Dr. Higgins graduated from North Carolina State in 1990 with a bachelor's of science in zoology and attended Dental School at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Class of ’94). He has been practicing in Cary, NC for the past six years. Dr. Higgins has also attended the LD Pankey Institute and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies. He is married to Kelley, and they have three sons.
Dr. George Mani graduated from North Carolina State University in 1985 with a bachelor's of science in zoology; he attended the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry, from 1985 to 1989 and worked with the US Public Health Service from 1989 to 1993. He returned to NC in 1993 and started his own dental practice in 1987 in Wake Forest, NC where he lives with his wife, Shirley, and two daughters, Rachel and Meera. In addition to practicing dentistry, he enjoys tennis, basketball, hiking, and travel.
Dr. Michael S. Watson grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 with a degree in Chemistry and received his DDS from the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill in 1993. He completed a postgraduate training program in Esthetic Dentistry at University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1996. He has completed numerous courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He maintains a general practice in Cary, NC, which, in addition to general dentistry, focuses on esthetics, neuromuscular dentistry, and treatment of TMD. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two lovely daughters, ages 5 and 12.
Mr. Beck graduated from East Carolina University in 1984. He has served as Financial Consultant, Tax Advisor, and Business Consultant for individuals and businesses for more than 20 years. He holds a Certified Public Accountants license in the State of North Carolina.
In addition to this, he holds a Series 7 and 63 Securities License and a Life, Accident, and Health Insurance License in the State of North Carolina. He is a member of the AICAP and the NCACPA. Mr. Beck is the founder and owner of Keith C. Beck, CPA, a public accounting firm that provides a variety of financial services to clients throughout North Carolina.
Mrs. Hughes serves in a variety of management capacities with Carolina Dental Management, including doctor recruitment and new office development. She has been involved in the dental industry for over 13 years and has significant experience in opening new dental practices and managing existing dental practices. She has attended the Dental Assisting Program at CCCC in Jacksonville, NC and continued her education through the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Mrs. Hughes was raised in Henderson, NC and currently resides in Wake Forest with her husband, Stephen, and sons, Ethan, Weston, and Vinson.
Mrs. Klose serves in a variety of management capacities with Carolina Dental Management, including doctor recruitment, hygiene director, and regional director. Mrs. Klose has over 14 years of experience in the dental industry. She has worked in many capacities, such as dental assistant, dental receptionist, and clinic coordinator, in New York and Washington State before graduating in 1999 as an RDH. She is licensed in both North Carolina and New York. Mrs. Klose has been directly involved in practice management the past three years. She has traveled nationwide to expand her dental education with Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, as well as Genr8tion Next. She is also a proud member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Mrs. Klose resides in Wake Forest, NC. with her husband, David, and two sons, Ryan and Aaron.