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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.

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 Abingdon, VA with her husband and two sons. 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 AAO 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 five grandchildren. She is a quiet soul, but when the music plays, the woman dances like no one's watching!

Natasha

Natasha Johnson
Orthodontic Assistant
2018-Present

Natasha graduated from the Washington County Skill Center in 2011 as well as Southwest VA Community College with her Associates Degree. Upon receiving her dental certificate, Natasha worked in Pediatric Dentistry for over six years with five years experience in pediatric dental surgery before joining our team in 2018. Natasha resides in Hansonville, VA with her two fur babies and will soon marry her fiance Josh! Natasha loves to be on the lake soaking up the summer sun as well as riding motorcycles which is a new hobby of hers. Natasha's love for others, contagious smile and sweet personality makes her a great asset here at Bassham Orthodontics.

Bassham Orthodontics Office Staff