Meet Our Team
When visiting our office, you're likely to notice right away that our team is a little different than at other places. And we think that's a good thing! Apart from providing exemplary dental care for our patients and making sure everyone's visit is a fantastic one, we also like to have fun. Our staff has been with us for several years, and we all know and like each other quite a bit. You can be sure when you come for your check-ups and cleanings, you'll be greeted with friendly familiar faces and a gentle, experienced touch. We take pride in running on time, forming great relationships with our patients, and making sure every visit is an extraordinary one!
Autumn - Dental Hygienist
Beloved by her patients for her expert care and warm, inviting personality, Autumn has been with our team for over 10 years. She loves meeting new patients as well as returning ones, and she's known throughout the office for her outgoing and friendly disposition.
Autumn is originally from Mt. Sidney, Virginia, and she received her professional degree at Virginia Western Dental Hygiene School. When she's not helping our patients, Autumn loves spending time with her husband, Mike, and their three children, Mikayla, Carter, and Cassie. Their children are very active in sports, including softball and soccer, and on weekends Autumn and her husband love to cheer them on from the sidelines!
Meghan - Dental Hygienist
Meghan began her dental career after graduating from the dental hygiene program at Lord Fairfax College in 2006. She is an active member of the vocal component for Virginia Dental Hygiene Association. This allows her to a stay up-to-date on the newest and most effective tools and techniques to give her patients the best dental experience possible.
Meghan takes tremendous pride in educating her patients on how to keep their mouths healthy. She also prioritizes providing her patients with a fantastic dental cleaning, always with kindness and care. "My goal for my patients when they come to their appointment is for them to feel like instead of going to the dentist, they're spending time with a good friend."
When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family and their dog Aria and cat Ovi. She is a huge hockey fan, and she and her husband enjoy rooting for the Washington Capitals.
Kyla - Dental Hygienist
Kyla originally worked at our office back in the day with Dr. Gardner, and our team is thrilled to have her return here after many years. She has lived in Rockingham County most of her life and has a true passion for helping patients improve their oral and systemic health. She is known at our office for her magnetic personality and thorough yet gentle bedside manner.
Kyla earned an Associate’s Degree from Virginia Western Community College in May of 2012. Kyla then transferred to Old Dominion University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 2015, where she majored in Dental Hygiene, minoring in Community Health. She is certified in CPR and local anesthesia.
Outside of the office, Kyla enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, and canning.
Sjoukje - Dental Assistant
Sjoukje is Dr. Curtin's dental assistant works chair-side in assisting with procedures and making our patients comfortable. Sjoukje received her dental assistant certification through Massanutten Technical Center just over 5 years ago. She has always been fascinated by teeth and loves that dental assisting gives her a chance to explore her passion.
Sjoukje is very happily married and has a tiny dog she adores. She lived for some time in Maine before returning to the Shenandoah Valley with her spouse. Sjoukje is passionate about the Earth and the natural world, and follows a vegan lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting and drawing.
Crystal - Dental Assistant
Crystal is one of our fabulous dental assistants who works chairside with Dr. Janowski. She is a known at our office for her helpful personality and positive attitude. Crystal is wonderful at reassuring patients during dental procedures, and she goes above and beyond to make our patients comfortable and help the office run smoothly.
Crystal originally hails from Lewisburg, WV and currently resides in Elkton. She received her Associates of Science at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach. She is an avid fan of the outdoors, cooking, and enjoys spending time away from the office with family and friends.
Sarah - Front Desk & Reception
The first person many people meet at our office is Sarah, who greets our patients and helps run the front desk. Sarah has worked for many years in medical administration, and we all greatly appreciate her warmth, kindness, and sense of humor.
Sarah's originally from Richmond and received her Bachelor's Degree from James Madison University in 2013 (Go Dukes!). After graduation, she relocated to Northern VA and then Charlottesville. However, she eventually found her way back to Harrisonburg and we're so happy she did. She is a huge animal lover and has 4 dogs! In her free time, she loves to kayak, camp, and go to live music shows.
Tamara - Office Manger & Social Media Coordinator
Tamara is our beloved office manager and is eager to warmly greet and assist our patients. She greatly values this opportunity to build relationships with everyone we treat. She leads a very active lifestyle and has a special love for the outdoors.
In her free time, Tamara enjoys hiking, running, and sporting events. She has three wonderful children, recently celebrated the birth of her second grand-child, and cherishes all the time she gets to spend with her family. She resides in Grottoes.