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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!

Meet Our Hygienists

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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.

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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.

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Ryan - Dental Hygienist

Starting from a young age, Ryan has always been fascinated with dentistry. That fascination turned into passion as she joined the dental workforce at 18. Starting as a dental assistant, Ryan has made her way around the dental office, working in several roles- giving her a great respect for all aspects of dentistry and working knowledge of how to serve her patient’s needs from the dental chair and beyond.

Alongside our other hygienist Meghan, Ryan serves as a voice for the dental hygiene profession on the Executive Board of the Virginia Dental Hygiene Association. In 2023, she was selected to serve on the Colgate Oral Hygiene Advisory Board. These roles allow her to advocate for both her patients and her profession.

Ryan loves getting to know her patients and takes pride in forging long-lasting relationships to improve their oral health- especially discussing the relationship between the mouth and the whole body. “Every patient has their own journey and I’m honored to be trusted to help them reach optimal health”.

When she is not at work, Ryan can be found spending time with her dog Lincoln or on the road for a quick road trip!

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Rachel - Dental Hygienist

Rachel’s love for dentistry began as a dental assistant where she gained 6 years of experience prior to starting dental hygiene school. After graduating from Virginia Western Community College’s 2014 dental hygiene program, Rachel eagerly began providing exceptional hygiene care to all her patients. She also is certified in CPR and anesthesia.
 
Rachel genuinely loves getting to know, and in addition, building lasting relationships with each patient she sees. She has the natural ability to quickly ease her patients with her calming personality and gentle touch. Rachel’s contagious and cheerful laugh is a joy to be heard by all throughout the office.
 
Rachel’s time outside of the office is well-spent with her husband and two amazing children. She can be found engaging with all of their activities, sporting events and adventures. She has a love for the outdoors and enjoys traveling, crafting and reading.
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Meet Our Dental Assistants

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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.

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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 Staunton. 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.

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Meet Our Office & Front Desk Team

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Tamara - Office Manager & Social Media Coordinator

amara is our beloved office manager and is eager to warmly welcome and assist our patients. She greatly values this opportunity to build relationships with everyone we treat and enjoys engaging with many patients outside of the office from the grocery store, local music venues to other events. She leads a very active lifestyle and has a special love for the outdoors. In her free time, Tamara enjoys hiking, gym work-outs and long walks with her lab, Bentley. She also cherishes all the moments spent with her three wonderful children, their families and two precious granddaughters who keep her quite busy with sleepovers! Tamara truly values all the memories created with extended family, friends and those within her church community.

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Gina - Front Desk & Reception

Gina is one of the first people to warmly greet patients when they arrive for their appointments. Patients and staff alike love her for her extensive dental knowledge, kindness, and humor.

Gina has a beloved husband Robert and two grown children Donovan and Victoria. She treasures time spent outside the office with her tightly knit family, friends, and church community. Among her hobbies are reading, crocheting, crafting, and spending time outdoors. She is also an avid animal lover and cherishes her newly adopted family members, a dog Missy Boots and five treasured kitties.

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