Ryan M. Buckwalter, DDS, FICOI
Thomas M. Starkey, DDS (ReTIRED)

1441 Sachem Place, Suite 1
Charlottesville, VA 22901

http://hillcrestdentalva.net/wildhorse-casino/

Our Staff

  • Amy Waybright

    Practice Coordinator

    AMY WAYBRIGHT

    has worked as a front office coordinator for 10 years.

    • Family:
      Husband Brian and our 2 beautiful daughter McKenna (5) and Natalie (1) and ??? (due early 2016).
    • Hometown:
      Waynesboro, VA
    • Greatest Accomplishment:
      Becoming a mother.
    • Favorite Sports Team?
      UVA and Washington Nationals

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    Margaret Guerreri

    Dental Hygienist

    Margaret Guerreri

    has worked as a dental hygienist for 9 years.

    • Family: My parents Mary and Jim, twin brother Jason and older brother Jimmy. My husband Chris and son Emmit.
    • Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
    • Greatest
      accomplishment:
      Becoming a hygienist — I decided on this profession when I was in middle school.
    • Something that makes me smile:
      My son Emmit and his antics.

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    Helene Hogan

    Dental Assistant

    Helene Hogan

    has worked as a dental assistant for 40+ years.

    • Family:
      My husband Bruce, daughter Tracy, and 3 sons – Tim, Mike and Von.
    • Hometown:
      Paquessen, VA
    • Greatest
      accomplishment:
      My children and grandchildren (10).
    • Something that makes me smile:
      Seeing my grandchildren happy.

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    Ruth Houchens

    Dental Assistant

    Ruth Houchens

    has worked as a dental assistant for 21 years.

    • Family:
      My husband Michael of 42 years, Aunt Annie (95 years) and Copper (Lab Mix Dog).
    • Hometown:
      Simeon, VA
    • Greatest
      accomplishment:
      Age is a matter of mind. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
    • Something that makes me smile:
      Sitting on the porch with a book or a sewing project.

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    Christa Maidment

    Dental Hygienist

    Christa Maidment

    has worked as a dental hygienist for 7 years.

    • Family:
      My husband Bert, a radiation oncology resident at UVA and my son Logan (1 year old).  I am also the second of 4 sisters.
    • Hometown:
      Born and raised in Kuwait.
    • If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
      Play the guitar.
    • Something that makes me smile:
      My 11 year old chihuahua, Panini.

  • Dental Assistant

    Kelli Teter

    Dental Hygienist

    Kelli Teter

    has worked as a dental hygienist for 5 years.

    • Hometown:
      Franklin, WV
    • Greatest
      accomplishment:
      Buying my home.
    • If I ever played hooky, I would:
      Jump in the car and drive somewhere I’ve never been.
    • What is your favorite time of year?
      Fall… The weather, food, and changing leaves.

  • Dental Assistant

    Ali Caddenhead

    Dental Assistant

    Ali Caddenhead

    has worked as a dental assistant for 4 years.

    • Family:
      I currently reside in Barboursville with my husband, Matt. I am blessed to be a part of a huge extended family; we try and get together whenever we can.
    • Hometown:
      Annapolis, MD
    • Last book I read:
      The Gold Finch by Donna Tartt.
    • Something people don’t know about me:
      I had a hermit crab that lived for eight years! RIP Henry.

  • Practice Coordinator

    Ashley Belew

    Practice Coordinator

    Ashley Belew

    has worked as a front office manager for 4 years.

    • Family:
      Fiancé Shane, (getting married 10/10/15) and Jackson (black and tan dog).
    • Hometown:
      Earlysville, VA
    • What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
      Cooking and camping.
    • Favorite restaurant?
      Michie Tavern

  • "I am very pleased with how my appointment went yesterday. Everyone was really friendly. They explained everything to me about the procedure and stayed late to assure I was comfortable with the work I had done. Dr Ryan Buckwalter and his assistants were awesome. I highly recommend them for any dental work. Thank you."

    Donnette M.

  • "I was having toothache pain in my lower jaw. I called the next day to make an appointment and was given an appointment time for the very next day. I saw Dr. Ryan, who is knowledgeable, caring and has great people skills with his patients. I made another appointment to come back and have the work done."

    Denise K.

  • “Dr. Buckwalter and his assistant did a wonderful job with our 8 year old today. While they were busy talking teeth, my 3 year old was enjoying his new lip balm and balloon! Finished up with a treat from Starbucks with our gift card. So glad our kiddos don’t fear the dentist. More like they want to keep stopping in."

    Logan D.

  • “Unbelievable experience with Dr. Ryan Buckwalter. Night and Day difference from my last dental experience with another dentist. I no longer fear the dentist!”

    David S.