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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 coming to University Pediatric Dentistry 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.

As a dental student and later as a pediatric 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 personal experiences that she focused her career path on pediatric dentistry. Dr. Funny has continued her commitment to the underserved locally and abroad by supporting the Ada Jenkins Dental Clinic, North Carolina Missions of Mercy clinics as well as many other dental outreach initiatives.

Dr. Funny currently holds memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, North Carolina Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, National Dental Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Locally, she actively participates in the Old North State Dental Society and A.J. Williams Study Club. Dr. Funny is a board certified pediatric dentist and has earned the distinction of becoming a fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. When she's not treating patients, she enjoys reading, traveling, volunteering and spending time with her husband, daughter, 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. I have lived in Charlotte for over 20 years and have enjoyed working in the dental field for the last 11 years. My previous background includes advertising and life and health insurance. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and training with my running group. 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 Kelly Kennard and I have been part of Dr. Funny’s clinical team for four years. I have been married for 12 years and have a wonderful son named Mason. My family and I love the outdoors; we go boating every weekend and compete for the biggest fish. 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 have been a part of Dr. Funny’s team for four years and in the dental field for eight. I help assist our families with financial needs as well as helping them feel at ease in the office. 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 running, watching football and visiting my family.
My name is Megan and I am one of Dr. Funny's clinical assistants. I have been in the dental field for five years and have been with University Pediatric Dentistry for the last three years. My goal is to make each patient that I see feel as comfortable as possible. I love working in the pediatric dentistry field. The kids are awesome and Dr. Funny is the best! In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, shopping and spending time with my family. I have a son named Benjamin who is the light of my life.
My name is Nicole and I am a Dental Assistant II who recently moved to Charlotte from South Carolina. I have been in the pediatric dentistry field for over 10 years. I enjoy children and educating parents and patients about oral hygiene. My ultimate goal is to make each child feel comfortable and create a memorable experience. 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 2012. I have been a part of Dr. Funny’s team for two years 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 fur-children Mattie and Mabel.
My name is Angela and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am very excited to join Dr. Funny's clinical team. My children have been patients at UPD for several years. I have been practicing dental hygiene for over 8 years and prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist I was a Dental Assistant for 3 years. My experience working with children includes over 2 years in pediatric dentistry, literacy assistant at the elementary level, girls scout troop leader and teacher assistant at the preschool level. My husband and I have three wonderful children who keep us busy. In my spare time, which is not much, I enjoy yoga, running and CrossFit. My family enjoys being as active as possible on the weekends. We love hiking, biking, swimming, basketball, tennis and anything else we can think of to wear out 3 active kids!
My name is Jaclyn and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I just recently moved from Harrisburg, PA and was overjoyed at the opportunity to move to Charlotte and become a part of the University Pediatric Dentistry team. I graduated from Northhampton Community College in 2012 with my dental hygiene degree and then went on to receive my bachelor’s degree in health policy and administration from Pennsylvania College of Technology. I have been an RDH for almost four years and absolutely love my job! I have a passion for children and I am ecstatic that I have the pleasure of working with them every day. For fun I participate in many co-ed sport leagues. I also keep busy exploring my new city and finding great hangout spots and restaurants.


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