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The Hoskins Family

Tracy Roberts Barton - Front Office Coordinator

Tracy Tracy developed a passion for dentistry at a very early age and chose this career path in the 5th grade.

She began her official career in dentistry in 1985 after attending AB Tech and is experienced in both Dental Assisting and Front Office Management. At the front desk, she will greet you with a smile and answer any questions you may have regarding scheduling, insurance and dental procedures. She enjoys going home at the end of day with both satisfaction and appreciation of being blessed to work with a caring, wonderful doctor and staff committed to the very best in patient care in an office where staff and patients are like family.

Tracy developed a passion for photography at an early age as well, and was gifted a 35mm camera for her 9th birthday, which allowed her to develop her skills . Her work earned multiple awards throughout her school years. Her hobby became “more” after high school when people began asking her to photograph weddings and family portraits for them and just naturally evolved into a business after a few years. Throughout this time, she has remained true to her love of dentistry and feels very lucky to be able to enjoy two careers simultaneously and remain equally passionate about both!

After living in South Carolina for 17 years, Tracy is very happy to have returned to her hometown of Asheville and loves spending time outdoors hiking, cycling and simply enjoying the mountains with her husband, their two children and their chocolate lab puppy.


Jess Grooms - Dental Assistant

Tracy Jess is a native of WNC and currently resides in Mars Hill. Jess's mom is a dental assistant, so dentistry has always been part of her life. She obtained her Dental Assisting degree from AB Tech in 2009. Very skilled and compassionate, she makes patients feel comfortable right from the start.

Jess and her husband, Dustin, are very active in ministry at their church. She loves watching God work in every aspect of her life, especially blessing her and her husband with their first baby girl, Brynlee, in January of 2013. Spending time together with their families and enjoying the outdoors are the things she cherishes most.


Marija Chase - Dental Hygienist

Marija Dental HygenistOriginally from Macedonia, Marija moved to the US in 2002. In 2007 Marija and her husband, Hank, moved to Asheville, where she attended AB Tech and graduated with degrees in both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene.

During her school days, Marija was involved with the Free ABCCM Dental Clinic where she volunteered and worked for three years. Marija loves helping people and has been a part of many community dental projects.

After becoming a part of the Hoskins’ team in January 2011, Marija obtained her American citizenship and purchased a house, so she and her husband are making Asheville a permanent home. Marija is very passionate about dentistry. She loves working with people, and her previous background in education makes her a great teacher for our patients.

Marija Mintz

Marija Marija joined The Hoskins Dental Family in 2014 and is so grateful for the wonderful patients she has come to know and love in the practice. Marija’s goal is to create a welcoming, calming and professional atmosphere where patients can feel relaxed and confident knowing the care they receive is the finest possible.

Marija was born and raised in Macedonia where she attended Dental school. She continued her education after moving to WNC and graduated from AB Tech’s Dental Assisting Program, on the President’s List in 2006. She has been working as a Dental Assistant since graduation. She currently resides in Fletcher with her husband and their two boys, which keeps her very busy in her free time.

Jocie Queen

Jocie Jocie is a native of Haywood County and has resided in Canton for 31 years. She is very family-oriented and enjoys spending time with her husband Lance, and their two children, David and Abigail. In the summertime, her family always hopes to spend as much time as possible visiting and playing at Lake Chatuge. Though in the winter she welcomes snow with hopes of great sledding. Jocie and her husband teach the 1st-2nd grade Sunday School class at Crestview Baptist Church and help with the Middle/High School youth program.

Jocie graduated from A-B Tech in 2010. Before joining Dr. Hoskin's team she worked for a dentist in Waynesville for almost 6 years. She is passionate about educating patients on what it takes to achieve and maintain good oral-health. She finds treating/guiding patients with periodontal problems very satisfying. As the newest team member, she is enjoying meeting and getting to know her patients