Meet Our Staff



I joined Union Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center as a part-time office receptionist. Having retired after more than thirty seven years in the banking industry, I was excited to finally work in the medical field, an area I had always wanted to be part of. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Reggie, my two sons and my dog, Molly.



My name is Carolyn Keziah and I have been working here at Union Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center for five years. Currently, my duties include scheduling and working with patients and their insurance benefits. I enjoy the interaction I have with patients both on the phone and in person. If I can ease their minds about upcoming surgeries I consider it to be a good day.

I am originally from Mt. Airy, NC (yes the home of Andy Griffith and no, I have never met him!). I met my husband, a native of Monroe, and moved here after our marriage. I have now lived here for 35 years so to newcomers I guess maybe I am now considered “native Union Countian”!

I enjoy spending time with my friends, three sons and the assorted family members that come with them! I also enjoy my “peace and quiet time” reading and playing the piano.



I came to Union Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center in March 2013 from a general dental practice. I have worked as a dental assistant for 9 years.

I was born in Ukraine and have lived in and around Charlotte for the last 20 years.  I enjoy assisting during surgical procedures and being a part of the team with Dr. Patty.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two boys. We like to read, travel, and walk our dog, Kivi. I speak fluent Russian.



I am a native of Union County and graduate of Forest Hills High School. I have been with Union Oral Surgery for 19 years.

During this time, I have grown tremendously in knowledge, not only in dental and medical, but in so many other aspects of business. I enjoy helping my fellow employees and figuring out the ‘puzzle’. This is a challenge to me, leaving me with a feeling of not only accomplishment to help others, but a feeling of ‘doing good’ for someone.

We have such a wonderful, caring staff that enjoys each other’s company. Not only are they my co-workers, they are my friends and work family.



I enjoy my position as Financial coordinator at Union Oral Surgery and strive to help patients feel most welcome.

I currently reside in Union County, where I have lived for the past 27 years. My family and I share our home with a pot belly pig (that was once small and very cute) and goats that keep me very busy.

When not at work I look forward to spending time with my family and friends.



Having the opportunity to work at Union Oral Surgery has meant so much to me.  The Pattys are truly good, salt-of-the-earth people.  The entire staff is like a second family.  I began my association with Union Oral Surgery and dental Implant Center in 2007 when I was one of the keynote speakers at the continuing education breakfast for area dentists and their staffs. I saw how much fun they had together and thought it would be great to be a part of their team.  Be careful what you wish for! I later joined the staff working part time in the front office as a receptionist.

Christian Education has been a passion throughout my life.  I love teaching classes, speaking and writing. Serving as a Director of Christian Education for 35 years in United Methodist and Presbyterian churches, I loved working primarily with youth and children.

As an active member of Central United Methodist Church in Monroe, I still get the opportunity to teach!

I grew up in Monroe, graduated from Monroe High School and Greensboro College and served churches in Hickory, Charlotte, and Monroe.

Most of my free time is spent with my husband David and our three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.



I began working part time with Union Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center October 2011 assisting with Accounts Payable and various office duties as needed.

Having worked 35 plus years in the residential construction industry, along with building supply and Interior Decorating, I was presented with the opportunity to work in a medical setting.  To say the least, a new environment would be intriguing as well as challenging.

Now after several years, I can say that I am enjoying this experience very much.  It has provided me a new avenue for meeting people and I have learned so much.  I am thankful and blessed to have this opportunity.

Away from the office, you can find Gordon and me feverishly working in our yard and flower gardens.  This is truly a labor of love for there is always plenty to do.

Gordon and I have two daughters, three grandsons and two cats.  We are members of Lee Park Baptist Church which we love and enjoy very much.

We are members of The Monroe Shag Club, Gordon being a Charter Member and co-founder since 1987.   We both love to dance.  Through The Monroe Shag Club and its membership, we have had the opportunity to dance for our annual fundraiser and raise monies for many Union County Charities.  This event has always been fun and very rewarding.  We are so fortunate to be associated with such a hard working, caring and generous group.

We are so blessed!



I am originally from Rock Hill South Carolina.  I attended York Technical College where I completed the Dental Assisting Program, certification and an Associates Degree in Business/Accounting.  I worked in general dentistry and oral surgery in Rock Hill.  I have been working with Dr. Patty since 2004.

I moved to Monroe when I got married.  I have 2 children, 1 grandchild and a dog.

I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, reading, and taking walks with my dog.  My favorite place to be is sitting on the beach (under an umbrella of course) enjoying the sight and sounds of the ocean!



Joy was raised in Union County and graduated from Forest Hills High School. After high school she continued her education in the Dental Assistant Program at Central Piedmont Community College and graduated, receiving the Kubach Student Award. Once out of college she worked for a general dentist in the area for five years before choosing to stay at home to raise her two children.

When the challenging opportunity to get back into dentistry opened up at Union Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, Joy accepted the part-time Surgical Assistant position, and has been at UOS since August 2003. Joy enjoys being a part of Dr. Patty’s team; she likes the interaction with patients and staff. She has helpful, cheerful spirit, a strong work ethic and is a team player. She strives to be a joyful positive example as she works with patients and co-workers. The joy of the Lord is her strength. ‘We, at Union Oral Surgery, are committed to providing a comfortable and safe oral surgery experience. Treating each other and patients with kindness and respect.”

Joy married her high school sweetheart, David, to whom she has been married to for 40 years. When not at Union Oral Surgery, her life is full with the family farm, her wonderful children, and three precious grandchildren, aging parents, dear friends and a sweet church family. When time permits, Joy loves going to the beach and reading.



Working part-time at Union Oral Surgery since 2005 has afforded me wonderful opportunities to work with a professional group of friends that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Serving as Professional Relations Coordinator, I have the privilege of meeting our referring doctors and their staffs as well as coordinating events for our office.

My bachelor and master degrees led to eighteen years teaching in school systems in Maryland, Georgia, and North Carolina, including several schools and a system-wide position in Union County.

My family includes a son and three stepchildren who are all adults now. I love, love, love taking care of and visiting with my six grandchildren!

First Presbyterian Church in Monroe is my religious home. I am an elder and have been on many committees. I enjoy making banners for the church and have made ecclesiastical banners for the church’s sanctuary.

In addition to being kept busy with Union Oral Surgery, my church, and family, I enjoy my yard, reading, sewing, and my vacation home in the mountains—and did I mention my grandchildren!!