Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.




Front Office Administrator  

I graduated from St.Louis, MO and bring more than 31 years of dental experience as a certified dental assistant and front desk administration. My favorite part of working at Cansler Family Dentistry is getting to know patients personally, and making them feel like family! 

As the Front Office Administrator, I am the first voice patients hear on the phone, and the smiling face at check in and out. In a down-to-earth, unhurried manner, I help with all aspects of scheduling, insurance, financial, and understanding your recommended dental treatment.

I reside in Conover with my husband Johnny. I have two dogs and two cats, all rescue! I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I stay very active from kayaking, camping, motorcycles, DIY projects, and anything outdoors.



Registered Dental Hygienist

I joined the practice in January 2023. I graduated from CVCC in 2017 and have 6 years of dental experience. Before that I worked in the service industry, so I really enjoy working with people! It is my goal to have my patients excited to come back to see Dr. Cansler and our team. We can help everyone achieve a healthy and beautiful smile so they can put their best face forward. 

I live in the Newton area and in my free time I love to spend time with my husband and our four beautful children. 



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Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and have more than 30 years of dental experience. My favorite part of my job is building meaningful relationships with my patients and positively influencing them toward optimum dental health. Dr. Cansler and our staff are a great dental team, and I’m so grateful to work with them. I value our friendships with one another, the positive work environment, and our true dedication to giving our patients excellent dental care.

My husband Mike and I live in Burke County, where we raised our son and daughter. When I’m not in the office, I stay busy with family and church. I especially enjoy spending time with my granddaughters and traveling with my husband.


Barbara "Barbie"

Certified Dental Assistant

I am a certified dental assistant with 35 years of experience in General & Pediatric Dentistry. I have been with Dr. Cansler since 2023. My true goal is to help treat and educate patients about their oral health. It is very rewarding for me to help make and improve patient's smiles. My motto is "don't leave home without a smile". I live in Newton with my husband. In my free time I enjoy spending time with our family. My favorite quote is: "Do not let what you can not do interfer with what you can do" (Coach John Wooden) 



(828) 464-4722
430 W 20th St #3, Newton, NC 28658
Appointment Request Office Hours Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday: *By Appointment Only