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We have a wonderful team who has a passion for their patients and for working with one another!

We take our profession very seriously but always find a way to have fun! 

Your Chapel Hill, NC Orthodontic Specialists 

At Clifton & Mauney, we pride ourselves on maintaining a gold standard of excellent customer service. We treat every customer like family, and we work hard to create a fun and relaxing office environment. Our doctors and our wonderful team of highly skilled orthodontic specialists strive to make every visit to our office a positive experience for everyone - and while we take our jobs very seriously, we always find a way to have fun!

AmberAmber — Dental Assistant

Amber joined our team December 2015 and attended the Dental Assisting program at Alamance Community College. Amber is a joy to work on our team because of her shiny disposition. She has worked in the dental field for 10 years and has a love for pediatrics. Amber’s favorite thing about working at Clifton and Mauney is “her teammates”.

Amber and her husband, Brett, are busy chasing around three active children: Karley, Addison and Trent. As her sunglasses say, “I’m a SUPERMOM”. Being a busy mom doesn’t leave much time for her to visit her favorite spot, the lake, or bake her favorite Funfetti Cake!

Beth AnnBeth Ann – Dental Hygienist

Beth Ann graduated in 2009 from UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Exercise Physiology and then in 2014 with a BS in Dental Hygiene.  She joined our team in 2011 to gain dental knowledge as she applied to the hygiene program and then returned to our team in 2015 after becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She loves her job because it gives her the opportunity to teach children and their parents about nutrition and the link it has to their overall health.  She wants them to develop healthy habits at a young age and loves watching them grow with every visit.  Beth Ann appreciates working with Dr. Clifton and Dr. Mauney because they "genuinely care about their patients and their dental team.  I admire how they treat each patient as their own child, the reassuring rapport they have with children and parents and the way they make me feel like part of their family."

Beth Ann is an avid runner and fitness nut.  Her dedication to being healthy is an inspiration to those around her.  Chocolate is her guilty pleasure.  She loves summer and the Tar Heels, even though she transplanted from West Virginia.  She recently traveled to Greece and dreams of one day traveling to Italy!

Dee-Pic-20171110Dee – Patient Care Coordinator/Dental Hygienist

Dee began in our practice in 1998. She attended UNC-Greensboro and received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. After teaching preschool for a few years, Dee returned to college at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she received her certification in dental hygiene. She is passionate about her job because it allows her the chance to help children learn the value of their teeth, why they are important and how to care for them. She is an avid promoter of dental health from the first tooth until the children grow out of our practice at young adulthood. It has been a joy for her to see many of these kids’ lives evolve. She has loved being a part of Dr. Clifton and Dr. Chuck’s team because they “truly care for their patients and their team. They make working here fun!”

Dee and her husband, Dale, have an active son Chase and a beautiful little girl, Kenzie. Dee spends her spare time enjoying life as a mom. She is quite outdoorsy, between hunting, fishing, gardening and taking care of their chickens. She loves to travel anywhere she gets the chance to go and is always up for trying new stuff, like sky diving! 

JamieJamie – Dental Assistant

We first met Jamie when she completed a dental rotation in our practice while attending the dental assisting program at UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduation in 2011, Jamie joined our team. Jamie can often be found joking with her patients and enjoying her time with each child. She loves every aspect of her job, but particularly enjoys working with the kids and this dental team. Her favorite part of being on Dr. Clifton and Dr. Mauney’s team is the “overall compassion and respect both doctors show for others, both patients and employees.”

Jamie and her husband Corey have two precious children, Savannah and Jase! She loves her dog, Toby, and rooting for the Tar Heels. Like a true southern girl, she loves NASCAR and banana pudding! Jamie is crafty and always working on new projects!

KristenKristen – Administrative Coordinator

Kristen is an Orange County native and graduated in May 2017 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. The skills she developed with her degree are valuable for building relationships with our patients and their families! Her favorite part of her job is “meeting so many new, smiling faces!” and she loves “seeing our patients enjoy a positive dental experience!” She values “that we truly work together as a team and that our doctors always have the patient’s best interest at heart!”

Kristen’s heart belongs to the Tarheels but she will pull for the NCCU Eagles anytime their baseball team takes the field. Her longtime boyfriend, Kameron, is a senior pitcher for the Eagles and Kristen spends many hours as his #1 fan. She loves traveling with her family and spoiling her niece and nephew. She has developed a restaurant bucket list and is actively adding to it and checking places off. Let her know if you have any good recommendations!  

Lisa SLisa S. – Dental Hygienist

Lisa has practiced as a hygienist since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Go Heels! She joined our team in 2011 to cover another employee’s maternity leave, and we fell in love with her and wouldn’t let her leave! She loves her job because she has the opportunity to work with kids and educate both the patients and their parents on the importance of dental health. She has loved working with Dr. Clifton and Dr. Mauney because they are “respectful, caring, genuine employers, who have exceptional work ethic and professionalism. I love that we are all a family!”

Lisa and her husband, Tyler, are busy playing with their active son, Westan and taking care of their sweet daughter, Shelby. Lisa loves baseball, especially if it is her beloved Tarheels or the Durham Bulls. Her biggest joy is spending time with her growing family. She loves to vacation on Martha's Vineyard but would also love to give Hawaii a try!

PaulaPaula – Business/Marketing Coordinator

Paula joined our team in 2001 after graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Business Management. Go Wolfpack! Besides always having a smile on her face, Paula also brings creativity and fun to all of her projects in our practice. She loves the chance to meet new families every day and to feel like we are making a difference to the kids we serve. She firmly believes we have the best dental team around! Her favorite thing about working with Dr. Clifton and Dr. Mauney is that “they constantly put the needs of their patients and their team first. Both doctors have their priorities in order and make each of us feel like they wouldn’t have the practice they have without us.”

Paula has been married to her high school sweetheart, Keith, since 2001. They have two children, Will and Rhiley, who keep them on their toes with their vibrant personalities and their stream of activities. Life at her house is constant chaos! She loves to read and believes in happy endings. She is passionate about family, relic hunting, baking and baseball!