Our Team

Our team at Dr. Manning's Office!

Ellie Kafka (Dental Assistant (DA II))

I am a DA II with over 23 years of experience assisting dentists with treating patients and ensuring a welcoming environment.  I did my initial coursework in operative and preventive dentistry in the Midwest.  My husband, son, and I moved to Mint Hill from Tempe, Arizona in 2015.  I enjoy traveling (both domestically and internationally) with my family, exercising, and reading.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Manning Family Dentistry team.

Iris Faulkner-Riley (Dental Assistant/DA II)

As a native of North Carolina, I have worked in the dental field for approximately 38 years. 
I have been happily married for fourteen years  to a retired Charlotte Firefighter.
In my past time I love exercising for my health and cooking, but DENTISTRY is my true passion! 

Elizabeth Willoughby (Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH))

I am a licensed and Registered Dental Hygienist, and I graduated from Central Piedmont Community College. Although I am from Pittsburgh, I have lived in Charlotte for 14 years. I love spending my spare time with my wonderful husband and our two dogs, Annie and Pico. I am so excited to be a part of the Manning Family Dentistry Team.


Caitlyn Frank (Registered Dental Hygienist)


I recently graduated from Central Piedmont Community College and I am so excited to begin my career at Manning Family Dentistry. I am one of few that was born and raised here in Charlotte, NC. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, being outdoors (especially hiking), volunteering at church, and spending time with my 5 dogs!!