Meet Our Team


We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!




Office Manager/RDA

Wendy began working in the dental field in 2001. She is a native of Newport and enjoys seeing familar faces. She works at the front desk to assist patients with scheduling appointments, insurance inquiries, and accounts receivable. 

Wendy enjoys working to help patients have the most positive experience during their visit. She is available to answer any questions and looks forward to assisting you soon!


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Registered Dental Assistant

Melissa assists Dr. Kickliter with  many patient procedures. She enjoys working with our patients and making sure that their visit with us is as comfortable as possible. She educates and follows up with patients on the treatment that they receive. Melissa enjoys meeting new patients and assisting them with their dental needs.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys making memories with her son and her family. She also enjoys reading and going to church.


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Donna has had 30+ years of experience working with patients in Newport. In that time, she has created long lasting relationships with each and everyone of her patients.

In addition to regular cleanings and exams, she also provides education on how patients can maintain their oral health at home. She is excited about working with new patients and providing them with the best possible dental care.

Donna is married to her husband, Kevin, and they have two daughters, Katie and Maddie. 



Registered Dental Hygienist

Leia has had 20+ years of experience working with patients to improve and maintain dental hygiene.

She is excited to see you in the office and provide education on the most up to date hygiene practices. 

Leia is married to her husband, Jimmy, and they have two sons. She is also an animal lover and has two miniuture schnauzers and a one-eyed cat. Leia is a member of Morningside Baptist Church in Morristown. 

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