South Charlotte, NC Dental Staff
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our team's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Richard Bateman, D.D.S.
Charlotte, NC DentistPark Crossing Dentistry
Dr. Bateman, a North Carolina native, earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He returned to his hometown of Charlotte, NC in 1984 to start his family dentistry practice, Park Crossing Dentistry.
Dr. Bateman is married to his wife of 33 years, Maryann, and they have two grown sons. Their hobbies include traveling, golf, and reading.
Dr. Bateman has been designated as an Invisalign Preferred Provider. He has met the strictest educational and proficiency requirements of Invisalign for many years. Dr. Bateman has had great success with his treatment plans for Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry.
In 2000, Dr. Bateman was honored as the Charlotte Regional Medical Volunteer of the Year with A Child's Place. Dr. Bateman has dedicated many hours of service to A Child's Place as well as other needy causes such as National Children's Dental Access Day. Dr. Bateman is a member of the Charlotte Dental Society, Randolph Dental Mastermind Group, and American Dental Association.
Joshua Neubauer, D.D.S.
Charlotte, NC DentistPark Crossing Dentistry
Dr. Neubauer was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Marquette University. He remained at Marquette where he went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2003. He spent ten years practicing dentistry in Kenosha, Wisconsin where he has been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and has served as a mentor in the Marquette University Dental Student Mentoring Program.
Dr. Neubauer's goal is to provide the best possible dental care in a gentle and caring manner. He feels that it is important to remain current on the latest dental techniques and materials. He also believes that spending time with thorough explanations of different treatments and options can really help patients make the best decisions for their oral health.
Dr. Neubauer enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Jessica, and four children. He enjoys reading, basketball, frisbee golf, hiking, and fishing. He's happy to call Charlotte his home and loves to explore the beautiful state of NC.
Shraddha P. Apte, D.D.S.
Charlotte, NC DentistPark Crossing Dentistry
Dr. Apte graduated with honors from University of California San Francisco school of dentistry in 2007. After being in practice in Sacramento, CA for over five years, she moved to North Carolina to be with family and now calls Charlotte her home. She is married and has two sons. She is gentle and compassionate and treats every patient the way she would like to be treated.
Dr. Apte has volunteered for 'Give Kids a Smile' programs across the state and in California. She is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and Charlotte Dental Society. Dr. Apte is fluent in both Hindi and Marathi.
In her free time, she enjoys travelling, music and spending time with her family.
Our professional and friendly staff is committed to your overall dental health and well being. We take pride in each staff member's training and capabilities. Our entire staff works as a team to make your visits with us as stress free as possible and to serve you, our patient.
Cheryl, Dental Hygienist
"I understand my patients' needs by listening to their concerns."
Hello, my name is Cheryl and I have been a dental hygienist at Park Crossing Dentistry since June 1990. I love working with people and helping them take care of their health by giving them great dental care. I was born in Iceland and grew up in a military family. I received my Dental Hygiene degree from Coastal Carolina in Jacksonville, NC and have been licensed for over 26 years.
When not at work, I enjoy scrapbooking and working with the children at my church. Also, I love to spend time with my husband and two sons at the lake.
Heather, Dental Hygienist
"Being compassionate and effective is important to me."
I received my Dental Hygienist degree from York Technical College and I have great experience with many dental offices and specialists by serving patients as a short term and long term hygienist. I am a Charlotte native and licensed in North and South Carolina. I have knowledge of many x-ray and computer technologies as well as experience with periodontal treatment and sedation. I like to treat the "whole" patient by listening to their health issues so I can see if any overall health concerns relate to their oral health.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, sing and cook/bake.
Pam, Dental Hygienist
"I like to educate my patients and help them achieve optimal dental health."
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Dental Hygiene, I moved back to my home town of Statesville, NC. I worked as a dental hygienist for 3 years before moving to Charlotte. I have worked at Park Crossing Dentistry since moving to Charlotte in 1991. I have over 24 years experience in dental hygiene and working at Park Crossing Dentistry has been very rewarding for me. I see all types of patients with different needs. I find it fun and challenging to help patients achieve their optimal dental health.
I like to volunteer at my children's school and spend time with my family when not at work. I also like to read and walk in my spare time.
Addie, Dental Hygienist
"Giving the patient a relaxing and comprehensive dental experience is important to me."
Hi, my name is Addie and I am a native of Clover, South Carolina. I graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree from York Technical College in 2002 and have worked at Park Crossing Dentistry since graduation. I love to work with patients and help them with their dental health by education and compassion for their personal needs. I treat everyone with this philosophy and it is fun to see the patient smile after every visit.
When not working, I spend time with my 2 children and husband. I enjoy watching sports and playing sports.
