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
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
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
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
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.