Melody – Dental Hygienist
Melody graduated from Wytheville Community College in 2004 with certifications in the safe administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She’s been working in dentistry for well over a decade and says she loves working at Swift Creek Dental Center because everyone is a team player with the same goal of providing high-quality dental care to every single patient who visits the office. Melody will tell you that she chose a career in dentistry because of the registered dental hygienist that she had growing up. She inspired her to help others feel healthy and confident. When she’s not busy at the office taking care of teeth, Melody likes to stay busy having fun with her husband, their two children, and dog. She also enjoys cooking, running, skiing, and going on fun adventures with her kids.
Courtney – Dental Assistant
Courtney has been with Swift Creek Dental Center since it first opened its doors well over a decade ago. She’s been working in dentistry for over 30 years and is still going strong. Courtney will tell you that one of the best things about working here for so long is all of the beautiful, confident smiles she’s helped over the years. She loves being a part of a team where everyone goes out of their way each day to make patients feel comfortable and at ease during treatment. Courtney is loyal, compassionate, and enjoys spending time with her family outside of work. She’s married with two daughters and three granddaughters.
Sharon – Patient Coordinator
Sharon brings nearly three decades of dentistry experience to the Swift Creek Dental Center family and says she loves her job because she wants to help people feel good about themselves and their smile. When she’s not taking care of smiles, you’ll probably see Sharon keeping busy in the office as a clinical coordinator and as a specialist for all things insurance. Sharon says she’s proud to be a part of our dental family for two reasons: (1) we take great pride in caring for patients and treating them like family and (2) we go the extra mile for our patients. If you have questions, ask Sharon. She’s worked in almost every job in the office. You’ll most likely find Sharon volunteering with Clover Hill Church, spending time with her family including her husband, two kids, and their dog. Sharon also loves kayaking, fishing, and reading.
Alida – Dental Hygienist
Alida has been working in dentistry for close to two decades, and she’s been part of the Swift Creek Dental Center family for over ten years. She decided to pursue a career in dentistry after undergoing orthodontic treatment when she was younger. She also loves her job as a dental hygienist because she genuinely helps people get and stay healthy. You’ll probably see Alida helping patients, doing cleanings, and assisting her fellow team members to ensure everyone has a happy, comfortable visit to the office, no matter what their treatment need may be. Outside of the office, Alida loves volunteering with Caritas and the Goochland Free Clinic, hiking, traveling and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and the family pets.