Debra has been with our office since nearly the beginning, 1978. She was trained under one of the best, Dr. Donald Martin, and has a wealth of knowledge on restorative and preventive dentistry.
Debra has been married 40 yrs and shares 2 adult children and 3 granddaughters with her husband “Bodie”. She is an animal lover with 2 dogs and 4 cats. She also enjoys reading and being outdoors.
Nancy Bishop, CDA
Having worked over 35 years in the dental office, Nancy has worn many hats. She is currently our office manager and financial/insurance coordinator. Any billing questions or concerns are best answered by Nancy.
With her husband, Guy, Nancy shares 4 sons, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She enjoys photography, traveling, playing harp in ensemble and spending time with family.
Sandy is usually the first friendly face you will see upon arrival to our office. She is most likely the voice on the other end when you call. Sandy is energetic and eager to assist you with appointment needs and general information.
She most enjoys spending time with her 7 very active grandchildren (3 of which are Dr Southern’s children). Sandy loves all things Halloween and spends lots of time and energy planning a yearly Spooky Trail for all the office and neighborhood kids!
Brenda Young, CDA
Brenda has been with our office since the very beginning. She is the widow of Dr Donald Martin, founder of this family practice and Dr Southern’s mother. Brenda, along with Dr Martin and now Dr Southern, has strived to provide the best care for our patients since 1975. She is very active and passionate about the overall health of herself and others!
Brenda has an abbreviated work week, but can be found assisting the Doctor on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Debbie has worked in most areas of our office and now primarily assists Dr Southern with all things restorative. She started here with Dr Cindys father, Dr Martin, and continues to excel and hone her skills.
Debbie is happily married to state trooper Roger Alley. She has 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.
You will recognize Don right away either in the office or on the phone as the only man on staff. Bless his heart! This fact alone must speak for his patience and character. He is Dr Southern’s husband and, with 8 female coworkers, probably has a longer list of “honey-do’s” than any man in history.
Primarily, Don is our lab technician. He constructs our beautiful same-day crowns, bleach trays, retainers, occlusal guards, surgical stents, etc. If you have inquiries about our same-day crowns or any other lab-assisted procedures he can help you. Any questions about fishing, soccer, or Virginia Tech football should also be directed to Don!
Kellie Deu, RDH
Kellie hails from nearby Dublin and has attempted several professions over the years. She feels that God led her to the dental field where she has practiced dental hygiene for 15 years.
She’s crazy in love with her husband, Jim and their 3 children: Grayson, Mahlon and Ily. She’s an active follower of Jesus and feels blessed to be part of our team. Kellie enjoys the outdoors with her family and friends and she admits to being a Pinterest addict!
Cailyn is from Bland County and loves all things having to do with their family farm!. She primarily assists on the preventive side of the office. She fits right in with her strong work ethic and love of patient care! She loves family and that includes her 2 sweet dogs. She spends a lot of time outdoors and riding her dirt bike when she’s not making our office cheerier.
Ashley Crigger - Ashley is a Wythe County Native. She attended Wytheville Community College where she received her dental hygiene degree in 2012. She loves the outdoors, hunting, and her small farm life. She has a son, Brady (10) who is quite the athlete. He wrestles, plays baseball and football. Ashley served previously as a correction officer for VA
Department of Corrections and as an armed guard for the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Ashley loves spending time with her better half Mikey and his four children: Aliyah (15), Kaden (12), Ashton (5), Finley(3). Last but not least, she loves her two mini dachshunds Chloe and Charlie.
Mackenzie is our newest hygiene assistant and is from Dublin. She enjoys being outdoors, hanging out with her family and traveling when she can. Mackenzie has her Cosmetology License and loves doing hair and make up for weddings and special events.
Licensed Master Esthetician
Laura has been helping women and men with their skin care needs for over 20 years. She is licensed and has many advanced training certifications. She grew up in Botetourt County and has lived in Roanoke for the past 20 years. She and her daughter Carlin enjoy American Saddlebred horseback riding and horse shows. Laura offers SkinCeuticals Micro-Peels, Dermaplaning, and Advanced Corrective Peels here in our office. These procedures involve manual exfoliation, chemical exfoliation and calming cryogentic therapy with either lactic, glycolic, or salicylic acids.