Dental Staff

Dentist in Youngsville, NC

All our professionals at Kindred Oaks Dentistry, PC  maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Brandy R. Buckner, DDS, PC.

Dr. Brandy Buckner is a true North Carolina native, born and raised in rural Davidson County. She attended East Carolina University, earning a bachelor of science in Chemistry and a minor in mathematics in 2005.  While attending ECU, she was employed as an analytical chemist at Metrics, Inc. (a contract pharmaceutical company).  She then attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, earning her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in May of 2010.

After graduation, Dr. Buckner served in the National Health Scholars Corp (an organization that strives to provide medical and dental care to disadvantaged areas within the United States).  She served the residents of Surry County, NC for over four years before deciding to open her own practice. 

Since graduating, Dr. Buckner has been very involved in organized dentistry and the education other dental professionals.  She acted as the program director for the Blue Ridge Dental Society from 2012-2013; and then president from 2013-2014.  In addition, she served on the NCDS 2nd District Executive Committee, the Committee for the New Dentist, and as a NCDS mentor.  Dr. Buckner also participated as adjunctive faculty for the UNC School of Dentistry and Forsyth Technical Community College dental hygiene and dental assisting program. 

Dr. Buckner maintains active memberships in the American Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, and the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Buckner is very excited to return to the Triangle area and share her passion for dentistry and helping others. Dr. Buckner is adept in treating patients of all ages.  She is known for being compassionate, kind, and gentle. Patients find her relaxed personality to be warm and comforting.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and ECU athletics.


Michele Sciarratta
Patient Care Coordinator

Michele is originally from Long Island, NY, but has lived in Youngsville, NC for over 10 years.  Michele mainly serves as the front desk administrative assistant, but is also able to function as a dental assistant. She graduated from East Suffolk Community College in 1998 with a certification in dental assisting; and recently gained NC x-ray recertification in 2014 from NC Dental U. Michele and her family are very active in the Youngsville, NC community and local public schools.  You may see her at a local band concert, baseball game, or dance recital. She loves to cook traditional Italian food and spend time with her family.


Jen Filsinger
Dental Assistant II

Jen is a native of Buffalo, NY, but has lived in the Youngsville area since 2006.  She graduated from NC Dental University in March of 2011 and has a knack for getting know each and every patient.   She ensures that each Kindred Oaks patient is comfortable throughout their dental visit at and loves to help them achieve their dental goals. When she is not working, Jen enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, cruising, and visiting extended family In Buffalo, NY.  You may see her frequently at the local bowling alley, where her son participates in a competitive league.  


Madison Lautner
Dental Assistant I / Office Administration

Madison was born in Virginia, but spent her early childhood in Port Huron, MI. Her family then relocated to the Wake Forest area and has remained here for the past 15+ years. Madison attended NC Dental University and obtained her certification in dental assisting in 2016. She serves as a part-time front desk administrator and dental assistant at Kindred Oaks Dentistry, while also pursuing coursework to become a dental hygienist.

You may see her dining at her favorite restaurant, Guasaca South American Grill, or catching a movie. Madison loves Blue Heeler puppies and spending time with her large family (she is one of five, including a twin sister).