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Meet Your Experienced Forest Dental Team

Whether you’re calling to schedule an appointment, need more information about your treatment plan, or have questions about your dental insurance benefits, you’ll always be in good hands thanks to our wonderful team. Each team member has been hand-selected by our dentists based on their experience, training, and friendly personality. They’ll make sure that your appointments are always well-organized and comfortable from beginning to end. Read on below to say “hello!” to the friendly faces you’ll meet here at Crossroads Family Dentistry!

Amanda - Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered dental hygienist Amanda

When asked about what is the best thing about her job, Amanda said, “I enjoy talking to people. I especially feel accomplished when I can make people with previous negative memories of dentistry comfortable and happy to be receiving care.” In other words, her #1 goal is to give you every reason to smile while she cleans and polishes your teeth.

Amanda is originally from Lynchburg, and she received her hygiene training from Virginia Community College, graduating in 2010. She is married with two children, and when not at the office, she likes to spend time with her family and friends and travel whenever she can (in fact, she has already been to Disney World more than 25 times!).

Kindsay - Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered dental hygienist Kindsay

Kindsay is a fantastic Dental Hygenist who has over 5 years in dentistry. She’s originally from Forest (Brookville High School) and she graduated from Virginia Western Community College. Kinday’s favorite part of her job is sharing her love for dentistry with everyone she meets. She enjoys educating patients on how to meet their needs and likes connecting with them on a personal level.

If Kindsay’s not with a patient, she may be out on Smith Mountain Lake with her husband and four children. They also enjoy annual trips to Myrtle Beach. Kindsay and her family began volunteering with organizations such as Hope Of Life International which has taken them internationally to places like Guatamala and Haiti. We appreciate her dedication to others!

Debra - Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered dental hygienist Debra

Debra brings 18 years of dentistry experience to our practice. She studied at The Ohio State University and studied in the college of dentistry there. Debra has a received a Dimploma for Preventative Dentistry Specialist from the Academy of Health Sciences in the United States Army. She’s also been a Certified Dental Assistant for nearly 20 years.

Originally from Lancaster, PA, Debra and her husband have been married since 2005 and have two beautiful children. As a family, they love boating and spending time with family and friends. Debra loves gardening and trying new recipes. Her favorite show is “Fixer Upper” which has developed her passion for interior decorating.

Fran – Front Desk Reception/Insurance and Patient Coordinator

Office manager Fran

When you visit our office, you know that Fran will greet you with a smile. Originally from Long Island, she has been working in dentistry since 2013.

Fran comes from a large Italian family. Outside of the office, she loves reading, visiting her loved ones, and hiking.

An interesting fact about Fran is that she was a missionary to China for 14 years.

Diane – Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Diane

Diane brings over 40 years of experience to our practice, but she is constantly learning. Recently, she’s learned that she really enjoys painting. In our practice, she loves seeing patient’s smiles emerge.

Born in Racine, MI, she grew up in Tucson, AZ and studied at the Arizona College of Medical and Dental Assisting. However, she’s made Lynchberg her home after living here for 33 years. As a dental assistant, continuing education is important to her, and she’s been a certified CDA for 20 years. Our patients are in great hands with Diane.

Outside of the office, Diane enjoys family time with her children and grandkids. Diane also sings in her church’s choir and expresses her worship through liturgical dance. She loves to give back with her time, whether volunteering at foodbanks, or going on medical and dental mission trips. Her volunteering efforts have taken her as far as Jamaica, or kept her close to home here in Central VA.

Kara - Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Kara

Kara is a member of our team with over 20 years of experience, but she’s been with Crossroads Family Dentistry since day one. Want to know about how outgoing Kara is? She and her family moved to Virginia in 2014 without knowing a single person and without jobs lined up! She’s originally from New Jersey and received her education as a dental assistant from Burlington County College. She’s licensed in Dental X-Rays.

Outside of work, she’s the mother to two amazing teenagers. She loves to craft (crocheting, custom tumblers, and more) and is the owner of Red Barn Designs. We appreciate her many talents!

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