Our DeVaney Dentistry Team
Our Dental Assistants
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.Read more
His commitment to education and cosmetic dentistry was recognized when he was invited to be a visiting faculty member of the Spear Institute, ranked the #1 provider of advanced dental education by dentists. This honor is exclusive to Dr. DeVaney in the Triad area. Dr. DeVaney has completed 216 hours of implant surgery training in 2013 at Triangle Dental Institute and is now a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also certified by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners to administer oral conscious sedation and is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).
Dr. DeVaney utilizes a team of the best periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon and plastic surgeons in the Triad area to achieve maximum results. From a deficient chin to a gummy smile to undersized lips, your complex case can be resolved with fabulous results.
In his free time, Dr DeVaney spends time with his children, Alexis and Grant. He also enjoys a little physical conditioning and piloting small aircraft.
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.Read more
Over her 26 years as both a hygienist and a dental assistant, Julie has devoted many hours to continuing education seminars and training in order to provide her patients with the most innovative and top notch care available.
Julie has lived in Oak Ridge for ten years, is married with two children who are now both in college. An avid animal lover, she enjoys working with horses and participating in horse shows and equestrian events. She also enjoys cooking, and as many of our patients can tell you, she is quite good at it. Ask Julie about some of her latest culinary achievements at your next appointment!
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.Read more
Maria prides herself on taking the time and having the experience required to give her patients the best care possible.
Maria lives in Greensboro with her husband and two boys that both attend local schools. She is known as a great gardener and can always give out some helpful tips on how to make your flowers bloom at their peak.
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.Read more
She will communicate with all patients to assure that everyone has a firm understanding of how each person’s treatment will be delivered and patients can know what to expect. Her experience is second to none!
Linda is married with one daughter and enjoys reading, church activities and sharing time with friends and family. The friendly smile that will greet you when you come through our front door, and offer you coffee or a bottle of water, will be Linda’s!
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.Read more
Lela has a 3-year-old son and enjoys spending most of her time outside of work with him. She is active in her church, enjoys the beach and loves spending time with family and friends.
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.Read more
Darilyn is 39 years old and is a New York native. She is married to Peter and the proud mother of 6 wonderful children, 2 of which are her own and 4 are stepchildren.
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.Read more
Jessica is married to Paul Fields and has a five year old son, Levi. She enjoys spending time with her family, decorating, crafting, and making her way back to Georgia to visit family and friends in her time outside of the dental office.
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.Read more
Ashley enjoys spending time with her 2 boys, Bryson and Ayden, and her husband, Brandon. She loves spending time at the beach with her family and loves to joke around.
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