Our caring team’s top priority is to always make you feel welcomed and part of the family whenever you visit us here at Semtner Dental. During your time with us, we are here to handle anything you need while Dr. Rob Semtner, Dr. Mona Semtner or Dr. Adam Holt care for your teeth. If you have any questions and would like to schedule an appointment with our dentists in Roanoke, Virginia, please give us a call at 540-989-0112.
Lindsey Bowman was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and currently lives in Franklin County. After graduating high school, she worked at a veterinarian’s office cleaning canine and feline teeth. She then found that she had a love for dentistry. Lindsey is X-ray and CPR certified and has been a part of our team since 2019 as a dental assistant. She quickly became the positivity leader of the office, took over ordering and started helping with front desk and insurance matters. In 2021, she became the marketing director, as she loves to grow and learn new things. When asked about her favorite thing about her job, she said, “I love creating relationships with our patients and learning all the new technology. This job has taught me many new things, and marketing our wonderful company has been my all-time favorite”
In her spare time, she is a mother to her son Cayden and dog mom to her two Dobermans, Roxy and Lexy. She recently bought her first home in 2021 and enjoys spending time at home with family and friends, traveling, hiking, going to races, going to the lake, riding four-wheelers with her son, hunting and fishing.
Emily Clement was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, moved to Bedford in 1993 and currently lives in Goodview, Virginia. She attended Liberty University for business management. She is X-ray and CPR certified. Emily became a part of our team in 2019 as a dental assistant. Recently, she got promoted to office manager. Emily states that the most rewarding part of her job is “building close relationships with our patients and staff and making sure they are well taken care of.” She also states, “My goal is being the best role model and making sure our business is running smoothly.”
Outside of work, Emily is a wife and mother to her five children. She is a coach for her children’s soccer team, and she enjoys going on family vacations, spending time with her family and baking.
Anna Thompson was born in Bedford, Virginia. After graduating high school, she attended school at Old Dominion University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She is certified in CPR and a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She has been a part of our team since 2022 as a front desk associate and has loved learning about dentistry. She states, “I love that I have learned how to properly take care of my teeth, as it’s something I never fully understood before working here.” Anna has six siblings and ten nieces and nephews. Being an aunt is one of the greatest privileges I’ve experienced so far.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys baking and trying out new recipes. Anna loves to work out every morning, as it makes her feel ready for the day. She also enjoys traveling to North Carolina to see her boyfriend of over three years who is currently in the Marines.
Cathy Tabor was born in Roanoke, Virginia. She has also lived in Illinois, California and Norfolk. Cathy moved back to Roanoke in 2013 and has been a part of our team since then as a front desk associate. She is X-ray and CPR certified. Cathy enjoys interacting with the patients and she states, “I love knowing our patients are happy when they leave our office and my coworkers are like family to me and we work for the best doctors.” Cathy has three grown children that live in northern Virginia. Outside of work, she enjoys going to visit her children and spending time with her grandchildren. Cathy also enjoys gardening, going on walks and attending classic rock concerts.
Amanda Dooley, or Mandy, was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and currently lives in Franklin County. She has also lived in England and North Carolina. Mandy moved back to Franklin in 1995. She has worked in the dental field for 29 years and joined our team in 2017 as a dental assistant, where she soon became the insurance coordinator. Mandy is CPR and X-ray certified and is interested in taking a master gardener class. Mandy states she loves her job because she enjoys all the patient interaction and seeing patients rebuild their smiles.
Mandy has two children and seven grandchildren. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, running, biking, kayaking and camping. Mandy has run several half marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks. Mandy and her husband enjoy taking their camper and traveling with their grandkids and labradoodle, Cooper.
Amber Wingate, RDH, was born in Salem, Virginia. She attended Virginia Western Community College and graduated with her dental hygiene license in 2015. She is also certified in CPR and laser treatment. Amber has been a part of our team since 2019 as an RDH. She enjoys her job because she creates relationships with her patients. Amber played softball while in high school and states, “One time, I hit two back-to-back grand slams and it was awesome”.
