Dedicated and Professional Dental Staff In Charleston, WV

Patricia Johnson - Dental Hygienists in Charleston, WV

Patricia Johnson

Office Manager

Patricia L Johnson with great enthusiasm serves as office manager for Dr. Charles L. Smith. Patty graduated from Carver Career Center in 1980, and began her dental career as a certified dental assistant for Dr. Donzie Lilly. She has worked with Dr. Charles L. Smith since 1985 in his front office, where her many talents allow her to flow effortlessly throughout the dental practice. The most rewarding aspect of Patty's career is helping to make dentistry affordable for all to create beautiful smiles for her patients. She is married to Chris and has one son David. Patty resides in Pinch, WV.
Jovanna Bounds - Dental Hygienists in Charleston, WV

Jovanna Bounds

Dental Hygienist

Jovanna is from Pennsylvania and graduated from Connellsville High School in 2001. She attended WV Institute of Technology and earned an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2003. She has worked in Family Dentistry since 2004 and enjoys working with patients of all ages.

Melinda Avis - Dental Hygienists in Charleston, WV

Melinda Avis

Dental Hygienist

Melinda grew up in Craigsville, WV and graduated from Richwood High School. She attended West Virginia University and West Virginia Institute of Technology and graduated from WVIT with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1992. In the past 22 years, she has practiced in periodontics, pediatrics and general dentistry as a dental hygienist. She has two boys, Ian and Trevor, and lives in Clendenin, West Virginia.
Loretta Blake - Dental Hygienists in Charleston, WV

Loretta Blake

Dental Assistant

Loretta Blake proudly joins the dental team of Dr. Charles L. Smith. Loretta is a certified dental assistant as well as an orthodontic assistant. Prior to re- locating to Clay county, Loretta gained her six plus years of experience working in a dental practice in Central WV., Lewis County. Loretta is the mother of two beautiful and talented daughter's., Sara age 16 and Lauren age 12. Through her children she has become an energetic yet caring clinical dental team member. Loretta is most passionate about “one on one” patient care and finds the “SMILE” of her patients is the most rewarding!

Penny Dingess - Dental Hygienists in Charleston, WV

Penny Dingess

Certified Dental Assistant

I ensure our patients comfort while assisting our doctor with exams and procedures. I also sterilize instruments, and take any necessary X-rays. I love that my job involves helping to make people happy with their smile. We provide excellent dental care to each and every patient we see. Outside the office, I love hiking, playing with my dogs, and spending time with my family.
Jessi Kiddi - Dental Hygienists in Charleston, WV

Jessi Kiddi

Jessi was born and raised in southern West Virginia. She graduated from Van High School in 2012. She then went on to college at BridgeValley Community and Technical College where she obtained and Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015. Jessi joins the dental team of Dr. Charles L. Smith as a dental assistant who also fills in as a dental hygienist and assists Patty on the front desk. She currently lives in Alum Creek, WV.