(919) 890-5147   |   13220 Strickland Rd. Suite 166 Raleigh, NC, 27613
13220 Strickland Rd. Suite 166 Raleigh, NC, 27613  
(919) 890-5147

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Our Staff

Our Staff

Leesville Dental Care Staff Raleigh, NC

Insurance Coordinator

Kristen is a second generation dental employee who has lived in North Carolina for 20 years. She grew up working in a dental office and at one point worked with her mom and sister. As a dental assistant at Leesville Dental Care, Kristen loves working with and educating patients and easing their fears of dentistry. She enjoys working in her yard, on home projects, and finding ideas on Pinterest.

Kari Jones 
Certified Dental Assistant

Kari is originally from the mountains of Virginia but has called North Carolina home for almost 20 years. She attended UNC Chapel Hill for her Dental Assisting Degree and is now the certified dental assistant for Leesville Dental Care. For the past five years, she has enjoyed helping patients achieve their most beautiful and healthy smile. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and spending time with her infant son Mason, going to the Outer Banks, crafting, and photography.

Margaret Mandikos 

Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, Margaret has lived in Raleigh since 2003. She completed her hygiene license in 2013 after graduating from NC State. Margaret enjoys spending time with her husband and their animal children, Dingo Dog and Misa Cat, reading, catching the latest movies, and relaxing at the beach.

Melissa Lupinski 
Schedule Coordinator

Melissa is our schedule coordinator and has worked in dentistry for 12 years. Born and raised in New Jersey, she moved to the Raleigh area in 2007. Melissa joined Leesville Dental Care after being a stay at home with her two children, Jillian and Jameson. She enjoys meeting new patients and helping them keep up with their dental needs within their busy lives. She loves being surrounded by her family and friends, and in her spare time, Melissa enjoys traveling, especially to the beach.

Practice Administrator

Hi my name is Alicia and I moved from Massachusetts 4 years ago to North Carolina. My husband, Jason and I are currently building our home nearby and have four children. Working in the dental field for almost 20 years has been a such satisfying career for myself. I enjoy building patient relationships and working with patients to enhance their smile while focusing on their overall health. I have assisted clinically with Dr. Russo for a few years previously and recently took on a new role as the Practice Administrator with him. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and going to the beach.

Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Brittney and I am a dental hygienist. I’m a North Carolina native, and moved to Raleigh in 2006 after graduating from UNCW. I started my career in dentistry in 2010 and quickly decided to return to school for dental hygiene. I enjoy traveling, playing volleyball and taking yoga classes.

Dental Assistant II

My name is Natasha. I was born and raised right here in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have a puppy named Zoey who is my pride and joy! I hope to see you soon.

Certified Dental Assistant

Hello. My name is Meredith. I am a DAII. I obtained my Dental Assistant Certification from Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC.I have been an assistant for 15 years and have worked with Dr. Russo for about 3 years.

I am a native of Raleigh and have lived in N.C. my whole life, with time spent in Greenville at ECU and in Wilmington. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with family and friends and watching any sport, but especially basketball and football.

I love working in such a wonderful office like Leesville Dental Care and I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your dental needs.