Meet our Staff

Karen Hand
Hello, I am Karen. I am one of Dr. Moore's dental assistants. We have worked together for the past 28 years. I absolutely love my patients and our team. I enjoy developing friendships as well as the professional relationships that I share with them. After work, I love spending time with my husband of 33 years, Mike, and our sweet son Jonathan, who is grown and continues working for the Lord. My life is truly blessed!
Trish Green
Hello, my name is Trish. I worked for Dr. Moore from 1990 to 1992 where I gained valuable knowledge. I then obtained my dental hygiene license and went to work at another dental office. I came back to work for Dr. Moore 8 years ago where I am fortunate to be working for a great dentist and office team. After work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two wonderful sons. I am so blessed.
My name is Miranda Hill and I have worked in this practice since 2009 as both a dental assistant and dental hygienist. It has been a pleasure to work in a practice with such a caring and talented doctor and staff.
Hi! I’m Anna Burrill. It’s been such a privilege to work for my dad and the Abingdon Smiles team. I’m a musician and piano teacher by training, but I have enjoyed getting to know patients and helping in various roles here at the office. Perhaps I am a bit biased, but Dr. Moore is the best dentist in world! When I’m not working, I love teaching/discipling followers of Christ, coaching and doing CrossFit, and spending time with my husband and two boys.
Hello, I'm Randi! I started my career at Abingdon Smiles as a dental hygienist and now I fulfill the role of dental assistant.
Hi my name is Susie Graham. My husband and I moved to Abingdon in 2018 after living in northern Indiana for about 16 years. Both of us, however, are native to western Pennsylvania. I was a high school math teacher for about 25 years before coming here so the world of dentistry is new to me. I am enjoying this new adventure and working with this amazing team! When I am not working, I love spending time with family, going for walks and reading a good book.
Hello, my name is Kristina. I am a dental hygienist and I can say that I truly love my job! I am so thankful to be a part of Abingdon Smiles and to work close to home. After work, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing volleyball.
Hello, my name is Taylor! I graduated from Wytheville Community College in 2015 where I completed the Dental Assisting program. I have loved my experience with working in dentistry meeting new people and seeing patients smile. I am married to my husband Logan, and we have a beautiful baby girl named Saylor. In my spare time we love traveling to see new places and spending time with our friends and family.
Hello, I'm Eric. I operate my small denture lab over in the mountains. I've been making dentures with Dr. Moore for about six years now. When I'm not in the lab making teeth, I like to be out gardening, or playing my guitar, studying the Bible, or working on one of my old tractors.
Kara Davis
Hi, I’m Kara Davis. I’m a 2004 graduate of Northwood High School. I obtained my Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Degree from Wytheville Community College. I am currently serving as the President of the Southwest Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Board of Directors for the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association as Component 09 Trustee. I have been actively involved in providing opportunities for continuing education and leadership while advocating and representing our local hygienists at the state level for over fifteen years. I have a wonderful husband and two loving boys who I can not thank enough for supporting me during my career.
Cheryl Hogston
Hello my name is Cheryl Hogston I’ve been a dental assistant for 30 years. I enjoy being with my family especially my 3 grandchildren. I enjoy being in the nature riding bikes and spending time at our cabin on the river with my family.
Abby Miller
Hi, I’m Abby! I am a dental hygienist and am a graduate of Wytheville Community College. I truly am blessed to be a part of the Abingdon Smiles team. When I am not at work, I like to sing and play bass guitar. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family.
Amy DeNavarra
My name is Amy. I have worked as a dental assistant since 2007. My husband and I moved to the beautiful mountains from Florida and I started working at Abingdon Smiles in December 2022. I love dentistry, getting to know patients, and making sure everyone leaves with a smile.
Anya Lewis
Hi, my name is Anya! I have been a hygienist for 13 years. I love spending time with my husband, daughter and son. When I’m not working at Abingdon Smiles, I am teaching part-time at my children’s school.
Vanessa Botero
Hi, my name is Vanessa and I’m originally from Colombia. I have lived in the USA since 2019 when I was offered a cycling scholarship at Milligan University in their Business program pursuing my Masters Degree. I joined the dentistry world two years ago and now I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of being a part of Dr. Moore’s amazing team. I’m passionate about traveling, meeting new cultures and sports activities. I love to search for new adventures with my husband and both of us enjoy spending quality time with our friends.

Abingdonsmiles Staff


A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws.


Our Services

Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch and stunning results. Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

Meet the Doctors


Dr. French Moore III, DDS

Dr. Moore was born and raised in Abingdon, Virginia. He earned his B.S. in Biology from James Madison University and his D.D.S. from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond in 1982. Upon graduation, he married Laura, the love of his life, and moved to Germany to serve three years...

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Dr. Stuart Lee Laningham, DDS

Dr. Laningham grew up in Lee County, Virginia on the farm that has been home to six generations of his family. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the College of William & Mary, then transferred to the University of Virginia, where he received his Bachelor’s in Biology and graduated with honors...

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Dr. Benjamin Mavelil, DDS

Dr. Mavelil was born and raised in Dubai. He was born to Indian first-generation immigrants and has two brothers. He moved to India after high school to pursue dentistry. He completed 5 years of dental training and went on to complete a residency in Orthodontics...

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Dr. Jacob Mirpanah, DDS

Dr. Jacob Mirpanah grew up in Ashburn, Virginia and is very excited to be moving to the area with his wife, Dr. Sofie Fazel. He attended the University of Virginia, earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology. In Charlottesville, Dr. Mirpanah involved himself heavily in volunteer work. Both local, in the form of Mission...

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