3912 East 10th Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Greenville Dentist

Marcus Brian Ward, DMD

Dentist in Greenville

Dr. Ward is a native of Chocowinity NC. He attended East Carolina University where he received a Pre-Med degree before attending the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

Dr Ward has furthered his education by attending the Triangle Dental Institute Implant Fellowship in Durham NC and earning his license to practice IV sedation by completing IV sedation training in Winston-Salem NC. He previously worked in Shallotte NC, Southport NC and New Bern NC before building Eastern Pines Dental.

Dr. Ward is an active member of the American Dental Association and has completed numerous Dental Implant, IV sedation, and Oral Surgery continuing education programs.

Dr. Ward is an active member of F3 and enjoys exercise, the gratification of hard work and physical labor, being outdoors, all that Eastern NC has to offer, motorcycles, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Ward offers many advanced services to our patients such as molar root canals, oral surgery, dental implants and IV sedation for dentistry. He remains current on the latest advances in dentistry so his patients will receive the best of care.

"Professional is not a label you give yourself – it's a description you hope others will apply to you."

Joshua Stephen Lovick, DMD

Dentist in Greenville

Dr. Lovick is a native of Kinston, NC. He attended East Carolina University for his undergraduate studies while also representing the Pirates on the baseball field for four years! He continued his studies at ECU to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, then moved to Columbia, South Carolina where he completed a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital (now Prisma Health) receiving training in surgery, IV sedation, and implant dentistry.

Dr. Lovick is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and North Carolina Dental Society. He enjoys reading quality books, listening to podcasts, searching for great music, training for half-marathons, and spending time with his wife and growing family.

Dr. Lovick’s goal is to provide his patients with the best and most proven treatment options while making you feel confident in your own smile.

Tristin, Hygiene Team Lead

Dentist near Greenville

Tristin graduated from Wayne Community College in 2017 and has been with Eastern Pines Dental since opening in 2018. She married her husband, Blake, that same year. They live in Washington, where she was raised, with their two dogs. Tristin enjoys going out on the river, traveling to the beach, and hanging out with friends and family.

Krystal, Dental Hygienist

Dentist near Greenville

Krystal is from New Bern, NC, and has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since graduating from Wayne Community College in 2011. Krystal and her husband Joe together have three children and enjoy staying on the go with their activities! Krystal values quality time with family and friends. She loves to talk to people, and she loves flowers and trips to the beach.

Krystal is dedicated to giving high-quality patient care and will work closely with you to customize your dental care to meet your individual needs.

Ashley, Dental Hygienist

Dentist in Greenville

Ashley was born and raised in Edenton, NC. She has been an active part of the dental field since 2004. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming a Dental Hygienist, where she graduated from Halifax Community College in 2009. Ashley is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendship with each patient. Her beautiful smile and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. She values quality time with her husband and their two children.

Kristen, Dental Hygienist

Dentist in Greenville

Kristen is a registered dental hygienist. She graduated from Wayne Community College in 2011. Kristen married her husband, Bruce, in 2016. Together, they have two sons. Originally from Blounts Creek, Kristen loves boating and being on the water.

Mackenzie, Dental Hygienist


Jaycee, Clinical Team Lead

Simpson Cosmetic Dentist

Graduated from Carrington College of Dental Assisting in 2014. Experienced as a dental assistant in various capacities in California and North Carolina.

Jaycee is very spontaneous and her outgoing personality provides an exceptional level of comfort and familiarity to each patient. Jaycee was born near the luscious rice fields of Yolo County, CA, raised in the fertile and green haven of Trinity County. Jaycee enjoys referring to herself in 3rd person and being overly sarcastic. She may talk your ear off but you will enjoy every minute of her!

Fabiola, Dental Assistant

Dentist near Greenville

Faby earned her DAII from Martin Community College in 2015. She lives in Williamston with her husband and 4 year old son Jayden. Faby enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family on the water.

Brittany C., Dental Assistant

Brittany was born and raised in Plymouth, NC. She has 3 beautiful children that keep her busy! Brittany earned her DAII from Martin Community College and has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 7 years. She has experience in general, pediatrics, endodontics and oral surgery.

When not at work she enjoys painting, going to the mountains and spending time with her 3 babies! "Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts!"

Brittany K., Dental Assistant

Brittany is from Williamston, NC and attended Martin Community College. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant for eight years. She loves working with patients and getting to know each one.

In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her friends, boyfriend, Caleb, and her Chiweenie, named Tucker.

Daisy, Dental Assistant



Martha, Front Desk Team Leader

Martha graduated from Rochester Dental Assistant School at the top of her class in 1985. She practiced assisting for 20 years and has also managed a large dental practice in Raleigh, NC. She found her way to Eastern Pines Dental in 2019 where she LOVES her job at the front desk. Martha says she thanks God for leading her here to EPD. She is married with a wonderful son. Her hobbies include her love for animals including rehabilitation for injured birds and homeless kittens. She also SCUBA dives, snorkels, serves at the local homeless shelter and participates in various church activities. Martha is also a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Prime Properties. She has a passion for baking goodies and is known in the office for making a unique and delicious cake for everyone's birthday!

Marissa, Patient Care Coordinator

Dentist in Greenville

Marissa graduated dental assisting school from Penn Foster Distance Learning, 2010, and then spent 6 months learning and growing as a volunteer at the 12th Dental Battalion on base at Cherry Point, NC. She has worked in the dental field for the last 10 years. She met Dr. Ward and Dr. Lovick while working at the dental school. She loves her job at Eastern Pines and is very thankful for her dental family. She loves working with the patients in the front office.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two miniature pinchers. She also enjoys shopping and spending time at the beach.

Stacey, Patient Care Coordinator

Dentist in Greenville

Stacey is from Greenville, NC, and brings an expansive knowledge of dentistry with her to Eastern Pines Dental. Stacey has worked in Pediatrics, Orthodontics, and General Dentistry since 2013. She lived in Florida before returning home to Greenville in 2020. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, nutrition, reading, and going to the beach.

Erica, New Patient Coordinator


Ashley, Patient Care Coordinator