The Amazing and Caring Team At Emerald Isle Smiles


Deborah had the pleasure of moving with her husband and two young boys from Long Island, New York to the beautiful Crystal Coast 31 years ago. Once she experienced life here for a few months, Deborah immediately called North Carolina “home”.

Deborah brings over 23 years of remarkable dental assisting experience. You can absolutely tell she loves caring for our patients. This is clearly demonstrated upon meeting her with her beaming smile she presents with on a daily basis. Deborah has the gift of bringing such calmness and comfort to everyone she encounters. Deborah is extremely artistic and creative not only when it comes to dentistry, but also when working with fused glass. In fact, you may also find her in a local art gallery she belongs to in Morehead City where she displays her art pieces.

She also enjoys spending time with her husband and grandchildren whether it be working in the yard or spending a day on the boat.


Vicki Brennan is a lifelong resident of “Downeast” Carteret County.  She grew up on Harkers Island, NC where fishing, boating and tourism are part of the fabric of the community.  She began her career in dentistry in 1985 as an orthodontics assistant and continued for 17 years until she transition to general dentistry.  She has been a dental assistant in that capacity up to the present, all the while learning the advancements and new technology that have occurred.  Vicki is energetic and personable, always trying to make patients feel at ease and comfortable by encouraging a laugh or smile.

She spends her spare time with her husband Ken and two children, Jonnell and Kenny, boating and relaxing on the beach, or camping in the mountains.  During quiet times, Vicki loves to crochet scarfs, hats and baby blankets, which she happily gives as gifts to one and all. Her strong sense of faith and community keeps her active as a volunteer in support of various causes throughout the year.


Erin is one of our skilled and compassionate Dental Hygienist with a kind demeanor and fun nature. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and moved to North Carolina in 2015. She is also a graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Coastal Carolina Community College.

Erin is recognized for her ability to create amazing relationships of trust and rapport with her patients. While her first impression may be as a quiet person she is, in fact, a very supportive and genuine team member. Beyond her professionalism, Erin truly loves the dental field and educating the community on successful oral hygiene practices.

When she is not focused on her patients, you’ll find that Erin thoroughly enjoys all things outdoors including kayaking and hiking, exploring all the coast has to offer and biking, as well as, gardening. She is most proud of her two wonderful sons and strives for excellence in all areas of her life and career. Erin can’t wait to see you at your next dental cleaning and wants to thank her existing patients for trusting her with their care and smiles!


Jodie was born and raised in Delaware where she began her journey into the dental field. She started working as a Dental Assistant at the age of 17 and after seven rewarding years, she decided to further her career into becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Jodie moved to North Carolina in 2012 to support her husband who is serving in the United States Marine Corps. Following her move she was accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at Coastal Carolina Community College, where she graduated in 2016.

Jodie has a passion for providing the upmost quality of care to her patients and educating them on proper dental hygiene. Her animated and energetic personality will make your experience the best it’s ever been! When she’s not advocating for our patients, Jodie enjoys quality time with her husband and three amazing children, whether it be on camping trips, boating or just relaxing at the beach. She feels blessed to call Swansboro her “forever” home. Jodie looks forward to seeing you at your next visit, where she will make all of the difference in your dental care!


Megan was born and raised in Carteret County. She joined our team in April 2020 as our Marketing and Scheduling Coordinator.

Megan started her dental career in the specialty of Orthodontics and has brought her expertise to the dental team along with her warm, infectious personality! From day one, Megan has been like family. Her bubbly attitude and wonderful humor will brighten anyone’s day! She always leaves a lasting impression with our patients, whether in person or on the phone and goes above and beyond to make our patients feel “at home” during their visits.

When she’s not boosting “likes” for our beloved practice, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful children. In support of her family’s active lifestyle, she enjoys spending her weekends on the ballfield or hunting, as well as, finding the next “Rae Dunn” item to add to her collection and creating custom decals, t-shirts and more!