Our Team

Darryl L. Hatchett, DDS

Patients in the Maiden and Denver area have been receiving exceptional dental care at our Denver dental office for 15 years. We all work hard to create a state-of-the-art practice that has kept pace with advances in technology and procedures to bring you the best that dentistry has to offer. Our basic mission, however, remains the same – to provide you and your family with a dental home where you can receive reasonably priced, quality services in a warm and welcoming environment.

Our team enjoys getting to know our patients so we can help you choose the most appropriate type of care you need to enjoy a happy, healthy smile. We would all love to meet you in person, but until then, please take a moment to learn more about our friendly professional team. These are the people who make it easy for us to fulfill our mission by providing you with consistently high-quality dental care.

Meet Our Team

Darryl L. Hatchett, DDS

Dr. Darryl Hatchett grew up locally and attended Maiden High School. He received bachelor's degrees in both chemistry and biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UNC School of Dentistry. Dr. Hatchett is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

“I became a dentist because I enjoy helping and interacting with others. Nothing makes me happier than seeing patients who are pleased with their smile!”

Dr. Hatchett’s life is strongly rooted in his Christian faith, and he is a member of Denver Baptist Church. He believes in giving back to his community and regularly volunteers his time to participate in Love Denver, a local community outreach event. Dr. Hatchett also volunteers in various locations on mobile dental buses.

Dr. Hatchett is married to Lorie, and they have a son and daughter, Zack and Zoey. They love finding time to spend together, whether it’s on the lake or making trips to the beach or the mountains. Dr. Hatchett also enjoys golf, fishing, boating, and billiards.

Mary Ellen - Dental Hygienist

Mary Ellen grew up in Mt. Airy and attended Western Piedmont Community College dental assisting program. She then went on to receive her dental hygiene degree (RDH) from Catawba Valley Community College. Mary Ellen has been with us for nearly 15 years and loves being able to educate her patients about proper dental hygiene and helping them achieve a happy, healthy smile.

In her free time, Mary Ellen spends time hiking, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking with her husband, Ronald, and their two sons, Caleb and Tom. Mary Ellen enjoys creating jewelry and mining for jewels such as emeralds and rubies. She also loves gardening and growing various types of plants in her greenhouse. Mary Ellen is also very involved with her church, Concord United Methodist Church. 

Tabitha - Dental Hygienist

Tabitha received her dental hygienist training through Catawba Valley Community College and four years of on-the-job experience as a dental assistant. She's a native of Newton and has been an important part of our team for 15 years. Tabitha really likes getting to know our patients and making a difference in their oral health and appearance when they smile.

Tabitha loves being the mom of three wonderful children and the wife of a great husband. Tabitha has been a foster mom for three years, and in that time has taken care of seven different children. She enjoys being active in her local church where she teaches Girls in Action, and she also volunteers her time at local shelters. 

Kyley - Dental Assistant II

Kyley is a native of Maiden and completed the dental assisting program at Western Piedmont Community College. She has been with our practice for 10 years. Kyley loves interacting with her patients, making them feel better about their smiles, and helping them feel comfortable in the dental chair. She also enjoys working with a group of people who are truly like family.

Kyley is passionate about camping, and her retirement plan is simple – go RVing! She also loves spending time with her church family at Lawings Chapel Baptist Church, where there’s always something to be involved in. She has a wonderful husband, two little girls, and a third on the way. Her family takes up a lot of her time, but Kyley wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Jackie - Dental Assistant II

Jackie received her certification from the Concorde School for Dental Assisting in California and has been with our practice for 12 years. She has also had special training in cosmetic temporaries (temporary veneers). A native of Santa Clara, CA, Jackie loves meeting new patients and making them feel comfortable by helping calm their fears.

Jackie's a huge New Orleans Saints fan, so if it’s football season, she’s watching them play. In her free time, she also enjoys going to the gym, walking her dog, Elroy, or taking him to the lake to throw the ball or stick for him. She also enjoys just hanging out with friends.

Stephanie - Dental Assistant II & Front Desk

Stephanie attended Rowan-Cabarrus Community College dental assisting program and has been with our practice for 15 years. She grew up in Mooresville and is happy to be part of a professional team that feels more like family.

Stephanie is married and has three sons who are very involved in sports, which keeps her pretty busy in her free time. Her husband is an educator in Mooresville, and they are members of Bethel Presbyterian Church. Stephanie especially enjoys and cherishes the time that she spends with her family. Her mother, sister, and brother are all very close, and she loves the time she gets to spend with them as well. 

Judy - Reception

Judy is one of the first members of our friendly team you’ll see when you arrive at our office. She enjoys greeting and getting to know all our patients and helping them with any questions they have. Judy is also glad to be part of a team where everyone likes each other and gets along so well.

Judy is a native of Greeneville, TN, and attended David Crockett High School. She has been with our practice for 10 years. Judy and her husband are avid campers and enjoy fishing, riding bikes, canoeing, and hiking, and their Lhasa Apso, Abbey, goes on their trips with them. In her free time, Judy also enjoys crafting and attending gun shows. She loves her church, Unity Presbyterian, where she volunteers as an usher once a month.