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.


Office Manager

Peggy met Dr. Merrill over 20 years ago when she was his office manager for 12 years in his Northern Michigan practice.

She has spent the last eight years managing 12 dental offices in the Metro Detroit area but always missed the life-changing dentistry that she was a part of working with Dr. Merrill. On April 2, 2015, she packed her belongings and made the move to Huntersville to team up with Dr. Merrill and Natalie again. She loves the beautiful area and WEATHER!!

Peggy has a son and grandson in Northern Michigan and a daughter who is a dental hygienist. Peggy also loves biking, staying active, and watching sports.


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.



Haleigh recently relocated to the Charlotte area from Charleston. Before moving to Charleston, she spent most of her childhood in Southern Michigan. She recently graduated from Charleston Southern University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with the intent to find a career in which she could make a difference in the lives of others. She quickly found that NorthStar Dentistry was the perfect place to do just that. Meeting new people, seeing new smiles, and seeing the passion behind the work of everyone here at NorthStar has fulfilled the passion that she has to serve others.

Haleigh enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs while adventuring around the beautiful state of North Carolina.

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