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Dr. Thomas Layton


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Thomas Layton, DDS


Thomas received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the Hampden-Sydney College and his Doctor of Dental Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill.  He has many professional affiliations including the American Dental Association, NC Dental Society, LD Pankey Alumni Association, and Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.  Dr. Layton is a Master with the Academy of General Dentistry and currently serving as President-Elect for the Charlotte Dental Society.

Thomas is married and has two sons.  He enjoys golf, running, and spending time with his children.

Meet Our Staff

Renee Goodman

Renee Goodman is a native of Charlotte and has worked with Dr. Layton for nearly all her 16 years in dentistry.  She has always been interested in smiles because it is the first impression that can be made towards others.

Renee enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.  They share a passion for outdoor activities.

Myra Hurst


Myra was born, raised, and educated in Charlotte, NC.  She became interested in dentistry while wearing braces in the 8th grade.  She has worked in our practice for 29 years.

Myra’s interests include church activities, oil painting, reading, and caring for her pets.  She has two adult children and a husband of 37 years.

Betty Hobson

Betty is a true Charlottian!  After attending public schools, she graduated from the Dental Hygiene School at UNC Chapel Hill.  She has attended many continuing education classes including topics in Periodontics, Implantology, Nutrition, TMJ, Orthodontics, and Pedodontics.  Thereby, she is able to support and deliver excellence in dentistry.  She has been in dentistry for over 40 years.

Betty is single and enjoys many hobbies—gardening, oil painting, hiking, golf, and travel.

Kelly Drew

Kelly was born in Annapolis, Maryland.  She graduated from the University of Maryland and joined the United States Air Force.  She was assigned to the Dental Department as an assistant and realized she had a new passion.  She furthered her education and has certifications in both Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting.  She now has over 24 years dental experience.

Kelly enjoys camping, fishing, and reading.

Debbie Bishop

Debbie was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  She lucked into a position as an assistant to a dentist.  After realizing her interest in dentistry, Debbie attended Tri-C College and gained her certification in Dental Assisting.  She assisted for 15 years before moving to the administrative side of dentistry.  She has accumulated over 30 years in the dental field.

Debbie has lived in Charlotte for the past 7 years with her husband.  She has two children and six grand children.  She enjoys music and sewing.

Terry Johnston

Terry Johnston has been in Dentistry 35 years.She grew up in Kannapolis NC before moveing to Charlotte in 1975. After working for 6 years as an assistant she moved to administration. Terry enjoys both sides of dentistry and getting to know the patients.

Her interests are family, friends, movies, books, walking and dancing.

Nicole Lamz

Nicole was born in Millsboro, DE and has been in Charlotte for 20 years. She attended public school here in Charlotte and completed hygiene school at Central Piedmont Community College. As a young child she loved going to the dentist and after working as a dental assistant she quickly realized that she has a true passion for the world of dentistry and educating people about their dental health.

Nicole’s hobbies are spending time with her family, travel, going to concerts and making people smile.

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