Amazing Admin Team
Scheduling Coordinator (The Savvy Shopper)
Danielle is our scheduling coordinator, and is the first smiling face that you’ll see when you walk into our office. She’s been working in the dental industry for over 3 years, beginning in pediatric dentistry and moving on to general dentistry, so she is well versed in all the procedures, processes, and services that you and your family members may need through all the various stages of life. She loves the way that the team works together, and how appreciative Dr. Kayton is to his staff.
Outside of work, Danielle enjoys shopping, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her friends and family, including her husband and their sweet pup, Piper.
Financial Coordinator (Return of Kimmy)
Kim began working with us as a Dental Assistant back in 2002 and now handles all insurance questions as our Financial Coordinator. This position has helped her to expand her knowledge of all aspects of dentistry and helps her to provide insight and understanding to clients as they plan out their treatment needs. We love her effervescent personality and positive energy (and she loves helping us prank Dr. Jack). She loves the level of care that the practice provides to each individual patient, along with “THE BEST” dentistry out there. When she isn’t hanging out with TEAM Kayton, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her (very spoiled) dog Charlie. She’s also the President of her local homeowners association.
Our Hygiene Dynamic Duo
RDH — Registered Dental Hygienist (Go Go Speedracer)
When Amanda, our other greatest hygienist on earth ends her day…Don’t let her small stature fool you… you can find her repairing and racing cars! Her dad long ago planted the seeds that grew into a love of cars and racing. Don’t worry…there’s no grease under her nails during working hours!
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from VCU Dental School, as well as a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Virginia.
RDH — Registered Dental Hygienist (Travel Bug)
If Pattie wasn’t one of the two greatest hygienists on earth…she would probably be a travel agent! When her professional day ends, you can find her planning her next trip or enjoying gardening. Pattie’s love of travel can only be outdone by the pleasure of spending time with her husband, daughters, and grandsons.
A highly experienced dental hygienist, Pattie completed her education at the University of Connecticut and Tunxis Community College. In addition to appearing on the “Dean’s List,” she was given the distinction of “Outstanding Clinicals” for the state of Connecticut. Pattie has received extensive continuing education and periodontal training.
Dental Assistants Extraordinaire
RDA - Registered Dental Assistant (our Spanish interpreter)
Karina is our newest team member and received her training and certification from CATEC. After “shadowing” in our office as part of her training…we quickly decided she would be a great fit for our TEAM! Karina is loving dentistry and hopes to continue her education and eventually go to Hygiene school and become a licensed registered dental hygienist (RDH). She previously worked in the banking industry and at beautiful Carter Mountain Orchard (she knows a good apple when she sees one!!!).
RDA — Registered Dental Assistant (Country-fried storyteller)
Suzette’s day never ends…when she removes her dental assisting “hat”, she puts on her chef hat! We all love when Suzette brings in leftovers from her catering business. Pee Wee’s Pit Barbecue offers great barbecue, sauces and sides, and her “Pork Puppies” are to die for! Somehow she still finds time to take her kayak, “the Pink Panther”, down the James and spend time with Pee Wee himself, their three daughters, and grandson. Whew!
Suzette received her Dental Assistant certification from the Red Cross at R.A.F. Base in Bentwaters, England and her Registered Dental Assistant certification in Sacramento, CA. She also assisted in Alamogordo, NM and Tucson, AZ prior to moving to VA. Suzette also is a Master Graduate of Dental Boot Kamp (sounds scary!)