Meet the Team

Missy Dougherty

Missy began working part time at the current office the summer after she graduated High School. During this time she attended Three Rivers College where she earned an AA in Business. After graduating she began working full time as the Dental office receptionist and 23 years later she is still enjoying the work and getting to know the patients that visit the office. She and her husband own the local Parts store and have a teenage son. She enjoys spending time with them and many other friends and family, especially on the beautiful Current River.

Donna Wilcoxon

Donna is a graduate of Neelyville High School and after graduation earned her degree in Dental Assisting from Three Rivers College. She has been working in the Dental field for 28 years and has been in the current office for last 18. Donna enjoys assisting patients and doing a variety of dental procedures, with her favorite being oral surgery. She lives on the banks of the beautiful Current River with her husband Mark of 24 years and they have a daughter Makenzie and son Todd. In her free time she enjoys fishing, digging in flower beds, and going to the river.

Mary Ellen Daves

Mary Ellen started working with us in the Fall of 2015. She comes to us with years of medical billing and office experience. She and her husband Randy have 2 sons who have given them 5 wonderful grandchildren whom she adores. She enjoys helping people, making people laugh, and loves to see them smile. She also loves camping, cooking, and most of all…. fishing!

Sarah Hawkins

Sarah is an East Carter RII High School Graduate and Carter County native. She has recently rejoined our Team as a Dental Assistant after time away from the work force to raise a family. She brings 8 years of previous dental experience and a desire to be an asset to Pryor Family Dental. She enjoys movies, reading, and family time. Sarah and her husband Bryan have 4 children and live in Van Buren.

Debbie Bews

Debbie has been involved in Dentistry since 1990. She started working in the front office of a dental practice in Northern California and then an Orthodontic practice where she achieved her Registered Dental Assistant License. In 2009, she and her family moved to Missouri. Debbie then when back to college and achieved her Registered Dental Hygiene license. She and her husband Don have been married for 30 years and have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Her favorite things in life are her grandbabies, her horses, and her dog Monte. She loves the interaction with her patients and enjoys educating and helping them improve their oral health.

Jessica Jenkins

Jessica is a local from here in Van Buren. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 2007 and then achieved her degree in General Education from Three Rivers College. Jessica joined our Team in April of 2018 and is quickly learning Dentistry and is excited to be the best Dental Assistant she can be. She’s brought her joy of helping others and inducing smiles with her and really enjoys interacting with patients. Jessica enjoys spending time with her son, Lane and in her spare time she loves being outdoors, especially the Current River.

Kim Epperson

Kim is a graduate of East Carter High School and a lifelong resident of Ellsinore. She has recently rejoined our Team as a Dental Assistant after taking a break from the work force to raise her children; Trever, Noah, and Gracie. She has 9 years of previous dental experience and is excited to be back working in the dental field. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Ivan of 26 years and their three children.