Dentist and Dental Staff
Dentists in Charlotte, NC
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Richard Bateman, D.D.S.
Charlotte, NC DentistBateman Family Dentistry
Dr. Bateman, a North Carolina native, earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He returned to his hometown of Charlotte, NC in 1984 to start his family dentistry practice, Bateman Family Dentistry.
Dr. Bateman is married to his wife of 31 years, Maryann, and they have two sons in college. Their hobbies include traveling, golf and reading.
Dr. Bateman has been designated as an Invisalign Preferred Provider. He has met the strictest educational and proficiency requirements of Invisalign for many years. Dr. Bateman has had great success with his treatment plans for Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry.
In 2000, Dr. Bateman was honored as the Charlotte Regional Medical Volunteer of the Year with A Child's Place. Dr. Bateman has dedicated many hours of service to A Child's Place as well as other needy causes such as National Children's Dental Access Day. Dr. Bateman is a member of the Charlotte Dental Society, Randolph Dental Mastermind Group, and American Dental Association.
Shraddha Pendse, D.D.S.
Charlotte, NC DentistBateman Family Dentistry
Dr. Pendse graduated with honors from University of California San Francisco school of dentistry in 2007. After being in practice in Sacramento, CA for over five years, she moved to North Carolina to be with family and now calls Charlotte her home. She is married and has a four year old son. She is gentle and compassionate and treats every patient the way she would like to be treated.
She has volunteered for 'Give Kids a Smile' programs across the state and in California. She is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and Charlotte Dental Society.
In her free time, she enjoys travelling, music and spending time with her family.
Our professional and friendly staff is committed to your overall dental health and well-being. We take pride in each staff member's training and capabilities. Our entire staff works as a team to make your visits with us as stress free as possible and to serve you, our patient.
Cheryl, Dental Hygienist
"I understand my patients' needs by listening to their concerns."
Hello, my name is Cheryl and I have been a dental hygienist at Bateman Family Dentistry since June 1990. I love working with people and helping them take care of their health by giving them great dental care. I was born in Iceland and grew up in a military family. I received my Dental Hygiene degree from Coastal Carolina in Jacksonville, NC and have been licensed for over 20 years.
Heather, Dental Hygienist
"Being compassionate and effective is important to me."
I received my Dental Hygienist degree from York Technical College and I have great experience with many dental offices and specialists by serving patients as a short term and long term hygienist. I am a Charlotte native and licensed in North and South Carolina. I have knowledge of many x-ray and computer technologies as well as experience with periodontal treatment and sedation. I like to treat the "whole" patient by listening to their health issues so I can see if any overall health concerns relate to their oral health.
Pam, Dental Hygienist
"I like to educate my patients and help them achieve optimal dental health."
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Dental Hygiene, I moved back to my home town of Statesville, NC. I worked as a dental hygienist for 3 years before moving to Charlotte. I have worked at Bateman Family Dentistry since moving to Charlotte in 1991. I have over 20 years experience in dental hygiene and working at Bateman Family Dentistry has been very rewarding for me. I see all types of patients with different needs. I find it fun and challenging to help patients achieve their optimal dental health.
Addie, Dental Hygienist
"Giving the patient a relaxing and comprehensive dental experience is important to me."
Hi, my name is Addie and I am a native of Clover, South Carolina. I graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree from York Technical College in 2002 and have worked at Bateman Family Dentistry since graduation. I love to work with patients and help them with their dental health by education and compassion for their personal needs. I treat everyone with this philosophy and it is fun to see the patient smile after every visit.
Lorna, Dental Assistant
"I like to follow the golden rule- treat others as you would want to be treated."
I am a North Carolina native and I grew up in Hendersonville, NC. I received my degree in dental radiology at AB Technical School in Asheville, NC. After school, I worked for 4 years at another dental office before moving to Charlotte and working for Dr. Bateman. I have been Dr. Bateman's Assistant for over 22 years. Our patients are family to us and it is so great to see them every day. I love to work here and it is fun to work for Dr. Bateman because he is so good clinically and his quick wit keeps me on my toes! I enjoy every day and the other staff members tease me that I remember everyone and everything. I am a "people person" and just enjoy our patients so much.
When I am not at work, I enjoy reading and traveling with my family.
Wendy, Dental Assistant
"I like to make my patients as comfortable as possible. I like long term relationships with my patients.”
I am a North Carolina native and enjoy living in the Charlotte area. I was born and raised in nearby Concord, NC. I love being in dentistry and have been a dental assistant for over 21 years. I am Dr. Getz’s assistant and enjoy doing complicated procedures with him. I enjoy doing implants, extractions, crowns and really any type of work to benefit our patients!
I enjoy my work but when I am not in the office, I love to spend time with my daughter. She is a delightful girl and she makes my day! Also, I enjoy riding motorcycles with my fiancé, Tony. It is so much fun feeling the fresh breeze in my face and the freedom of the road.
"My personal philosophy is that I always like to go the extra mile for my patients. I like to help them solve problems!"
Hi, my name is Evelyn and I am the receptionist at Bateman Family Dentistry. My job is to help with coordinating patient appointments, confirming appointments and assisting the business office with marketing, posting insurance and general patient information updates.
I am originally from Ontario, California and I am fluent in Spanish. I assist all our Spanish speaking patients with their dental and appointment questions. I have a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications from Westwood College in Upland, CA where I was on the President's Honor List for 2 years. My previous employment was at Macy's as a Customer Service Specialist.
When I am away from Bateman Family Dentistry, I like to travel, bake and dance.
Colleen, Hygiene Coordinator
"I enjoy providing excellent care and assistance to our patients."
Hello, my name is Colleen and I am the Hygiene Coordinator for Bateman Family Dentistry. I also maintain our computer systems and website. I am known as the "go-to" person in the office for any computer needs. I really enjoy solving problems whether it is an appointment for a patient, the patient's dental treatment needs or a computer issue; I am here to help. I love my work because it is so diverse and I am appreciated for my expertise. I attended Business School years ago but most of my knowledge comes from hands-on experience. I have been at Bateman Family Dentistry for over 9 years and have enjoyed it immensely.
Dayna, Doctors' Treatment Coordinator
“I believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile.”
Hello, my name is Dayna and I am the Treatment Coordinator for patients who might need operative work at Bateman Family Dentistry. I really enjoy working with patients and helping them schedule their work while balancing their financial needs. I research patient’s insurance and help the patient plan their appointments. It is very rewarding to see how happy the patients are that we can help them out of pain or with an aesthetic issue by giving them a financial plan that suits their budget.
I have been in general dentistry for over 7 years and enjoy the interaction and diversity a general practice offers. The other staff members like to tease me that I am a “bank of knowledge”. When I am not in the office, I like to spend time with my husband and three girls who keep me very busy. I also carve out time to go to the beach and travel. As a Prescott, Arizona native I really love the beach since I did not have many opportunities to visit the ocean and now I do!
Maryann, Practice Administrator
"My personal philosophy is to treat every patient as if they are my family."
Hi, my name is Maryann and I am the practice administrator for Bateman Family Dentistry. My job is to help the practice run as smooth as possible. I handle tasks such as marketing, supplies, strategic improvements, finance and general business. I also work with Colleen on our marketing efforts and Dayna on treatment coordination.
I am a North Carolina native and have lived in Charlotte since 1984. I graduated with a BA in Business Administration and Fine Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also have a BA in Architecture from UNCC's College of Architecture. I have worked here since 2009 after a career in project management and project marketing for over 20 years. When I am away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf, painting or drawing and reading.
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 541-5060 Fax