Phone : (540) 951-2260

Fax : (540) 951-2268
1400 S. Main St. Suite 1
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Mon - Thurs
8 - 1 and 2 - 5


Our Team

Dr. Matthews

Dr. Matthews is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After practicing in rural Utah, he and his family are now pleased to call Blacksburg home.

Dr. Matthews regularly seeks out advanced continuing education, and has received additional training and certifications in many aspects of dentistry including: Endodontics, Implant Dentistry, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Invisalign, and Airway Management.

Dr. Matthews has used his skills to participate in Refugee Clinics, Missions of Mercy, and Give Kids a Smile programs. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Southwest Virginia Dental Society.

Dr. Matthews enjoys visiting with patients, and works to understand each one individually.

Dr. Matthews spends his free time cycling and woodworking with hand tools. He and his beautiful wife, Melanie, are blessed with a 9 year-old son, Rivers.

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Ashlen - Dental Hygienist

I have worked in the NRV as a Dental Hygienist since graduating from Wytheville Community College in 2014.

I love what I do and I'm happy to be a part of the NRV Dental Team.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 sons.

Erica – Appointment Coordinator

erica My name is Erica Ziegert. I attended Virginia Wesleyan College and I moved from Virginia Beach to the NRV in 2006. Before having the pleasure of working for Dr. Atherton and her staff here in Blacksburg, I worked at a large dental firm in Virginia Beach. Prior to going into dentistry I ran and operated a restaurant in Hampton Roads for 18 years. I enjoy cooking, travelling, watching football (Dallas Cowboy fan) and hanging out with my daughter. I look forward to meeting you here at NRV Dental.

Amy – Financial Coordinator

crystal-roberts I am happy to serve as the Financial Coordinator at New River Valley Dental. I have worked in the dental field since 2012, gaining experience in general dentistry and endodontic practices. I have experience in multiple facets of a dental practice ranging from Financial Coordinator to Office Administration. My husband and I met in college and have been happy residents of the NRV since 2008. We have two wonderful children and a Boston terrier named Loki. In my spare time I enjoy attending sporting events, concerts, exploring new restaurants, and cruising the Caribbean every summer. I look forward to meeting each of you!

Yvonne – Dental Assistant

yvonne I have been in the dental field since 1985. I went to Wytheville Community College while working in dental offices part-time in Wytheville and then in Galax. I left dentistry to work in insurance for almost 2 years, but my love of dentistry brought me back to an office in Wytheville where I worked for 16 years before going to work with Dr Atherton. I was thrilled when she opened her office in Blacksburg and I enjoy learning new and better techniques and Dr. Atherton takes us on educational trips each year. I am proud and happy to be working for her in an office that is professional and patient-oriented.

Tara – Hygiene Assistant

tara  My name is Tara Reynolds. I have worked in the dental field since 2007, working as a dental assistant and a Hygiene assistant. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and my 2 boys Lane and Wade! I have lived here in the NRV all my life. I love working here with Dr. Atherton and the staff. I look forward to meeting you.

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