Dr. Kendalyn Lutz-Craver is a 1996 graduate of Shelby High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1999. Dr. Lutz-Craver completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2003 also at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Dr. Lutz-Craver and her husband Newton, a banker at First National Bank, have resided in Shelby since their marriage in 2003. They have two children, Joe and Rowan, and a dog keeping them on their toes.
Dr. Lutz-Craver is active in her community with her involvement in the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce, Shelby Breakfast Rotary Club, Cleveland County Board of Health, and the Episcopal Church of Redeemer.
Dr. Lutz-Craver is also active in Dentistry through her local dental society, the North Carolina Dental Society, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Pierre-Fauchard Academy. She is currently studying with the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida, and the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona, focusing on comprehensive dental care.
Dr. Sara Hammel Karner is from Clayton, NC. She graduated in 2006 from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences - Magna Cum Laude. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her Doctorate of Dental Surgery and graduated May 2010.
During her collegiate career she has been involved in her community through many service organizations including but not limited to the Tammy Lynn Center, NC Food Bank, Center for Domestic Violence, Ronald McDonald House and Missions of Mercy Clinics. She was active with the NC Public Health Department's More at Four Program where she informed four year old children about the importance of their smile and aided in dental screenings. She also designed and implemented a dental community awareness program for school aged children while attending NC State University called Pack Smiles. The program combined her love for NCSU, dentistry and children and allows those NC State Pre-Health Club Members interested in dentistry to get involved in their community by conducting a small educational presentation to school aged children which spreads the importance of oral health while promoting her Alma Mater, NCSU. The program has grown tremendously since 2005 when Dr. Karner established it.
Dr. Karner while attending UNC Dental School was actively involved in the following organizations: American Student Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, Delta Sigma Delta, and the Student Professionalism and Ethics Club.
On her free time, Dr. Karner enjoys cooking and baking, theatre, golf, movies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Her husband, Kevin and their dog, Ty, and cat, Chloe, are very excited to be joining "The City of Pleasant Living" this summer.