Dastrup Dental
Joseph Dastrup, DDS

Our Team

Dastrup Dental

We serve our patients by delivering great dental care. We care about the dental experience of each patient and are committed to a comfortable, caring, and effective dental result. We provide exceptional value and ongoing patient education to achieve an elevated dental experience.

Dentistry is something that we take very seriously, but we also like to have fun! Our love of people and our relationship with our patients makes the atmosphere at Dastrup Dental enjoyable for both our patients and our team.

We can't wait to meet you!



Meet Our Team

Dr. Joseph Dastrup, DDS

Dr. Joseph Dastrup graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2009. Following graduation, he was accepted into a highly competitive surgical and comprehensive dental residency through the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Hospital. His training included managing patients with complex medical histories, surgical training in implant placement, bone grafting procedures, extractions, root canals, and treating and restoring complex dental cases. 

Dr. Dastrup continues to seek knowledge from the most respected leaders in the fields of cosmetic, aesthetic, and restorative dentistry.  He attends several prestigious study club meetings per month along with many other courses and trainings each year. He is kind and compassionate and believes in educating his patients thoroughly and then letting patients decide what treatment best fits their needs. He finds fulfillment in offering hope and confidence to those who previously held inhibitions related to their dental health.


Lila, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Lila was born and raised in Boone, NC. Having joined the practice in 1981, Lila has over 30 years of experience in the dental hygiene field and is one of the must cultivated members of our team. Lila would tell you herself that forming lasting friendships and rapport with patients and their families is what fuels her passion. During her free time, you often find Lila making stained-glass art of any kind. Lila is also a humongous Carolina Panthers fan. To be lose to her family she lives in Charlotte, NC with her dog Lillie. GO PANTHERS, KEEP POUNDIN'!!

April, RDH - Dental Hygienist

April is one of our veteran team members, having joined the practice in 1993. Her experience in dentistry helps our patients maintain excellent oral health.

“The things I love most about my job are the people I work with, my great work environment, and my fantastic patients. I have been so inspired by my patients and their stories of children, adventures, and the wonderful friendships made, all while helping to maintain happy, healthy smiles.”

With quite the menagerie at home, April stays busy caring for her dog, and parrot. She also enjoys spending time with her two children, watching football and vacationing at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort.

Emily, RDH - Dental Hygienist


Emily joined Dastrup Dental in June 2018 and looks forward to working with him and his amazing patients in the future years to come. She has 8 years of experience in the dental field.

"Patients are our priority. From the moment you join our practice, I guarantee and unwavering commitment to your oral health and a relationship for many years to come."

In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two sons. She really enjoys reading anything that she can get her hands on. She loves keeping up with the latest trends in Dentistry in order to provide our patients with the most up to date protocols on a healthy oral condition. She cares deeply for her patients and works hard to give them all the tools necessary for creating a lifetime of good hygiene! 

Monique - Patient and Treatment Coordinator

Monique, or "Mo" as she likes to be called, is originally from Brasil!  She is the first smiling face you will meet when you come to our office and will immediately make you feel comfortable and at ease.  Mo is a great member of our team and it will be easy to notice how much she cares for you and your family.  She will help accommodate your schedule and any concerns you may have.  

"I love meeting all of our patients and helping them smile during their visits.  We have the greatest patients and interacting with them enriches my day!"

When Mo is relaxing, you may find her at local restaurants and as often as possible at the beach.  

She has a beautiful, energetic daughter who she loves to spend time with her along with her husband.  She also speaks Portuguese and Spanish.  We feel lucky to have Mo on our team!

Danielle - Financial and Insurance Coordinator

Danielle was born and raised in Chicago, IL and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She is a passionate and dedicated team member when it comes to helping you achieve your dental needs. She is a fun, dedicated team member who will serve as your advocate in helping you achieve your dental needs.  She is great with navigating the nuances of your dental benefits plan and will help you find a way to receive the treatment you need in a way that fits your needs. When Danielle isn't at the office you'll find her spending time with her boyfriend on their motorcycle, cuddling with her two cats, or watching the latest NASCAR race.    

Emily - Dental Assistant

Emily recently joined our practice with nearly 4 years of dental experience.  Her passion is to always provide the best patient care possible.  She uses her caring nature and positive attitude to ensure our patients have the best possible experience during procedures.

"My favorite part of being a Dental Assistant is getting to know the patients and making them feel at ease in the dental chair. Its truly amazing what you can learn from patients by just listening."

A native of Mooresville, North Carolina she loves boating and spending time on Lake Norman with friends and family. Interior Design is a love of hers, so when time allows she loves using her second degree in transforming spaces.

McKenna - Dental Assistant

McKenna was born and raised in Denver, NC. McKenna is a new member to the Dastrup Team and is happy to come to work everyday and provide the best possible care to all of her wonderful patients. She loves developing relationships with our patients and giving people a reason to smile while helping to improve their oral health. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling and hanging out on the lake. 

Heather - Dental Assistant

Heather is originally from Dallas, TX. She believes her key to success is a lifelong commitment to learning and keeping up to date on the technologies of her profession. Heather has more than ten years experience in the industry and says that, next to a good challenge, working with her patients is the most rewarding part of her job. She loves spending time with her husband and two precious baby boys.