Simpson Dental PLLC

Meet Our Team


Our staff at Simpson Dental PLLC provides quality dental care as part of a longstanding family tradition. Experience the advantage of our comprehensive dental care for the entire family! To learn more about us and to schedule your next visit with Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson, our friendly dentists in Charleston, West Virginia, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to get to know you!

Connie Simpson – Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, and graduated from West Virginia University school of Dental Hygiene. I have worked at Simpson Dental Associates since 1984. Currently, I work as a bookkeeper and I am a registered dental hygienist. I enjoy seeing patients experience transformation in our office. It gives me great joy to see beautiful, smiling faces and realize that I had a part in making that happen for them. Our dental team is caring and concerned and the best I have ever seen. I am proud to work with a staff that cares so much for the patients.

Kay Utterback – Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born in Fairmont, West Virginia. My family moved to Ripley when I was one, and I graduated from Ripley High School in 1977. I moved to Harrisville, West Virginia, for two years, then back to Ripley. I started working in the dental field in a lab in Ripley. I then moved to St. Albans, where I worked in a dental office while I went to dental hygiene school at West Virginia Institute of Technology.

I started working at Simpson Dental PLLC in May 2005 as a dental hygienist. I enjoy helping patients take good care of their teeth, not just for their oral health but for their overall health as well. I am proud to be part of a team utilizing the most sophisticated technology for treating periodontal disease. The results are awesome. It is a pleasure to work for Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson. It is a joy to know that every patient is receiving the best dental care available in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Judy Maynor – Dental Lab Manager

I grew up in Amma, Roane County. I went to school in Spencer, West Virginia, and I started working for Simpson Dental PLLC in January 1986. I am the head lab technician. My job has been so rewarding over the years getting to work with patients, building them beautiful smiles. I love the feeling I get when I help someone feel better about his or her smile. Unlike commercial labs, our in-house lab allows us to work one-on-one with the doctor and patient to achieve a perfect case in a timely manner.

Jessica Proctor – Dental Lab Technician

I was born in Pontiac, Michigan. I moved to Charleston at an early age, where I now reside in St. Albans. I have been with Simpson Dental for over 20 years now. I started work on my birthday, March 9, 2001. I am the implant coordinator and director of advanced technology such as InLab, Cerec, and 3D printing. I have a very rewarding job that I love. We are continuously learning and have a great team, which makes it a great atmosphere for work.

Shelbi Clark – Receptionist/Certified Dental Assistant

I was born in Charleston and grew up in Cross Lanes. I now live in Saint Albans. I graduated from Nitro High School in 2013. I soon after graduated from West Virginia Junior College for Dental Assisting in 2015. I have done musical theater with Contemporary Youth Arts Company, or CYAC and started in 2011. Shows that I have previously been in include MARY A Rock Opera, Norman Rockwell’s American Paradise, Jesus Christ Superstar and many others. I also spend my free time playing video games, painting, and spending time with my friends, family, and two cats, Link and Mochi!

I started working at Simpson Dental PLLC in May 2016. I absolutely love seeing patients happy and confident with their smiles. I take pride in my work and I am extremely grateful to be a part of a practice that takes their time with patients to make sure they feel like family.

Victoria Roberts – Certified Dental Assistant

I was born in Charleston, West Virginia and grew up in Comfort. I currently live in South Charleston. I graduated from Sherman High School in 2012, and shortly after I attended West Virginia Junior College and graduated in 2015 with an Associate’s Degree and my certification.

I started working at Simpson Dental PLLC in November 2015, and I absolutely love my co-workers. The things we do and provide here at Simpson Dental PLLC is like no other, and I am extremely proud of the work we do and the care we provide for our patients. At the end of the day, I am very thankful that I have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing team that gives our patients the very best smile they deserve.

Christopher Brown – Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born in Logan, WV and raised in Oceana, WV. I went to college at both Southern West Virginia Community College and Concord University and received my Dental Hygiene degree in 2014. I began working at Simpson Dental in 2016 and moved to Charleston, WV where I now reside with my wife, Venus, and dog, Beni. I’m an avid music lover, musician, traveler, homebrewer, and football fan.

Working at Simpson Dental is a blessing. I’m thankful for the ability to work with two incredible doctors in an office that has the latest technology and techniques. On top of that, my coworkers feel like my second family and I’ve developed excellent relationships with my patients. I’m excited to continue to practice at Simpson Dental and for what the future holds.

Amy Murray – Certified Dental Assistant, EDDA, Patient Care Coordinator

I am a West Virginia girl, born and raised. I resided in rural Elizabeth, WV until graduating from Wirt County High School in 1989. Upon graduation, I moved to Tuscon, Arizona and started my dental career with an orthodontic practice that also specialized in the treatment of TMJ.

I met Dr. Mark Simpson when I returned to West Virginia a few years later and became a member of the Simpson Dental team. For over 30 years, I have had the pleasure of continuing to learn dentistry at the highest level with the most current technology. Restoring health, function and confidence with a beautiful smile is the most rewarding experience. I have had the pleasure of being a part of that journey with thousands of patients and look forward to many more.

I am a proud parent of two adult children and one fur baby. I enjoy many activities which include spending time with family and friends, reading, camping and racing trucks!

Kara Woody – Receptionist

I was born in Charleston, but was raised in Elkview. I attended Herbert Hoover High School. I then furthered my education at Bridgevalley where I studied marketing.

I started with Simpson Dental in May of 2022 and have loved working alongside Dr. Mark and Dr. Christen.

In my free time I enjoy shopping, finding new gluten free restaurants in West Virginia, and spending time with friends and family.

Millie Gingerich – Lab Technician

I was born in South Charleston, WV and was raised on a farm in Roane County, spending summers at our family’s cabin on Temagami Lake in Ontario, Canada. I also spent some time traveling across the United States and the northern territories of Canada ending up in Sterling, Alaska with my grandparents. I graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in Elkview, WV in 2005.

I’ve been a dental lab technician with Simpson Dental for the past several years and have developed so many amazing new skills. I maintain the model software which includes 3D printing capabilities as well as the use of our CAD or In Lab software to design and mill an array of different dental restorations. I love my job. I’m excited and very driven to learn and grow in this career working in our in-house lab.

Emalee Foster – Certified Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in West Virginia and graduated from Nicholas County High School in 2020. I then moved to Georgia and went to dental assisting school there. I have since been assisting for 4 years. I enjoy shopping and spending time with friends. 

I started at Simpson Dental in September of 2022. I love giving patients confidence in their smile and building relationships with them.

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