Anne, Administrative Manager
Anne holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology and a Minor in Social Work from Radford University. She wears many hats around the office with responsibilities ranging from handling accounting, managing human resources, overseeing operations, answering phones, and (most importantly) helping patients. Anne says her work is rewarding because at the end of her shift she’s had the chance to make a real impact in someone’s life in a positive, healthy way. She also loves establishing real connections with patients. Anne had been a patient at Hinkle Dentistry for nearly two decades. She really loved the office and the team. When our administrative position became available, she jumped at the opportunity! Anne decided to re-enter the working world after previously retiring. (We’re so glad she did.) If she didn’t have to work, Anne says she’d probably spend most of her time traveling the world. She enjoys cooking, watching sports, and decorating the office for the holidays — particularly Halloween and Mardi Gras.
Denise, Dental Hygienist
Denise holds an Associates and Applied Science degree from Kellogg Community College. She earned a Bachelor’s in Health Management from Spring Arbor University. For nearly 30 years, Denise has been helping people have healthy smiles. During that time, she’s come to meet and develop relationships with so many special people. Denise says it’s her patients and coworkers who keep her coming back to the office each day. She truly loves making her patients more systemically healthy. Denise chose a career in dentistry in part because of her own dental issues as a child and teenager. Correcting her issues had a dramatic effect on improving her self-esteem and that led her to a job in the dental health field. When you meet Denise, you’ll find that she’s funny, a team player, empathetic, and outgoing. She’s the director of the Seattle Study Club. When she’s not working, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband of nearly two decades and her teenage son. She also likes hiking with her two German Shepherds.
Elissa, Dental Hygienist
Elissa has an Associates in Science and Dental Hygiene from Palm Beach Junior College and a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida. She’s essential to Hinkle Dentistry, having been a part of our family dating back to 1990. She joined us a dental hygienist and has been helping make smiles healthier every day, ever since. Just ask her why she loves the work she does, and Elissa will tell you it’s because she’s simply thrilled to be a part of our dental family. Her dedication to her patients is evident each day and shines through as she really gets to know people on a more personal level to understand your goals and needs. She’s kind, compassionate, careful, and highly skilled. When she’s not helping patients at the office, Elissa is probably traveling somewhere interesting with her family (especially if there’s a cruise involved). She’s passionate about cooking Greek cuisine and is an avid collector of vintage Hummel figurines. Elissa has two daughters, one is a UVA grad teaching 2nd grade in Arlington County, the other is a CNU grad working as a government contractor and photographer.
Eric, Patient Coordinator
Eric is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and has been working in the world of dentistry for nearly a decade. When you come to Hinkle Dentistry for your office visit, you might find Eric helping patients schedule their followup appointments, marketing, and maintaining the production schedules. Before making the switch to dental health care, Eric was previously working in retail management. He decided he wanted to do something that made a difference in and impacted people’s lives. Eric says working at Hinkle Dentistry is special because he’s worked in other offices, but none of them lived their mission statement like ours. He loves that our team believes in what we do and provide care that’s on the next level. When he’s not busy at the office, Eric is usually golfing, reading, and spending quality time with his friends and family.
Alyssa, Dental Assistant
Alyssa is a graduate of the dental assisting program at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. She’s been working as a dental assistant since 2012 and loves every minute of what she does. One of the many reasons Alyssa says she was drawn to working at Hinkle Dentistry was because she loves the atmosphere and the relationships the staff has with patients. Alyssa says every day is fun and full of laughter with her coworkers all the while they’re providing outstanding dentistry for all patients. Alyssa has always wanted to work in the medical field and found dentistry to be a perfect fit. It allows her to develop and grow relationships with patients while also taking care of their oral health. Alyssa says Hinkle Dentistry isn’t like other offices because we listen to what patients want and care about their oral and overall health. Alyssa moved here a few years ago with her now husband who is an officer in the Air Force. She loves country music, going to concerts, working out, and spending time with her awesome stepson.