Dr. Kathryn Frye
Dr. Kathryn Frye was born and raised in Davidson County, the daughter of Dr. Sarah Frye and Chuck Frye. She graduated from the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, double majoring in biology and music with a minor in chemistry. While a student at UNC, she continued to engage in her lifelong passion for horses as a member of the equestrian team, serving as captain her senior year. Her music major gave her the opportunity to participate in the student opera productions, as well as Carolina Choir and Chamber Singers.
Following her undergraduate education, Dr. Frye attended the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. She has returned to Lexington to join in her mother’s practice. Dr. Frye is active in the community as a member of the choir and youth leader at First Baptist Church. She is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Davidson County Dental Society and the North Carolina Dental Society. Recently, she became a “dog mom” with the adoption of a German Shepherd puppy, Friedrich.
Sarah E. Frye, DDS
For over 35 years, Dr. Frye has built a dental practice that brings the best and most advanced care dentistry has to offer to Lexington. She has invested in technology that allows her to give patients information about their health and many options for obtaining a functional dentition and beautiful smile. Along with the technology, Dr. Frye has continued her dental education and is currently a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society and High Point Study Club. She has been recognized by the Continental Who’s Who Registry of Professionals and The Leading Physicians of the World.
In addition to knowledge and advanced technology and procedures, Dr. Frye believes that the most important thing a dental practice must provide for patients is a well-trained, compassionate team. Each member of the team shows their knowledge and concern for our patients every day, endeavoring to make the experience pleasant and comfortable.
Although she was born and raised in Raleigh, Dr. Frye has called the triad home since her days as a student at Wake Forest University. After obtaining her BA in biology, she attended the UNC School of Dentistry. She would later earn certifications in CEREC one-appointment crowns, conscious sedation, and Invisalign® clear aligners. Dr. Frye and her husband moved to Lexington shortly after their marriage and built the Professional Building at One Weaver Drive in 1991 to house their respective dental and law practices. They have two children — Charlie, an attorney practicing in Washington, DC, and Kathryn.
Dr. Frye has volunteered her time and skills to several groups, including the Davidson County Medical Ministry, Baptist Men’s Dental Bus, Give Kids A Smile and MOM Clinics. In her free time, Dr. Frye enjoys gardening, reading mysteries and enjoying music. She is a soloist with several choirs in Davidson County and has spent many years promoting music in our community.
Meet Our Team
The team members who work at Frye Dental Care offer your family total healthy dentistry that keeps both your smile and body strong. We aid our Dentist in Lexington, North Carolina, with the professional care you need to stay healthy and happy. If you want to learn more about our friendly dental team, then take a look at their biographies below.
Debbie Wyatt, CDA
Debbie worked with Dr. Frye for 26 of her 38-year career as a dental assistant. A North Carolina native, her family moved to Lexington when she was 5 years old. After completing her education at Rowan Cabarrus Community College, she married, and she and her husband have raised two daughters. Debbie enjoys boating, reading and participating in mission activities through her church. She is certified by the International College of Implantology and as a CAD/CAM auxiliary. Debbie officially retired at the end of 2019, but she continues to fill in for us. We’re always happy to see our Assistant Emeritus!
Breann K. Kassouf, DA II
Bre began working with Dr. Frye in 2017 as a dental assistant. She obtained her dental assisting education from Guildford Technical Community College and brings her love of working with patients to our team. Bre was raised and has strong family roots here in Davidson County. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, hunting, fishing, beaching and spending time at her family’s mountain home. She has a love of animals, especially her beloved Australian Shepherds, Darla and Conway. She also loves country music!
Haley was born and raised in Davidson county. Graduating from North Davidson High School in 2017, she continued her studies at Piedmont Dental Assistants, Inc., and received her degree in dental assisting in 2019. She enjoys going to Thunderbirds hockey games, eating Mexican food and shopping!
Since her arrival at Frye Dental Care, Haley has worked in almost every position — receptionist, hygiene assistant and now, chairside assistant — and she has excelled at all she does!
Julie, a native to Rowan County, traveled the world with her father’s Marine career. Because her parents grew up in Rowan County, her family returned to the triad in 1987. Her career in dentistry began when she graduated from Rowan Cabarrus Community College in 2009 with an associate degree in dental assisting. She is a certified dental assistant, and she completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2013, graduating summa cum laude. Julie has worked in various roles in dentistry — assistant, treatment coordinator, patient coordinator and business manager. After receiving her Master of Education in 2015 from Concordia University, she taught in the dental assisting program at Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Presently, she serves Frye Dental Care as our financial coordinator and business manager.
Julie has two sons and a daughter who have blessed her with six grandsons and one granddaughter, with another due in April 2021. A dog mom of a Dutch Shepherd, she loves her family, traveling, gardening, architecture and spending time with her grandchildren. Her baking and cooking skills keep our sweet teeth satisfied!
Jill has been working in the dental field since 2009. She started out as a certified dental assistant in 2009 after graduating from Rowan Cabarrus Community College with an associate degree in dental assisting and accounting. She worked in a pediatric dental office for 7 years after graduation and then transitioned to general dentistry. Jill is our patient coordinator, leaning on her previous experience and education to fill that role.
Jill and her husband, Tim, spend their weekends outdoors, both being avid fishers and hunters. They enjoy boating with their two sons and weekend trips to the coast. They are expecting a little girl this winter.
A native of Davidson County, Brooke graduated from Trinity Baptist Academy in 2013. She furthered her education at Davidson County Community College and received a CNA certification. Brooke completed the Piedmont Dental Assistants, Inc. program and has been a dental assistant since 2015. Presently, she is a part time student at DCCC, pursuing a degree in dental hygiene.
When Brooke is not studying or working, she spends her free time with her 1-year-old son. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, doing anything outdoors and drinking large amounts of coffee.
Chapel is from Salisbury, North Carolina, and graduated from Jesse C. Carson High School in 2015. Her mother, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, met her father while there as a student; a few years later, they were married in Chapel Hill, and years later, Chapel was born at the UNC hospital. That is how she got her unique name! Chapel then went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in dental hygiene.
In her free time, Chapel enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, going to the beach, shopping and being active outside! Chapel has volunteered for serval North Carolina Missions of Mercy and Give Kids A Smile clinics around the state. She is passionate about oral hygiene and enjoys teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain their oral health at home. She focuses on each appointment to make sure all of her patients are receiving individualized care.