Tammy

Patient Care Coordinator


Tammy was born and raised in the Star City. After attending the University of Virginia, she married her wonderful husband of 35 years, Kirby. They have two awesome grown kids, Katie and Tyler, who bring them much joy. After a career in the graphic arts industry she joined our practice in 2006. She has been a proud team leader with the Longaberger Company for over 25 years. Tammy enjoys Motown, oldies, movies, quilting, and loves spending time at Myrtle Beach with her family. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”

Tammy is often the first person you’ll see when you enter our office. She’ll welcome you and make you feel like a member of our family with her caring and contagious smile. Tammy has a creative touch and is tech savvy, yet fun and often unpredictable! She is willing to go the extra mile for staff and patients alike. Chocolate chip cookies are her specialty.

Susan

Office Manager


Susan grew up in Big Stone Gap, VA and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Carson-Newman College in 1984. She and her family moved to Salem in 1993 and she joined our team in 1999. Susan and her late husband David have two beautiful daughters: Rachel is a recent graduate of Lynchburg College, and Allison is a Women’s Lacrosse player for Roanoke College. She enjoys outdoor activities, watching movies, and spending time with her daughters and their adorable dog Maggie.

Our office is a better place because of Susan. You’ll find that she can help you with any questions you may have with her excellent customer service and she’ll do so with a warm and friendly smile. Susan loves our morning prayer for patients and staff members and the feeling of “family” in our office. She really enjoys getting to know the patients and appreciates the laughter they often bring to her day. Susan is fun loving, compassionate and quite the comedian! PS – she loves shoes!

Gail, RDH

Dental Hygienist


Gail grew up in Roanoke and is a 1993 graduate of the Virginia Western Community College dental hygiene program. She is married to Chris Burton and together they are raising three adorable daughters, Anna, Grace and Abbey. Gail is very proud of being a Mom and loves cheering on her girls as they swim for the C.C.A. Marlins and other school sports. An avid runner, Gail has completed two marathons, and now has developed a new love for trail running.

Gail wins the award for the employee who has been with “Dr. R” the longest . . . 20 years! She puts patient education first, is hard working, genuine, and truly cares about her patients. She loves the Lord and is a prayer warrior for our staff as well as patients. She always wants to make your smile and your dental experience unforgettable.

Anita, RDH

Dental Hygienist


Anita is a native Roanoker who graduated from Virginia Western Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1981. She has served our practice as one of our hygienists for more than 16 years and really enjoys working in a Christian office. She is married to Doug, and is the proud mom of two grown sons, Ben and Brian. In her spare time, she loves cooking and baking (and the office staff especially appreciates and enjoys her special treats!) Anita also enjoys tennis, hiking, canoeing and scuba diving.

Anita’s positive energy will make your day better! Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients personally and helping to care for their individual dental needs. She never meets a stranger and counts all of her patients as friends. Anita always puts others first and has a true servant’s heart towards everyone she encounters. We are proud to have this loving, hard working, ball of energy in our office. Look high and low but you won’t find a kinder, giving, more genuine person anywhere in this world . . . She is truly a blessing.

Jill, CDA

Dental Assistant


A Roanoke native, Jill completed the dental assisting program at Virginia Western Community College and took the Dental Assisting National Boards (DANB) to obtain her certification in 1982. She has worked in dentistry in the Roanoke Valley for over 30 years. She joined our practice in 1996. Jill married her best friend from high school, Terry, in 1984. They have two grown children, Jason and Amanda. Her hobbies include gardening and bird-watching. Because of her love of wildlife Jill loves volunteering for Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center doing wildlife rehabilitation. She has earned a category IV permit in wildlife rehab.

From patients to dogs to birds – Jill has a big heart that is full of love! She has a great way of making anxious patients feel at ease in the dental chair. She truly cares about their dental health and is very knowledgeable and experienced. She has a special affection for our little patients and they are drawn to her as well!

Sydney

Dental Assistant


Sydney is proud to be born and raised in Roanoke. She now lives in Salem and joined our practice in 2001. She earned her Associate’s degree at Virginia Western Community College.

Sydney loves working in a Christian office and enjoys helping patients feel at ease. She is married to Richard, and they have two sons, Tyler and Troy. She loves watching each of her sons play basketball for their respective schools: Tyler is a student at Ferrum College and Troy is a senior at Salem High School. Her leisure time pursuits include running, knitting, spending time with her family and their 3 dogs.

Sydney’s energy is contagious. Even though she is a princess, she brings a great attitude to the office! She has a special place in her heart for elderly patients and is very caring with their needs. You will fall in love with this fashionista’s charming smile and sweet spirit.

Lisa

Dental Assistant


Lisa grew up in Vinton, VA and currently resides in Roanoke. She joined our practice in 2013; however, she has over 30 years of dental experience. Lisa has three beautiful daughters: Jaclyn, Jordian and Jaime, and three darling grandchildren: Hayden, Landon, and Kylie. The male in her life is Victor, a retired Greyhound! She loves taking walks with Victor, working on various art projects, and re-finishing furniture. She also loves to travel with her sister across the United States, making Tiffany’s their favorite stop in each major city.

Lisa will welcome you with a warm smile. She has a sweet, gentle, quiet spirit that you will love! We are lucky to have her as part of our family here at Roller and Johnson Family Dentistry.