A Passion for Quality and Comfort
Pam E. – Dental Assistant
Pam has over three decades experience in the dental industry, so it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about taking care of teeth. She stays busy around the office assisting the doctors, helping out at the front desk, answering the phone, and ordering lab supplies. Pam says one of the best things about being a dental assistant is meeting new patients and working with smiles of all ages. She’s outgoing, friendly, adventurous, a hard worker, and a good listener. When she’s not in the office, Pam is usually traveling to new destinations, tending to her garden, cooking up something delicious, and spending quality time with her dogs.
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 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 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
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. 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.
Jessica W. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jessica attended West Liberty University and is an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. She loves the personal aspects of her job – connecting with patients and educating them on personalized techniques to help each patient maintain his or her smile. She performs painless cleanings and periodontal maintenance procedures, takes x-rays, and places sealants. She strives to make every patient’s experience the the best possible. She is gentle, friendly, and caring. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her husband River, and her dogs Piper and Louie.
Jami K. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jami attended West Virginia University and is currently certified in local anesthesia administration, nitrous oxide and sedation monitoring, CPR, and teeth bleaching. Jami has over ten years of professional experience in the Eastern Panhandle. Jami’s gentle and compassionate spirit helps put patients at ease during dental appointments. She cleans teeth, takes x-rays, provides patient education, assesses gum health, and places sealants. Jami enjoys working at Tuscarora Family Dental Care because she feels that excellent patient care is always our number one priority. She’s happy, gentle, friendly, helpful, and compassionate. Jami enjoys spending time with her husband and son, cheering on the mountaineers, and going to sporting events.