Meet emerald-isle NC Dentist Office Staff

dr. myers dental office team

Pictured Above (L to R): Sheila Vatcher, RDH, Deborah Nolan, Dental Assistant, Dr. Aubrey Myers, Jessica Schneider, RDH, Krystal Battleson, Office Manager



Krystal Battleson, a native of the Crystal Coast area, has been in the dental field for over 15 years. Her experience involves chairside assisting to now, as of the past 9 years, has earned and serves as our amazingly talented Office Manager.

We are proud to announce that Krystal recently earned her college degree while still working full-time as well as being a wonderful wife to her husband, Chris and a mother to her teenage son, Mason. She enjoys travel with her family as well as spending time at the beach and swimming at the pool on free weekends. She and her husband especially find joy in cheering on Mason at his high school football games. Krystal looks forward to continuing her career in dentistry while working alongside Dr. Myers in caring for our patients and their dental needs. Krystal is an absolute delight as she brings such dedication and true sincerity to Emerald Isle Smiles and our patients. The Emerald Isle Smiles team is so very fortunate to have Krystal as Office Manager.



Jessica Schneider, yet another inspiring, talented individual and Registered Dental Hygienist, hails from Connecticut where she attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene in 1994. Jessica joined the Army Reserves in 1989 as well as entered the ROTC program in college. Upon graduation, she received an officer commission. She then went on to serve 15 years in the Army Reserves. In that time she married her husband, a now retired 20 year veteran of the Marine Corps, and settled in the “Friendly City by the Sea” of Swansboro in 2006.

Jessica and her husband are proud parents of Annelise and Ronan. Jessica has a passion for running and you can find her racing not just exclusively in North Carolina, but also elsewhere in the U.S. a couple times a month. She belongs to an organization called Ainsley’s Angels which has allowed Jessica to race “for a cause” with her daughter, who is special needs. With her daughter’s specialized chair, Jessica is able to trek them through all sorts of race courses. Even her son, Ronan, has joined in as he has seemed to have obtained the “running bug”. When off the race course and away from work, Jessica and her lovely family enjoy collecting shark teeth at the beach.

It is with great pleasure that Jessica has the opportunity to serve the community of Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast helping people achieve a healthy long-lasting smile.



Sheila Vatcher is one of our extremely gifted Registered Dental Hygienists and has practiced dental hygiene for 30 years. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, NC and is a graduate of Coastal Carolina Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program.

Sheila’s favorite part of her dental career is getting to know people from all different walks of life. This shines through as Sheila’s personality is one that is quite adorable and infectious. Patients and the people she meets always experience a caring and genuineness about her that is refreshing.

Outside of dentistry, Sheila enjoys cycling, boating and fishing on the Crystal Coast as well as spending time with her family…especially her two children, Hayley and Matt.



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.