The Franklin Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Franklin Team


Front Office

I’ve been a part of our Franklin office’s front desk team since 2014. Each day is different, which is something I really enjoy. Of course, patient interaction tops my list of favorite things! Our office is full of smiles. Dr. Melzer keeps things fun and keeps us laughing!

I am married with a sweet little boy! We enjoy weekends at the lake, summer trips to the beach, cooking out, and relaxing. Spending time with family is the best!


Dental Hygienist

I attended Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 2001 and joined Dr. Melzer’s team in 2011. My goal as a hygienist is to work with patients one-on-one to achieve better oral health, whether that’s through regular cleanings or by providing home care education. Our doctors and staff are the best and we have so much fun here!

My husband Howie and I have two children, Ashley and Owen, as well as a grandson named Bryce! I love spending my free time with them.


Dental Assistant

I graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Tech in 2005 and joined Appalachian Dental Associates in 2011. In addition to assisting with patient care, I also get to do a lot of fun lab work, like making anterior crowns on our CEREC® machine! When I’m not making crowns or busy in the clinic, I’m usually cutting it up with the ladies in the office!

I married my high-school sweetheart. We have two kids: a son, Branton, and a daughter, Brynnlee. We also have a Yorkie dog named Max!


Dental Assistant

I attended AB Tech for dental radiology in 2005 and gained on-the-job training in a variety of procedures, including making crowns. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job! I also enjoy helping to make patients comfortable during their procedure. Here in the office, we always laugh and have a good time! We’re family!

My husband Clay and I have been married for a decade. We have a daughter named McKinley and a dog called Karly. Spending time with my family is my favorite!


Dental Hygienist

I began my career as a dental assistant, after graduating from Orlando Dental Assisting School in 1987. I continued my education at Valencia Community College’s dental hygiene school, which I finished in 1991. Now, as a part of Appalachian Dental Associates, I work hard to help patients improve their oral health, as well as their total health, through comprehensive hygiene care.

I fell in love with Franklin in 1994. When I was presented the opportunity to move here, I took it! It’s a beautiful area to live, and you can’t beat the views that welcome each day, no matter the season. I enjoy the outdoors, local seasonal festivities, and family-oriented activities.


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