Carey Collins, DDS

Dr. Collins is a native of Robeson County.  She graduated from Red Springs High School in 1993. After nine years of working as a pediatric respiratory therapist, she decided to pursue a career as a dentist. She graduated from UNC at Pembroke in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 2009, she graduated from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2011, she obtained a Master’s degree in pediatric dentistry from The Ohio State University and completed residency training at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Collins is married to Chris Collins.  She has three children Tevin, Nathan, and Caylee. She has one dog, a Boston Terrier, named Charleston. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and volunteering in the community.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Greater Fayetteville Dental Society

Honors and Awards

  • 2009-Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • 2009-Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Dental Student Award for Achievement & Excellence
  • 2006-Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship Recipient
  • 2006-Colgate/Palmolive Research Scholarship recipient
  • 2007-National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research Summer Dental Student Award

Professional Experience

  • Pediatric dentist in private practice since 2011
  • General dentist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Evening Dental Clinic 2010-2011
  • National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research lab assistant 2007
  • Indian Health Service dental healthcare provider at Ft. Yates, North Dakota 2008
  • Womack Army Medical Center Pediatric Respiratory Therapist 2001-2005
  • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center  Pediatric Respiratory Therapist 1996-2002

Professional Licensure and Certification

  • State Licensure North Carolina State Dental Board – License number 9206
  • CITA examination completed in 2011 to obtain dental licensure in North Carolina
  • SRTA examination completed in 2009 to obtain dental licensure in Ohio
  • Current PALS certification – Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course
  • Current BLS certification – Basic Life Support Course

Deanna Locklear

Certified Dental Assistant

Deanna is the lead dental assistant at Lumberton Pediatric Dentistry.  She is from Lumberton.  She graduated from South Robeson High School and from the Fayetteville Technical Community College Dental Assisting Program.  She enjoys music, art, shopping, and traveling.  She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Britt

Certified Dental Assistant

Rebecca is a dental assistant at Lumberton Pediatric Dentistry.  She is from Lumberton.  She graduated from Fairmont High School and the Fayetteville Technical Community College Dental Assisting Program and the Pharmacy Technician Program.  She has one dog named Zoey.  She enjoys shopping, tanning, fishing, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Mindy Faircloth

Office Administrator

Mindy is the office administrator at Lumberton Pediatric Dentistry.  She is from Fayetteville.  She graduated from Douglas Byrd High School and from the Fayetteville Technical Community College Medical and Dental Office Administration Program.  She has one cat named Oreo.  She enjoys going to the beach, dirt track racing, and spending time with family and friends.

Vonnie

Office Manager

Vonnie is the office manager at Lumberton Pediatric Dentistry.  She is from Lumberton.  She graduated from Fairmont High School.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  She is married to Sonny Walton.  They have three children Coleman, Kaloni, and Korbyn.  She enjoys spending time with family, working with youth at church, singing in the church choir, and volunteering with a variety of charity groups.