A third generation Durham native, Tessa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the UNC School of Dentistry. She joined Dr. Blaylock’s practice in 2001, and has over 24 years of experience in patient care. Tessa takes her patients’ oral health very seriously, but that doesn’t prevent laughter from emanating from the room when she is treating a patient. She loves getting to know her patients and catching up with them during their appointments. Outside of the office, Tessa enjoys spending time with her young adult children, grilling out with family and friends, and golfing with her mom.
Robin is a Durham native and graduated from the UNC Dental Assisting Program in 1983. She has over 32 years of experience in general and orthodontic dental practices. Robin began working with Dr. Blaylock and his team in 2014 and is proud of the quality of care his patients receive. She is married to Rod and has a married daughter, Caitlin. Robin is very active in the Women’s and Outdoor Ministries at her church, and is an avid Wolfpack fan. When you visit our office, Robin’s smile will be there to greet you, and she will be happy to help you with your scheduling, financial, and insurance needs.
Debbie grew up in Durham and has worked as a dental assistant in general dentistry for over 40 years. She earned her Dental Assisting Certification from the UNC Dental Assisting Program. Debbie has worked as Dr. Blaylock’s chairside dental assistant since 1993, and patients often comment that she always seems to be on the same wavelength as Dr. Blaylock and knows what he is going to do next. When not working, she loves spending time with her family, especially Will, her grandson. Debbie is active in dance, having attended the NC School of the Arts, School of Dance in Winston Salem. She continues to teach classes at a local dance studio. Debbie is proud to be a part of Dr. Blaylock’s team and is always willing to help make your dental visit an efficient and pleasant experience.
Originally from Michigan, Theresa graduated from Kalamazoo Community College and the UNC School of Dentistry with degrees in Dental Hygiene. She worked as the clinical coordinator with the Duke University geriatric dental clinic, and later as a dental hygienist with Dr. Blaylock. Theresa moved with her husband, Marcel, and family to Arizona, Virginia and California, earning a dental hygiene license in each state. Fortunately for Dr. Blaylock and his patients, she moved back to North Carolina and has been working in his office since 2007. Theresa enjoys reading, gardening and traveling with her husband and two teenagers.