Annette is from a military family and traveled throughout Europe early in her life. Her family settled in Norristown, PA, when her dad left the service. Since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene in 1973, Annette had worked full time in Philadelphia and Doylestown, PA. She married Craig Kleppe, PhD, in September 2000 and moved to Durham when Craig was transferred to BASF Corporation Agricultural headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC. Annette continued her dental hygiene career temping full time in the Triangle, and, in 2005, started working with Dr. List one day a week as a hygienist. With her dental and management background, she was a natural to assume the practice administrator position by December of the same year. She continues to participate in many continuing education programs and contributes to our Give a Smile program. Annette is our HIPAA officer and keeps our office in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. In 2012, she became a founding member of the Triangle Dental Practice Administrators Study Club and served as President that year. Since 2014, she has been a member of the North Carolina Association of Dental Managers.
Annette and Craig love living in Durham with his Lab and her cat. They spend a lot of time working together on their house and yard. They have adopted Duke University as their hometown school and are season ticket holders for football since 2007. She and Craig are avid sports fans and travel in their RV to attend a NASCAR race each year. They own a 33′ motorcoach and do all their vacationing on the road, traveling throughout the area. In 2015, they purchased a lot in the Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort and have finished the complete renovation by the end of the 2015. They visit there as often as possible. It is truly like paradise there. To relax, Annette enjoys reading, cooking, cross-stitch, crosswords, Sudoku, and is currently hooked on jigsaw puzzles on her iPad. She makes most of the beaded jewelry she wears. She is a member of the Heritage Garden Club and the Forest Hills Garden Club.
When you call our office, it’s Annette’s friendly voice you’ll hear on the phone and meet upon your arrival. She is always willing to help with scheduling an appointment, answer your financial and insurance questions, and handle all the administrative duties in the office. She helps keep the non- clinical area of the practice running smooth and even helps with hygiene every now and again or will help set up a room, seat a patient, or take an X-ray.
Ida has been a hygienist since graduating from Hostos City University of New York in 2002. She began her dental career as a chairside assistant in 1988 prior to starting dental hygiene school. Ida grew up in Queens and still has family and friends there that she visits. She and her husband, Robert, moved from Queens to Durham in 2003 and has been with our practice since then. She has been an active participant in our Give a Smile program and a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the local Durham Orange Dental Hygiene Association.
Out of the office, you’ll find Ida active in her Spanish congregation. She still enjoys walking trails with her husband, visiting her family in Las Vegas, and especially her 11 year old niece, Alessandra, who is in middle school. She also enjoys gardening and sewing. She gets sewing tips from her 99 year old Grandmother who lives in Miami. Ida participates in numerous continuing education programs to stay up to date with the latest dental information. She’s always happy to answer your questions. Ida is passionate about dental hygiene, and you can feel this when you meet her. She is thorough and gentle, the best combination.
Wendy started her dental assisting career in 1994 upon her graduation from Alamance Community College. She has been in Dr. List’s practice since 2003. Wendy is an integral part of our Give a Smile program and attends continuing education programs during the year. This helps to keep our office updated on dental information to be sure our office utilizes the finest products to assist Dr. List in providing the high quality of care we are proud to provide our patients. She has recently completed training in using our new digital scanner for impressions for crowns, bridges and implants. Along with her assisting duties, Wendy maintains our sterilization area, helps maintain our OSHA and HIPAA compliance, is trained in CPR, assists Ida and Angie as needed, and is responsible for ordering dental supplies.
Wendy has lived in Graham most of her life. Her son, Christopher, was born in 2005. She is grateful that her mother babysits while she is at the office. Her son is at the age where he loves putting Legos together. Wendy likes to go for walks, gardens, enjoys visiting her sister in Pittsburgh, and spending time with her three grandchildren.
Everyone loves Wendy, and when you meet her, you’ll know why!
Jeanna is a native of Durham and is a 1984 graduate of Northern High School. She then attended the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she majored in Human Environmental Sciences and graduated in 1988. While living in Greensboro, Jeanna was a teacher for ten years with the Guilford County Schools and also a cheerleading coach. She also worked for the Department of Public Education in 1998 as Curriculum Consultant. Jeanna and Ellis were married in 1999, and were blessed with their beautiful daughter, Eliza, in 2001.
Jeanna is currently working part-time at Durham Academy. She often helps out in the office or behind the scenes. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Durham & Orange Counties and serves on many committees at Eliza’s school. Jeanna enjoys cooking, traveling, decorating (especially painting), and gardening. Jeanna, Ellis, and Eliza can often be found enjoying Duke sporting events.
Although she is not in the office every day, Jeanna provides a supportive and helpful role to our team. She is very warm and friendly and we know you will love her, too.
Kim is a 1983 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Hygiene. She practiced in Pennsylvania, Florida, and New York, before moving to Cary North Carolina with her husband Craig in 1991. She was a stay at home mom for about four years before entering the hygiene field in North Carolina on a part time basis since 1995. Kim worked as a volunteer at the NC Zoo and did the dental cleanings on some of the zoo residents. Some of her patients were lions, gorillas, otters and polar bears, to name a few.
Kim and Craig married in 1985 and have two grown children: Jacob, who lives in Austin TX and Kaylene, who lives in Denver CO. Kim is a big Steelers and Penguins fan and also cheers for the Wolfpack. She loves to travel, hike, bake, garden, water ski and spend time out on her family’s boat. Kim is active at her church and participates in a hand bell choir.
Kim looks forward to meeting you and helping you with your dental health.
Diane is a native of Durham, NC, and currently lives in Rougemont with her husband Kurt, who retired from the US Marine Corps in 2011 after serving 22 years. He now works at the Durham Correction Center, in downtown Durham. They married in 2012, and have four children, Alicia, Kristen, Heather, Ashley, Adam and two grandchildren, Ellie and Kayden. Alicia and Ellie live in Minnesota and try to fly down to see everyone at least once a year. Kayden started to walk at 7 months and will turn 1 year old in June 2019. Diane and Kurt love to spend as much time as possible with their kids and are enjoying being grandparents. Family time is very important to all of them.
Diane has been in the medical/dental field for over 20 years. She decided to go back to school later in life, and just received her Bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Trident University in California. She comes with over 10 years of experience in Practice Management. She strides to continue her education in dentistry and has been to Warshaw Dental Institute for Management Classes in Texas. She has had several continuing education classes including Dentrix, Othro, and HIPAA to stay up-to-date on the latest dental information and better serve her practice.