Clinical Staff

Denna Rominger - Registered Dental Hygienist

Denna RomingerRegistered Dental Hygienist 

Denna Rominger attended Appalachian State University and then obtained her degrees in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 30 years. Denna joined Dr. Tina’s practice in 2003. She loves to make every child’s appointment fun and relaxing and really loves working with special needs children. 

Denna has two children, Jennifer and Josh.  Jennifer is finishing her final year in Residency for Pediatric Dentistry.  Josh passed away at the age of 18 from Childhood Cancer. Because of the loss, Denna has a passion to help raise awareness and funding for cancer research for kids.  Denna has a Maltese, Kalley, and Maltipoo, Josey, that now keep her busy.  Denna loves to workout, shop, and spend time with family and friends.

Alex Sparks - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Alex Sparks — Registered Dental Hygienist, Marketing Manager

Alex Sparks graduated with her degree in dental hygiene from UNC Chapel Hill in 2015. She joined Dr. Tina in January 2019. Alex really enjoys working with her younger patients to make trips to the dentist a positive experience. Alex is also the point of contact for any community outreach events or local sponsorships. She was born and raised in Davie County. Alex and her husband, Tyler, now live in Winston-Salem and attend Two Cities Church.



Meagan May - Dental Assistant

Meagan MayDental Assistant

Meagan May attended Surry Community College, Central Piedmont College, and NCDATS. She began her dental career in a Pediatric Dental Practice in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2007. She became part of the Dream Team at Dr. Tina Merhoff & Associates Pediatric Dentistry in February 2010. She was born and raised in Pilot Mountain. Meagan and her husband, Mike, enjoy spending time with friends and family — especially their twins Reagan and Sawyer!

Elizabeth Souto - Dental Assistant

Elizabeth Souto — Dental Assistant

Elizabeth Souto is a graduate of the class of 1996 from Robert Morgan Technical College. She has more then 14 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry, serving as a Dental Assistant. In July 2005, she moved from Florida with her husband, Greg, and daughters, Ruby and Gennevi, to Salisbury, NC. Elizabeth attends a Jehovah’s Witness Congregation. She enjoys cooking for family and friends and spending quality time with her husband and daughters.

Maggie Stevenson - Dental Assistant

Maggie Stevenson — Dental Assistant

Maggie Stevenson graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Guilford Technical Community College in 2008. She rotated through our office as part of her schooling and was hired immediately upon completion. She was born and raised in Randolph County but now resides in Kernersville with her husband, Andrew, and their precious daughter, Sloane.

Valerie Alexander - Certified Dental Assistant

Valerie Alexander — Certified Dental Assistant

Valerie Alexander has been a dental assistant for over 27 years. She attended Virginia Institute of Technology and joined our team in 2015. Originally, Valerie is from New Jersey, but she has called Winston-Salem home for the last 25 years. In her free time, she enjoys baking and catching up with her friends & family.

Erin Robertson - Dental Assistant

Erin RobertsonDental Assistant

Erin Robertson attended Guilford Technical Community College and graduated in 2003. She has been a part of Dr. Tina Merhoff & Associates for the past 15 years. She loves working with children and being involved in their dental care. Erin and her husband, Chad, have two children, their daughter Reese (8) and their son Chase (6). Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends. During their free time, Erin and her husband love cheering on Reese in competitive dance and Chase in his love for baseball. 

Melissa BakerDental Assistant

Melissa graduated from the dental assisting program at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2008. Melissa joined the Dream Team in 2011 and truly loves working with children to make their first dental visit comforting. Melissa grew up in Pfafftown, NC where she now resides with her husband, Jeremy, and their three children Noah, Lillian and Evelyn. They enjoy spending most of their time watching Noah play ice hockey, traveling and loving on their adorable Aussie Doodle named Winston.



Nancy Sparks — Sterilization and Dental Assistant

Nancy graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in May 2018. Nancy was born and raised in Clemmons, NC and now resides in Winston-Salem with her husband, Josh, and their sweet dog Tilly. In her free time, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and attending Clemson football games in the fall.

Maddie Bea Merhoff — Sterilization 

Maddie Bea Merhoff attends high school at Forsyth Country Day School. She is interested in the dental field and following in her mom’s footsteps. She has been a valuable asset to our clinical team during the summer. She has helped in sterilization and held nervous hands during treatment. She is the hardest worker and provides a reassuring smile to everyone who comes into the office.

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