Our DeVaney Dentistry Team

Office Administrator

Our Hygienists

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Our Dentists

Matt DeVaney Emergency Dentistry Dentist

Matt DeVaney, D.D.S.

Dr. DeVaney was raised in Northern Guilford county and graduated from NW High School. He received his BS in Business from Wake Forest University before attending and graduating from UNC School of Dentistry in 1999.

Dr. DeVaney opened the doors of Oak Ridge Dentistry in 2001. His focus has remained providing the highest level of quality clinical treatment and service to the patients of DeVaney Dentistry while participating in the most challenging continuing education available, particularly in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. DeVaney has invested hundreds of hours and over $100,000 in furthering his education.

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Our Staff


Julie Huskinson

Julie is originally from Canada, and has recently become a United States citizen. Julie is a Registered Dental Hygienist, graduating from Canadore College in 1985. She obtained her North Carolina license in 2000, and joined our team at Oak Ridge Family Dentistry soon after that.

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Maria Swift

Maria graduated in 1994 as a Licensed Dental Assistant at Guilford Technical Community College. She worked as a certified assistant for an oral surgeon several years before going back to dental hygiene school. She has been practicing for 16 years and joined Dr. DeVaney’s dental team in January 2010.

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Linda Nelson

Linda is the New Patient Coordinator at Oak Ridge Family Dentistry, and schedules our hygiene appointments. In her 25 years working in dental office administration, Linda has become an expert in scheduling appointments for patients that will work with their busy lifestyles as well as obtaining patient insurance benefit information.

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Lela Brewer

Lela graduated from Guilford Technical Community College’s Dental Assisting School in 1996. She has been in dentistry for 18 years and has great experience on both the clinical and administrative sides having completed the course in implant placement at Triangle Dental Institute as well as training in sedation dentistry and restorative dentistry. Lela joined Dr. DeVaney’s team in 2012 as the Treatment Coordinator.

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Darilyn Smith

Darilyn graduated from the Ohio Business College for Dental Assisting in 2004. Darilyn started her career at the Ohio State University Dental College and is excited and proud to be a part of the DeVaney Dental Team.

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Jessica Fields

A Georgia native, Jessica studied healthcare sciences at Athens Technical College as a prerequisite for the dental hygiene program and completed certification for dental assisting at Sunrise School of Dental Assisting and in Dental Implantology at The Triangle Dental Institute after relocating to North Carolina. Jessica is our lead dental assistant and prides herself on providing a pleasant dental experience for all of our patients.

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Ashley Wilson

Ashley received her Certified Dental Assisting degree in 2006 from Piedmont Dental Assistants Academy, and later received her Coronal Polishing certification from Guilford Technical Community College in 2007. Ashley also majored in Nursing and minored in Biology at Winston Salem State University.

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Brett DeVaney

In Loving Memory of
Brett DeVaney

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