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Our Full-Time Dental Staff


Staff 09-17-15 #5

Front Row: Michelle Hodge, Kelly Golding, Karen Cruise, Dr. Sonya K. Martin, Alexa Russell, Rhonda Nester

Back Row: Dr. Bradley S. Nester, Pamela Hendrick, Laura Sheffey, Natasha Perez, Sherri Williams, Vanessa Edwards, Amber Marshall


 Our friendly Receptionist, Alexa Russell, will greet you and introduce you to our office.  Alexa will gather all of your information to make your check-in and check-out process one of the most pleasant anywhere.  When you call our office, you can always count on Alexa to be cheerful and helpful. 

Alexa Russell, Receptionist 


Our highly-trained Dental Assistants, with many years combined experience, are Vanessa Edwards, Natasha Perez, Pamela Hendrick, and Amber Marshall.  Combined, our assistants have experience, not only in general dentistry and dental radiography, but oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, and orthodontics, as well.  Each assistant will always make you feel welcome and strive to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible with the highest-quality dental services available.   They are all trained in the latest recommended infection control and sterilization to ensure your safety, as well as CPR and First-Aid.

Natasha Perez, Dental Assistant


  Pamela Hendrick, Dental Assistant


Amber Marshall, Dental Assistant 



 Our licensed, full-time Registered Hygienists, Laura Sheffey, Kelly Golding, Sherri Williams, Michelle Hodge  and Vanessa Edwards are all very professional, well-educated, and friendly.   Each will strive to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. You will see one of our hygienists for your recall cleanings - which you can always be assured will be the most gentle, thorough cleanings you can receive.  Our hygienists also apply sealants and fluoride treatments to your children's teeth.  Each hygienist receives yearly Infection-Control training updates, as well as CPR and First-Aid training.

Sherri Williams, RDH


Laura J. Sheffey, RDH


Kelly Golding, RDH



Michelle Hodge, RDH



Vanessa Edwards,  RDH & Dental Assistant

Vanessa Edwards


  Our office administrator is Karen Cruise.  She handles the billing, patient accounts, collections management for the practice and the day to day operations.  You may also see Karen check-in and check-out patients as the fill-in receptionist.

Karen N. Cruise, Office Administrator

 Karen 2015


Rhonda Nester is our business manager.  She handles accounts receivables and payables. Rhonda handles insurance and will speak with you regarding any questions you might have about your insurance.  Rhonda is also a Registered Dental Hygienist and sometimes fills in for one of our full-time hygienists.

Rhonda A. Nester, Business Manager



Dr. Nester is a 1995 graduate of The Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry.  His goal as your dentist is to provide the most pleasant, highest-quality dental treatment.  Dr. Nester uses the best, most up-to-date dental products available.   Visit the MEET THE DOCTOR link for a personal note from the doctor.

Dr. Bradley S. Nester


Dr. Sonya Martin, a 1995 graduate of The Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry with Dr. Nester, joined the practice in 2015.  She is a native of Honaker, VA and has practiced in Southwest Virginia since 1995.

Dr. Sonya K. Martin

Dr. Sonya Martin #2


Pam Brushing Teeth

Every member of our staff is CPR certified and AED trained.