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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

You can expect personal, one-on-one attention from our entire team. At Harrisonburg SmileMakers we understand that each of our patients has unique wants and needs. That’s why we promote open communication, to understand what you are looking for in your smile, so we can design a care plan that is right for you. We take the time to listen to your concerns, explain your options, and answer any questions you may have.

Michele
Registered Dental Hygienist

Michele brings a down to earth personality and her genuine love for life to our team. She is passionate about dentistry. Our patients of all ages rave about how talented and warm she is, and our younger visitors especially enjoy coming in to see Ms. Michele. She is always striving to learn new things to benefit her patients. Check out her blog!




Kathryn
Registered Dental Hygienist

Kathryn joins our hygiene team with a compassionate heart, a sweet Southern drawl and a true heart for patient education. While in training, she received the Patient Education Award at Wytheville Community College which only exemplifies her passions in patient care.




Whitney
Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney has been with our practice in a variety of roles, first as a dental assistant, then a lab assistant and now as Registered Dental Hygienist. Her broad knowledge of all things dental makes her an incredible asset. Her passion is helping people smile and we think you'll find her own quick smile and laugh contagious.




Jill
Practice Manager

Jill is a true leader of our business department. In her role as Office Manager, she does so much behind the scenes work that keeps the practice flowing with continual harmony. She not only provides oversite to office policies through internal audits, she handles the bookkeeping for the office, keeps each employee’s benefits organized, coordinates our marketing and website, and completely manages many organizations that run through the SmileMakers’ office including the Smiles for the Nations organization that enables Dr. Johnson and other dentists to offer free dental care to oversees families in need. Jill’s willingness to take on any challenge we can throw her way makes her a true asset to our dental team! Jill says that “the friendliness of the staff and the gentleness of dentistry first drew me to this practice as a patient. Now, as a member of the office staff, I am again touched by the care and concern Greg gives to each of his patients and employees. It truly does feel like I am part of a larger family by being a member of SmileMakers.”




Sheila
Dental Assistant

Sheila is the steadfast rock of the SmileMakers Team. She started her career 20+ years ago when she joined the team as a dental assistant. Since that time she has held numerous positions throughout the practice including Chairside Assistant, New Patient Coordinator, Treatment Coordinator and Office Administrator as well as completing patient consultations. Whenever a team member has a dental question, we turn to her for advice. Her knowledge of the entire dental field makes her an asset worth holding onto. Not only is she a team leader and player, but she is also a friendly voice of information to all patients needing advice on what type of dental treatment will best fit their lifestyle and increasing their overall knowledge of modern dental techniques. Sheila says, “It’s such a joy to see how a new smile can change someone’s life. Working with Greg lets me relive the experience on a daily basis. His passion is truly a driving force for our practice. Ask me what he did to my smile!”




Rebecca
Dental Assistant

Rebecca is a true organizer, a skill that compliments her role as treatment coordinator for our orthodontic and neuromuscular patients. She ensures her patients receive the highest quality of care in a timely fashion. She brings a broad knowledge base and practice experience to all our treatment. First a patient of the office, Rebecca relates to each patient on a personal level and can share her experiences in the dental chair. So if you get a chance ask her to show you her beautiful smile! Rebecca says, “When I first came to Dr. Johnson’s office as a patient, I was impressed first by Greg and his genuine care and secondly by his staff. I felt at home, and when I was offered a job I had no second thought what my answer was, YES. It’s a work environment I feel comfortable in, a job I enjoy and people I like working with.”




Yana
Dental Assistant

Yana has incredible work ethic and attention to detail. Her extensive training in sedation, implants and oral surgery gives her the experience needed to assist chairside in even the most complicated cases. She has an exceptional ability to multi-task and provides superior patient care. An added bonus is her ability to translate for our Ukrainian and Russian patients.




Erica
Dental Assistant

Erica is a hard worker, extremely responsible and dependable. Her willingness to be a servant leader in helping in whatever way possible keeps our clinical team flowing smoothly. She is a blessing to us with her dedication to the team and positive energy.




Alesya
Dental Assistant

Alesya is such a joy to be around! Her eyes light up when she talks about dentistry and helping her patients achieve a new smile. She is flexible and willing to learn new things. We love her compassionate heart and think you will, too!




Liza
Business Assistant

Liza brings several years of dental assisting experience and a warm, positive attitude to the front office team. She is an asset to our team and we love having her with us. She wins the "best co-worker ever" award from her teammates. Her work ethic and dedication to patient care is evident in all that she does. Liza leads the front office team, coordinating our business assistants. She oversees patient scheduling, patient check-in/check-out and financial arrangements with genuine care and compassion.




Vanessa
Business Assistant

Vanessa is definitely a stabilizer for the front office team. She brings a quiet sincerity and calmness, even on those stressful days. Vanessa handles appointment confirmations, scheduling new patients, patient check in/check out and insurance verification. She is also fluent in English, Russian and Spanish, making her invaluable in communicating with our patients.




Tyler
Lab Technician

Tyler is a dental lab technician. His role is vital to the practice as he prepares our lab cases prior to patient appointments. He competently creates Cerec crowns & bridges, nightguards, orthotics, brightening trays, orthodontic appliances, models, retainers and much more in the lab located in our office. He has an eye for detail and takes pride in delivering a quality product for our patients. We appreciate his upbeat personality and willingness to help.