Your Chapel Hill, NC Orthodontic and Pediatric Dental Specialists
We have a wonderful team who has a passion for their patients and for working with one another!
We take our profession very seriously but always find a way to have fun!
At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we pride ourselves on maintaining a gold standard of excellent customer service. We treat every customer like family, and we work hard to create a fun and relaxing office environment. Our doctors and our wonderful team of highly skilled orthodontic and pediatric dental specialists strive to make every visit to our office a positive experience for everyone – and while we take our jobs very seriously, we always find a way to have fun!
Kristen – Administrative Coordinator
Kristen is the first face you will see in our office! She is an Orange County native and graduated in May 2017 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. The skills she developed with her degree are valuable for building relationships with our patients and their families!
Her favorite part of her job is “meeting so many new, smiling faces!” and she loves “seeing our patients enjoy a positive dental experience!” She values “that we truly work together as a team and that our doctors always have the patient’s best interest at heart!” She thinks of her team as her extended family.
In 2020, Kristen did not let Covid stand in the way of marrying her long-time love, Kameron, in an intimate ceremony in Amber’s backyard and starting their lives together. They have been practicing their parenting on their puppy, Tessa, as they patiently wait for their sweet baby to be born this summer. Kristen is definitely a planner so they are completely ready for the arrival. Until then, they are still working their way through a restaurant bucket list that is constantly growing. Kristen loves traveling with her family, watching Kameron play ball, and eating strawberry shortcake. She prefers frozen yogurt to ice cream and her hidden talent is her ability to pop every joint in her body!
Lisa S. – Dental Hygienist
Lisa has practiced as a hygienist since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Go Heels!
She joined our team in 2011 to cover another employee’s maternity leave, and we fell in love with her and wouldn’t let her leave! She loves her job because she has the opportunity to work with kids and educate both the patients and their parents on the importance of dental health.
She loves working with Drs Clifton and Mauney because they are “respectful, caring, genuine employers, who have exceptional work ethic.”
Lisa and her husband, Tyler, are busy playing with their active son Westan and taking care of their sweet daughter Shelby. Lisa loves baseball, especially if it is her beloved Tarheels or the Durham Bulls. Her biggest joy is spending time with her growing family. She loves to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard but would also love to give Hawaii a try!
Paula – Business/Marketing Coordinator
Paula joined our team in 2001 after graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Business Management. This makes her the sole State fan in our practice, Go Pack!
Besides always having a smile on her face, Paula also brings creativity and fun to all of her projects in our practice. She loves the chance to meet new families and the feeling that we are making a difference to the people we serve. Watching patients grow up and then bring their own children back is the ultimate compliment to our practice.
She firmly believes we have the best dental team around! Her favorite thing about working with Drs. Clifton and Mauney is that “they constantly put the needs of their patients and their team first.” She loves her team because they feel more like family than co-workers.
Paula has been married to her high school sweetheart Keith since 2001 and they have two teenagers, Will and Rhiley. Will recently headed to college at App Sate and loves Boone. Keith and Paula love that it gives them an excuse to head to the mountains. Rhiley is taking advantage of every opportunity that high school has to offer and keeps their house abuzz with constant activities, from multiple sports to FFA and showing cows. Paula is passionate about relic hunting, telling stories, Frosted Flakes, and talking in a British accent!
Dee – Patient Care Coordinator/Dental Hygienist
Dee began in our practice in 1998. She attended UNC-Greensboro and received a BS in Early Childhood Education. After teaching preschool for a few years, Dee returned to college at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she received her certification in dental hygiene.
She is passionate about helping children learn the value of their teeth: Why they are important and how to care for them. She is an avid promoter of dental care that starts with the first tooth. It has been a joy for her to see many of these kids’ lives evolve. She especially enjoys the relationships she has cultivated with our special needs patients over the years.
She loves being a part of Dr. Clifton and Dr. Chuck’s team because they “truly care for their patients and their team. They make working here fun!” She loves laughing with her teammates!
Dee and her husband, Dale, have two adventurous children, Chase and Kenzie, who love running their own at-home science experiments, growing a garden every summer, and raising five chickens. Dee has always been quite outdoorsy and her family continues that tradition with hunting, fishing, and lots of camping. Their recent acquisition of a camper makes them even more ready for adventures. She loves to try new things, whether it be books or food or even skydiving. She dreams of one day adventuring all the way to Alaska!
Jamie – Dental Assistant
We first met Jamie when she completed a dental rotation in our practice while attending the dental assisting program at UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduation in 2011, Jamie joined our team and has been a vital part ever since. Jamie can often be found joking with her patients and enjoying her time with each child. She loves when kids love coming to the dentist and enjoys watching some “cool” kids grow up.
Her favorite part of being on Dr. Clifton and Dr. Mauney’s team is the “overall compassion and respect both doctors show for others, both patients and employees.” Dentistry has changed so much over the years and Jamie has worked hard to master all the various technologies, like the digital scanner and the 3D printer. She loves the challenges of an ever-changing field. She loves being part of this team because “we are a family!”
Jamie’s house is organized chaos, as she and her husband, Corey raise their two children, Savannah and Jase, and their four dogs. She loves being creative with her Cricut, sublimation, and resin art and enjoys sharing her gifts with others. It is no surprise that Hobby Lobby is her favorite store. She is devoted to the Cowboys and the Tarheels. She dreams of one day being a rock star, but until then will rock being a dedicated dance mom to Savannah. Like a true southern girl, she loves NASCAR and banana pudding!
Amber — Dental Assistant
Amber joined our team December 2015 and attended the Dental Assisting program at Alamance Community College. Amber is a joy to work on our team because of her shiny disposition.
She has worked in the dental field for 10 years and has a love for pediatrics. Amber’s favorite thing about working at Clifton and Mauney is “her teammates”.
Amber and her husband, Brett, are busy chasing around three active children: Karley, Addison and Trent. As her sunglasses say, “I’m a SUPERMOM”. Being a busy mom doesn’t leave much time for her to visit her favorite spot, the lake, or bake her favorite Funfetti Cake!