We want to congratulate Kristin Ates for all that she has accomplished in her 17 years. Kristin is a former patient of Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry, she is a high school senior and a five-time medalist at the World Deaf Swimming Championships in Taiwan and earned a silver at the 2005 Deaflympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. No. 1 academically in her class, she captains her school’s swim team and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. She’s headed for Tulane University in New Orleans to pursue biomedical research.