Meet Our Team
Deborah Morris - Practice Manager
Deborah entered the dental field nearly 13 years ago and joined Blue Ridge Family Dentistry in March 2017. During her time in the Charlottesville dental community, she has worked as a dental assistant as well as in scheduling, treatment planning, insurance billing and most recently in management. Deborah’s earlier career years were spent in customer service and human resources and prepared her well for the challenges and joys of dental practice management. Deborah’s favorite part of the job is getting to know so many amazing people.
Deborah has lived in Virginia her entire life with most of that time spent in the areas surrounding Charlottesville. Deborah and her husband, Tim, have four children between them and live in the Somerset area of Orange County with the two youngest children. They also have two four legged family members named Ginger and Somer. When Deborah isn’t working, her favorite thing to do is hang out with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading, decorating, traveling and sipping wine or coffee while taking in the Somerset views from her front porch.
Christine Lane - Dental Hygienist
Originally from Philadelphia, Christine has wanted to be a dental professional since age 3! She loves her job and has spent more than 30 years in the field. Her favorite part of work is that there’s never a typical day. She enjoys working with our team to help improve the dental and overall health of our patients.
Christine has a husband, three daughters and a cat named Rudy. She stays very busy outside work spending time with her family, traveling and staying active, whether it’s hiking, running, biking, swimming or taking barre classes at ACAC. She also enjoys reading, dancing, watching movies and going to concerts. She has a black belt in Taekwondo and completed her first marathon in 2016.
Stephanie Douglas - Dental Hygienist
Stephanie has been working in the dental field for the last 17 years, first as a dental assistant and now as a dental hygienist. She is committed to keeping your smile healthy through the latest periodontal and preventative treatments available. She enjoys her job and loves that she gets to work with so many amazing people, both patients and the team at the office.
Stephanie moved to Charlottesville from Boise, Idaho, in August 2016 to be close to her husband's family. They have five amazing children between the two of them. When she's not at work, you will find her spending time with her family and exploring what Charlottesville and the surrounding areas have to offer. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and watching her kids play sports. Stephanie is here to help you achieve your dental goals.
Jessica Argueta - Dental Assistant
Jessica enjoys meeting our patients and getting to know their personalities. She helps make sure that our rooms are ready for patients and our instruments are properly sterilized. She’s quick to jump in when her co-workers need a helping hand. Her previous experience with computers and her love of electronics is an outstanding asset for our office as she helps us with minor technical troubleshooting.
Jessica’s family is from El Salvador, and she was born in Harrisonburg. She enjoys living in Charlottesville and likes to spend time with her family, including her parents, two brothers, and two dogs. When she gets the chance, she likes to go on out-of-town shopping trips or work on her photography.
Michelle Laman - Dental Assistant
Michelle joined the Blue Ridge Family Dentistry team in June 2017. She is originally from Ohio but has been in the Charlottesville area since she was three years old. Michelle began working as a dental assistant in the local dental community in 2008 and, since that time, has worked in general and pediatric dentistry. The part of her job with Blue Ridge Family Dentistry that Michelle enjoys most is getting to work with such an awesome team of co-workers but also helping to improve the smile and spirit of her patients.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys anything spending time with her family, friends, and puppy. She's always up for anything outdoorsy, especially water activities and weekend road trips and she enjoys doing DIY home improvement projects.
Helen Martin - Front Desk Coordinator
Helen is originally from Florida and moved to Virginia in 2005. Helen has been in the dental field since 1977. She started as a dental assistant and has worked many years in treatment planning, insurance and at the front desk. She also worked as a practice manager for 24 years. Helen recently joined Blue Ridge Family Dentistry and her favorite part of the job is meeting new people and working in such a great, friendly environment. When Helen isn't working at the office, she enjoys spending time with her grandson, reading and hunting for treasures for her antique shop.