In her spare time, she absolutely loves to travel. So far she has made it to Ireland, eastern Europe, New York City and San Diego, California. A few of those trips she did solo, and it was the best experience for her. Amber also loves to maintain her vegetable garden and hang out with her three cats and 10-year-old lab named Charley.
Julie Meleason, RDH, was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania and currently lives near Smith Mountain Lake. Right out of high school, she attended at University of Pittsburg. She graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science and a dental hygiene license. She moved to Smith Mountain Lake and became a part of our team in 2012 as an RDH. She has a love for dentistry, and she states, “Dentistry is constantly changing, and we are always learning new things to improve dentistry for our patients.”
She has been married to her husband for 19 years, and they have two wonderful children. Outside of work, she enjoys taking their boat out on the lake. She is also an exercise instructor at Kirk Family YMCA.
Sara Pendry, RDH, was born in Savannah, Georgia, but grew up in Roanoke Rapids, a small town in eastern North Carolina that is also on the Roanoke River. Sara studied theater at ECU (East Carolina University) after she graduated high school. After her time at ECU, she realized she didn’t want to be a starving actress and became a dental assistant at a dentist office in Solana Beach, California, in San Diego County. There she discovered an unexpected love for dentistry. In 2013, Sara moved back to North Carolina and decided to go back to school and become a dental hygienist. Sara was the first person in the history of her dental hygiene program at Halifax Community College to pass both her National Board and her Clinical Board before graduation. Sara has lived in Roanoke since July of 2021 and has been a part of our team since then. Sara’s favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is getting to create positive experiences for people in the dental chair, a place where a lot of people are not very comfortable. Sara sees her patients as an extension of her family and loves catching up with them at their visits.
When Sara is not at work, she loves to spend time with her husband, Tyler, and their two girls, Zoe and Evie. Sara enjoys hiking, skiing, going to the beach, reading, going to concerts and theater productions, and traveling. Above all, she enjoys being a wife and a mom.
Emily Jarrells was born in Radford, Virginia, and raised in Giles County, Virginia. She currently lives in Salem. After high school, she attended Wytheville Community College. Emily is CPR and X-ray certified and has been a part of our team since 2020 as a dental assistant. Her favorite part of her job is seeing her patients smile and feel confident after having their smile worked on.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys hanging out with her family, friends and wonderful boyfriend of five years. They have a blue heeler named Amos. Emily and her boyfriend enjoy traveling to Tennessee, going to the beach, fishing and riding four-wheelers.
Kayla McMillan was born in Roanoke, Virginia. She is CPR and X-ray certified. Kayla has been a part of our team since 2020 as a dental assistant and has enjoyed learning about dentistry. She states, “I love helping people become more confident in their smiles and building relationships with our patients.” Kayla bought her first home in 2020 and recently got married in October of 2021. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the lake and fishing.
Kelly has been a dental assistant with us since 2016. She obtained her CDA from Virginia Western Community College to be able to provide the best care for patients. Kelly is also X-ray and CPR certified. While at work, she enjoys assisting with dental implants, oral sleep appliances, occlusal guards, 3D printing and large restorative cases to help patients become more comfortable with their smile! Outside of work, you will find Kelly by the pool, hanging out with her son, Anthony, hiking, fishing or relaxing on her porch swing with her family.
Morgan Spangler was born in Roanoke, Virginia. She attended Radford University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is also a licensed cosmetologist and is X-ray and CPR certified. She has been a part of our team since 2021 as a dental assistant. Morgan states, “I have found a love for dentistry by being able to help our patients build their confidence back through their smile.” Outside of work, Morgan loves to travel and be outside. She enjoys golfing, cooking and spending time with her family and friends at Smith Mountain Lake. She also loves her dog, Murray.