Matthew David McNutt, DDS, MS, PA
Orthodontics for Children, Teens & Adults

Meet Our Team

We are blessed to have a dedicated and compassionate team. As our patients will tell you, we offer highly personalized orthodontic treatment in a warm, caring environment.  Our goal is to set the standard in the community and our team is dedicated to exceptional customer service.

Michelle: Financial, Insurance & Appointments Coordinator

A native to North Carolina, Michelle enjoys providing service with a smile.  After a successful career, Michelle stepped away from the workforce and devoted fifteen years to her family as a wife and mother to four children.  Michelle kept her office and people skills sharp by staying involved with volunteering in their school and extra-curricular activities. While treating her children with braces, Dr. McNutt recruited Michelle to join the McNutt Orthodontics team. As a Breast Cancer Survivor, Michelle doesn’t let much stop her.  She continues to volunteer in the community and serve others. Michelle enjoys seeing all the families that come into our practice.  She is always on hand to provide assistance along their “great smile” journey.

Andrew: Operations Director: Facilities, Equipment, Lab and Diagnostic Records

Andrew is originally from Kansas but has moved throughout the Midwest. After being born in Kansas, he moved up to Canada, back down to Nebraska for six years, up to Minnesota for seven years and finally down to North Carolina where he currently resides.  He graduated from North Carolina State University in December of 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Human Biology.  Andrew has as strong interest in dentistry and enjoys helping patients  achieve their treatment goals and develop a beautiful smile.  He enjoys working for Dr. McNutt because of the very friendly staff and excellent patients.  In his spare time, he likes to play on his computer and enjoys bike riding whenever he gets a chance.

Shantell: DA II Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Shantell is a devoted ARMY wife with three beautiful children.  She began her career as an Orthodontic Assistant in 2009. Shantell loves interacting with patients, getting to know their hobbies, and talking to them about what is new in their lives. It is very important for her to make everyone feel comfortable at every appointment. Shantell believes the most rewarding part of her job is to watch the progress throughout treatment and to see there beautiful smiles when the braces come off. When not working at the office, Shantell is all about family. Whether her crew is at home or at their favorite vacation spot, Disney World, you will find them smiling and laughing enjoying their time together.

Amanda: DA II Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Amanda is a graduate of the UNC School of Dentistry Dental Assisting Program. She loves meeting new patients and helping to craft their smile. Amanda is an avid dancer and Colorguard instructor at Wakefield High school. When she is not at work or teaching dance she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Kaitlin: DA II Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Kaitlin earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at UNC Greensboro, Greensboro. Kaitlin has been an avid competitive swimmer most of her life and is a private swim instructor. Kaitlin enjoys her family lifestyle in Clayton NC and stays actively involved in community projects, especially ones that allow her use her talents as a crochet artist.

Sam: Sterilization Technician & Orthodontic Clincial Assistant

Samantha was born and raised in Palatine Illinois. Her family relocated to Raleigh in the summer of 2005 and they enjoyed every day here since. Samantha was actively involved in color guard all throughout high school. Her love of color guard continued after high school as a member of First Flight, a professional team that competes across the US. Sam, as she goes by in the office, readily expresses her excitement and enthusiasm for the orthodontic care that shapes patient smiles at McNutt Orthodontics.

Pre-Dental Mentoring Interns

When Dr. McNutt was an undergraduate student, he worked for a local orthodontic practice for three years while preparing to go to dental school.  Such an opportunity is rare for a pre-dental student and it had a tremendous impact on Dr. McNutt.  As a result of this experience, Dr. McNutt is dedicated to mentoring future dental students and offering the same type of working pre-dental internships that helped him so much.  Our first two pre-dental team members, Hanna Zombek and Megan Morse have gone on to dental school.  Our pre-dental interns typically work in our sterilization center, dental plaster lab, help greet and seat patients, help with diagnostic records and assist Dr. McNutt with basic procedures.

Ashley: Pre-Dental Intern

Ashley is originally from Pinehurst, North Carolina. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelors in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Human Biology. Ashley wants to become a dentist to bring more awareness to the importance of oral health, and to work with others to create beautiful smiles. Her favorite part of working in our practice is learning and interacting with our excellent team and seeing the joy we bring to patients. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling with friends and family.

Amelia: Pre-Dental Intern

Amelia grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Western North Carolina. She is a senior at NC State majoring in Microbiology with a concentration in Microbial Health Sciences and is the university’s first Dance Minor. She aspires to become a dentist to practice the artistic skill of dentistry and has a zeal for serving others. In her free time, she enjoys staying active, spending time with loved ones, and eating sweets (ironically).


Cary OrthodonticsOffice Address
301 Ashville Avenue,
Suite 101 Cary NC, 27518
Phone (919) 887-6350
(919) 887-6351
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Clayton OrthodonticsOffice Address
400 Tew Court, Suite 108
Clayton NC, 27520
Phone (919) 553-4512
Fax (919) 553-6097
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