Meet The Staff

We’d like for you to meet our talented and caring dental team.

Crystal | Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Crystal and I am a Dental Assistant. I’ve worked at the office since September, 2009. It was a blessing that I was selected for the job and I was treated as a part of the team right away.   I graduated from Happy Valley High School with Honors the Spring of 1998 and entered East Tennessee State University that Fall.  I was accepted into the University’s Dental Assistant program  and received my certification in 2000.  I am licensed by the Tennessee State Board of Dental Examiners in nitrous oxide monitoring, radiology, and am trained in basic life support. I also hold certifications in Infection Control and OSHA Regulations for dental offices and have my certification for expanded functions to place Sealants and do Coronal Polishing. I have found that being a Dental Assistant for over sixteen years has given me a greater understanding of the needs of my patients and the ability to make their experience in our office as pleasant and stress free as possible.

I current reside in Johnson City with my husband, Jay and two beautiful children , Noah and Kaleigh. Our life is very active with Volleyball, Basketball, and Fishing. The Lord has truly blessed me with a wonderful family and work staff.

While working with the practice,  I have had the opportunity to attend many continuing education courses.  I feel it is very important to our practice, and the patients we treat, to continue to learn and stay up to date on the changes within the dental field. I am committed to treating my patients with the utmost care and compassion.  My goal is to treat all patients the way I would want to be treated… AS FAMILY!

Jessica | Dental HYGIENIST

Hello, I am Jessica, one of the practice’s hygienists. I was born and raised in Carter County and attended Hampton High School from 1993 to 1997. After graduation I attended Northeast State Community College for one year and then entered the Dental Assisting Program at ETSU. After working for a year as a dental assistant, I applied and was accepted into the dental hygiene program at ETSU. I am proud to say that I graduated from that program with honors in May 2002 . My husband and I were married on May, 1999 and in 2004 we were blessed with our beautiful baby boy Cadon.

My professional goal is to always be patient centered, carefully listening and discovering each patient’s dental concerns and wants for their teeth and smile. As a member of the team I am determined to provide the very best patient care possible and contribute to each and every patient’s needs and overall goals. I will always strive to give each patient my very best, whether it is with my clinical skills, learning new technology and ideas or educating them concerning their dental health.

I am both proud and excited to have an opportunity to work in this practice. I will dedicate myself to giving each and every patient the care and attention needed to attain their dental goals. I look forward to meeting and working closely with our patients. Hopefully, through years of follow-up, each patient’s hygiene and self-esteem will be better than when they began. I know that our team will become not only your friend, but also a your

Kristi | Dental Hygienist

Hi, I am Kristi, one of the office’s hygienists. My dental career began as an assistant in 1992 and began working here in 1995. After working as his assistant for 16 years, I chose to extend my dental knowledge and returned to school. In 2010 I graduated East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Upon graduating, I rejoined the practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

While working here I have had the opportunity to attend many continuing education courses. It is very important to us to keep up with current dental technology and ideas to better serve our patients. I attend these classes because I know that they will help me to be a better dental professional and ultimately enable me to better address our patients needs.

I am not new to the area. I was born and raised in Carter County and currently reside in Valley Forge with my husband, Craig and our beautiful daughter, Destini. Destini is very active in sports, playing basketball, softball, and dance. We also have a son, Dustin and a daughter-in-law, Chelsey. They have given us our first grandson, Sage Neyland. Sage is truly a gift from God. He has all of us wrapped around his little finger. Spending time and making memories with my family is what I enjoy most. As a family, we attend Pearce’s Chapel FWB Church in Hampton.

My vision as a dental hygienist is to be patient centered; always using my clinical skills and knowledge to assist our patients in reaching their dental needs and desires. With this in mind, I want to always stay focused on listening to our patients and learning new and better ways to serve them. I feel, that if I continue to stay patient centered I will never lose sight of what is important to me professionally, providing quality dental care to our patients, thus keeping them happy and smiling. My goal in the practice is to treat each individual as if they were a member of my family and put their needs and wants first. I hope you will feel that I am constantly striving to achieve this goal.

Melissa | Business Administrator

Hello, my name is Melissa and I am the office Business Administrator. Elizabethton, Tennessee is where I have called home my entire life. I attended Hampton High School and graduated in May 1981. After graduation I attended Herman Robinson Vocational School where I received a certificate in Office Management. The Lord has blessed me with two wonderful and beautiful children. (Tanika and Lucas) In January, 2010, the Lord blessed me again, with my first grandchild, Lyla. In March, 2014, my second grandchild, Campbell, came into this world. They are the joys of my life.

As a member of the Boones Creek Dentistry team, I will always strive to be knowledgeable and interested in our patients needs and well-being. Attending continuing educational classes throughout the year helps me stay updated with the constantly changing aspects of our dental office.

I am here to assist you with scheduling appointments both in our office and with any specialists you may need to see. I will also try to help with any financial questions or with any insurance filing problems or questions that may arise. If there is ever any thing else that I can help you with please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for visiting our web site and I will look forward to meeting and assisting you any way I can.