Helping You Achieve Your Best Smile
Dr. Andy Pernell
Dr. Andy Pernell is a second-generation dentist, born and raised right down the road in Newton-Conover, NC. He is dedicated to providing exceptional and quality dental experiences for all of his patients, which is the passion that drove him to open his own practice: Summit Family Dentist.
Meet the Team
We are proud of the investment our staff has in our customers and our practice. Get to know the Summit Family Dentistry family below and we can learn more about each other on your next visit.
Sam has lived in the Lake Norman area for over 20 years. She graduated from CPCC with her associate's degree in dental hygiene in 2011 followed by her bachelor's degree in public health in 2016 from UNC Greensboro. She enjoys getting to know her patients and providing exceptional care during their visits to Summit Family Dentistry.
When not in the office she is a devoted wife and mother to two little girls, Emily and Natalie.
Front Office Administrator
Darlene is our Front Office Administrator and has been with Summit Family Dentistry since July of 2017. She is the bubbly, smiling face when you walk in and is always happy to help answer your questions, resolve problems, and make your visits as positive and comfortable as possible.
Darlene started her dental career in 2008 as a dental assistant and continues to advance her career in management. She is known to be a little bit of an "over-doer", she is currently continuing her education towards her Masters in Health Care Management with a Specialization in Human Resources. One day she would like to become a Dental Consultant to help others achieve their dreams just like hers.
When Darlene isn't working or advancing her studies, she takes every free moment to spend time with her husband, Ryan, and son, Roan as well as trying new crafting projects.
Allison is a part-time hygienist with SFD! She started her dental career at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC where she graduated in 1992 with High Honors. While in Hygiene school, she was the recipient of the Christine Noelle Hipp Scholarship for Academic Achievement and was awarded for Excellence in Dental Radiography.
She has enjoyed an amazing 28 years as a hygienist and takes pride in the fact that along the way, she has formed lifelong friendships with patients and coworkers. It is extremely important for her that each patient has a positive experience while in the chair.
On the personal side, Allison was born in West Virginia (GO MOUNTAINEERS!) but lived in Ohio for 20 years. She moved around a bit but settled in NC where she married a Denver, NC native. They have 3 amazing dogs (the little loves of her life) and they enjoy all things “outdoors.” They love to travel with their fifth-wheel camper as often as possible to different beaches and mountain locations. For both fun and physical and mental health and fitness, she loves to run and cycle.
Amy is a Dental Hygienist at Summit Family Dentistry. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene. She recently moved with her family to the Denver area in April but she was born and raised in North Carolina.
She has two daughters ages 3 and 1 as well as 3 animals that keep her and her husband very busy.
When she is not at work, she loves to garden and spend time with her family.
Tori is Dr. Andy’s Dental Assistant. She is a native of Denver, North Carolina, and graduated from Central Piedmont Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant. Her daughter, Amelia Belle, is a charismatic child who is often seen making the most adorable faces and brings her so much joy! Tori is known for her phenomenal work ethic and her ability to manage functions at the front desk and chairside assisting.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking at Mount Mitchell, listening to the music of all genres, and shopping.
Summit Family Dentistry
275 North Highway 16 Suite 101
Denver, NC 28037
Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Lunch 1-2)
Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Lunch 1-2)
Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Lunch 1-2)
Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Lunch 1-2)
Fri: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dr. Pernell uses an ultrasonic pick to remove tartar instead of the endless, painful scraping I always endured before.
I also liked being able to see the x-ray and camera images as they were discussed.
Very progressive, modern dentistry.
The staff was amazing! They made me & my 12-year-old son feel comfortable & at ease. Jennifer Konsul is awesome!!
Good people. Great complete exam. Friendly personnel who are very professional. Fair pricing!
Can not say enough good things about Dr. Andy and the staff at Summit. They went out of their way to accommodate me for a replacement filling, scheduling me quickly and Darlene even helped entertain my 1-year-old during my appointment! I’d been looking for a dentist I can build a relationship with in Denver and have been unimpressed with the offerings until now. Highly recommend you check them out.
I avoid the dentist unfortunately at all costs! With that being said I had the best experience I have ever had at the Dentist today. And I had a root canal. I have been twice now and neither time have I been stuck in the waiting room or in a room waiting for someone to show up. I was told what was happening every step of the way so things were not unexpected. I did not feel rushed and I felt like my time was valued. Dr. Pernell did not work on six other people while he was working on me. The front desk staff, the hygienist, and the assistants are just all super sweet. I am so happy I picked this Dentist. I am a new patient and I would highly recommend this choice.
I was so impressed with Dr. Pernell and his staff. My daughter had a very bad experience with her prior dentist and was very anxious about having another tooth pulled. She cried before Dr. Pernell even started as she was anticipating it to be another horrible experience. Well, she was pleasantly surprised that he and Kayla were so sweet to her and took the process very slowly to ensure as little discomfort as possible. Dr. Pernell was very compassionate and couldn’t have been sweeter to Danielle. He’s restored her faith in dentists again:) Thank you so much!!! I will sing your praises to everyone I know.
Dr Pernell and all of his staff are very welcoming and kind! I’ve only been here a handful of times, but you can instantly tell that they love what they do and they truly care for their patients. They have been on time for my appointments and you don’t feel rushed through your visit. Great family office.
The staff and Dr Pernell were all so nice and welcoming! This was a first time visit for me. Dr Pernell is very thorough and takes the time to explain things well. I would highly recommend Summit Family Dentistry! Thanks!
You won’t find a staff who cares more. Kayla and Dr. Pernell were awesome as usual today. From the moment you walk into the moment you leave, customer service is a priority.
I highly recommend them. They were very helpful, efficient, and the office was immaculate! My grandson had a great experience today! Thanks to everyone who helped us today!
I woke up in the middle of the night in serious pain from a broken tooth... Dr. Andy was so great to help work me in and take care of me and this pain! I fully recommend this practice and will definitely be back!
I can't say how great my experience was today. Sam and Dr. Pernell were fantastic! Answered all of my questions and made my whole experience great from start to finish!