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Meet Our Team

  

Vashti Abshire

Vashti Abshire
Orthodontic Technician/Lab Director
2003 - present

Vashti graduated from Washington County Skill Center in 2003 with a certificate in dental assisting and began working for Bassham Orthodontics as a chair-side assistant. In 2008, while working for our office, Vashti was given the opportunity to continue her training in New York City at Great Lakes Orthodontics, LTD. There, she studied basic removal, appliance fabrication, orthodontic lab soldering and completed a course on Biostar/MiniStar. Currently, Vashti oversees the Bassham Orthodontic Lab as well as assisting Dr. Bassham in patient care, imaging and records. Vashti is as beautiful and quiet as the butterflies she has collected since her childhood in Venezuela. Vashti resides in Bristol, VA with her husband and sons. She enjoys family life, spending time with her animals and crocheting.

Whitney Scyphers

Whitney Scyphers
Orthodontic Assistant
2006-present

Whitney graduated from Washington County Skill Center in 2005 with a certificate in dental assisting. She then began working for Bassham Orthodontics in 2006 as a chair-side assistant where she values her time spent with her patients. Whitney is our resident health and safety expert. Whitney works closely with OSHA to ensure our patients receive the highest standard and adherence to current health and safety laws and our practice. Whitney has also attended various orthodontic trainings throughout the United States as has been inspired to continue her orthodontic education in the future. Whitney resides, with her husband and son, in Abingdon, VA where she is part of a close extended family. She enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends. One of her greatest life accomplishments outside the office was trekking up Diamondhead Mountain in Hawaii. She enjoyed a breathtaking view she will never forget.

Cora  Elmore

Cora Elmore
Orthodontic Assistant
2005 - present

Cora graduated from Washington County Skill Center in 2005 with a certificate in dental assisting. She began working for Bassham Orthodontics as a chair-side assistant upon graduation and has been instrumental in all areas of our practice since 2005. Cora is driven and self motivated which enabled our practice to cross-train Cora in all aspects of Bassham Orthodontics. You may see her chair-side assisting Dr. Bassham with patient care or at the front desk scheduling appointments, working with new patients or helping with patient financing, educating patients on their orthodontic treatment or promoting office contests and media public relations. Cora resides in Bethel, VA with her husband and they are expecting their first child. She loves the great outdoors: kayaking, motorcycling, biking on the Creeper Trail and gardening keep her in the mountains that surround her home.

Sarahena Scardo

Sarahena Scardo
Orthodontic Assistant
2006 - present

Sarahena graduated from Washington County Skill Center in 2003 with a certificate in dental assisting. She has worked for Bassham Orthodontics for seven years as a chair-side assistant where she spends quality time interacting and educating our patients and their families. She is small in stature but mighty in her dedication to orthodontic excellence and oral hygiene. Over the years she has attended orthodontic conferences and training which include annual AA Conferences, Incognito training in Nashville and most recently a Forsus seminar in Ohio. She resides with her husband, son and daughter in Bristol, VA where she engages in many activities in the community, camping with her family and photography. Sarahena has a unique way of capturing life's moments through a lens that embeds themselves in your mind forever.

Lisa Bolling

Lisa Bolling
Financial Coordinator
2015 - present

Lisa graduated from ETSU in 1995 with her Associate Degree in Management and a Certificate in Dental Assisting. She began working in the orthodontic field in 1996 as an assistant. Lisa is a Certified Dental Assistant nationally and a registered dental assistant in Tennessee. She has 12 years of experience working with insurance and personal orthodontic financing. We are grateful for Lisa's vast experience when it comes to helping our patients with finances and insurance claims. Lisa also aids our Scheduling Coordinator at the front desk in both our locations. Lisa resides in Bluff City, TN with her husband and loves to spend time traveling, reading, boating, planning weddings, and nothing can keep her away from her four grandchildren. She is a quiet soul, but when the music plays, the woman dances like no one's watching!

Susan Roe

Susan Roe
Orthodontic Assistant
2009 - present

Susan graduated from Washington County Skill Center in 1997 with a certificate in dental assisting. She began working as a chair-side orthodontic assistant upon graduation and brings to our office over 15 years of experience in the field. In 2009, Susan graduated from North East Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Science and is a registered dental assistant in the state of Tennessee. Her dedication and years of experience in orthodontics is a huge asset to our practice where she also serves as purchaser of orthodontic supplies and equipment, and is our lingual bracket specialist. Susan ensures that Bassham Orthodontics remain on the cutting edge while being a rock in our practice; never wavering in her work ethic and the attention she gives to our patients and their families. Susan resides in Bristol, VA with her husband and children. She enjoys camping and boating with a good book in hand.

Bassham Orthodontics Office Staff