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Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.


Assistants:

 Diana: Diana joined our group in 2011 as a chair side dental assistant. Diana brings over 20 years of dental experience to our practice. Her knowledge and expertise has helped her excel here. Diana serves not only as one of our lead assistants but also as our laboratory coordinator. Patients say her bubbly personality, great sense of humor and contagious laugh often put them at ease. When not working, Diana enjoys serving at her church Emmanuel Episcopal, spending time outdoors, and taking care of her family including her husband Johnny and two teenage daughters Aly and Jenna.

Tami: Tami has worked in the dental field since 1997. She joined our practice in 2012 and has become an integral part of our team serving as one of our lead dental assistants. Her kindness and warm personality is a joy to be around. Her knowledge of dentistry spans from restorations to implants to bleaching. We are proud to say she has the brightest smile in the entire practice! When not spending time with us, Tami enjoys renovating and decorating her home, jet skiing on the lake, and spending time with Richard.

Holly: As young as she may be, Holly has just recently started her dental career with us and has excelled. Her sweet personality and soft spoken words help relax patients and make them feel comfortable. She has a wonderfully calm attitude and desire to always jump in and help others. When not doing dentistry, Holly enjoys spending time with her partner and best friend Charles, relaxing with friends, and taking care of her pet bunny Nibbler.

Debbie: Debbie brings over 25 years of dental experience to our team. Her technical skills as a dental assistant are incredible and her chair side manner is extremely professional and caring. Debbie is truly thorough in her work and does everything she can to give patients a truly great experience while they are here. Debbie has even received training on communicating with others using sign language, which makes her a wonderful resource for our patients with difficulties hearing. In her spare time Debbie loves to go camping and fishing, spend time with her husband Dale and children Sarah and Hannah.

 April: April has worked in the dental field since 1993. She joined our practice in 2014 and we feel so blessed to have her as a part of our dental family. Her skills as a dental assistant are extraordinary and her ability to connect with patients as people, understanding their needs makes her a wonderful asset to our practice. Her kind words, bright smile, and bubbly personality truly put even the most anxious patients at ease. When not spending time in the office April enjoys taking care of her three boys, going to church, and spending time outdoors.

 


Hygienists: 

Kara: Kara started working in the dental field in 2005 and has been a member of our team since 2008. She graduated with honors receiving her dental hygiene degree from Wytheville Community College, where she was President of her class. Kara is extremely involved in the dental profession; she serves as the President of the Southwest Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association; an executive board member at the state level; but also as a volunteer for several years running at the annual Mission of Mercy Project in Wise, Virginia. Our patients love Kara’s ability to connect with them, understand their needs, and are pleased at how comfortable and confident they feel in her chair. When she is not with us, Kara enjoys attending sporting events and spending time with her husband, Brian.

Carol: With over 17 years of experience as a registered dental hygienist, Carol has an extensive background in treating patients with a wide variety of periodontal issues. Carol received her dental hygiene degree from ETSU in 1996. In 2008 she was awarded the “Hygienist Hero” by Johnson and Johnson and the ADHA. Only nine hygienists in the entire country received this prestigious award! Her commitment to providing the utmost thorough care with a gentle touch is what keeps bringing patients back year after year. Her kind heart and lovable personality is something we cherish. We are so fortunate to have Carol a part of our team. When Carol isn’t treating patients, she loves to hit the road on her motorcycle, travel, and spend time with her loving family and pets.

 


Front Office:

Ellen: With over 15 years of experience in the dental field, Ellen brings a broad base of knowledge to our team. Having worked chair side as well as in the front office setting, Ellen understands many facets of the dental field and what it takes to make things come together. Ellen currently works as our front office coordinator and is one of the first people you will meet and welcome you to our practice. She is happy to answer your phone calls, messages and emails and set you up with any appointment you may need. Ellen’s light heartedness and contagious laugh make her a true pleasure to work with.

Valeria: Bio coming soon....