Ken Budde, D.D.S. is a native of Toledo, Ohio. After completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Toledo, he graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.
He and his wife, Robin, have three adult children and three grandchildren. They frequently travel throughout North Carolina to volunteer their time and efforts for the NC Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy clinics. Over the years those have included clinics in Dare County and many others as far away of Cullowhee, in the western mountains of NC.
Mark Bueker, D.D.S., also an Ohio native, grew up in Barberton. He attended The Ohio State University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He and his wife have an adult daughter, Devin. They enjoy sailing the beautiful waters in and around the Outer Banks.
Our Hygiene Staff:
JoAnne Lassiter, R.D.H. has been practicing dental hygiene since her return to the Outer Banks in 1976 after completion of her training in West Virginia. She enjoys gardening and going to the gym.
Karen Sirmans, R.D.H. grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia, and graduated hygiene school at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. She has lived on the Outer Banks since 1995 and enjoys the beach, sewing, and spending the time with her two Boston terriers.
Our Administrative and Assisting Staff:
Heather Clary wears many hats in our office. After completing a program in Dental Assisting in her hometown of Richmond, VA, she came to our office and now serves primarily as our insurance coordinator and lead front office staff member, ready to assist you with and questions or insurance claims. She remains a chair side assistant when called upon. She and her husband have two sons.
Alex Brown, our most recent staff addition, is familiar to many of our patients as a lifelong resident of the area. She serves as chair side assistant and all-around cheerful presence.