Dentist in Lexington, VA
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Robert Hull, D.D.S. - Dentist
Dr. Robert Hull, a native of Lexington, Virginia, graduated from Washington and Lee University with a degree in Biology in 1996. He went on to study at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with his D.D.S. in 2000. He finished ranked 2nd in his class clinically, having completed more procedures at that time than any other student in CWRU history. The O.O.A. M. S named him the Case Western’s Dental Student of the Year in 2000. He also volunteered at the Free Clinic of Cleveland.
After graduation in 2000, he obtained a score of 99% out of 100% on the SRTA boards. Shortly thereafter, he joined into his father’s private practice in Lexington, Virginia. A year later, he helped to relocate his rapidly growing practice to a larger, state-of-the art facility with the help of Henry Schein Dental.
In 2006, Dr. Robert established his own general practice, with a continued emphasis on quality dentistry and a wide mix of procedures utilizing as much current, beneficial technology as possible to increase quality, comfort, productivity and profitability. Some of these technologies he has successfully incorporated include digital radiography and imaging, laser procedures, and CAD/CAM dentistry via the E4D system.
Dr. Robert occasionally lectures around the region to other dentists on modern technology and current dental techniques for Schein, Ivoclar, and E4D technologies. He has volunteered at the Free Clinic in Rockbridge County. He participates in Donated Dental Services and he is currently on the state Committee for the New Dentist. He is a member of the ADA, VDA, and SVDA. He travels around the country, whenever possible, to learn from the key opinion leaders in modern dentistry.
Dr. Robert is married with 3 beautiful children and resides in Lexington, Virginia.
Dina McLamb - Office Manager
Dina is an Arizona native. She was born and raised in Tucson. In 1997 she moved to Flagstaff, AZ where she graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Advertising from the school of Communication in 2001. Directly after graduating NAU, she took a job in Public Relations with a hospital in Central Arizona. Dina loved working in the healthcare industry where she grew relationships with patients and public alike.
Prior to moving to Lexington, Dina worked as a Membership Director for a private resort and golf club in Sedona, AZ. She enjoyed coordinating club activities, events, charity functions and serving on the Executive Committee.
She moved to Lexington with her son in 2006 where she worked as a Floral Designer and Wedding Coordinator for six years. During that time, she served as a volunteer with Lexington Fire/Rescue and was an active member with the Lexington Jaycees. Dina joined our practice in August 2011.
When Dina isn't working she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin; son, Jaden; and Golden Retriever, Riley. She also enjoys camping, traveling, gardening, hiking and volunteering within her community.
Hannah Collins, R.D.H. - Dental Hygienist
Hannah is the youngest of eight children, and is originally from Connecticut. She graduated from Liberty University in 2008 with her degree in Biblical Studies. After a few years, she decided to return to school and attended the University of New Haven for her A.S. in dental hygiene and graduated in 2014. She and her husband recently relocated Lynchburg, Virginia so her husband can study for his master's degree.
She enjoys being in the mountains of Virginia and all the opportunities they provide for outdoor activities, as she and her husband like to spend as much time outside as possible, hiking, swimming, cooking-out, and making memories. Hannah serves with the hospitality crew at her church. She tries to get to see family as much as possible, especially as it continues to grow with a new niece or nephew joining the family every few years (for now!). She cannot wait to move closer to Lexington and get settled in for a few years.
Aleah Harrell, R.D.H. - Dental Hygienist
Aleah comes from the small town of Salem, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Western Community College's Dental Hygiene program in May of 2016; where she received the Alice B. Williams patient education award. Prior to graduating dental hygiene school, Aleah was a dental assistant at a pediatric dental office for three years. This is where she discovered that her lifelong passion for dental hygiene was the right decision for her.
While not only having a passion for dental hygiene, Aleah also loves animals. This stems from her working as a veterinarian assistant for 6 years. While working there, she had the chance to clean both cat's and dog's teeth under anesthesia. Aleah describes this as being one of the most unique experiences that she has had the opportunity to participate in.
Aleah is the oldest of 8, with 5 of her siblings residing in Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family; Havanese, Remi Oliver; her boyfriend Devin; and her friends of course. Aleah loves taking adventures! Whether that be flying across the U.S. to visit her family in Oregon, California, and Hawaii, or participating in outdoor activities in the beautiful mountains of VA such as swimming, hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing or shooting her pink .22 pistol. Aleah relocated to Lexington in July of 2016, where she plans to settle in and stay awhile.
