Meet Our Team

Scott K. Butts, DDS

Dr. Scott Butts earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of North Dakota and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University. He served as a registered nurse in the United States Army Nurse Corps, an experience which provided him with a greater understanding of whole-body health and a commitment to providing his patients with excellent care. After completing his time in the Army he worked at Duke as a registered nurse until 2004. He then enrolled in the University of North Carolina School of dentistry, and in 2008 he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Butts is a member of the American Dental Association® and continues to pursue continuing education to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the dental field, including completing advanced training at The Pankey Institute in 2015.

As a dentist, Dr. Butt’s goal is to create beautiful, healthy smiles for his patients, and to provide them with honest, comprehensive and high-quality dental care. His vision is to develop a lifelong trust with each patient he meets and to demonstrate a unique level of care which focuses on not just the smiles but the entire health of his patients.

Dr. Butts is married to Maureen, a nurse practitioner at Duke. They have twin sons that attend Appalachian State. Dr. Butts likes to spend his free time on home improvement projects, outdoor adventures on Lake Gaston with his family and various motorsports.

Meet Our Team

Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We are dedicated to providing you and your family with compassionate, gentle care and to helping you have a positive dental experience. We invite you to call Avent Ferry Family Dentistry today at 919-372-3400 to make your appointment with Dr. Scott Butts, our experienced dentist in Holly Springs, North Carolina, and learn more. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!

Maureen B.

Director of Operations

Maureen has been married to Dr. Butts since 1999. Together they have twin boys who attended Holly Springs schools K-12 and are both attending Appalachian State. Maureen works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Duke and has worked at Duke since 1998. Maureen loves to spend her free time with her family, friends, dogs and at Lake Gaston.

Maureen and Dr. Butts opened Avent Ferry Family Dentistry to pursue a dream of providing a small family and cosmetic dentistry practice to serve the community in which they live. Being married to a small business/healthcare practice brings joy to their family. The small team has grown with us, we share the love and the challenges as we move through life. We are truly a family and invite patients to be part of that environment.

Julie B.

Dental Assistant & Treatment Coordinator

Julie is originally from Southbury Connecticut and moved to Holly Springs back in 2005. Before moving down to NC, she earned a Bachelors’ degree from Plymouth State University and a Masters’ degree from Southern CT State University in the field of Human Physiology and Exercise Science/Nutrition. After working in the health field for over 20 years, she decided to go back to school to earn her certificate in dental assisting.

She has experience working with people of all ages and enjoys helping people and making a difference in their lives. She has had an interest in dentistry for many years and was so excited to have the opportunity to make the career change, having been working with people in healthcare for 25 years. She understands how important it is to have proper and consistent dental care for overall well-being and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others.

Julie is married with two children, and when she is not working, she likes to spend time with her family as well as enjoy outdoor exercise such as jogging and hiking. She also enjoys doing projects around the house.

Amanda M.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Amanda, and I am a registered dental hygienist with a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. I grew up in the Fuquay area and graduated from UNC in 2013, so I have been practicing for a decade now which is hard to believe! I spent the first four years of my career practicing at a large practice in Cary where I learned a ton from seasoned dentists and specialists. I am grateful for that experience but really have enjoyed working at Avent Ferry Family Dentistry since 2018, this is home for me. My goal for my patients is to make everyone feel both comfortable in the dental chair and informed in their decisions made during treatment planning. What I love most about my job is the relationships I have built with my patients; I truly look forward to seeing each and every one of them and caring for them. Both the staff here and the patients have become like family to me and that is priceless. I am fortunate to have found a career that I truly love and actually enjoy coming to work.

I have two beautiful children, who are the light of my life. I enjoy traveling and have been fortunate to visit five continents and over 15 countries in my life! In my spare time I also enjoy gardening, reading and yoga. I can’t wait to meet you at your next visit!

Emily J.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Emily was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now calls Willow Springs her home. She graduated from Wayne Community College with a Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2019. She has previous experience as a dental assistant and has worked in the dental field since 2016.

She aspires to help every individual patient seek good oral hygiene and make a difference in their life.

Emily is married with two little boys. Her hobbies include traveling to the coast, running and playing sports with her little ones. She is excited to be part of the dental journey with Avent Ferry Family Dentistry.

Julia A.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Julia joined our team in 2019! She previously worked as an elementary school teacher before attending Central Carolina Community College to earn her dental hygiene license. Julia loves cleaning teeth and getting to know her patients, following their children and their lives over the years they come to our office. Her goal is to keep all her patients comfortable and at ease while visiting the dentist.

Julia and her husband have two young daughters. She loves the North Carolina mountains and cooking.

Julie W.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Julie is originally from West Jefferson, NC, but has lived locally for over 20 years. In 2017, she graduated from Wake Technical Community College with her degree in dental hygiene. Julie is married and has a daughter.

Julie hopes she can make the dental environment feel warm and welcoming, no longer making it a scary place. She feels it is important to get to know her patients and their families and make them feel at home. Often, she will crack cheesy jokes in attempt to hopefully get a smile from patients all while working together to improve their smile! In her free time, Julie likes to hang out with her family and friends and spend time in her garden.

Carrie S.

Dental Assistant

Carrie resides in Harnett County with her husband Matt and son, Corban. She graduated in 2013 from the Wake Tech Dental Assistant program. Shortly after she received her Certified Dental Assistant certification from DANB. Carrie participates in at least 12 hours a year of continuing education courses to boost her knowledge of the dental field and keep her certification current. She has enjoyed working with Dr. Butts and the team since opening in 2014. Carrie loves everything involving teeth but her favorite part of being a dental assistant is the ability to help the most anxious patient feel comfortable and at ease while in the chair. Carrie enjoys playing piano at her church and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Marcia R.

Dental Assistant

Marcia is originally from the Catskill Mountains of New York. She relocated to North Carolina in 2003. Marcia received her certificate in Dental Assisting in 1994, and has worked as a dental assistant in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and now North Carolina. She loves working with a team that feels like family, and she hopes our wonderful patients feel at home with us as well.

Marcia resides in Fuquay-Varina with her partner, their son and their menagerie of pets. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, boating and relaxing at home.

Linda E.

Dental Assistant

Linda was born and raised in North Carolina. She is a mother of two. Linda obtained her Cosmetology license from CCCC. While working at her mother’s hair salon, she developed her passion in the dental field. She then graduated from NC Dental U as a dental assistant in 2021. Linda joined the AFFD team in June of 2022. She deeply enjoys working with our awesome team and getting to know all of our amazing patients.

When she is not working, Linda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, traveling and trying new restaurants. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is being a part of helping people achieve their dream smiles.

Mallory C.

Dental Assistant & Front Office Coordinator

Mallory has been working as a dental assistant since 2021. She completed her dental assistant certification at Sandhills Dental Career Center as well as an associate in arts at Central Carolina Community College. She is also cross trained on the administrative side of our practice. Meeting and helping patients become confident in their smile is her favorite part of the job! In her free time, she enjoys painting, spending time with family, friends and her dog Merle.

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