Meet our Dental Staff

Our Dental Staff is a Dedicated Team of Friendly and Caring Professionals serving you in the Tri-Cities area and we’re centrally located in Johnson City.


Doctor

Dr. Amy Moody

Bio

I grew up in Gate City where I met my wonderful husband, Terry. I continued my education at ETSU (go Bucs) after graduation where I completed my AAS in Dental Hygiene. After a relocation to the Richmond, VA area with my husband’s military career, I went on to complete my BS, also in Dental Hygiene, prior to being accepted into Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry.

While at VCU, I thrived on empathetic and compassionate patient care, particularly in the area of Prosthodontics of which I was the recipient of the Excellence in Prosthodontics Award my senior year. I also participated in student teaching all four years of my dental education, sharing my hygiene experience and knowledge with fellow dental students.

Terry and I have been married for years and have raised 3 beautiful children, Kirkland () as well as Kayleigh () and Morgan () who both share my love of dentistry. I enjoy reading, knitting and all water sports in my down time. I LOVE music, especially country, and you’re surely to hear me ‘singing’ along during your visits, to which I apologize for in advance 🙂! Additionally, the family and I enjoy volunteering at local RAM and MOM projects.

Dental Hygienists

Linda

Linda

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Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in the Washington, DC suburbs. I moved to Johnson City in 1973 to attend ETSU and to escape the throws of city life and the traffic congestion of the busy metropolitan area. I graduated from ETSU with an AAS in Dental Hygiene and a BS in Public Health.

Working in the dental field has been my passion for over years. I sincerely love my patients and care deeply for them – not only their dental health, but their total health – mentally, physically, and spiritually.

I have been married to my husband, Fryde, who works as a therapist, for over years. We share 5 children and 2 grandchildren, all of whom we absolutely adore.

I am a Christian and a very active member of my church and the United Emmaus Community.

My hobbies include cooking, playing cards, reading – especially concerning the advances in alternative medicine, real estate hunting (just to be nosy), and just being with friends, family and my precious fur babies.

Heather

Heather

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Registered Dental Hygienist

I was locally born and raised and have lived in the area all my life. I graduated from the ETSU (go Bucs!) Dental Hygiene program in 2010. I love my job! One of my favorite aspects of dentistry is helping patients achieve a great smile.

I enjoy spending time with my husband, our little girl and our dog. My favorite foods are french fries and pizza! Oh, and I couldn’t survive without iced coffee. I’m truly a kid at heart and will take any opportunity to laugh. I have a passion for crafting, sewing, shopping and making my baby girl laugh.

Rachel

Rachel

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Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Livingston, TN. I moved to Johnson City to get my degree at ETSU, graduated in 2017, fell in love with the beauty of east TN along the way, and decided to stay in this beautiful area!

I married the love of my life, Grant, in 2015. We have a golden retriever fur baby, Izzie, and she is everything good and perfect in the world. If you ever see me around town, it is likely she will be right by my side! We love traveling, spending time with family, going to concerts and sporting events, and eating GOOD food. (We also love a good Netflix night in).

I enjoy being a dental hygienist and helping my patients better their lives by improving their oral health. The most rewarding part of my job are the true connections and relationships I get to make with patients. My goal is to put you at ease and deliver comfortable but thorough treatment.

Dental Assistants

Jess

Jess

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Treatment Assistant Supervisor / Registered Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

I grew up in Newport, TN and graduated from the dental assisting program at Walters State Community College in 2005, as well as earned my AAS degree from Northeast State Community College in 2013. I began my career as an assistant in Johnson City in 2007. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with patients and creating a comfortable and fun dental experience.

I married the love of my life, Cole, in August of 2006 and welcomed our beautiful daughter, Kayleah, in 2007. I also have 2 fur kids: Kade, which I adopted in October 2011 at 8 weeks of age and Kayleah’s best friend, Zoe, a beautiful Great Dane who joined us in 2016. We enjoy our time on the farm with our cattle and miniature donkeys.

