An All-Star Team

At Sturgill Orthodontics, we’ve put together an awesome team of registered dental assistants, coordinators and lab techs to handle all of the moving parts and ensure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. Each member is highly skilled and trained and will be an essential part of your care. They have the expertise to help make the teeth-straightening process stress-free, while working side by side with Dr. Sturgill to give patients outstanding results. With friendly, upbeat personalities, they create a warm, welcoming environment. We’re a family at Sturgill Orthodontics and that cohesiveness and positivity carries over into everything we do! Read on to get a glimpse into our team members’ personalities or to meet us in person, schedule a free consultation at our Norton, VA or Johnson City, TN orthodontic office today by calling or texting us at 423-282-2333. We’d love to join you on your smile journey.

Carla Strickland

Treatment Coordinator

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?
Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge animal lover but I would have to choose a dog. The selfless love a dog provides is something we could all learn from.

On a scale of 1-10, how cool are you?
Please! You can’t chart my coolness on a scale of 1-10. I’m off the charts cool, try 1-100.

What is your favorite thing about someone in your family?
My precious 4 year old daughter, Caira Jean would win this one! Watching her learn about the Lord is my favorite thing. Her love, kindness and faith as a child is a blessing to witness.

Holly Muse

Patient Coordinator

You are a new crayon to the box. What color would you be & why?
Gettin’ it Green. I want the other crayons to know I’m here to do work and get some coloring done. The color green because it is a calming color, I want to come in confident but also want the other crayons to like me.

Greatest band of all time?
Led Zeppelin. No doubt. Past, present and future.

Favorite food?
Anything from the South. If it has gravy on it, I’m eating it.

Angela Jones

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

What movie title best describes your life & why?
The secret life of pets because I love my fur babies!

What fad or trend do you hope comes back?
Flare jeans

As the only human left on earth, what would you do?

Sharon Jones

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
What happened to my family

Where would you spend all day if you could and why?
Private beach. So I could relax on the beach away from my busy life and enjoy one day of sun, water, and no worries

If peanut butter wasn’t called peanut butter, what would it be called?
Ooey gooey goodness!

Deanna Jonas

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
Dolly Parton. She is amazing and admired by so many. I would love to make so many kids feel loved and happy.

What is your lifelong dream?
Owning a horse ranch. My love for horses is indescribable.

My favorite advice.
Be kind, work hard, smile often, keep honest, stay loyal, travel when possible, never stop learning, always be thankful, and LOVE.

Jessica Lester

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite Friday night activity?
Ordering buffalo hot wings and playing video games with my husband. Super Mario Bros 3 is my favorite!

Are you a cat or dog person?
Definitely a cat person! I have three cats, Cali, Mylo , and Jax. They all have different personalities and light up my life!

Why did you decide to work in Orthodontics?
I was very self conscious about my teeth as a teen but was lucky enough to have parents that could give me braces. I felt so much better about myself after treatment and knew I wanted to help others feel the same way about themselves.

Samantha McCraw

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie quote?
“You’re killin’ me smalls!” The Sandlot

How do you turn around a dreary day?
Crank up the music & dance in my living room!

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Getting slimed at the Nickelodeon Studio

Ginger Moates

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

What was the worst haircut you ever had?
When I was 5 years old my mom had just gotten her cosmetology license and she gave me a pixie cut! I couldn’t sit still and it didn’t turn out good!

What have you done that you are most proud of?
Raising my beautiful children.

If you were stranded on a tropical island, what two items would you want with you?
My toothbrush and toothpaste

Debbie Smith

Certified Lab Technician

Describe yourself in three words.
Lord of Lab.

What store do you shop at the most?
Amazon! They have everything you need or want and you don’t have to leave the house!

If you could teleport, where would you go and why?
Newfane, New York and Florida to see our grandchildren

Elizabeth Fellers

Financial Coordinator

What would you do on Mars for fun?
Plant potatoes (Haven’t you seen the movie “The Martians?”)

If you had access to a time machine where and when would you go?
To visit Laura Ingles during the Little House on the Prairie days.

What is your favorite summer activity?
BEACH- it is my happy place!

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