Meet Our Charlottesville Dental Team
Faith is a faithful dental assistant who loves working with Dr. Kayton and his staff because of the positive attitude and fun energy everyone brings to the office. A fun fact about Faith is that her mother and sister have also worked with us! Faith says that this has, hands down, been her best professional experience. When patients are in love with their healthy smile, Faith falls even more in love with the outstanding experience she strives to provide. She loves a good conversation yet is sometimes shy. She’s also patient, outgoing, and understanding.
Besides taking care of smiles for a living, Faith enjoys babysitting her nephew, playing games, and going on relaxing drives.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Shannon is a graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island who’s been in dental care since 2015. She says she chose her line of work because she enjoys helping others, especially with their dental health. Shannon says her team members make working easier because everyone has the same quality of care and set of ethics. Shannon is caring, a helper, loyal, relatable, and empathetic. She’s originally from New England but moved to the area with her husband for his job at the University of Virginia. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys reading, doing artsy things, gardening, being with family and friends, and working on her hobby farm.
Danielle is our financial 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 since 2015, 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, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her friends and family, including her sweet pup, Piper, her fiancé and their daughter.
Heather had been working in our office part-time for several years before joining us as a full-time team member in January of 2022. She’s a graduate of Piedmont Community College’s Dental Assisting program and has been working in the dental industry for about 15 years. She loves helping people achieve and keep a beautiful smile, and loves the fun, uplifting atmosphere of our office. Outside of work, Heather coaches her children’s softball and baseball teams. They also love to go for hikes, fishing, camping, and kayaking.
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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.
Amanda is also a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, and an active participant in the local Monticello Dental Hygiene Association. Amanda has earned a Proctor and Gamble preventive dentistry award. She has also participated in extensive continuing education and periodontal training.
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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!)
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Harley has been working in the dentistry field for over three years and loving every minute of it. A graduate of CATEC, she wanted a career where she can help people and has always found dentistry fascinating. A third generation dental assistant, she loves giving people confidence through their smile, and also loves the interaction with all the different patients.
Outside of work, Harley loves spending time with her family, including her son and daughter. They love camping, kayaking, reading, cooking, and video games.
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Brandy already had 13 years of experience in the dental field before joining our practice in 2021. She loves making patients smile, especially when she tells them about her funny farm at home: chickens and lizards and ducks… oh my! She loves our positive work environment and our concentration on teamwork. Outside of work, you’ll find Brandy and her daughters hiking or going to the beach. She also loves to cook, helps out at the school when she can, and also likes to do photography.