The dentists are able to do the work they do because they have a hard-working team of dental assistants, hygienists, and dental office staff keeping the dental office productive. Their friendly demeanor and dental knowledge are sure to make your family confident that you’re receiving the best care possible. We hope you take the time to learn a bit more about them before your visit and encourage you to read their profiles in more detail!
One of Jessica’s favorite things about working at her job is the flexibility, working with patients, and building relationships with her coworkers. She’s been in the dental field for 18 years now, but she’s been with Semder and Warnick for seven! Originally from Charleston, Jessica attended George Washington High School and eventually West Virginia University and West Virginia State University.
Jessica is currently married and takes care of two beautiful daughters. Her family also has a Boxer who they love to play with outside of the dental office! When she’s not working, you can find her traveling and spending time outside. Many people don’t realize that she is a natural redhead!
Tammi has been working in the dental field for about 35 years now. She’s enjoyed speaking with her patients, getting to know them better and helping them achieve positive oral health for themselves and their families. While she’s originally from Eleanor, she graduated from St. Albans High School and eventually went on to earn her certification in dental assisting. Today, she helps patients determine the best way to schedule their dental appointments as well as other duties around the dental office.
When she isn’t in the dental office, Tammi is spending time with her daughter and two grandchildren. Her favorite activities include cycling, swimming, hiking, and anything that involves the great outdoors! Previously, she was a triathlete and on the USA Triathlon Team!
Tara appreciates all the support she gets from the dentists at Warnick & Semder Dentistry. With five years of experience working in the dental field, she believes that the team here treats her like family. She’s incredibly grateful to be given a chance to fulfill her dream job of helping patients and her fellow staff. After attending Teays Valley Christian school, she joined our team!
Tara is a proud mother of three lovely children. Her daughter Haley is 21, living in Virginia Beach and expecting her first child. Tara’s son Isaiah is 18 and currently attends BridgeValley CTC for chemical engineering. The youngest of the family, McKenzie, is 10 years old and busy competing on a National-winning dance team. When Tara is not working, you can find her spending time with her kids, traveling with her dance troupe, and taking photos.
Latasha enjoys making her patients happy and meeting their needs however possible. Originally from Poca, she graduated from Winfield High School and attended Putnam Career and Technical Center to complete her dental education.
Latasha has been married to her husband Del for a handful of years now. They have a beautiful girl named Rylee, with whom they spend much of their time outside of the dental office. When she’s not working, you can find her camping with her family and being a pageant mom.
Melody’s career in oral healthcare spans a full two decades so far, and her love of helping patients in any way that she can makes the position a great fit. Originally from the St. Albans area, she completed her education at the Putnam Career and Technical College.
Melody and her husband Gary have a daughter named Kayla, two grandchildren named Vontrell and Trinity, and two dogs named Cleo and Salem. In her spare time outside of the dental office, she enjoys being with loved ones, exercising, camping, fishing, 4-wheeling, playing cornhole, kayaking, and keeping up with WVU sports.
Brea has been working in the dental field for well over a decade so far, and she loves the family-oriented nature of the dental office, as well as being able to help so many wonderful patients! Originally from Southside, she achieved her Bachelor’s in Business Management from Marshall University.
Brea and her husband Caleb have three sons at home named Liam, Coen, and Kylan. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, her hobbies include playing with the boys on the farm, going to their baseball and football games, taking photos, and hiking. She also works at her church in her spare time – she loves God and her family with all of her heart!
Cathy is originally from Campbell, OH, and she has her Associates in Allied Health from Youngstown State University. She also holds a WV General Supervision Dental Hygiene permit and is certified in BLS and CPR. Today, her career in the dental field covers over two full decades. What she enjoys most about her position is being able to meet so many different people from all walks of life!
