Dr. McElhaney graduated from North Carolina State University with two bachelor’s degrees in Zoology and Pre-Medicine. While she was completing her undergraduate studies she was also a scholarship athlete for swimming. In 1988 she graduated from the UNC School of Dentistry and began practicing. Dr. McElhaney has over 30 years of experience in dentistry and she is also certified in Botox and dermal filler injections. Dr. McElhaney ran her own dental practice in North Carolina for 24 years, but once she decided she wanted to slow down a little, she moved to Wilmington and joined our practice.
Dr. McElhaney has two children who recently graduated from college and three dogs. In her spare time, she competes in Ironman Triathlons with her partner. She competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa in 2018 and qualified for the IM World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2017. When she’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. McElhaney loves swimming, biking, and running!