Beverly Merchant - Dental Assistant
Beverly was born in Danville, VA. After her marriage in 1996, she found herself in the Shenandoah Valley. While settling in Waynesboro, she answered an add for a job as a Dental Assistant, and thus began her love of dentistry.
She worked as an Assistant until her first child was born. After working in various dental practices, she was offered the chance to instruct a Dental Assisting course the evenings at Valley Career and Technical Center. She has enjoyed instructing this class for 11 years now. It has afforded her the opportunity to spend more time with her three children Evan, Alex and Avery during their early years.
Her recent move to Rockbridge County found her joining the team at Hull Dentistry. Being back in an office setting has been beneficial as well as educational after a long break!! She loves being in beautiful Rockbridge County, spending time with her three great children and staying very active with her church.
Ciara Golding - Dental Assistant
Ciara was born in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. She moved to Goode, Virginia in 2007 because her parents wanted to get away from the city life and live closer to family.
From 2011-2015, she sang in her school's choir. She made Virginia's All-District Choir in 2012 and 2013 and Bella Voice in 2013 and 2014. In her sophomore year, she decided to finish high school online, and will graduate in 2016. She got her first job working as a front desk clerk at the Natural Bridge Hotel. After receiving this job, she moved to Natural Bridge. She worked there for a year until the opportunity to be a Hygienist Assistant presented itself. Dental Hygiene has always been her desired career, so this opportunity was too exciting to overlook. Her passion is making people smile, and she will any chance she gets.
When Ciara is not working, she volunteers in bible education work, enjoys spending time with friends, singing, running, and traveling.
Brittany Hamilton - Benefits Coordinator
Brittany was born and raised in Greeneville, Tennessee. Since then, she has moved around quite a bit. From 2006-2010, Brittany attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In 2011, Brittany married her husband, Justin, and moved to Southwest Virginia to be the newest members of the football coaching staff at UVA-Wise. In April of 2014, Brittany, Justin and their young son, Kam, moved to Lexington to join the football coaching staff at Virginia Military Institute.
Brittany attended South Greene High School and played one year of basketball at Tusculum College before moving to the University of Tennessee to work with the men's basketball team and then finish her education.
Brittany and her family are avid sports fans. Her husband, Justin, played football at Virginia Tech, had a stint in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and the Washington Redskins and now coaches college football full-time. Brittany loves the Tennessee Volunteers and helps coach Lylburn Downing's middle school girl's basketball team.
Brittany enjoys cooking, working out, watching scary movies, being outdoors, going to church and playing with her son, Kam, and dog, Bella. As often as she can, Brittany drives to Tennessee to see her family, especially her identical twin sister, Brooke, and nieces, Charli and Landri.
Natalie Almanza- Scheduling Coordinator
Natalie is a New Jersey native coming from Essex County to Rockbridge County in 2002. After 9/11, her father who worked on Wall Street decided it was time for a change of pace and scenery and moved the family to a farm in Virginia. She is a graduate of Parry McCluer High School class of 2012. She then moved to Blacksburg to attend Radford University to earn a Degree in Business and Marketing. Natalie has been in customer service for many years, and loves working with people and helping others. She most recently found herself in the banking world, before joining our team in 2016! Natalie is a huge animal lover and spends a lot of time volunteering and helping in animal rescue.
She has family on both coasts with her mother’s side in New Jersey/ New York and her father’s side in California and Mexico, both of which she visits often. She is also glad to have moved to Virginia where she has discovered her love to fish, hunt, and be outdoors. Virginia is also where Natalie met her fiancé and will be getting married in September 2017! She is the youngest of 3, with one older sister; Olivia, and an older brother; Lucas. Natalie’s mother is an educational advocate for children with special needs. Her sister Olivia is also an in home therapist for children and adults with special needs. Natalie’s father is a middle school teacher, coach, and also owns his own Beef Jerky business!
In her free time, Natalie loves to spend time with friends, family, and her two German Shepherds, Remington and Miller. She also enjoys shooting, playing pranks, and all sorts of crafts and projects.
Megan Hanna - Financial Coordinator