Your Huntersville Dental Team

Our experienced and friendly dental team excels at what they do. It shows through the smiles on our patients’ faces. Meet our team and find out why we are considered one of the top dentists in Huntersville, NC.

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Dental Assistant

Michelle recently relocated to the Charlotte area from Michigan. She has over 20 years experience as a dental assistant. Dr. Merrill’s exceptional dental work, along with his compassion towards others is why Michelle joined our NorthStar team.

She enjoys golfing and loves to spend time in the kitchen learning new recipes to whip up.


Dental Hygienist

Jillian grew up in Northern Michigan and met Dr. Merrill over 20 years ago as a patient of his, which is how she discovered a true passion for dentistry and pursued the field of dental hygiene. Jillian joined Dr. Merrill’s team in Northern Michigan before he relocated to North Carolina and she is excited to have the opportunity to reunite with his team. Jillian is licensed in Michigan, Tennessee, and North Carolina and has over 10 years of experience in the dental field.

Jillian enjoys being active and working out and is excited to explore the outdoors of North Carolina.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Amber is one of Dr. Merrill’s part-time hygienists. She grew up knowing her calling in life was to serve others in some capacity. Her interest in dental hygiene came from her childhood enthusiasm for visiting the dentist. A quest to further her career and increase her knowledge led Amber to NorthStar Dentistry for Adults.

Dr. Merrill’s thirst for knowledge, his passion for instilling that knowledge in others, and the emphasis on the quality of care patients receive are just a few of the qualities that Amber loves about being a part of the NorthStar team.

A North Carolina native, Amber resides in Mooresville with her husband and two children.


DA11 Dental Assistant

Natalie is from the upper east side of Michigan, known as the “Potato Capital.” She is one of six siblings. Natalie became interested in dentistry while working as a nursing assistant in the hospital. She realized the impact of helping people. Natalie was hired on to Dr. Merrill’s staff in 1998.

Dr. Merrill’s skills and love for the profession has given Natalie a gift of recognizing the passion and artistry dentistry has. Her love and passion for the profession starts with changing people’s lives, giving back what she has learned from Dr. Merrill, and the power of a smile.



Ashley grew up knowing she wanted to work in the dental field. With over 15 years of experience in oral surgery and prosthodontics, joining the team at NorthStar Dentistry for Adults has fulfilled her passion for helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams.

A Charlotte native, Ashley enjoys living in the Lake Norman area with her husband, Steven and their two dachshunds, Annie and Lucy.

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