Staff Team

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 8 year old, Chase and a beautiful little girl, Kenzie, who recently turned 4! 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!

EriEri – Dental Hygienist

Eri is a 2012 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Eri is a former patient, and we immediately hired her upon graduation because she is such a fabulous team member and hygienist. Her passion for dental hygiene is evident the minute you sit in her chair. She is delighted to work with children and "hear the funny things they say!" She has thrived as a part of this practice, and she feels, "everyone genuinely enjoys being here and working with each other."

Eri loves the Tar Heels but can also be found cheering for Ohio State (forgive her, she was born in OH) with her two younger brothers and her twin sister.  She has one sweet dog, Bandit. Eri enjoys baking, being crafty and spending time at the beach.  Eri is adventurous; she has traveled to Italy and Greece and one day plans to try 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 Assistant

Kristen is the newest member of our team and a welcome addition! She 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 travelling 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!

LeighLeigh – Dental Assistant

Leigh joined our team in 2006 and attended the dental assisting program at Alamance Community College. Her sense of humor is such a bright spot to the entire team and keeps us constantly amused! The reason she loves her job is the opportunity to get to know our patients and to help them have a better smile. She loves working for Dr. Clifton and Dr. Mauney because “you can tell they love what they do, and they put our patients first!”

Leigh has been married to her husband, Tim, since 2008. Leigh and Tim are super busy chasing around their two active children, Mason and Emerson.  Leigh has two very loving and spoiled Labs, Dixie and Sadie. Leigh loves warm weather, so summer is her favorite, and it is even better if she gets to go somewhere tropical. She thinks everything should have a touch of pink on it, especially her favorite treat, cupcakes!  She also likes to monogram everything that isn't moving!

Lisa CLisa C. – Administrative Coordinator

Lisa has been a member of our team since 1999. She has been in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics as both a dental assistant and in an administrative capacity since graduating from the dental assisting program at Alamance Community College in 1984. Her big smile will be what greets you when you visit our office. She is constantly in motion and helps our team run smoothly. Dr. Mauney has often given her credit as “our glue.” She is passionate about her job because she is able to serve others, show love and compassion for our patients and make a difference in the daily routine of running a wonderful practice. On working with Dr. Clifton and Dr. Mauney, she “loves that they truly care about making a difference in the lives of their patients through the dental treatment they give and the lives of their staff by the love and compassion they show.”

Lisa has been married to her husband, Jerry, since 1987, and they have two grown kids, Dean and Bailey. Lisa is such a great mom to her kids at home and all of her adopted kids at the office. The newest addition to their family is her son-in-law, Alex! Lisa's passion is her love for life and her faith. Lisa logs lots of miles walking her dogs, Rufus and Zoey each year, and she loves to read, especially on a warm beach in her lounge chair

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 three year old, 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!

MeganMegan — Dental Assistant

Megan joined our team March 2016. She is a Dental Assistant II and has been in dentistry for 7 years. She is an amazing part of our team because of her positivity and her “can-do” attitude that radiates to all of her teammates.  Megan loves working in pediatrics and the fun, upbeat atmosphere that it provides. Megan’s favorite thing about working at Clifton and Mauney is “their professionalism, patience and their kind hearts”

Megan is a blushing new bride who recently married her husband JR in Disney World! She is the mom to a spunky little girl named Eleanor and her precious dog, Darla. Megan is a diehard Disney fan who loves all things Mickey and Minnie so she is always up for a trip to Disney World. She can also be found enjoying time at the beach or being outdoors.

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!