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Dr. William Morris

Dr. William “Rusty” Morris graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1978. He was in private practice in Eden, NC for 28 years before transitioning that practice to move here in 2007.

When he is not in the office he could be in a number of places. He is an adjunct professor of Operative Dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry where he oversees student clinics. He is an active member and past president of the Hollenback-Medina Operative Dentistry Seminar, a participative study club that was founded in 1964. He is a past president of the Academy of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Morris has served as President of the Dental Foundation of North Carolina. You might also find him at the Virginia Museum of Natural History where he is a Board member or the Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake where he is an active member.

In 1991, Dr. Morris and his wife bought a house on the south side of the lake and became frequent visitors. Now they happily call this home and enjoy frequent visits from their three grown children and numerous friends and family!


Dr. Sheila Hardee

Dr. Sheila Hardee is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She had been in private practice in Virginia Beach for nearly 20 years.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, VA Dental Association, Tidewater Dental Association and its executive committee, National Association of Women Business Owners, the Women's Dentist Association, and a dental liason to the VA State Legislature.

As an early pioneer in CAD/CAM Technology, in 2000 she received Advanced Certification credentials in CAD/CAM dentistry and has since been lecturing and training dentists throughout the US and internationally. Dr. Hardee is also certified and licensed in laser periodontal therapy, LANAP.

Dr. Hardee has been married to her husband Rick for 39 years. The have a married son and two granddaughters.


Judy Guyette-Patient Coordinator

Trina Thompson-Scheduling Coordinator



Cindy Ayles - Dental Assistant

Hello I’m Cindy! I joined the Blue Ridge Dental Group Team in November 2009. I have 22 years of Dental experience. A native of Iowa, I moved to Virginia in 1996 with my husband Ron and four children; Justin, Ronni-Lynne, Emily, and Asher. I thoroughly enjoy working with patients and helping ease and over come their dental anxieties and phobias.


Jennifer Byers - Dental Assistant

Hello, I'm Jennifer! I began working for Blue Ridge Dental Group in 2013 and love my job! I've been an assistant for a year! Outside of my job I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Norma Epp - Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Norma a Graduate from SUNY Farmingdale’s Dental Hygiene program. My family and I moved here about 15 years ago and love living in this area. I have been at Blue Ridge Dental Group since its 2007. I thoroughly enjoy being here, and working with our patients.


Chrissy Groves - Dental Assistant

Hello, I'm Chrissy! I started with Blue Ridge Dental Group in 2013. I have been assisting for 13 years and I love dentistry! Outside of work I love spending time outdoors with my husband, John. 

Vicki Mathis - Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Vicki Mathis. I graduated from the University of Mississippi’s School of Health Related Profession’s School of Dental Hygiene in 1979 and have been practicing ever since. I have been married to David for 42 years. I have 3 beautiful children, 3 beautiful children-in-law, and 7 very beautiful grandchildren with another on the way. We moved to Smith Mountain Lake from Northern Virginia in 2004. My dog Pudge is always happy to see me at the end of the day!!


Tony Palazzola - Registered Dental Hygienist