Welcome to Our Candler Practice!

Finding a family dentist in Clyde, NC.

Cataloochee Dental Group is proud to bring high-quality dentistry to the Candler community. Our practice is equipped with the latest in dental technology to offer you our full slate of services from one convenient location. If you are ready for an excellent dental experience, call our office today!

Choosing a family dentist in Candler, NC.

Our Doctors

Dr. Bodnar

Dr. Jason Bodnar received his undergrad at Pittsburg University and went on to Nova Southeastern University for his degree in Dental Medicine. He has been with Cataloochee Dental Group since 2005. He practices at all four of our awesome locations in his tireless pursuit of building a life resume that will even have the gravedigger sad to see him go. Dr. Bodnar is energetic and very active. He is an avid runner, competing in many marathons including the Boston Marathon. You can catch him in any of our locations injecting his passion for helping others get the smile they deserve.

Dr. Erin Mehaffey

Dr. Erin Mehaffey is a native to Western North Carolina. She takes pride in customizing dental treatment to care for each individual’s needs. She grew up in Clyde, and she graduated from Tuscola High School. She received her undergraduate and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Eastern Carolina University. She loves hiking, fishing, and spending time outdoors.

Our Team


Amanda is one of our Dental Assistants. She has been an assistant for over 15 years. She takes pride in creating a relationship with her patients to make them feel more comfortable in the chair.  Amanda is married and has two kids she loves spending her time with. She loves traveling to new places, but the beach is her favorite. Amanda is a sport enthusiast and loves photography.


Caroline is a graduate from Asheville-Buncombe Community College where she earned her certificate in Dental Assisting, and then a degree in Applied Science Dental Hygiene. Since then she has been passionate about serving patients in the community she grew up in. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene at East Tennessee State University.

When Caroline is not in the office she can be found somewhere on a mountainside. Living in the mountains provides plenty of local opportunities she enjoys. In the summer she spends time with her family at the lake or camping.

Caroline's favorite part about being a dental hygienist is developing relationships with her patients and learning more about them. She believes dental health can be life-changing and is critical to overall health.


Jessica is our front Office Coordinator. She is a native to Candler, and she is married to her husband, Drew. She has two daughters, Kinlee and Saylor. She loves going to Clemson football games and spending time with her family. Jessica loves anything outdoors and working out. She loves to travel to new places and loves the lake.


Jordan is one of our Hygienists. She has worked with us since 2015, and has had many job titles. Jordan has had many titles from front office assistant, treatment plan coordinator, dental assistant and now a hygienist.  Jordan recently married her best friend, Noah. She loves cats, mornings and being outside. Her favorite place to be is at her camper at the lake. Jordan loves music and singing in her church’s worship band.


Tiffany is one of our Dental Assistants. She joined us in the spring of 2020. She is a sweet and kind individual, and takes pride in making patients feel more confident in themselves and their smile. Tiffany is married to her husband, Gunner and has one fur baby, Stump. Her favorite place to be is at the lake. Tiffany’s hobbies include gardening, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing.