Meet the Team
Dr. Jason Graves, Your Family Dentist
Dr. Jason Graves was born and raised in Utah by two hard-working parents. His father has worked in accounting for the past 35 years while his mother has worked for the United States Postal Service for 20 years. Having been raised by people who were no strangers to hard work and discipline, qualities like an exceptional work ethic, honesty, integrity, and a respect for others have been instilled in him since childhood. He is second in a family of six children (five boys, one girl). Two of his younger brothers are also dentists.
Dr. Graves is a graduate of the prestigious Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Prior to dental school he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from Utah Valley University.
Because providing advanced dentistry is important to Dr. Graves, he regularly takes continuing education courses designed to keep him on the forefront of the dental industry. He approaches dentistry with common sense and values the input of each patient. This allows him to customize treatment plans that meet their individual goals and objectives.
- CEREC® Crowns (Same-Day Crowns, Bridges, & Implants)
- Root Canal Treatment
- Oral Surgery Procedures (Extractions & Implant Placement)
- Dentures & Partials
- Full-Mouth Rehabilitations
- Gentle Dentistry
Dr. Graves prides himself on being highly skilled in the following types of procedures:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Sandhills Dental Study Club
He is a member of the following organizations:
Dr. Graves has received multiple awards for his work in dentistry and in the community. Most recently, he and his wife were honored to be the Pinehurst Parks and Rec. “Volunteers of the Year” for their assistance with multiple youth league teams they coached.
Dr. Graves loves being part of the Sandhills community and treasures any opportunity he has to serve this area and improve each patient’s life. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Graves enjoys spending time with his young family. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children who they are constantly chasing between various activities (baseball, golf, basketball, swimming…). They also truly enjoy giving back to the community and building lasting relationships.
Meet Our Team
Crystal, Dental Assistant
Crystal began working in the dental field in 2008 after graduating from Sandhill’s Dental Career Center with Honors. Her energetic personality and willingness to help others allows her to build meaningful relationships with patients. Working hand in hand with Dr. Graves, Crystal makes sure you are comfortable throughout your dental experience.
When she’s not at work, Crystal enjoys spending time with family and friends whether it’s going to the mountains or the ocean. She’s also a big animal lover and has two rescued dogs, Fred and Nikki. She is a mother of two boys and is excited to have her first grandchild on the way.
Tori, Dental Assistant
Tori graduated from Sandhills Dental Career Center in 2016. She is thrilled to start her career in dental assisting and making each patient feel welcomed into the office.
Tori lives in Sanford, NC. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. One of her hobbies is crafting, she loves to paint and decorate! Tori also has a big heart for animals and has a Cocker Spaniel named Charlie.
Kelly, Administrative Coordinator
Kelly was born and raised in Vass, North Carolina. Having working in the dental field since 2013, Kelly enjoys helping patients with their financial needs. Kelly loves meeting new people, crafting, and spending time with her family. Her daughter, Sage Elizabeth, and her husband, Cory, are her world!
Allison graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2011 with a degree in dental hygiene. As a child, she loved visiting the dentist, and a profession in hygiene has been a dream of hers since early on. Allison has a passion for serving her patients and is determined to provide the best care for their oral health. She is outgoing and loves to make her patients feel like family and enjoy their visit as much as possible. Maybe you’ll be sharing some laughs with her at your next visit!
Allison was born and raised in Scotland County and still resides there (Plaid bleeds in her blood…Go Scots!). She married her wonderful husband, Jeff, in April 2016, and she has a beautiful daughter, Carmen. Allison enjoys spending time with her family and friends during her free time, socializing, and trying new recipes. She is a huge Duke fan (Go Blue Devils!) and loves to cheer on the Carolina Panthers (Keep pounding boys!).
Heather was born and raised in Aberdeen, North Carolina by hardworking entrepreneurial parents. In 2006 she graduated from Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington with her degree in Dental Hygiene. Heather always makes every effort to make her patients feel comfortable in her chair.
Heather is one of four siblings (1 brother, 2 sisters) including a twin sister! Heather married her sweetheart, Eric, in August 2006. In November 2011 her delightful daughter Alexis was born. Heather was blessed with the birth of her son Jaxen in June 2016. When Heather is not helping others keep their mouths healthy she is with her family, serving at her church, at the beach or cheering on the UNC Tar Heels! Heather’s favorite activity is attending one of the many local craft festivals in the area. She is the go to for local knowledge.
Kris, Office Manager
Kris enjoys letting her southern hospitality shine at Dentistry of The Pines. At work, she is passionate about caring for and building relationships with her team and making sure her patients feel right at home.
Outside of work, you will most likely find her outdoors, camping, or gardening. She also loves to make crafts and gifts for friends and family. Kris enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog BB, and her cat Lacey. She also raises chickens that are all named as well!
Sarah, Patient Concierge
Sarah is thrilled to be part of the Dentistry of The Pines team. Her goal is to provide you with true southern hospitality from the moment she first speaks with you. A people person who enjoys getting to know her patients, Sarah is here to add a personal touch to your experience at Dentistry of The Pines and make it one to remember. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, crafting, hanging out at the beach, and spending time with her beautiful daughter.
Tinley, Patient Concierge
Tinley is a born-and-raised Southerner who was born in Columbus, Georgia. As part of the Dentistry of the Pines team, she believes in taking excellent care of our patients and their well-being. She always wants to make sure our patients have top-notch experiences at our office. Prior to making dentistry her career, she was a massage therapist for 18 years. Tinley has two hair-raising, amazing boys – 13-year-old Knox and 9-year-old Barrett – as well as an 11-year-old King Charles Cavalier named Oliver.