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Our Dental Team

M. Danielle Funny, D.D.S.

Dr. Funny began her career in pediatric dentistry by treating patients in both public health and private practice before joining and leading the University Pediatric Dentistry team in 2009. A native of Elmsford, NY, she has grown to love the pace and weather in Charlotte! Dr. Funny was interested in science and in health-related issues even as a child-hoping to pursue a career in healthcare and make a positive impact on her community. Her first strides toward becoming a healthcare professional were at Howard University in Washington, DC. At Howard, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry before returning to New York to further her studies at New York University where she earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2006.

As a dental student and later as a resident, she was very active in local and international dental outreaches. Her outreach interests afforded her opportunities to travel to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic where she provided much needed dental care to adults and children in underserved areas. It was through these outreach ventures and her desire to positively impact her community that she focused her career path on pediatric dentistry. Dr. Funny continues to provide treatment to the underserved locally by providing care through the Ada Jenkins Dental Clinic and North Carolina Missions of Mercy clinics.

Dr. Funny currently holds memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, North Carolina Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and National Dental Association. She has also earned the distinction of becoming a fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. When she's not treating patients, Dr. Funny enjoys traveling, volunteering and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

You can reach her at: drfunny@universitypediatricdentistrync.com

   
My name is Amy and I am the office manager here at University Pediatric Dentistry. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. I have lived in Charlotte for over 20 years and have enjoyed working in the dental field for the past ten years. My previous background includes advertising and life and health insurance. I am married and have two children, Zach and Maddie. Both of them love Dr. Funny and enjoy being patients at University Pediatric Dentistry!
   
My name is Cindy. I am a mother to two wonderful and handsome boys named Bailey and Carson. I am a country girl who absolutely loves warm weather and being outdoors. I have over ten years of experience as a dental assistant and thoroughly enjoy working with children. It makes me feel like a kid again! What I love most about my job is gaining the trust of the kids. It is very rewarding.
   
My name is Kelly and I am part of Dr. Funny’s clinical team. I have been married for over ten years and have a wonderful son named Mason. My family and I love the outdoors; we go boating every weekend when our son does not have a baseball tournament. Before I became a dental assistant, I taught for five years. I enjoy every aspect of my job, I think kids are the coolest and keep us all young.
   
My name is Madison and I am the Patient Care Coordinator. I help to assist families with financial needs as well as helping them feel at ease. What I love most about working with Dr. Funny is the relationships that we form with our patients. I relocated from Atlanta to Charlotte with my husband and our Calico cat named Peanut. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, watching football and visiting my family.
   
My name is Megan and I am one of Dr. Funny’s clinical assistants. I have been at UPD for almost two years. I enjoy the outdoors, shopping and spending time with my family and my favorite vacation spot is the beach. I strive to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible in our office. I love being in pediatrics. The kids are awesome and Dr. Funny is the best!
   
My name is Nicole and I am a Dental Assistant II who recently moved to Charlotte, NC from South Carolina. I am the newest member of the UPD team. I have been in the pediatric dentistry field for over nine years. I enjoy children and educating parents and patients on oral hygiene. In my spare time I enjoy outreach ministry and spending time with my husband and three children.
   
My name is Tracy and I am the New Patient Coordinator. Although my primary spot is at the front desk you may also see me in the back as part of the clinical team. I graduated from the dental assisting program at Central Piedmont Community College in July 2012. I am one of the newest members of Dr. Funny’s team and could not be happier here! I am a Huntersville native, born and raised. During my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside and playing with my four legged fur-child, Mattie.

 

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