Meet the Team – South Side Dental Center

Meet the Team at South Side Dental Center


Office Manager

Melissa has been with working with Dr. Spano since the 20th Century. Most of you will recognize her calming voice on the phone, or the person who spent 20 minutes talking to you about your treatment. The Mama Bear of the office, she keeps the staff in line including the Doctors!



Amy has been with us since 2004. She received her hygiene degree from Virginia Western in Roanoke. Patients love her gentle touch, but often complain of her Hokie allegiance.



A great addition to the team, patients have been raving about her gentle touch and bubbly personality. When not at the office, she likes to root on the Hoos like a good employee should.



Patients seem to really like her down to earth personality based in her famous garlic cream sauce. Wait, that’s mixing things up with her families Italian Restaurant. We will just take the left- overs please.


Clinical Assistant

Ashley wears a lot of hats but one of her better talents is being our whitening wizard. She is in charge of our Free Whitening for Life Program and likes white teeth! Don’t be surprised if she pulls you aside to give you a brighter smile.


Insurance Coordinator

Chelsea had big shoes to fill and evidently she has big feet. She hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back. She has been on top of all our patients insurance concerns from day one!



We are excited to have Courtney working with us again. She brings her bubbly personality to the reception desk, but may still be found assisting the Doctors.


Front Desk Coordinator

A long-time friend of the practice, we are lucky to have her join us. Always joking and having fun, she loves to talk sports with everyone, which makes the Doctors happy!


Dental Assistant

Another great team member, she works with the Doctors and helps keep us on task. She also is most likely to stay on the Doctors A list by getting us BODO’s.


Dental Assistant

Abilgail started in the front office and has recently moved to the back to be with all the action. She is a great team player and helps out where ever she is needed.


Dental Assistant

Another front desk team member that transitioned to the action in the back. Lydia loves surgery and helps make patients feel at ease.