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Our Team

Dr. Amburgey

Steven E . Amburgey, D.D.S.


Dr. Amburgey grew up in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University for his undergraduate studies and also for dental school. He has a keen eye for detail and practices perfectionism, which makes him an ideal match for the dental profession. He graduated dental school in 2005 and moved his family to Abingdon, Virginia, to begin an associate position as a dentist. In 2012, he decided to go out on his own and opened Amburgey Dental in Chilhowie, Virginia. His practice remained there until March 2017, when he relocated to Abingdon so he could expand his office space. He is dearly loved by his wife, Shelley, and their three children, Troy, Anna, and Austin. In his free time he enjoys camping with his family, golfing, volunteering with children's ministries at church, watching NASCAR and college football and basketball. He is a family man, a devoted husband and dad, and respected by all. He is a faithful attender of Abingdon Bible Church and serves on the school board for Cornerstone Christian Academy.



Dental Staff:



Rocxie Lawson

Dental Hygienist

Rocxie was born and raised in southwest Virginia and has a high energy passion for the work she does. Led by her faith in God and overwhelming love for her family, her positive attitude and encouraging words are defining characteristics of her chairside manner as she loves to help people maintain clean, healthy smiles. She graduated from Wytheville Community College in Dental Hygiene in 2005. Rocxie loves spending time with her family. Her interests are typically whatever her two boys are involved in at the moment. She also enjoys volunteering at her church, helping with activites at her boys' school, loves meeting new people and traveling to new places.



Tracy Ruoff

Dental Hygienist

Tracy graduated from Wytheville Community College and began her career as a dental hygienist in her hometown area of the tri-cities. She is a sweet, gentle soul who enjoys her part-time work at Amburgey Dental. She is an asset to the company and brings with her many patients who have seen her for years. When she is not at work, she enjoys being outdoors, camping, watching her boys fish, and gardening. She is happily married to Kurt and has a beautiful son, Jesse. She is also momma to another family member, her fun-loving dog, Effie.

Teresa Bentley

Dental Hygienist

To know Teresa is to love her. She has such a gentle and quiet way about her, and is thorough and caring in her work. She has gained much experience and many fans over the years. She graduated from Wytheville Community College and began her career in Giles County, Virginia. She also worked in Konnarock, Virginia, for about 7 years before joining the Amburgey Dental team. She is a momma to two lovely daughters, Brooke and Kellie. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, having movie nights with her daughters, and watching her girls perform in their various activities.

Melissa Kell

Dental Assistant

Melissa brings much experience to her job, as she has been assiting Dr. Amburgey since 2007. She obtained a dental assisting certificate in 2005 from WCSC and has been a valuable asset to the dental team ever since. She is hard working and loyal, quiet and respectful, yet likes to bring fun to her job. She is a local girl, growing up in Saltville, and continuing to reside there. She has one adorable son, Connor, with whom she loves to spend time and watch him compete in sports.

Front Office Staff:



Sarah Steele

Front Office

Sarah is the smiling face you will see when you enter our office. It seems that many people like coming to the dentist just to talk to Sarah. She has been with Amburgey Dental since we opened in 2012. Sarah brings much experience to her position, and can also double as an assistant when needed. She grew up in Vero Beach, Florida, and moved to Damascus, Virginia, in 2007. Her and her husband, Daniel, enjoy living on the mountain with their three beautiful children, Mason, Madison, and Garrett. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and musicals.



Ashley Wright

Front Office

Ashley has been with Amburgey Dental for only a short time, but she is already one of the team. She grew up in Damascus, Virginia, and graduated from Holston High School. Before working here, she was a pharmacy technician for 7 years. After marrying her highschool sweet heart, she had a beautiful daughter, Rylee. She is also a momma to an English bulldog, Bentlee. She enjoys reading books, walking the creeper trail and being a mommy. She also loves to cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs! Ashley is a great asset to our front office.