Cathy currently lives in Hurricane with her husband Ben, their three children, Abbey, Ian, Ethan, and their two dogs. When she isn’t busy at work, her first priority is spending quality time with family, which includes watching her kids participate in sports and show choir. An interesting fact about Cathy: there is a 20-year age difference between her and her oldest brother!
Jordan has been a member of the Warnick & Semder team for nearly 10 years, and she loves making friendships with patients over time while also helping them improve their oral and overall health. She studied at BridgeValley Technical College and is certified in anesthesia. She is also a Professional Educator for Waterpik, as well as a two-time recipient of the WVADHA Leadership Award.
Originally from Princeton, Jordan has a daughter named Kennedy and a son named Casen at home. In her spare time outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her kids. Her daughter plays softball for Hurricane Little League, which means that they’re regularly going to lessons or games. Other hobbies include hiking, eating ice cream, binge watching Netflix, going to amusement parks, and visiting the zoo – her favorite is the Columbus Zoo! An interesting fact about her: she is a direct descendant of the famous Hatfield family!
Danielle has been working in the dental field for about six years now and thoroughly enjoys working with great people and helping the community smile. A local native and graduate of Buffalo High School and BridgeValley CTC, Danielle is proud to be working with the dentists at Semder and Warnick Dentistry. She currently holds certifications in monitoring nitrous oxide, bleaching, local anesthesia, and duties that come with being a registered dental hygienist.
Danielle is currently married to her husband Brandon. They care for their stepson Bentley and excitedly have a baby on the way, who will be named Audrey. When she’s not helping patients achieve optimal oral health, you can find her spending time with family or in the great outdoors hunting.
Karen has been in the dental field for nearly 20 years. As a dental hygienist and native of Adena Village, she enjoys building relationships with her coworkers and the patients she’s met throughout the years. After graduating from Valley High School and attending college and dental school at West Virginia University Tech, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s in Health Service Administration and advanced certifications in nitrous oxide monitoring, general supervision, and public health permit.
Karen is currently married, has two stepdaughters, two sisters, a Boxer named Miss Vegas and a Dachshund named Lady Bug. Her favorite activities outside of the dental office include being outside, traveling, boating, fishing, gardening, badminton, swimming, home improvement, and spending time with her dogs. She also enjoys NASCAR racing and spending time with one of her best friends since primary school.
Christina loves working with her patients and her colleagues at the dental office most. Originally from Montgomery, she attended Riverside High School and eventually BridgeValley Community and Technical College. There, she completed her dental hygiene training and joined the dental office soon after.
One of Christina’s favorite things to do is hang out with friends and family. When she’s not working at the dental office, you’ll likely catch her reading a good book, being outside or performing any healthy activity that involves water. She’s also a big fan of music and traveling! Many people don’t know this, but Christina is actually double-jointed in both shoulders.
Jeana’s dental career covers nearly a full decade so far. She completed her dental hygiene degree at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and has her certifications in general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and teeth whitening. Today, what she likes most about her position is meeting new people every day and building long-lasting relationships with her patients! She’s always willing to go the extra mile to help them in any way she can.
Jeana is engaged to Reid and has five children at home – four boys and one girl. Away from work, her biggest hobby is hiking! She loves getting outdoors, finding interesting sights, and even exploring old historical or supposedly haunted structures. Anything paranormal or mysterious in nature is a big plus. She also likes visiting amusement parks and riding bikes in the evenings with the kids.
Anthony is relatively new to the dental world, but he already loves being able to create an enjoyable experience for patients by focusing on their needs first and connecting with them on a personal level! He completed his dental hygiene education at BridgeValley Community and Technical College. He also has certifications in nitrous oxide, teeth whitening, and local anesthesia.
Outside of work, Anthony is an avid mountain biker who has completed three cross country races so far – and he got 3rd place in all of them! He likes to ride after work and on the weekends at places like Little Creek Park, Kanawha State Forest, and Hurricane City Park. He’s also a former NCAA athlete, enjoys running, and regularly volunteers with the Kanawha Valley Trail Alliance to help build local trails at Little Creek Park. You can often find him with his two younger brothers, who love outdoor activities almost as much as him.
