Dental Staff

Our  professionals at Joel Yates Jr., D.D.S. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

You will leave our office feeling like family.

  • Joel W. Yates, Jr., DDS

    In 1999, upon graduating Valedictorian from Beaver Creek High School in West Jefferson, Dr. Yates attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In 2002, Dr. Yates earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  He was accepted into the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and graduated in 2006.  He was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors.  Immediately after graduation, he moved back to Jefferson, North Carolina and began construction on his office.  The office opened its doors in July 2006. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, farming, gardening, movies, traveling, cooking, and being outdoors.

  • Pam Bard
    Scheduling Coordinator)

    Pam has been working with Dr. Yates since he opened his practice in 2006. She was born and raised in Jefferson, NC, and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Dental Assisting program. Pam loves keeping the office seasonally decorated. She is an active member of West Jefferson United Methodist Church. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Gwyn, and daughter Brittany, who always has projects planned for her. Pam is one of the first people you speak to when you call our office and can handle all of your dental needs!

  • Charles Maynard
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Hi!  My name is Charles and I have served as Dr. Yates' dental hygienist since 2010.  I graduated school in 2006 from Catawba Valley College in Hickory, NC.  I take pride in assuring your cleaning appointments are comfortable, thorough, and entertaining.  You will leave our office feeling satisfied and looking forward to our next visit together.  When away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family, disc golfing, and staying current on the Carolina Panthers.

  • Helen Holt
    Dental Assistant

    Helen has worked in the dental field for over twenty years, beginning her career in California. She enjoys making all patients feel comfortable and right at home. Helen enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and water sports during the summer. Helen specializes in CEREC crowns where you can watch your new crown become digitally fabricated and wear it home the same day.

  • Amanda Kirby
    Registered Dental Hygienist)

    Amanda was born and raised in Galax, VA. She loves creating a bright, healthy smile for her patients as she is one of our dental hygienists. Amanda loves spending time with her family. She and her husband are raising twin daughters and that is a great joy in her life. When she's not at work, she loves being outdoors and especially loves horseback riding on Mount Rogers.

  • Sarah Berth
    Front Desk and Insurance Coordinator

    Sarah was born in Florida, but has been a Carolina girl most of her life. She has always dreamed of living in the mountains of North Carolina. She and her husband made that dream a reality in 2019. Sarah has been in the dental field for 40 years! She is one of the first people you will speak to when you call our office and can handle all of your dental insurance needs. When Sarah’s isn’t at work she can be found cheering on her Florida gators!

  • Haley Scott
    Dental Assistant

    Haley was born in Boone, NC, and raised in Ashe County, NC. She studied at a dental assisting program at OP Smiles in Boone, NC. Haley says that the most rewarding part of her job is “taking care of our patients and helping them achieve a beautiful smile.” She loves helping patients realize their dream of a beautiful, healthy new smile, and a renewed sense of confidence. When Haley isn’t at the office, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her dog and husband.

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Joel Yates Jr., D.D.S.


8:00 am-4:30 pm


8:00 am-4:30 pm


8:00 am-4:30 pm


8:00 am-4:30 pm