Meet the Staff

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Paula Herron, RDH

Paula Herron, RDHA longtime member of our team, Paula has been serving our patients for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University’s dental hygiene school. Paula enjoys working with Dr. Throckmorton, who truly respects his team, appreciates their input, and values using the latest technology and techniques. In addition to general hygiene procedures, Paula provides care that supports the optimal oral health of our patients; assists in prevention and care of oral diseases such as tooth decay; performs periodontal probing and pocket depth assessment; provides patients with education on the oral health; and recommends strategies for maintaining good oral hygiene. Paula consistently meets the needs of our patients in a caring, gentle, and compassionate manner.

Paula is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren. When she is not hard at work improving your oral health, Paula enjoys photography and gardening.

Jackie – Hygiene Assistant

Jackie has been a part of the Ocean Atlantic Dental team since 2011. Jackie has an amazing gift of putting patients at ease. She loves developing relationships with our patients and enjoys hearing about their families and hobbies. Jackie truly loves helping others, from our patients and team members to her father and sister who she takes care of. As a child, Jackie spent her free time playing tackle football and now she enjoys exploring new places and trying out new restaurants.

Rachel – Patient Administrator
Rachel joined our team in August 2016. She attended Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where she earned her Applied Science degree in dental assisting. She also studied psychology and adult learning and development at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to joining our practice, she served in the US Navy.

Rachel works hard to explain the confusing and ever-changing world of insurance to our patients and to help them with their treatment plans and insurance. She loves her job, especially the comfortable atmosphere and genuine sense of commitment to our patients.

Rachel’s fiancé, Duane, is retired from the Navy and is currently a merchant seaman. She has two daughters – Hannah, who is studying to become a paralegal, and Erin, who works as a CNA/activities coordinator while studying medical assisting. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys riding with Duane on his Harley, painting, baking, attending concerts and plays, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.


Margie – Dental Assistant

Margie joined our practice in 2017, and we are very grateful she chose to be a part of the Ocean Atlantic Dental team. Growing up, Margie didn’t always enjoy visiting the dental office but she attributes falling in love with dentistry to her family dentist, and the rest is history. With over 30 years of experience, Margie loves helping people feel comfortable in the dental chair and sharing her knowledge about oral health care. Margie has been married to her husband for 18 years and she spends her free time spoiling her grandson and volunteering for homeless projects in the area.



Megan joined our team in 2018. She chose the dental field because there are so many opportunities to help a person love their smile and boost their confidence. Megan enjoys interacting with patients every day, her outgoing and caring personality makes patients feel comfortable when visiting Ocean Atlantic Dental. Megan loves spending her time out of the office playing with her 2 kids.