Meet Our Staff

Chris Painter- Office Manager

Chris has been a member of the Tryon Family Dentistry team since November 2011. He is originally from Charlotte and has currently been living in Raleigh since 2007. Chris attended East Carolina University where he graduated with a degree in Public Relations, with a minor in Marketing. Before joining our team, Chris had a successful career in retail management. He managed several major retailers across the US, such as; Abercrombie & Fitch, J Crew, Bloomingdale’s, Eddie Bauer and Ann Taylor. His experience in retail management allowed him to experience life in several cities across the country; including Seattle, Orlando and Atlanta. Since joining our team, Chris has adapted rather quickly to the dental field and really enjoys helping patients.



 Gloria Hardy – Dental Hygienist

Gloria joined Tryon Family Dentistry in July 2012. She is from Apex, NC and graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutrition Science. While attending NCSU, Gloria became interested in the field of dental hygiene and received her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. There she served as president of the Student American Dental Hygiene Association and graduated with honors, as well as earned the Excellence in Academic Studies Award. She is excited to be a part of such a wonderful team at Tryon Family Dentistry and enjoys helping patients receive the best care possible to meet their oral health needs. Gloria enjoys trips to the beach, cooking and spending time on the lake skiing and wakeboarding.


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