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Meet the Staff

Hygienists

Denise, Dental Hygienist

Denise is a registered Dental Hygienist. She has extensive experience in periodontal care including subgingival scaling and root planning, periodontal maintenance procedures, soft tissue management and in using the Zoom whitening system. Denise’s work philosophy is to treat her patients the way “she would want to be treated.” Denise strives to make her patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during dental procedures.

Denise earned a B.S. in dental hygiene from West Liberty University in West Virginia and has been a member of our staff since 1988.

She and her husband Shawn have two children, Alexa, a sophomore at W&J College and Josh, a junior at Trinity High School. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Kathryn, Dental Hygienist

Kathryn is a registered Dental Hygienist. She earned a BS degree in dental hygiene in 2013 from West Liberty University in West Virginia.

Kathryn has extensive training in digital x-rays, caries prevention, and periodontal maintenance procedures including subgingival scaling and root planning and soft tissue management. She enjoys helping patients overcome their dental fears by thoroughly explaining procedures and ensuring every patient is comfortable and relaxed.

Kathryn and her husband, Daniel, reside in Washington. In her spare time she enjoys painting, crafting, reading, and photography.

Front Office

Violetta, Front Office

Violetta has been one of our Dental Administration coordinators since 1991. She handles insurance, billing, account management, scheduling, treatment plans, and many of the other duties that go with helping run a busy dental practice. Violetta is a graduate of WVA Career College in dental assisting and office management. A Certified Expanded Function dental assistant by training, Violetta brings this special skill when communicating with our patients about their treatments. In her free time, Violetta enjoys spending time with her children Alisha and Gregory and her grandchildren.

Janice, Front Office

Janice has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. She graduated from Carver Career Center in Charleston, WV with a 2-year dental assisting certificate. She has worked in various dental offices in the Charleston and Huntington, WV areas. When not working, Janice likes spending time with her husband Matt and three kids, Erin, Joey, and Adam. She resides in the South Franklin area.

Cynthia, Front Office/Dental Assistant

Cynthia works in the front office as treatment plan coordinator, scheduler, and insurance and billing specialist. She is also a licensed expanded function dental assistant and is x-ray and CPR certified. She has been a member of our staff since 1980. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys crafting, acrylic painting, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Dental Assistants

Emily, Dental Assistant

Emily is one of our chair side dental assistants. Emily is also a Certified Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Emily earned her certification from the National Dental Assisting Board in 1986, and has completed courses in intraoral radiography, infection control, and OSHA regulations. She has earned her CPR certification from the American Heart Association. Emily is proficient in composite restoration placement, temporary fabrication, and dental cosmetics. Emily has been a member of the practice since 1991.

Jenifer, Dental Assistant

Jenifer is one of our chair side assistants. She handles monthly maintenance for our office, orders supplies, and is our lab case coordinator. During her many years of assisting, Jenifer has kept up to date with dental advances through many hours of continuing education programs. She’s also certified in x-rays and CPR.  Jenifer has been a member of our staff since 1993. Jenifer is proficient in composite restoration placement, temporary crown fabrication, and assisting in endodontic procedures. Jenifer and her husband enjoy spending time with their sons Connor and Caleb and watching motocross and football. She keeps busy with housework and yard work.

Janet, Dental Assistant

Janet graduated from Jefferson Community College with a degree in dental assisting.  Janet is x-ray and CPR certified. She is one of our very talented chair side assistants and assists doctors in all aspects of our busy dental practice. Janet has worked in dentistry since 1989 and has been with our practice since 2006, making her a wonderful asset to our team. Janet enjoys family time, reading, and gardening.

Kate, Dental Assistant

Kate is a certified dental assistant, including certifications in radiology and CPR. She graduated from Bradford School in 2014 with her associate’s degree in dental assisting.

Kate enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially oral surgery. She also enjoys talking to patients and wants each of them to feel like family at our practice.

In her spare time, Kate enjoys reading, painting, and spending quality time with friends and family. She also volunteers in the local community.