Meet the Staff


Dentist- Owner

Dr. Lauren Ludwig is a native of Jackson, MS. She attended Ole Miss where she earned a degree in Psychology. She received her D.M.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Dr. Ludwig enjoys watching SEC football, running,hiking, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Alston and their 1 year old daughter Tyler.

"Smile at each other. Smile at you wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is - and that will help to grow in greater love for each other" ~ Mother Theresa


Dentist- Owner

Dr Ashley Westmoreland is a 2008 graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Ft Lauderdale, FL. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and Buncombe County Dental Society and serves on the MAHEC Dental Advisory Board.

A native of the north Georgia mountains, Ashley attended the University of Georgia with majors in music and psychology. She worked as a pianist in the Southwestern US for several years before finding her true passion in dentistry.

Ashley is the proud parent of three beautiful adopted children. She enjoys hiking with her family, running, walking her dog, and traveling.

Dr Rory O'Kane

Dentist - Associate

Dr O'Kane is from Fuquay-Varina, NC and is a graduate of the UNC School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill. He has also completed a residency program in general dentistry at the VA in Washington, DC. He recently married his lovely wife, Emily.  In his spare time he enjoys hiking, new adventures, Bible study, and cheering on the Tarheels!

Linda Curtis, CDA, CDPMA

Office Manager

Linda is a native of Brooklyn, NY and has lived in Hendersonville and now Mills River for 30 years. She has been involved in dentistry since 1977, first as an assistant and then as a practice manager.  She is extremely happy to be a part of WNC Dental and working with the wonderful team and patients.

Linda enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and their children and grandchildren. She enjoys bowling, cycling, hiking, vacationing at the beach and reading.

We like it when you smile, but we love it when we're the reason for your smile!


Dental Hygienist

Wendy is a graduate of the Greenville Tech Dental Hygiene Program. She is originally from Alabama and has been in WNC since 1999. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.


Patient Coordinator

Joy is a native of New York. She has lived here for 9 years. She has one son. She enjoys bowling and hiking. Joy is a pleasant addition to our front desk staff and enjoys making patients feel welcome when they enter the office.


Dental Assistant

Katie is a native of Charlotte and graduated from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, fishing and staying active. She loves traveling and is always planning her next adventure. 


Front Desk Coordinator

Erica is a Hendersonville, NC native and has been in dentistry for over 5 years. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and 2 children. Erica always has a smile on her face and sincerely wants to help our patients and helps everyone whenever she can.


Insurance Coordinator

Dawn is from Michigan and in her spare time enjoys mountain biking and white water rafting. She is invaluable to us and our patients with her vast knowledge and experience with insurance. She is also lots of fun to be around!


Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth was raised in Arden, NC and is an AB-Tech graduate. She enjoys Crossfit and spending time with her dog Teddy. Elizabeth is very easy-going and wants to make all of her patient's visits pleasant and comfortable. Elizabeth is the proud new mother of an 11 month old son.


Patient Coordinator

Conny was born in Chile and now resides in Asheville. She is bi-lingual and a great asset in helping translate for our patients. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves trying out all kinds of new food and restaurants. She and her husband, Axel, recently celebrated their 1st anniversary.  We love having her with us and know you will too!


Dental Assistant

Marie is a Georgia native and was raised in Buncombe County. She has attended AB-Tech and has been a dental assistant for over 16 years. She enjoys spending time with her grown children, Crafts, and the Great Outdoors. Marie is an upbeat team member and is so kind and compassionate with all of our patients.


Dental Laboratory Technician

Randy is an Asheville native and has been a dental laboratory technician for over 20 years. He is trained in many aspects of Dental Laboratory Technology including gold and porcelain crowns, veneers, and full and partial dentures. Randy is always willing to help our doctors make our patients comfortable and happy with everything fabricated in our lab. He is a generous and considerate team member.


Dental Assistant

Was born and raised in WNC. He grew up around dentistry with a Hygienist Mom and a Dentist Aunt. In his spare time he enjoys visiting family, going to the lake, and staying active.  His passion for patient care make him an excellent assistant. His energy knows no bounds and he is always helpful and cheerful. He puts light into everyone's day.


Dental Assistant

Sandy enjoys spending time with her family. She is the proud mother of 2 daughter's and an adorable grandson.  Her kind, empathetic demeanor and loving heart make her a much loved employee in our practice.


Dental Hygienist

Jessica is a graduate of the ABTech Dental Hygiene Program and has lived in Western North Carolina most of her life.Jessica is also a Spanish Medical Interpreter and volunteers in her community's Outreach Center. She enjoys spending time with her dog Panchito and traveling. Jessica has a kind, gentle personality and we feel very fortunate to call her one of our own.


Patient Coordinator

Debbie is an actual Hendersonville native! She loves hiking in our mountains and being outdoors. She enjoys organizing events for friends and her church. Debbie came to us after retiring from the USPS. She loves having the opportunity to work with us serving our patients and we are just as happy to have her on our team.


Dental Hygienist

"Stacy is an Asheville Native and loves outdoor activities and spending time with her friends and family." She has a great sense of humor and a kindhearted attitude toward her patients and her co-workers.


Dental Assistant

Kirbie is from Asheville and has been in Dental Assisting for 10 years.
In her spare time she enjoys watching and playing basketball and
spending time with her children. Kirbie is energetic and always willing to help anyone. She is innovative and shares her knowledge and ideas with everyone to make our service to our patients even better.


Dental Hygienist

Tiffany is an area native and an ABTech Dental Hygiene Program graduate.
In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with family,
friends and her dog Cowboy. Tiffany is wonderful about educating her patients and truly cares about all of them. Tiffany keeps us all laughing with her fun personality and she is always happy and a blast to be around!


Dental Assistant 

Candace is from Greenville, NC and recently moved to Brevard. She is married to Garrett and they have 2 dogs and 1 cat. She has been a dental assistant for 6 years. Candace enjoys hiking reading, crafts, DIY projects, dancing and playing drums. And, of course, she loves working at WNC Dental as much as we love having her here! 


Dental Assistant

Sayuri was born in Mexico and, lucky for us, made her way to North Carolina. She has an 11 year old daughter. In her free time Sayuri enjoys photography. She and Kirbie make up a great assisting team together.