Chairside Assistants

Evelyn Tennant, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA): Email Evelyn Tennant
Evelyn graduated in 1993 from Fayetteville, NC  Technical Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant. She moved to Rutherfordton, NC in 2013. Evelyn is very pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of Dr. Richards’ team. Evelyn is married, with one grown son and two Dachshunds. Evelyn and her husband enjoy venturing out seeing the sites of Western, NC.

Jesse B. Cowan, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA):
Jesse is an Asheville native and has been a dental assistant for over 30 years. A veteran of the United States Navy, Jesse was a dental assistant to White House staff including former President, Ronald Reagan, and First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Jesse’s hobbies and interests include antique collecting, arts and crafts, and long-distance running. He is also a professional clown, mime, and magician!

Shayna Hunt, Certified Dental Assistant:Email Shayna Hunt
Shayna graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 2013 as a certified dental assistant. Shayna
and her husband relocated from New Hampshire to North Carolina in 2015 to live in the beautiful mountains and enjoy a more moderate climate after buying a house in Hendersonville. In 2017 Shayna joined Richards Dental Care. She feels very fortunate to be a part of Dr. Richards’ outstanding team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and yellow lab, Maverick, and hiking, mountain biking, camping, sewing and gardening.

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101-A Chadwick Square Court
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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Today I had a 2 1/2 hour appointment with Dr. Pete Richards to repair a crown which had come off. In the process he cleaned off the remainder of the old tooth, performed a root canal, built up the old tooth and created a new crown, which was put in place. He along with his staff was highly professional, friendly and did an outstanding job. Frank Sacho, 1/21/2015

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