Denise came to dentistry because, as a teen, she learned how dentistry can change lives. Her own smile emerged through surgery and orthodontia, and it helped her to become the confident person she is today. After that, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. She values the culture of building relationships at our practice. She loves to learn and is glad she works for dentists who encourage her to continue her education. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her significant other, catching up with her family in Michigan, camping, and being outdoors.
Elissa is such an essential part of our practice, having joined in 1990 as a dental hygienist. Thrilled to be part of this team, her dedication to her patients shines through as she seeks to
understand and care for their individual needs. Elissa and her family love to travel, and she loves to cook Greek cuisine. And for years, she’s been an avid collector of vintage Hummel figurines. Elissa is the proud mother of two daughters, one a University of Virginia graduate beginning her teaching career in Arlington County, the other in college at Christopher Newport University.
Karie was an island girl for 40 years! She now enjoys her stateside life and all the wonderful patients she meets at the office. Karie is a wonderful part of our team and functions as both the patient care administrator and as an assistant. She’s had a variety of life experiences and careers which have allowed her to gain knowledge in all different types of professions, and enjoys knowing something about everything. Our patients truly appreciate her smile and kindness, and she loves being a part of Hinkle Dentistry. Outside the office, Karie manages her own business, and keeps very busy with her family.
Stephanie keeps the practice running smoothly by managing everything from the front desk to payroll. And while she’s been with Hinkle Dentistry for fifteen years, she joined us after a long and varied career raising her four children, doing major volunteer work with their schools and helping her husband Tom with the his restaurants, Chadwicks. Steff leads a full and energetic life which includes spending a lot of time with her growing family and friends.
“Outstanding treatment and service once again! Been a patient for over 20 years!”- Thomas
“Warm, friendly, gentle touch, and top-notch professionalism!”- Anonymous
“The entire staff was kind, attentive, smiling, and thoughtful. Truly impressive! “- Linda
“Friendly & professional doctors & staff. Very pleasant office.”- Michael
“Both Drs. Hinkle are outstanding. There is no better group around.”- Kathleen