer months are her absolute favorite and you will almost always find her near a body of clear blue water or a motocross track. Michelle loves working out and promotes healthy eating as she believes what you put into your body is what you get out of it in the long run!
Victoria – dental assistant
Victoria was born in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina and military raised. Growing up she loved going to the dentist. She could never understand why people had such a great fear of dentists when she always had an amazing time and received such wonderful care. Due to the wonderful relationship that she had with her hygienist, she knew that she always wanted to have a career in dentistry. She has been assisting since 2011 after graduating from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School. Victoria is proud to say she absolutely loves her field of work. It is her main goal to provide the best treatment possible for all of her patients. She has two beautiful daughters who keep her busy with their sports and many activities. In her spare time she enjoys reading, music, outdoor activities, time with family, and of course preparing for her next NPC bikini competition.
BECCA – dental assistant
Becca was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but was raised in Charlotte. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Academy of Charlotte after attending Georgia Southern University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and shopping. She is so excited to be a part of Ballantyne Endodontics!
Kendal – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Kendal grew up right outside of Charlotte in the city of Concord. After going to school for Dental Assisting and landing a job in Charlotte, she then moved to the area to be closer to work. In her downtime she enjoys playing with her dog, cuddling with her cat and even holding her ball python! She is super excited to be working alongside her awesome team members at Ballantyne Endodontics.