Meet Our Team


Brandy Pittman, CDA chose dental assisting as her career and attended Western Piedmont Community College. In 1998, she graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant. She has been employed with Dr. Knollman since January 2001. Brandy is married to Brad and they have 3 children Kennedy, Alex and Anna. She enjoys shopping, going to the movies and traveling.


Dawn Hicks, RDH – Dawn has been in dentistry since 1995. She started working as a hygienist with Dr. Knollman at his office on Biltmore Avenue. She is now the Office Administrator and likely the first contact you will have with our practice. She is married to Lamar and has two children, Adelyn and Parker. She loves gardening, music, reading and spending time with her family.

“I love my job, my coworkers and the special relationship I have with our patients”



Jae Hewitt, RDH – Jae has been a hygienist since 2004. Before she became a hygienist she was a paramedic. She has always enjoyed helping people and building lasting relationships with her patients. She and her family moved from Georgia to Asheville in June 2015. Her husband is a science teacher for Georgia Virtual School and works out of their home. They have one daughter, Adelaide, who was born in September of 2012 and is the love of their lives. Prior to becoming parents, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to experience Africa, Australia, China and Italy. As a family they enjoy camping, walking our two dogs and exploring all the wonderful things Asheville has to offer.


Gay V. S. Teel, RDH, BS, MA –  Gay arrived from California to Asheville in 2011.  She has been a hygienist for 35 years and a dental hygiene educator for over 25 years as well as a full-time Professor. She prides herself on specialized individual care to her patients and LOVES the Blue Ridge Mountains and four seasons.  Gay is an avid outdoor person and loves to cook and read in her spare time.  She is married with three grown children spread across the country and loves to have her family congregate in Asheville!  Gay loves to travel and hopes to engage in outreach community care in her future 


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Chris Knollman – Chris is a senior pre-dental student at UNC Asheville majoring in biology with a minor in neuroscience. He started working at our office just after graduating high school and has aspirations to be a general dentist with focus on restorations and TMJD. Currently, Chris is thoroughly involved at UNC Asheville holding leadership positions in Student Government Association, Health Occupation Students of America, and Sigma Nu Fraternity. He is also a student volunteer at the ABCCM evening dental clinic where he attends monthly. In his downtime, Chris enjoys playing hockey, reading, and listening to all varieties of music.

Call us at Mark A. Knollman, DDS in Asheville Phone Number 828-254-5677 for more information about our practice or to schedule an appointment with Asheville Dentist, Dr. Knollman.