Meet The Staff

Experienced, Friendly Dental Care Staff Members

quality dental careAmber Hudson has been a hygienist for 23 years in the Hendersonville area. She graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 1991.  Amber’s favorite part of being a hygienist is the interaction with the patients. She is married and enjoys spending time with her two children, two step children, and grandson.

Charity Taylor, RDH received her Associates degree in Applied Science from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College for Dental Hygiene in 1999. She has worked for Dr. Merritt since 1999, and she enjoys providing a service that improves a patient’s smile. Charity was born and raised in Henderson County.

April Livesay is Dr. Merritt's dental assistant. She graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 2001 with a diploma in Dental Assisting. She has worked for Dr. Merritt since 2008. She enjoys the contact with patients and helping them achieve optimal dental care. She is married and has two children.

Angie Austin is the office receptionist. She will greet you, handle insurance claims and payments, answer phone calls and make appointments, just to mention a few of her responsibilities. Angie has been in dentistry for over 21 years and started with Dr. Merritt's office in August of 2013. Angie enjoys the interaction with patients. She is married and has two daughters.

Dr. Kenneth L. Merritt was born in Nashville, Tenn. He has spent most of his life in Hendersonville, N.C., and he graduated from the University of North Carolina-Asheville with a BS. degree in Chemistry in 1981. He attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1986 and began a solo private practice the same year.

His practice revolves around a conservative philosophy and includes all phases of restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthetics and implant restorations.  Dr. Merritt is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the North Carolina Dental Society.

He is married to Theresa, and they have four children. His hobbies include spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.

Contact Information

Kenneth L. Merritt Jr., DDS

687 Blythe Street Court, Suite B
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Phone:  828-692-6226
Fax: 828-692-6221

Business Hours 
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  
Monday-Wednesday Lunch Break 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Thursday 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

We accept Visa. We accept CareCredit.
We accept MasterCard. We accept Cash. We accept Check.