Annie, Dental Hygienist
“I enjoy making connections with patients and helping them achieve total health and wellness.”
After graduating from Old Dominion University in 1996, I began working in the Periodontics field. My family: husband and 2 sons, recently moved from Fairfax, Virginia where I was with an Oral Systemic Health Practice for 14 years. I am enjoying living in Tega Cay, SC, working part-time, obtaining my Masters in Science in Dental Hygiene and being a clinical trainer/educator for dental offices throughout the country. When not working with patients and staff, I enjoy being with my family who loves to travel and have fun!
I am passionate about the correlation between the mouth & body. A healthy mouth makes for a healthy body.
Wendy, Dental Assistant
"I like to make my patients as comfortable as possible. I like long-term relationships with my patients.”
I am a North Carolina native and enjoy living in the Charlotte area. I was born and raised in nearby Concord, NC. I love being in dentistry and have been a dental assistant for over 22 years. I am Dr. Neubauer’s assistant and enjoy doing complicated procedures with him. I enjoy any type of work to benefit our patients!
I enjoy my work but when I am not in the office, I love to spend time with my husband and daughter.
Sun, Dental Assistant
“Understanding my patients' needs is a priority for me."
My name is Sun and I moved to Charlotte in 1997. I have been a dental assistant since graduating from the CPCC Dental Assisting Program in 2007. I enjoy working with my patients and getting to know them while assisting Dr. Bateman and Dr. Pendse. I was born is Seoul, South Korea. Being fluent in two languages (English and Korean) helps our patients understand their procedures better.
When not at work, I enjoy playing volleyball and soccer. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.
“Treat others/patients how you would like to be treated.”
Originally from Raleigh, NC, Eliana brings medical administration experience to our front office. Her family and husband are from Colombia, South America and she is fluent in Spanish. She feels like her experience in a podiatrist’s office helps her with coordinating our dental patients. Patient Care is her priority and she enjoys interacting with all of our patients.
Eliana enjoys spending time with her husband and she is very active in her church.
Evelyn, Treatment Coordinator
"My personal philosophy is that I always like to go the extra mile for my patients. I like to help them solve problems!"
Hi, my name is Evelyn and I am the Treatment Coordinator for patients who might need operative work at Park Crossing Dentistry. I really enjoy working with patients and helping them schedule their work while balancing their financial needs. I research patients' insurance and help our patients plan their appointments. It is very rewarding to see how happy the patients are that we can help them out of pain or with an aesthetic issue by giving them a financial plan that suits their budget.
I am originally from Ontario, California and I am fluent in Spanish. I assist all our Spanish speaking patients with their dental and appointment questions. I have a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications from Westwood College in Upland, CA where I was on the President's Honor List for 2 years. My previous employment was at Macy's as a Customer Service Specialist.
When I am away from Park Crossing Dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and baking.
Cynthia, Hygiene Coordinator
“Your smile is very important to me.”
Coming from over 7 years of Orthodontic office experience, Cynthia brings great customer service to our Hygiene Coordinator position. Cynthia has an Associate’s degree from Gaston College and a Business Administration degree from UNCC. Cynthia works hard to keep your family’s regular check-ups on track so you stay healthy.
When not at the office, Cynthia enjoys her time with family, church activities, reading, and shopping.
Colleen, Marketing & IT Manager
"I enjoy providing excellent care and assistance to our patients."
Hello, my name is Colleen and I am the marketing manager at Park Crossing Dentistry. I also maintain our computer systems and website. I am known as the "go-to" person in the office for any computer needs. I really enjoy solving problems whether it is an appointment for a patient, the patient's dental treatment needs or a computer issue; I am here to help. I love my work because it is so diverse and I am appreciated for my expertise. I attended Business School years ago but most of my knowledge comes from hands-on experience. I have been at Park Crossing Dentistry for over 13 years and have enjoyed it immensely.
Providing excellent treatment for our patients and having genuine care and concern for their health and well-being is my primary goal. When not working, I love to travel with my family, play tennis and go for walks.
"My personal philosophy is to treat every patient as if they are my family."
Hi, my name is Maryann and I work in Park Crossing Dentistry's administration area. My job is to help the practice run as smooth as possible. I handle tasks such as strategic improvements, marketing, finance and general business. I assist the front office staff part-time with day to day tasks as well.
I am a North Carolina native and have lived in Charlotte since 1984. I graduated with a BA in Business Administration and Fine Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also have a BA in Architecture from UNCC's College of Architecture. I have worked here since 2009 after a career in project management and project marketing for over 20 years. I have a wonderful husband and we have 2 sons. When I am away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf, painting or drawing and reading.