About Your Team

Vanessa - Dental Assistant

Quote About Dentistry: “Love conquers all things, except poverty and a toothache."

My Mission: To make a difference in my patients' lives, not only dental-wise but personally. I want them to feel comfortable and to look forward to coming to our office.

Educational & Professional Background:

I went to Valley Vocational Technical Center from 2012-2013 and took a comprehensive dental course. This is my first office that I have worked at, and I've been here since early 2022!

Life & Hobbies: When I'm not at work, I love spending time with my 5 year old little girl and my fiance. We love camping and fishing together. I'm also a fur mama to our Dachshund puppy, Annie.

Fiona - Business Assistant

Quote About Dentistry: “Peace begins with a smile."

My Mission: To connect with patients through passion and understanding.

Educational & Professional Background:

I have 30 years of administrative positions and was a business owner for 20 years. I have been in dentistry since 2018.

Life & Hobbies: I was born in London, England, and have lived in California, New York, Texas, and Georgia. I love to travel, play golf and I love my family.

Ariel - Dental Assistant

My Mission: To help people be confident in their smiles and to have a healthy smile!

Educational & Professional Background:

I took my dental assisting class through Massanutten Technical Center and received my x-ray certification through Northern Virginia Community College.

Life & Hobbies: Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and our cat and dog! I enjoy going on hikes and being outside.

Ashley - Business Assistant

Quote About Dentistry: “A smile is the prettiest thing you'll ever wear."

My Mission: To make a positive impact on everyone I meet or interact with.

Educational & Professional Background:

I am a former hairstylist. I also worked several years in the veterinary field (Fun Fact: I assisted with dog dentals!). I also have experience in medical customer service prior to coming to Staunton Dental Care.

Life & Hobbies: I have an 11-year-old son. I was born and raised in northern VA, and I love to go kayaking, watch my son play baseball, and spend as much time as I can outdoors.

Jordan - Dental Assistant

Quote About Dentistry: “Be true to your teeth, or they will be false to you."

My Mission: To establish long-term patient relationships while delivering quality and compassionate dental care.

Educational & Professional Background:

I took a comprehensive dental assistant course at VCTC in 2015. I also am a certified nurse aide, and I worked as an aide for 5 years before I came into dentistry. I have been in dentistry since 2021!

Life & Hobbies: I spend most of my time outside with my son and soon-to-be husband! We enjoy fishing, hunting, and taking our two dogs to the park.

Megan - Registered Dental Hygienist

Quote About Dentistry: “Use your smile to change the world, don't let the world change your smile."

My Mission: To explain dentistry with fun analogies and memorable instructions to motivate patients toward great dental health in a gentle and encouraging way, encouraging changes that will positively affect their health and lives overall.

Educational & Professional Background:

I went to Virginia Western in Roanoke, VA. I graduated in 2019, and I have been practicing in the Valley ever since.

Life & Hobbies: I have a French bulldog, and I love going to the gym, listening to music, and exploring new places.

Melissa - Practice Manager of Operations

Quote About Dentistry: “With all of the languages around the world, a smile is the most universal."

My Mission: To assist patients in being able to accomplish their dental goals by providing individualized treatment plans that meet their specific needs and providing financial options to help with investing in their smiles and dental health.

Educational & Professional Background:

I completed a comprehensive dental assisting program with Everest College in 2016. I worked in property management as an Assistant Community Manager prior to working in dentistry.

Life & Hobbies: I grew up in Northern Virginia prior to moving to Shenandoah County in 2019. I love spending time with my family and dogs. I love to read, watch movies with my kids, and doing yard work.

Bri - Hygiene Assistant

Quote About Dentistry: “Life is short, smile while you still have teeth."

My Mission: To help others love their smiles and provide the best patient care possible.

Educational & Professional Background:

I attended Valley Career and Technical Center 2019-2020 and received my dental radiation safety certification through VCU School of Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies: I am a mom of one to my sweet boy Holden Lee, and I spend as much time with him as I can!