Meet The Staff
Alison – Dental Hygienist
Alison has been a registered dental hygienist for 15 years. After working as a dental assistant for almost three years she decided to further her career by pursuing a dental hygiene degree. She enjoys working with her patients and making them feel comfortable…especially the ones that are afraid of coming to the dentist!! She loves providing quality care for her patients and helping them take ownership of their dental health. She is married to her husband, Jeremy, and they have one dog, Bogey. They can usually be found at the dog park or playing disc golf. If she gets a moment to herself, she will most likely be reading a book.
Courtney – Dental Hygienist
Courtney is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. She was born and raised in Central Illinois in the heart of farm country! She graduated from Parkland College in 2011 and moved to Kentucky in 2012 when she joined Dr. Ballou’s team. She’s known for her gentle touch and sweet personality. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is gaining the trust of her patients and building relationships with them. She’s dedicated to helping patients achieve a smile they’re proud of. She feels blessed to work with such an amazing group of dental professionals and considers them family! Outside of the office, Courtney enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and her 2 dogs.
Paige – Dental Hygienist
Paige is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. She graduated from BCTC and has been a part of Dr. Ballou’s team since October 2010. She would describe herself as gentle yet thorough and enjoys working with patients of all ages. Paige is certified to perform laser therapy and bleaching procedures. Playing a role in a patient falling in love with their smile is one of her favorite parts of the job! Outside of the office you can find her curled up with a good book, outside enjoying the sunshine, and making memories with her husband and 3 kids!
Pamela – Patient Services Coordinator
Pamela is our Patient Services Coordinator. She has been with Dr. Ballou since 1983. She is a certified dental assistant, certified orthodontic assistant and certified practice management administrator. She worked chairside for many years before moving to the administrative side of the office and now combines both skills for taking care of our patients. She loves to help people find a way to get the dentistry they want worked into their budget. If you’ve got bleaching, implant, orthodontic, or other treatment questions, or any insurance question, she’s on it. When she’s not in the office she is with her husband, traveling, gardening or remodeling. She loves read and do traditional stained glass..
Patsy – Dental Hygienist
Hi! My name is Patsy and I have worked with Dr. Ballou as a Dental Hygienist for over 37 years! I graduated from dental hygiene at the University of KY in 1975. I have been blessed to have created great relationships with my patients over the years. It is such a joy to be treating 2nd and 3rd generations of the young ones I started with. Always looking forward to creating new friendships and meeting you!
Sharon – Front Desk
Hi! My name is Sharon. I am a Certified Medical Assistant/Pharmacy Tech. I graduated from National College. I’ve been with Dr. Ballou since 2006. When I’m not at work I am spending quality time with my family. I love meeting and greeting our patients, whether it be on the phone or in person. I work with the greatest group of professionals in the business! I love my job and I can’t wait to meet you and your family!
Ashleigh – Registered Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Ashleigh has been with Dr. Ballou since 2014, she brings over 18 years of experience working in the dental field here in Richmond and enjoys working with patients of all ages. She is known for her friendliness, gentle touch and caring personality. Ashleigh never sees her work as a job, but rather as her calling, she is often heard saying “I love my job because every day is something new”. Outside the office, Ashleigh enjoys photography, shopping and spending time with her husband David and son Andrew.
Whitney – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Whitney has been with Dr. Ballou since June 2013. She graduated from BCTC in May 2013 with a certificate in Expanded Duties Dental Assisting. As a little girl, Whitney aspired to work in the dental field, always telling her family of this dream. Whitney also loves Mission work and is hoping to soon take part in a dental mission trip to help those in need. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Tyler and her wonderful family!
MariaRosa – Patient Care Coordinator
MariaRosa is one of our patient care coordinators. She brings with her over 14 yrs. in the dental field and almost 25 yrs. in customer service and management, most of which was served on Walt Disney World property. MariaRosa is known for her outgoing personality, warm smile, and contagious laugh. Her passion for people and service are evident whether she is helping you coordinate an appointment, treatment, resolve an insurance matter or just welcoming you into our office. When not at work, MariaRosa enjoys spending time with her husband of over 32 yrs, her family including 2 granddaughters, being a professional voice actor and being the CEO of Jillian’s Joy Box, a non-profit charity she founded and runs supporting UK children’s hospital and others.