Cierra has been in the dental field for about nine years now and her main goal is to help others stay as healthy as possible and help transform smiles. Originally from Gallipolis Ferry, she attended Hannan High School and then Marshall University. After completing her dental education at Putnam Career and Technical Center, where she focused on dental laboratory technology, she joined our dental office! Her specialties include certification as a dental lab technician, expanded functions, and nitrous oxide monitoring.
Cierra is currently engaged to her fiancé Chay Gregory. Chay has a son named Jordan who Cierra loves spending time with and raising. When she’s not in the dental office, she’s traveling, exploring, hiking, cooking, playing video games, completing home projects and playing football and basketball with Jordan.
One of Bethany’s favorite things to do is help people achieve a beautiful smile. After graduating high school in Point Pleasant, her hometown, she attended Putnam Career Center to pursue her dental education. She currently holds advanced certifications in monitoring nitrous oxide and expanded duties. Her eight years of experience in the dental field are sure to make you feel at ease during every step of your treatment.
Bethany has been married to her husband Ryan for about six years now. They have three wonderful children named Riley, Brantley, and Eli. When she’s not working at the dental office, you can find her camping, boating, horseback riding, riding her four-wheeler, and spending time on the farm with her family.
Kaila hails from South Charleston originally. She studied dental assisting at the West Virginia Junior College and is certified in CPR and First Aid. What she likes most about her work here at Warnick & Semder Dentistry is being able to help others feel more confident in themselves and seeing the pure happiness on patients’ faces following treatment. Being able to make them want to smile again is such an amazing feeling!
Outside of work, Kaila has the best parents and grandparents anyone could ask for. Her favorite hobbies include spending quality time with them, Zenergy cycling, traveling, skiing, hiking, and taking photos. Over the course of her life, she’s been to a whopping 35 states and 27 National Parks!
Kim has been working in the dental field for 38 years and loves the fact that she gets to help others achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Originally from Winfield, Kim attended St. Albans High School and went on to become certified in Dental Radiation, expanded duties, and nitrous oxide sedation.
Kim has been married to her husband Chris for 22 years and has two boys. This includes Taylor, who is 19 and attends WVU, and Ryan, who is 17 and will be a senior at Winfield High School. She also has two fur babies who are named Laci and Max. When she isn’t helping patients achieve a healthier smile, you can find her browsing estate sales, antiques, crafting and catering on the weekends.
With over eight years under her belt in the dental industry, Kristen has been helping her patients feel comfortable with their smile and gain confidence for quite some time. She hails from Kenova, graduated from Spring Valley High School, and completed her dental education at Hunting Junior College. She currently holds certifications in CPR, monitoring nitrous oxide, and expanded duties.
Kristen feels blessed to be with her large family and is very close to all of her family members. When she isn’t helping patients, she’s playing guitar, painting and spending time outside. Feel free to ask her about her favorite animals!
Latricia has been a part of the dental field for over five years so far. She attended West Virginia State University and has her nitrous oxide certification. What she enjoys being about being an assistant is helping people feel better about their smiles!
Latricia and her husband John have three beautiful children named Kaylee, Maggie, and Owen. In her spare time away from work, she likes camping, riding her side by side, having cookouts with loved ones, and working on the family farm by raising goats.
Melissa studied dental assisting at the Dental Careers Institute in Kennett Square, PA. Today, her career in this field covers over 15 years! She really enjoys helping patients feel at ease while they’re having treatments completed.
Melissa and her husband Jim have been married since 2005. They have two children named Jayden and Jocelyn, as well as four dogs named Bella, Jack, Molly, and Chief. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending quality time with family and also being an Independent Designer with Origami Owl Custom Jewelry. Helping people tell their stories and gift meaningful jewelry to loved ones is always rewarding!