A Passion for Quality and Comfort
Theresa B. – Office Administrator
Theresa is no stranger to dentistry. She grew up working at her father’s dental office and even inspired her daughter, Dr. Browning, to pursue a career in dentistry. Before helping out at our office, Theresa spent over two decades working for a major insurance company. She started out processing dental claims before being promoted to a trainer, then team leader, and finally a manager. So it’s safe to say she’s a helpful resource who certainly knows a thing or two about insurance. Theresa is always loyal, trustworthy, honest, tenacious, and she prides herself on being a great listener. She says everyone who works at the office is like family and everyone shares the common goal of helping patients have a healthy smile they’re proud to share. Theresa enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends when she’s not working. She also loves traveling and reading a good book.
Kathy G. – Dental Assistant
Kathy is another vital asset to our dental family, bringing over 30 years experience in both dentistry and orthodontics to the table. She’s a team player, helpful, honest, and outgoing. Kathy functions as an expanded-duties dental assistant to Dr. Browning, and is certified in the application of dental sealants and fluoride, children’s cleanings, nitrous oxide monitoring, and preparing teeth for crown impressions and fillings. Kathy takes great pride in the work she does, assisting the doctors and providing compassionate dental care to patients of all ages. Kathy is regularly inspired by her co-workers and enjoys learning more about patients and their smiles. Outside of the office, Kathy is usually enjoying some family fun with her two children and her rescue animals.
Mandi M. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Mandi attended West Virginia University and is currently certified in local anesthesia administration, nitrous oxide monitoring, CPR, and light activated teeth bleaching. Mandi also holds her General Supervision permit, which allows her to work on patients without a doctor present. Mandi loves working one-on-one with patients (especially kids) to help them have a healthy smile. She cleans teeth, takes x-rays, provides patient education, assesses gum health, and places sealants. Mandi loves working with our team because everyone is patient-oriented and genuinely dedicated to putting your well being above everything else. She’s happy, outgoing, friendly, helpful, and energetic. Mandi enjoys being with her husband, her daughter Karson, and dogs (Charlie and Rusty), going camping, cheering on the Mountaineers at football and basketball games, and traveling to new places.
Melissa M. – Office Manager
Melissa has training and education from Hagerstown Community College and Maryland State Dental Association. She’s also a DANB certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions with nearly two decades worth of experience in the dental health field. Melissa is proud to be a part of the Tuscarora Family Dental team because of how everyone is kind and strives to go above and beyond to exceed patient expectations. She loves working with patients of all ages and having the chance to watch families grow. It’s safe to say Melissa loves dentistry and all things teeth because treatments and techniques are always changing, so there’s always something new to learn. Melissa proudly adores her husband, family, chihuahuas, Fall, Halloween, crafting, and anything purple.
Angela S. – Receptionist
Being a receptionist can be tricky at times, just ask Angela. There are a lot of tasks to juggle including answering the phone, verifying insurance coverage, scheduling future appointments, and helping patients check in and check out. But Angela has nearly a decade of experience working in dentistry, so she knows a thing or two about making things run smoothly at the front desk. She enjoys getting to know patients and seeing their reaction when the complete dental treatment. Angela is kind, passionate about her job, and friendly. She loves meeting and greeting new patients. When she’s not busy at work, Angela spending time with her two adopted children and two stepsons. She loves dogs, gardening, interior design, and being outdoors.
Candi S. – Dental Assistant & Receptionist
Candi is no stranger to the dental industry with over a decade of experience. She received her training at Blue Ridge Community College and obtained certifications for expanded duties after graduation including application of dental sealants, topical fluoride, children’s cleanings, nitrous oxide monitoring, and preparing teeth for crown impressions and fillings. Candi is always ready to assist the doctors with any procedure, and loves helping patients improve and maintain their smile. She enjoys comforting the patients throughout their appointments and helps nervous patients overcome their dental anxieties. Having had a career in childcare prior to entering the dental industry, Candi says that she loves the family atmosphere created at Tuscarora Family Dental Care.