Dr. Rebekkah Merrell

Dr. Merrell grew up in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is an avid traveler and outdoor aficionado. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs. She also enjoys volunteering with Junior Welfare League, shag dancing – the state dance of South Carolina, running, working out, hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, and skiing. When she isn’t working out and being healthy, she also enjoys cooking and baking foods that aren’t dentist approved! Dr. Merrell fell in love with Asheville on her many hiking and camping trips over the years. She is very excited to explore Asheville and to call Asheville home.

Rebekkah Merrell, DMD, MS has completed more than 1,000 hours of advanced training in cosmetic, laser, and implant dentistry. Dr. Merrell is proud to provide world-class comprehensive dental and oral health care tailored to your individual needs. She believes in using the most advanced dental technology and education to provide the best dental care in Asheville.

Dr. Merrell looks forward to being able to exceed your expectations by consistently providing comfortable, gentle, and high-quality dental care. She believes that smiles change lives and can’t wait to make Asheville her home.

Quote about Dentistry
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa

Education
Carolinas Medical Center, General Dentistry Residency
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, DMD
Medical University of South Carolina, MS Bioengineering
Clemson University, BS/MS Bioengineering
1000 hours of advanced continuing dental education

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry (serve on Membership council and several committees for national AGD)
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Young Professionals of Asheville
Junior Welfare League


Mario – Office Manager

Mario is the newest member of the Asheville Smiles team. You may have heard his happy and comedic voice when you call our office! Mario will be glad to assist you with scheduling your appointments, and he can also help answer your questions regarding payments and financing. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Mario married into North Carolina over 20 years ago. After high school, he enrolled in the dental assistant program at San Antonio College. His career path shifted a year later when he was hired to be a gymnast/dancer in a professional musical theatre production. A self-taught performer, he was fortunate to enjoy a 30-year career in the entertainment industry, performing in productions with his wife, Lucinda, across the US and beyond. After years of traveling, he enjoys being settled in North Carolina and is happy to have come full circle back to the dental field. Mario is an accomplished photographer and spends his free time traveling, listening to live music, and producing and directing shows here in western NC.


Morgan – Dental Hygienist

We are so excited to have Morgan as the newest addition to the Asheville Smiles Family! Morgan grew up in a small town in Jackson County. After high school, she studied emergency medical services. She enjoyed health care, but EMS wasn’t her passion. She applied and was accepted into the dental assisting and hygiene program. There she found that dentistry was her true passion.

She graduated in 2015 from Asheville Buncombe Technology College with an associate in Dental Assisting and Hygiene. When you sit in her chair, she has extensive knowledge of emergency medicine, restorative dentistry, and dental hygiene from all of her education and clinical experiences. She loves educating patients on dental home care and providing compassionate care. In her personal life she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and three dogs. They enjoy camping and riding dirt bikes. Morgan has a passion for caring for others. Morgan looks forward to building long term relationships with our patients and providing the best care possible!