A native of Randolph County, Dr. Maggie attended Liberty School and graduated valedictorian from Eastern Randolph High School’s class of 2003. She selected NC State University for post-secondary education and studied biological sciences, genetics and religion, while also serving as a student ambassador and working as a dental assistant for Zaytoun Orthodontics. Her research interests in college were focused on the effects of fluoride on bone development. She contributed to a research project conducted by Dr. Eric Everett and their work was published in the journal Bone in 2007 “(Genetic Background Influences Fluoride’s Effects on Osteoclastogenesis”). Dr. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from NC State University, class of 2006, as valedictorian with honors.
After graduation, Dr. Maggie worked full time as a dental and laboratory assistant for Zaytoun Orthodontics, shadowed both general dentists and specialists and visited dental schools throughout the country. Dr. Maggie ultimately decided to attend UNC School of Dentistry, due to the school’s excellent balance of didactic and clinical training. In addition to the rigorous academic and clinical requirements of dental school, Dr. Maggie pursued research interests related to childhood obesity with her mentor Dr. Bill Vann. She served as Spurgeon Dental Society Student Body President and Admissions Committee Student Representative and was awarded a prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship to implement preventive measures customized to combat oral manifestations of cancer in pediatric patients. She graduated with honors and distinction in 2011 and immediately entered the UNC School of Dentistry’s Residency in Pediatric Dentistry.
During Dr. Maggie’s residency, her research interests included health literacy and treatment of special needs patients. She worked closely with Dr. Jessica Lee and was awarded a national fellowship from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to present her research at the national meeting in 2013. Dr. Maggie was proud to conjointly publish a case study in the journal Pediatric Dentistry in 2014 (“Nonverbal Patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Use of Desensitization to Acclimatize to a Dental Appliance”) with Dr. Gregory Essick. Dr. Maggie also enhanced her skills in the fields of management of dental trauma, growth and development, sedation of pediatric dental patients, treatment of patients with special healthcare needs, infant oral health and hospital dentistry. She completed her Master’s degree and finished her residency in 2014.
Since graduation, Dr. Maggie has served the Burlington community as a pediatric dentist with Dr. Todd Grooms at Alamance Pediatric Dentistry. In 2015, she earned her board certification and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She maintains an adjunct professorship at the UNC School of Dentistry and hospital privileges at UNC Health Care (Hospitals), Alamance Regional Medical Center and Randolph Hospital. She is licensed by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners and a member of the NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the NC Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the Randolph County Dental Society. In 2016, Dr. Maggie launched Randolph Pediatric Dentistry in Asheboro, NC to serve Randolph County and neighboring areas.
Dr. Maggie and her family live near the town of Liberty in northeast Randolph County. She has been married to her husband Dr. James Fetner (Dr. Jimmy) for seven years. Dr. Jimmy is from Asheboro and works part time at Randolph Pediatric Dentistry. They have two children, Gabriel (4) and Iris Anne (2), and numerous family, friends and neighbors throughout the county. Dr. Maggie has various personal interests outside of pediatric dentistry, but mostly enjoys being a mom and spending time with her family on their small farm. The Fetners regularly attend Northridge Church and are very active with Samaritan’s Purse.