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Khara's Dream Team

Emmy White

Director of Operations

Although I was born in Erie, PA, my roots are planted in Fuquay Varina. I have been in dentistry, and with Dr. Khara, for twelve years. Originally, I wanted to be a hygienist, but quickly fell in love with orthodontics. When I am not at work, I head off to my second home and favorite place to be, Oak Island! I enjoy spending countless hours on the water with my husband, our vibrant daughter and our family and friends.


Marley Mangum

Office Manager

I am originally from Pinehurst, NC but have settled in Fuquay Varina with my husband. I have been working with Khara Orthodontics for six years and am always excited to see the before and after of our patients. My husband and I are proud fur parents to our dalmatian, Heartford and terrier, Ricky! In my free time I love traveling to the coast and spending time with family and friends! 


Ebony N Mcbean

Marketing Director

Born and raised here in Apex, North Carolina, I guess that makes me a unicorn! While I have enjoyed the "peak of good living," life's journey has taken me down several paths. No path has been as rewarding as the world of orthodontics. I have been with Dr. Khara for over 10 years and absolutely love working in such a friendly, up beat and family oriented environment. Outside of creating dream smiles, I enjoy traveling, checking out new culinary menus with family, and advocating for area teens with my non profit, the community u.p.l.i.f.t foundation. 


Liz Swales

Financial Coordinator

I am originally from Massachusetts and although it will always be my home, I love the State of North Carolina. I have raised my twin boys and my fur baby, Sadie here. I enjoy boating and traveling with my husband of 28 years. Khara Orthodontics has been my extended family now for over 10 years and there's no place I would rather be!


Cassie Tyler

Treatment Coordinator

Originally from South Carolina, but I proudly call North Carolina home. I graduated from NC State and have lived in the area for over 20 years. I am new to the dental field and loving it! The Khara crew has quickly become my extended family. The atmosphere in this office is amazing and unlike anything I've ever experienced! In my spare time I love watching my two sons play baseball and going on trips with my family. 


Vivian Wood

Treatment Coordinator

Although originally from Puerto Rico, North Carolina has been home for the last twenty years. Marrying my husband, raising our two beautiful children and then watching our three beautiful grandchildren grow, has been the highlight of my life. Khara Orthodontics has been a very special part of my family for eleven years now. I love working with such a great doctor and being with staff and patients whom I consider family.


Keri Roberts

Clinical Supervisor

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM so naturally, I am a lover of Mexican food. While making the transition to North Carolina, I fell in love with orthodontics, and have been in the field for eight years now. When I am not with patients or running behind my toddler, you can find me binge watching some of my favorite old school movies.



Vivian Benzo

Lab Technician

Born in Quito, EC and raised in Queens, NY. I am a lover of food and traveling! For some weird reason, I have always loved teeth and have been in dentistry for the last four years. When I’m not with patients, I love getting lost in a good book!



Rarchelle Evans

Clinical Assistant

I am originally from right here in Holly Springs. I have been in dentistry eight years and enjoy helping people reach their smile goals! When not at work, I love spending time with my beautiful daughter.


Rebecka Johnson

Clinical Assistant

I like to say I am a true country gal, born and raised in Johnston County, NC. I am new to the field of dentistry and really enjoy orthodontics. I love seeing the end results of our patients. Outside of work, I like to enjoy local concerts with family and friends.



Brandon Mims

Clinical Assistant

I am born and raised in Raleigh, NC. I attended A&T University as an undergraduate, and am looking forward to attending the dental program at East Carolina University soon. In my quest to be an Orthodontist, I am so thankful for the opportunity to gain experience with an awesome doctor and fantastic co-workers.


Jordan Lewis

Clinical Assistant

I was born in the lovely city of Boston, MA but I call Garner, NC home. Since graduating dental school, I have enjoyed working with Dr. Khara and seeing the results of our patients. Outside of work, I love participating in various events throughout our community and educating the public on their smiles.


Natalie Duenez

Clinical Assistant

I have worked in dentistry for the last 3 years. I really love ortho, but most of all I love working with our team. I really enjoy meeting new patients and helping them to achieve their dream smile. In my spare time I love spending time with friends and family.


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