Orthodontist in Johnson City, TN & Norton, VA

Meet Your All-Star Braces Team

At Sturgill Orthodontics, we believe your teeth-straightening process should be stress-free, so our team has the expertise to help make this happen.

They work side by side with Dr. Sturgill and Dr. Williams to give you and your family outstanding results.

We’ve put together an awesome team of registered dental assistants, coordinators and lab techs to handle all of the moving parts and ensure your office appointments run smoothly and efficiently.

With friendly, upbeat personalities, our team creates a warm, welcoming environment for you and your family. To meet us in person, schedule your free orthodontic consultation by calling or texting our Johnson City, TN or Norton, VA office today.

Leadership

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Holly Muse

Operations Manager

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.

Fun Fact:

I have a cat with zero teeth who pees in the toilet like a human. His name is Sir Walker Riley Muse.

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Sharon Jones

Clinic Manager + Registered Dental Assistant

Sharon Jones

Clinic Manager + Registered Dental 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!

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Elizabeth Fellers

Financial Coordinator

Elizabeth Fellers

Financial Coordinator

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

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!

Treatment Coordinators

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Carla Strickland

Treatment Coordinator

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 young 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.

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Lauren Carter

Treatment Coordinator

Lauren Carter

Treatment Coordinator

Name one cool feature you would add to your dream home?

A tap that dispenses Champagne!

>What was your first concert?

At the ripe old age of 6 my parents took me to see Brooks & Dunn in Charlotte! I’ll never forget how fun that was. Now my favorite thing to do is attend country concerts!

What is your absolute dream job?

I would love to be a country singer and perform at the CMA Festival in Nashville! Spoiler alert: I can’t sing and I can’t dance, but I sure can dream!

Clinical Team

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Angela Jones

Registered Dental Assistant

Angela Jones

Registered Dental 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? CRY!

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April Looney

Registered Dental Assist

April Looney

Registered Dental Assist

Who was your childhood actor crush?

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

What would be your superpower?

To be able to snap my fingers and have dinner cooked and ready to eat after work!

What is your favorite place that you’ve traveled?

Santorini Island - so beautiful and relaxing!

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Cailah Spears

Registered Dental Assistant

Cailah Spears

Registered Dental Assistant

Have you ever been told that you look like someone famous?

Yes, Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse).

What would your dream house be like?

I’d love to live on a farm with an old two story farmhouse on it.

What is your favorite flower or plant?

Sunflowers

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Constance Gray

Sterilization Technician

Constance Gray

Sterilization Technician

Which decade do you love the most and why?

The ’90’s! The ’90’s had the best style, music, and clothes! I love the ’90’s vibe.

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys

What is your favorite Disney princess?

I’m not really into princesses… I’m more into the villains. My favorite villain is the Evil Queen.

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Deanna Jonas

Registered Dental Assistant

Deanna Jonas

Registered Dental 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.

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Debbie Smith

Lab Technician

Debbie Smith

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

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Ginger Moates

Registered Dental Assistant

Ginger Moates

Registered Dental Assistant

What is your favorite time of day?

My favorite time of day is the morning. I love to wake up and know I’m starting a fresh new day. I pray to do my best and give it my all.

What is your favorite form of exercise?

My favorite way to get exercise in would be hiking. It not only builds muscle, but it also boosts brain power and activates happiness! I love the outdoors and adventures!!!

What is one article of clothing that someone could wear that would make you walk out on a first date with them?

Wallabee boots! My husband had a pair while we were dating and I purposely misplaced them.

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Jacque Manazanares

Registered Dental Assistant

Jacque Manazanares

Registered Dental Assistant

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Spaghetti

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Treat others the way that you want to be treated.

If you could hang out with any cartoon character, who would it be and why?

Spongebob because he is always a good time.

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Jessica Lester

Registered Dental Assistant

Jessica Lester

Registered Dental Assistant

What is one of your greatest accomplishments?

Being my son Kameron’s momma is my greatest accomplishment. I feel like all moms are rockstars!

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Oak Island, NC! My family and I go every year and get a beach house to enjoy for a week.

What is one word that could describe you?

Nerdy! I love Star Wars and playing video games. A day watching the Mandalorian with my son or playing Mario with my husband would be considered a perfect day!

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Julie Higgins

Registered Dental Assistant + Records Technician

Julie Higgins

Registered Dental Assistant + Records Technician

Coffee or tea?

Most definitely tea! The sweeter the better!

Do you have a favorite plant?

Succulents! You don’t have to remember to water them!

What is your favorite ice cream flavor and topping?

I love everything ice cream! But my favorite is anything chocolate with whipped cream & strawberries.

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Samantha McCraw

Registered Dental Assistant

Samantha McCraw

Registered Dental 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

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Taylor Ramsey

Registered Dental Assistant

Taylor Ramsey

Registered Dental Assistant

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain

What would your dream house look like?

Anything Chip and Joanna Gaines worked on. Something very farmhouse yet modern.

Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or nighttime? Why?

Twilight/sunset. I’m a sucker for an orange sky. There’s nothing like it.

Administrative Team

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Brittany Waters

Scheduling Coordinator

Brittany Waters

Scheduling Coordinator

What is your favorite decade and why?

The 1960’s… the fashion, the hair, the makeup trends, and the music festivals!

If you could eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cheesecake

You have your own talk show, who would you invite as your first guest?

Gwen Stefani

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Megan Ponder

Insurance Coordinator

Megan Ponder

Insurance Coordinator

What would the title of your autobiography be?

My nickname from my dad is “Hop”, and growing up we did so many different things together. I’ve always told my dad that

I would write a book about everything we’ve done together and call it “The Adventures of Hop and Pop”.

How many instruments do you play?

I play four instruments; piano, flute, bass, and ukulele.

What is something people don’t know about you?

I take flowers and turn them into jewelry and keepsakes.

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Shannon Sheppard

Scheduling Coordinator

Shannon Sheppard

Scheduling Coordinator

If you could only have 3 apps on your phone, what would they be?

Instagram, Spotify, and Youtube

What are you hilariously bas at?

Choreographed dancing, but I like to freestyle! v

Do you collect anything?

Magnets from places I have traveled.

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Suesanna Taylor

Executive Assistant

Suesanna Taylor

If you could bring back any fashion trend, what would it be?

Bell bottom jeans, but it looks like that is already a thing, so yay!

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

Family Tradition by Hank Williams Jr. always my go to!

Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?

Funniest for sure! I love to have a good time and make people laugh. I like to think the party starts when Sue walks in!

Who or what would you want to be for a day?

Louie, the office pup! He gets to lay around, love and play with everyone & eats lots of treats. And he gets belly rubs!