Frankie, a native of the Chapel Hill area, has been a Certified Dental Assistant for over 30 years and has worked with Dr. Ellis since 2000. She is a 1984 honors graduate from the Dental Assisting program at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Frankie served as clinical faculty in the Dental Assisting program at the University of North Carolina for 6 years. She is capable of performing all of the expanded duties that are allowed by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. Frankie has a genuine concern for patient comfort and loves the interaction with patients during their dental visits. Frankie is married to Robert, has one son, Ryan, and a beautiful grandson, Sam.