I am the very proud aunt to 5 nephews, Dalton, Jesse, Joe, Cody, and Levi.

In my free time I enjoy reading, watching TV – especially Netflix – listening to music, walking trails, painting, and spending time with my family.

Summer

Summer

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Registered Dental Assistant

I was born in Johnson City, but I grew up in Erwin, TN. I graduated from the dental assisting program at Northeast State Community College with my AAS in applied science. I began my dental assisting career in endodontics, but I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to join the world of general dentistry with Dr. Moody. I love working with people and getting to know them personally, building new friendships along the way. My fiancé and I have two Miniature Schnauzers, Dexter and Milo. They are my absolute favorite. I love to read and watch movies. I also love spending time with family and friends.

Heather

Heather

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Registered Dental Assistant

I grew up in Telford, TN and graduated from Northeast State Community College in 2011 with my Associated Degree of Applied Science. I love creating relationships with my patients and making sure they have a great experience.

I have been married to my best friend, Josh, since August 2011. In October 2013, we welcomed our daughter, Madison, and in June 2017, our son, Barrett. They bring such joy to our lives, and we always have the best time with them. I have a dog named Daisy and a cat named Kitty Purry.

In my spare time, you can find my family at Dollywood, having campfires in the backyard or grilling some good food with our friends. My husband and I enjoy traveling and taking our children on mini weekend adventures.

Angel

Angel

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Registered Dental Assistant

I’m a mother of 2 boys, Brandon and Bryant, and a grandmother to my beautiful granddaughter, Ivy. I was born in Morristown, but I grew up in Newport. I completed the dental assisting program at Ross Medical Education Center in Johnson City, TN in 2018. I enjoy making people laugh and seeing people happy. My hobbies include cooking, crafting, singing, Latin dancing, traveling, riding motorcycles, camping, and spending time with my friends and family. I have my cosmetology license and am a beautician in my spare time. I’m so very thankful and blessed for the opportunity that I’ve been given to work for Dr. Moody and with the staff here at Vista Ridge.

Administrative Staff

Kilby

Kilby

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Office Manager / Insurance and Collections Coordinator / Registered Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Erwin, TN where I met my husband, Joe, in high school. Due to his job, we have relocated to Roanoke, VA. I am blessed with the opportunity to get to work from home there when I’m not at the office.

When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling the world and spending time with my fur babies, Winston (yorkie) and Harper Grace (mini schnauzer).

Ashley

Ashley

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Patient Services Coordinator / Registered Dental Assistant

I was born and raised here in Johnson City where I graduated from Science Hill (go Toppers!!). I went to Northeast State where I graduated in 2013 from the Dental Assisting program. I have been working in family dentistry for years.

In my spare time, I enjoy shopping, traveling and spending time with my family and friends. I have 1 fur baby, Hennessee. And I am the proud aunt to 3 nephews and 3 nieces.

Karen

Karen

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Administrative Support Coordinator

I was born in Kingsport and have always lived in this area. I married my high school sweetheart, Ken. We have been married for 38 years. We have 2 children and answer to Mimi & Pops to our 4 grandchildren.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, traveling and loving on my fur babies.

I worked for 20+ years in medical insurance before I decided that it was time for a change and joined the Vista Ridge Dental team. I am so glad to have started on this new adventure in the dental field.

Carrick

Carrick

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Patient Comfort Supervisor

I’m Carrick, a Miniature Goldendoodle. I was born in South Carolina on September 7, 2018. I love my family, cuddles, running around and occasionally finding things to chew on (whether they be toys or not!). I have started my training to learn how to help our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their dental appointments. I know so many of you humans get anxious about dental work, but just look into my big, brown eyes and let all of that anxiety melt away! I can’t wait for you to rub my belly or pat my head and tell me I’m a good boy!

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