About Our Practice

About Our Practice

about Huffman & Kreger, Roanoke dentist
about Huffman & Kreger, Roanoke dentist

Family Dentistry in Roanoke, Va.

At Huffman & Kreger Family Dentistry, our team works together to create an atmosphere at our dentist office in Roanoke, Virginia, that makes every member of your family feel welcome and safe.

From our tiniest patients to our grown ones, we always take the best approach for the individual and their comfort.

No matter your dental needs, Drs. Huffman and Kreger are here to meet them. From the time your child’s first baby tooth appears to your own routine care, we are here for you.

Our care is comprehensive, designed to not just treat problems, but to prevent them in the first place.

However, if you do have a dental problem, Drs. Huffman and Kreger are experienced in diagnosing and treating many dental complaints.

It is not uncommon for our practice to treat three generations of the same family, and we feel honored to have the opportunity. Nothing means more to us than the trust our patients place in our hands.

We always welcome new patients and encourage you to read our patient reviews.

We are proud to have been serving the Roanoke and Cave Spring area for over three decades.

Whether you need a checkup or you are experiencing a dental issue, please contact us today to set up your appointment. We look forward to working with you!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Richard Huffman, Jr. DDS

Dr. Richard Huffman

Dr. Richard D. Huffman, Jr. has over 30 years of clinical experience practicing dentistry in the Roanoke Valley. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dental Medicine (formerly Medical College of Virginia) with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.

Dr. Huffman is very passionate about being a life-long learner, and he has achieved fellowship status with the Virginia Dental Association, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the International College of Dentistry. Additionally, he has been involved with organized dentistry and has served as past president of the Piedmont Dental Society.

Dr. Huffman has two grown sons, and when not spending time with them or practicing dentistry, he enjoys motorcycle racing, furniture making, and geriatric CrossFit.

Dr. Huffman looks forward to putting his experience and knowledge to use in helping you achieve the level of oral health and smile that you desire.

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Dr. Lee Kreger

Dr. Lee Kreger was born and raised in Roanoke and received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dental Medicine and completed his residency training in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at East Carolina University.

Dr. Kreger is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and Roanoke Valley Dental Society. He also enjoys continuing his dental education with Spear Education.

Outside the office, Dr. Kreger likes to stay active by playing golf, pickleball and running half marathons. He is also an avid supporter of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. You’re likely to see Dr. Kreger with his wife, two daughters and goldendoodle enjoying many of the outdoor activities the Roanoke Valley has to offer.

Dr. Kreger looks forward to putting his knowledge and skills to use in helping you achieve your perfect smile.

Fun Fact: Dr. Kreger is a lifelong sports fan. His claims to fame include swimming competitively against Michael Phelps and playing pick up basketball with Chris Paul

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Terry

Dental Hygienist

After graduating from the Medical College of Virginia, Terry worked in Williamsburg and Warrenton before bringing her skills to Roanoke.

Terry’s primary responsibilities include preventive dental care as well as periodontal care such as exams, scaling and root planing. But she says the most important thing she does is educate patients. She enjoys getting to know patients and has found over the years that patients, too, are a wealth of knowledge.

Her daughter studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, and Terry has two cats. She’s a HUGE Carolina Hurricanes hockey fan (also known as a Caniac), and if it’s game day, she probably has a ‘Canes shirt on under her lab coat!

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Sheli

Dental Hygienist

Sheli enjoys working with patients as she cleans their teeth, teaches them about good oral hygiene, and answers any questions or concerns they have. In general, she wants to address anything that needs attention to ensure a patient’s dental and overall health. 

When she’s not at the dental office, you might find her working on her farm. 

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Tina

Dental Hygienist

Tina gets a sense of fulfillment from taking care of each patient with the highest quality of care that she can provide. She focuses on each patient’s individual needs and concerns. 

During her nearly four-decade career, Tina has practiced in many states and gained many lasting experiences and friendships that she wouldn’t trade for the world. 

Outside the office, Tina enjoys time at her house on Smith Mountain Lake, where her family boats, kayaks, and enjoys the peace that comes from being on the water. They also spend time at their house in the West Virginia mountains, where they ski and hike. She and her husband are grateful to call these places home, and they love to share them with family and friends. 

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Whitney

Dental Assitant

Whitney greets patients and gets them comfortable in the exam room. You’ll often see her during procedures as she preps patients, assists Dr. Kreger, then prepares the exam room and dental instruments for the next patient. She also works with patients to get impressions and x-rays. 

Whitney is a busy mom of three kids that play travel soccer, school soccer and run track. She loves to travel and experience new places with her kids and husband. They enjoy catching and fostering feral cats to get them ready to go to forever homes.

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Lorena

Bio coming soon!

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Carol

Office Manager

Carol’s job is to keep the business side of the practice running by paying the bills, balancing the checkbook, posting payments, and submitting payroll and retirement deposit information. 

Carol also schedules patients for appointments and helps them set up payment plans when necessary. She works with the rest of the staff to ensure that patients’ dental needs are met and that they have a positive experience in the office. 

As a pediatric nurse practitioner, Carol finds it uplifting when parents bring their young children to their first dental visit then continue to schedule appointments on a regular basis to develop and maintain good dental health. 

Carol loves spending time with her family, which is made even more exciting by her new granddaughter. She and her husband enjoy cooking, baking, spending time outdoors, sitting by the fireplace, reading and exercising. They also love traveling to busy cities. 

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Jane

Appointment and Insurance Co-ordinator

Jane works in the front office, scheduling appointments, troubleshooting insurance issues and posting payments. She enjoys interacting with patients and loves how patients often become friends over the years. Jane works along with the rest of the staff to make the office warm, friendly, helpful, and efficient, always making patient care the top priority. 

Jane began her dental career in a dental lab. After becoming a certified dental assistant, she began working on the clinical side and completed her degree in Liberal Arts. 

Family and friends are a priority for Jane. She is also an auxiliary volunteer at Fincastle Fire Department, enjoys college football, and loves her pets.  

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Lucy

Dental Front Office

Lucy’s is the friendly face you see when you arrive at Huffman & Kreger Family Dentistry. She is all about creating a positive patient experience, whether it’s answering the phone, scheduling appointments, keeping things organized, or checking patients out. Even when the office gets busy, she always has time for patient questions and wants to do whatever she can to make sure patients have a pleasant visit. 

Lucy worked as a dental assistant for a year before obtaining her certification in Medical Billing & Coding. She’s now found her calling, and her clinical experience makes her even more effective as a biller and coder. 

Lucy is also a proud prior-service veteran of 10 years. She first served in the US Navy and was stationed in Virginia Beach, VA. She then joined the US Coast Guard and was stationed along the coast of California.

As recent transplants to the area, Lucy and her husband enjoy exploring new places and seeing what Roanoke has to offer. They also enjoy quiet evenings and home with their cats, Luna and Loki.