Meet Our Raleigh Dental Care Staff


The entire clinical staff at EarpDental attend annual recertification in Cardio Life Support to ensure that everyone at the office is equipped to save a life in the event of an emergency. As a patient of EarpDental we want to make sure that you always receive the best care from each and every one of our staff members. That is why we take extra measures to train our staff so you are always in good hands!
Additionally, we place great emphasis on continuing education in order to stay current in the latest dental techniques. Our employees attend regular CE courses to remain up to date in their area of treatment. Since 1991, our number one priority has always been and will always be our patients and their well-being.

Karla Parnell
Hi, I'm Karla. I graduated from Wayne Community College in 2003 with an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been a Dental Hygienist with Dr. Earp since 2003. I am married with two wonderful boys. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling and dancing.
Caroline Wallace
I've known I wanted to be a dental hygienist since my sophomore year of high school. I began my undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Public Health. I made a transfer to Central Piedmont Community College to pursue my passion in Dental Hygiene. I grew up in Raleigh and I am thrilled to be back with all my friends and family. I strive to improve the oral health of as many individuals as I can. I couldn't be more blessed to have my dream job!
Becky Bost
I have been in dentistry since 1977. I have performed dental assisting, front desk administrative and office manager duties. I love caring for our patients and their families. I feel very blessed to be a part of Dr. Earp's team where we strive to give excellent dental care to all of our patients. In my free time, I enjoy my church, going to the beach, reading and dancing. I love spending time with my two children and family!
Janet Stearns
My name is Janet. I have been Dr. Earp's dental assistant since 2003. I have been in the dental field all my life... almost 40 years! I am married and have 2 sons and 8 grandkids. I am a country girl who loves to work in the garden and cook. I look forward to helping you with your dental needs!
Janet Stearns
Hi, I am Rachel. I have been a dental assistant for over 20 years. I am very excited to be a part of Dr. Earp's dental team and look forward to serving your dental needs. When I am not working, my husband Edward and I have a small farm where we raise goats. My animals are my “kids” so they keep me busy. I also enjoy traveling to the beach and mountains to spend time with my family and friends.
Ethelene Hughes

I'm Ethelene. I graduated from Wayne Community College in 1969. I worked with Dr. Earp for 12 years until leaving to care for my mother in 2007.

Additionally, I've worked with Commwell Health Community Health Center as Vice President of Dental Services for three years. I love clinical hygiene and I'm happy to return to Dr. Earp's practice part-time! I feel like I am "at home again, in my comfort zone." Happily married to JD Hughes, Jr., we have 2 married children and are blessed with 4 grandchildren.

Amber Bowden

I have been in dental administration for over 11 years. I am very excited to be a part of Dr. Earp's dental team. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband And two girls at Kerr Lake!