Our Staff


Annette Helsabeck
Front Desk

Annette grew up here in Rural Hall and graduated from North Forsyth High School in 1974. She graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services. She is the daughter of Dr. Robert Helsabeck and the sister of Dr. Jim Helsabeck. Annette lived in Wilson, Wyoming for 20 years, and then moved back to Rural Hall to take care of her family. Annette has worked in dentistry intermittently her entire life. We are happy to have her back at the office on a full time basis now. Patients enjoy her friendly reminder calls and caring demeanor. Annette enjoys being outdoors, riding horses, and traveling.


Cindy Davis
Registered Dental Hygienist

Cindy grew up here in Rural Hall and graduated from North Forsyth High School in 1976. She then received her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1979. Upon graduation, she began working here in the practice and she loves serving the community where she grew up. Cindy would even hang out in this very parking lot when she was in high school! Cindy has an extremely loyal following of patients, many of whom she has treated for several years. Patients consider Cindy part of their families, and they enjoy catching up at their visits. Cindy has tremendous dental knowledge and experience, and is extremely thorough and efficient. Cindy is married, has one daughter and one son, and two grandsons. She loves traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her grandsons.

Vickie Gillespie​
Registered Dental Hygienist

Vickie grew up in Sparta and graduated from Alleghany High School in 1980. She then received her Associate Degree in dental hygiene from Central Piedmont Community College in 1983. Vickie has worked in our office since July 1994. Patients enjoy her funny personality and her gentle, caring attitude. She enjoys getting to know her patients, and has a wealth of experience as a hygienist, having worked in several different offices throughout the years. Vickie is married, has a son and a daughter, and two grandchildren. Vickie is very creative and an excellent cook. She also enjoys sewing, scrap-booking, crafting, and playing cards.

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New Patients Always Welcome.


Crystal Petree
Certified Dental Assistant

Crystal grew up in Winston-Salem. She graduated from Mount Tabor High School in 1999 and then attended UNC-Charlotte. She graduated from the Forsyth Technical College Dental Assisting program in 2003 and began working here in this practice upon graduation. She was in the inaugural class of dental assisting students at FTCC. She and Dr. Vann have worked together since 2007. Patients love Crystal’s sense of humor. She is quick to crack a joke or to make a hilarious come back. Crystal is a fantastic golfer, and she also enjoys bowling, fishing, and camping.


Kim Tucker
Certified Dental Assistant & Front Desk

Kim grew up in Elkin and graduated from Elkin High School in 1995. She graduated from the Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting program in 1996. Kim has tremendous experience in general dentistry, but also worked in endodontics for three years when she lived in Arkansas. She has worked at our office since 2004. Kim is a very valuable member of our team, as she has training as a dental assistant and at the front desk. You may see Kim assisting with dental procedures in the back or you may also see her scheduling appointments and answering insurance questions up front. Patients enjoy Kim’s friendly and caring personality. Kim is married and has a daughter. She enjoys decorating, scrap-booking, crafts, and camping.

Sharon Brown
Certified Dental Assistant & Front Desk

Sharon grew up in Dobson and graduated from Surry Central High School in 1983. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dental Assisting Program in 1984, and has worked in our office since May 1998. Sharon has a vast knowledge of insurance issues in dentistry. Having been trained as a dental assistant, she uses this knowledge to help patients when they call with questions about their teeth or about their dental insurance. Patients appreciate the way that Sharon goes above and beyond the call of duty to help them get their dental insurance claims paid properly and any insurance questions answered. Sharon is married and has two daughters. She enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with her family.

If you have a dental emergency after hours, please call our office and leave your name, a detailed message and your phone number. Our messages are checked regularly, and qualified staff will return your call as soon as possible.

Any dental emergency, such as an injury to the teeth or gums, can be potentially serious and should not be ignored.

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