Our Sylva Dental Team

Natalie Sumner – Registered Dental Hygienist

If it’s been a while since you visited the dentist, Natalie can gently and thoroughly clean your teeth as well as take x-rays and digital photos of your mouth. She’s a friendly, fun member of our team whom received her dental hygiene degree from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 1999. After hours, Natalie enjoys being with her family, spending time outdoors, and traveling.


Robin Rickman – Registered Dental Hygienist

Robin enjoys meeting new patients and cleaning their teeth. She can answer any of your dental hygiene questions or show you how to improve your brushing and flossing techniques. Robin received her dental hygiene degree from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 1996. As a proud mother, she loves going places with her family and reading.


Jenny Demos – Dental Assistant

Always a friendly, upbeat person, Jenny helps our patients stay comfortable while helping Dr. Patrick McGuire perform the treatments they need. She also maintains the sterile environment of our operatories before and after their visits. Jenny graduated from Rowan Cabarrus Community College in 2003. A Morehead City native, she enjoys spending free time with her family and friends, listening to music, sampling wine, and traveling.


Front Desk

Jessica – Front Desk Coordinator

Jessica is often the first to welcome our patients. She can also help you with any questions or concerns about your visit to our practice. Jessica joined our team after relocating from Michigan with several years of dental office experience. We’re sure you will enjoy getting to know us through this qualified individual. Outside of the office, Jessica likes to camp, travel, and spend time with her husband and children.


Jeanne McGuire

Jeanne has been an integral part of our practice for more than 25 years. She is always happy to talk with you about long-term financing if you need it. She graduated from Pfeiffer University in 1976. After hours, she’s a mother and grandmother who enjoys needlework, sewing, and yoga. She also likes to travel with Dr. Patrick McGuire to dental association conferences, advanced training, and study club meetings.