Meet The Staff

Amanda Lynn Miazga, Dental Assistant

AmandaAmanda attended Central Carolina Community College for her education, and she has advanced training in oral surgery, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Today, her career in the dental field spans over five years! Her favorite part of this position is getting to meet so many new people while also giving them better, brighter smiles.

A Philadelphia native, Amanda comes from a fun, odd bunch of a family. Her favorite hobbies include writing, thrifting, watching movies, traveling, and doing humanitarian work. She also secretly loves to edit Word documents and proofread for other people. She’s kind of a nerd behind closed doors, honestly.

Lizbeth Chavez, Dental Assistant

LizbethLizbeth was born in Mexico and raised in the Angier community. Today, she loves being a part of Dr. Gong’s practice and working alongside such talented team members every day – not to mention spending time with amazing patients!

Outside of work, Lizbeth has a great relationship with her parents, her younger sisters, and her younger brother. Her favorite hobbies include traveling, going on spontaneous adventures, and doing makeup, which is a skill that she taught herself over time.

Maria Carillo, Insurance Specialist/Treatment Coordinator

MariaAs our in-house dental insurance expert, Maria does a great job at helping patients navigate their available benefits. Her favorite part of this position is getting to work alongside such great team members, as well as improving the health and confidence of so many smiles.

Maria was born in Mexico, but she considers Clayton her hometown. She hails from a very supportive, caring, and fun family. In her spare time outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym and having lots of active adventures. In particular, she loves hiking – in fact, she’s currently trying to hike in all 41 of North Carolina’s state parks!