Meet the Staff
Brandi – Hygienist
Brandi graduated from the Virginia Western Dental Hygiene program in 2017 before joining our practice. What she enjoys most about her job is being a part of the Forest Smiles team working together to best serve our patients. In her spare time, she loves magnet fishing, painting and crafting.
Christine – Hygienist
Christine graduated from the Virginia Western Dental Hygiene program in 2012 before she started working with Dr. Claiborne. What she is most passionate about the dental field is helping our patients achieve a healthy smile. When she is not at work, she is spending time with her two children with any outdoor activity, especially running local 5k races.
Madison – Hygienist
Madison graduated from the Virginia Western Dental Hygiene program in 2018 before joining our practice. What she loves most about her job is being able to show children there is nothing to be afraid of and ensuring they have a great dental experience. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, fishing and camping.
Katie – Dental Assistant
Katie has been in the dental field for 7 years and she joined our practice after starting her family. She and husband Sidney welcomed their first child, Vivian, in August 2019. She thoroughly enjoys assisting Dr. Schmidt and helping patients take care of their dental needs. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses and kayaking.
Kelcie – Dental Assistant
Kelcie joined our practice in February 2016. She spent 10 years as a surgical assistant, has 4 years phlebotomy experience, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. She enjoys restoring the patient’s confidence and making them feel great about smiling again. When she is not at work, she loves to ride ATVs and spend time at the lake with family and friends.
Nicole – Dental Assistant
Nicole joined Forest Smiles after relocating back to Virginia from Atlanta. She completed the Expanded Function Dental Assistant program from the Dental Staff School in Atlanta and has been a dental assistant for 6 years. She loves helping restore patients' ability to eat/chew and feel confident. When she is not at work she loves traveling, gardening and playing music with her friends.
Brittany – Treatment Coordinator
Brittany started her career in the dental field in 2015 at a practice in Danville, VA as a dental assistant. She then transitioned to front desk where she loves the opportunity to help patients with their treatment plans. She relocated to Lynchburg and joined our team in January 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys making memories with her family and friends.
Crystal – New Patient/Insurance Coordinator
Crystal joined our practice in May of 2016 and has over 5 years of insurance experience. When you call the office for a New Patient appointment, she is eager to help you and take care all of your insurance needs. When she is not at work, she and her husband enjoy watching their daughters play basketball and spoil their hound dog, Ellie Mae.
Demi –Scheduling Coordinator
Demi started her dental career at a pediatric office in Roanoke, and she joined the practice when she moved to Forest in 2018. She loves interacting with our patients, answering any questions they may have and helping them schedule their treatment. When she is not at work, she and her husband, Eric, love attending sporting events for their children and caring for their two dogs.
Juli – Office Manager
Juli has been in dentistry for over 15 years, as a dental assistant, front desk coordinator and office manager. She joined the practice in 2014 when Dr. Claiborne built our current location. Her favorite part of this field is seeing someone get their smile back. In her spare time, she loves cooking and spending time with her family.