Welcome to Our Whittier Office!

Cataloochee Dental Group is excited to bring our high-quality dental care services to the Whittier community! Whether you need restorative, preventative, or just general routine dental care, we have you covered. Get in touch today to schedule your visit!


Our Doctor

Dr. Fite

Dr. Chrislyn Fite received her undergraduate degree from Marian University of Indianapolis, where she played college golf. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Dr. Fite practices evidence-based dentistry and focuses on providing comprehensive care for her patients. When Dr. Fite is not in the dental office she is chasing after her son and hanging out with her best friend “aka,” her husband, Logan. They love spending time outside and traveling to new places.

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.

Our Team


Meet Kamea Sneed, CDG-Cherokee's front office coordinator. Kamea is a native to Cherokee and has been with us for six years. She enjoys adventurous activities, spending time with family, traveling with her significant other and his son. Overall enjoys life and having fun!


Meet Jaime Hampton, another one of CDG-Cherokee's dental hygienists who has now been with us for 5 years. Jaime is a native of Florida and moved to Haywood County by way of Nashville and Baton Rouge. She received her Certified Dental Assisting license and A.S. degree of Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe College in Gainesville over 20 years ago. She and her husband Bernie stay busy with their 3 children in different sports and church activities. Even in all the wonderful chaos, Jaime stills finds time for with her friends, traveling, working out, and for her new hobby of mountain biking.  


Meet one of our team’s dental hygienists Rachel Liner!  Rachel was born and raised in Haywood County and has worked for CDG-Cherokee for over a decade as well. Eleven years ago, she received her Certified Dental Assisting license and A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from AB-Tech. If Rachel isn’t on a horse riding the trails with her mom, you can find her spending time with her daughter. She also enjoys a good book, working out, or mountain bike riding.


Meet Samantha Mathews, one of CDG-Cherokee's dental assistants/front office coordinators. She has been with us for two years. Samantha and her husband have a son and are expecting baby boy number two in the fall. Samantha loves spending time with her family as she is native to Swain County.


Meet our office manager Wendy Smith-Wilkins!  Wendy is a native to Cherokee and has worked for Cataloochee Dental Group for over a decade. If you have an insurance question, this is the lady to ask. She enjoys traveling to new and adventurous places with her husband LJ and spending time with her children and grands. Taking in a hike somewhere in our beautiful WNC Mountains or sticking close to home to manicure her yard is how Wendy enjoys her spare time.