Meet Our Team

All professionals at Sandhills Weekend Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Continue reading to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Terry Anne Sams, DMD

Dr. Sams

Dr. Terry Anne Sams was born in Beaufort, North Carolina. She grew up in Durham and spent summers with her grandparents in Rockingham. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and moved to Washington, DC to work for Congressman I.T.  “Tim” Valentine.

She graduated from Medical College of Georgia Dental School in 2004 with a doctorate in dental medicine. She was offered a residency position in Periodontics medicine with an emphasis on implant dentistry and soft tissue management and completed a year of residency. From 2005 to 2014 she practiced general dentistry, at Palmetto Dental Health Associates in South Carolina. In 2014, she started her own practice closer to her home in the Pinehurst area.

Dr. Sams is a member of the North Carolina Dental Association as well as the American Dental Association. She is a Scout Leader and Handbell ringer. She enjoys golf with her family and early morning walks with her dogs.

Leslie, Office Manager


Leslie is a native of Moore County. She is a vital part of Sandhills Weekend Dental; she has been with us since 2014. She studied Dental Assisting at Alamance Community College in Burlington, NC in 2003 and has since been dedicated to helping people. When you come to the office you will be greeted with her beautiful smile and warm welcoming personality and on occasion, you will have her chair side in your dental treatment.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her two beautiful daughters Kierstin and Kaitlyn.

Elaine, Patient Care Coordinator


Elaine is one of the smiling faces you will see when you come to our office. She has been a resident of Moore County for over 45 years. She has been working at our office since 2016, and although she had no previous dental experience she is a major part of our office.

In her free time Elaine enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Kelly, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelly is one of our Dental Hygienist. She earned her degree in Dental Hygiene in 1976. She has enjoyed a very rewarding career and she strives daily to educate, encourage, and inspire her patients towards a life of good dental health. Kelly has been a member of Sandhills Weekend Dental since 2014.

She resides in Pinehurst, NC with her husband Richard. She is a die-hard Carolina Panthers fan!

Denise, Registered Dental Hygienist


Denise was born in Huntsville, AL. She received her associates degree from Fayetteville Tech. Community College in Dental Hygiene in 1989. She has enjoyed working in our community over the past 34 years. She enjoys helping patients achieve their best smile possible!

In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time at the beach with her daughter Makayla and her grand dogs Penny and Allie.

Amanda, Dental Assistant


Amanda was born and raised in Rockingham, NC . Amanda graduated from Coastal Carolina in 2004 with a bachelors in business . She earned her certificate in Dental Assisting at Sandhills Dental Career Center in Aberdeen, NC. in 2010.  She creates a very homey and personal feel to your dental experience at our office, feel free to ask her any questions regarding your treatment planned.

In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, watersports, and  spending time with family and friends, especially her two beautiful daughters Macy, and Marley.

Melissa, Dental Assistant

Melissa was born in Michigan. She graduated from Delta College in Saginaw, Michigan in 2003 with an associate degree in Dental Assisting with expanded functions. She was a dental assistant in South Carolina for over ten years. She is enjoying helping patients "eat, kiss and smile better" in North Caroline for the past year with Sandhills Weekend Dental!

In her free time, she enjoys gardening, bird watching and playing with her chihuahuas.