Dr. Roslyn Moore Crisp Pediatric Dentist in Burlington, NC

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Dr. Crisp

Dr. Roslyn Moore Crisp has more than 38 years of experience in dentistry. She knew from a very early age that dentistry was her career ambition. A native of Burlington, Dr. Crisp graduated from Walter M. Williams High School. Following high school, she attended and graduated cum laude from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. After receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University Of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry, she remained in Chapel Hill and completed a residency program, and received a Master of Science degree in pediatric dentistry. She further distinguished herself by becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Crisp is the proud mother of two sons, Dr. H. Alexander Crisp and Dr. Benjamin G. Crisp. Her hobbies and interests are varied. She enjoys music, art, travel, and sports. Most of all, she enjoys learning new things. She is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteer efforts, especially as they pertain to the improvement of dental health.

Dr. Jennifer Crisp Pediatric Dentist in Burlington, NC

Dr. Jenn

Jennifer Crisp “Dr. Jenn” is originally from Raleigh, NC and is a Tar Heel through and through! She completed her undergraduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, and then got her Master of Science in Biology from NC Agricultural and Technical State University. She then returned to UNC Adams School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at UNC Hospitals where she worked with medically compromised adult and child patients with complex dental treatment needs. During this time, she realized she enjoyed working with all patients, but her true calling was working with children. She returned to UNC Adams School of Dentistry to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, receiving her Master of Science degree and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. With her experience from her general practice and pediatric dental residencies, she will offer a full scope of clinical knowledge to the practice with her gentle and loving approach. Dr. Jenn also has the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Jenn always says if she were not a dentist, she would be a teacher because of her natural love for children. However, she knew she wanted to be a dentist from a very young age. Being a pediatric dentist allows her to combine her dream and her passion. She is humbled and thrilled to be entrusted to take care of children in the practice of Roslyn M. Crisp, DDS, MS, P.A. and Associates. She is looking forward to being back in the Burlington community. In her free time, you can find Dr. Jenn spending time with her husband, Alex, and her daughter. You can usually find them spending time outside or enjoying one of their favorite hobbies- cooking! She is also an animal lover and hopes to add a dog to her family at some point in the near future!

Dr. Melissa Jackson Pediatric Dentist in Burlington, NC

Dr. Missy

Dr. Melissa Jackson, known around the office as Dr. Missy, joined Roslyn Crisp and Associates in Sept. 2019. Dr. Missy has been practicing dentistry for fourteen years with 12 of those years solely in pedodontics. Dr. Missy always knew she’d be a doctor of some kind as a natural “people person” who loves caring for others. When a professor from alma mater, Saint Augustine’s University, recommended dentistry, she knew immediately this would be the perfect fit, caring for one of a person’s most prized possessions, their smile! While matriculating at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry, Dr. Missy’s interest in pediatric dentistry grew immensely leading to a career in repairing and maintaining growing smiles. Dr. Missy is happiest seeing a fearful, tearful face turn to a fearless, happy smile!

When not giving tickles to tiny and growing teeth, you can find Dr. Missy juggling between dance and gymnastics with husband Lee and daughters, Zyah and McClaren. Dr. Jackson also enjoys exploring parks, shopping, and staying abreast of the latest education of pediatric dentistry!

Dr. Gayla Bivens Pediatric Dentist in Burlington, NC

Dr. Gayla

Dr. Gayla Bivens was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia, North Carolina. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from North Carolina Central University and attended dental school at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. After graduating, Dr. Gayla moved to the triad area and joined Dr. Roslyn Crisp and the team. Her lifelong love for children is what brought this general dentist into a pediatric setting 16 years ago. Dr. Gayla has devoted her dental career to taking the fear and anxiety out of the dental experience for both the young patient and the parents.

Dr. Gayla’s goal is to engage with her patients and parents with a team approach to achieve a healthy dental experience in the office as well as at home.

Her educational approach provides parents with the knowledge and emotional support to introduce healthy dental habits at an early age. Dr. Gayla’s love for children does not just stop in the dental office it carries over into her personal life. As a Lifetime Girl Scout member, she currently serves as a troop leader, she is an active volunteer with the youth department and nursery ministry at her church.

Some of Dr. Gayla’s favorite things are enjoying football, musicals, singing & dancing, jigsaw puzzles, and anything Disney! But her all-time favorite thing is being a mother to her only daughter, Nyla.

Dr. Gayla is a very family-oriented person and she brings that family spirit right into the dental office daily, from the staff to the patients. After your experience with Dr. Gayla you will feel like you just added a new member to the family.