Our staff at Simpson Dental Associates provides quality dental care as part of a longstanding family tradition. Experience the advantage of our comprehensive dental care for the entire family! To learn more about us and to schedule your next visit with Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson, our friendly dentists in Charleston, West Virginia, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to get to know you!
Connie Simpson — Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, and graduated from West Virginia University school of Dental Hygiene. I have worked at Simpson Dental
Associates since 1984. Currently, I work as a bookkeeper and I am a registered dental hygienist. I enjoy seeing patients experience transformation in our office. It gives me great joy to see beautiful, smiling faces and realize that I had a part in making that happen for them. Our dental team is caring and concerned and the best I have ever seen. I am proud to work with a staff that cares so much for the patients.
Kay Utterback — Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born in Fairmont, West Virginia. My family moved to Ripley when I was one, and I graduated from Ripley High School in 1977. I moved to Harrisville, West Virginia, for two years, then back to Ripley. I started working in the dental field in a lab in Ripley. I then moved to St. Albans, where I worked in a dental office while I went to dental hygiene school at West Virginia Institute of Technology.
I started working at Simpson Dental Associates in May 2005 as a dental hygienist. I enjoy helping patients take good care of their teeth, not just for their oral health but for their overall health as well. I am proud to be part of a team utilizing the most sophisticated technology for treating periodontal disease. The results are awesome. It is a pleasure to work for Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson. It is a joy to know that every patient is receiving the best dental care available in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Judy Maynor — Dental Lab Manager
I grew up in Amma, Roane County. I went to school in Spencer, West Virginia, and I started working for Simpson Dental Associates in January 1986. I am the head lab technician. My job has been so rewarding over the years getting to work with patients, building them beautiful smiles. I love the feeling I get when I help someone feel better about his or her smile. Unlike commercial labs, our in-house lab allows us to work one-on-one with the doctor and patient to achieve a perfect case in a timely manner.
Jessica Elswick — Dental Lab Technician
I was born in Pontiac, Michigan. I moved to Charleston at an early age, where I spent most of my childhood. I am married with two children, and we have lived in the Clendenin and Pinch areas. I started working for Simpson Dental Associates on my birthday, March 9, 2001. I am the implant coordinator and CEREC operator, and I work up all the lab cases. I have a very rewarding job that I love. We are continually learning and have a great team, which makes it a great atmosphere for work.
Tammy Beasley — Certified Dental Assistant & Patient Care Coordinator
My story began as a 15-year-old interning for Dr. Robert Simpson, or Dr. Bob as his patients called him. I was in a technical school and accepted an intern position with Dr. Bob. I did not know much about dentistry, and Dr. Bob was a skilled clinician performing full mouth rehabilitation for many of his patients. I worked in the on-site dental laboratory, pouring up models and waxing up inlays and onlays to learn the anatomy of teeth. I worked my way up to becoming Dr. Bob’s primary dental assistant and managed up to six dental assistants.
Dr. Bob retired in 1992, and at that time, I became Dr. Mark’s primary assistant. Dr. Mark Simpson primarily performed surgical procedures, and I became a first-rate surgical assistant. Together, we placed more than 10,000 dental implants and a wide variety of other surgical procedures.
After 35 years of dental assisting, I am now working at the front desk with patients, answering questions about treatment and finances. My many years of experience have made me a valuable asset, as well as one of the key team players at Simpson Dental Associates. When you visit the office, be sure to take a minute to say “Hi” to me. It is my pleasure to help you.
Amy Zickefoose – Head Dental Assistant
I grew up in Charleston and currently live on the west side of Charleston with my son, Jayden. I have been in the dental field since 2004. I enjoy being able to work with patients to improve their oral health. I have been with Simpson Dental Associates since October 2010 and I am happy to be a part of such a dynamic team that provides such state-of-the-art, quality dental care. I look forward to each day that I can help patients.
Shelbi Clark – Receptionist/Certified Dental Assistant
I was born in Charleston and grew up in Cross Lanes. I now live in Saint Albans. I graduated from Nitro High School in 2013. I soon after graduated from West Virginia Junior College for Dental Assisting in 2015. I do musical theater with Contemporary Youth Arts Company, or CYAC and have been since 2011. Shows that I have previously been in include MARY A Rock Opera, Norman Rockwell’s American Paradise, Jesus Christ Superstar and many others.
I started working at Simpson Dental Associates in May 2016. I absolutely love seeing patients happy and confident with their smiles. I take pride in my work and I am extremely grateful to be a part of a practice that takes their time with patients to make sure they feel like family.
Kay Sisson – Insurance Specialist
I grew up in Charleston and currently live in Cross Lanes with my son, Jacob. My daughter Staci lives and works in Virginia. I am a certified medical assistant. I have always worked in a place that helps people and to see patients walk out with a huge smile is amazing. Our staff is great. I am happy to come to work every day and help patients with their dental needs. I’m so proud of the work we do here. Working in a practice that does so much for people and seeing the great smiles on their faces is so rewarding.
Victoria Ream – Certified Dental Assistant
I was born in Charleston, West Virginia and grew up in Comfort. I currently live in South Charleston. I graduated from Sherman High School in 2012, and shortly after I attended West Virginia Junior College and graduated in 2015 with an Associate’s Degree and my certification.
I started working at Simpson Dental Associates in November 2015, and I absolutely love my co-workers. The things we do and provide here at Simpson Dental Associates is like no other, and I am extremely proud of the work we do and the care we provide for our patients. At the end of the day, I am very thankful that I have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing team that gives our patients the very best smile they deserve.