Smiles For Life

Meet the Talented Members of Our Dental Care Team

Administrative Team

Julie Pritchard- Financial Coordinator

Julie moved to Virginia from upstate New York to work as the practice administrator for Dr. Adams. Julie says that Staunton is a wonderful town, and she loves all of the outdoor activites. She looks forward to continuing to work with the Smiles for Life team, taking care of our wonderful patients.

Erica Arenas– Scheduling Coordinator

Erica was born in Mexico City and moved to the United States when she was just 12 years old. She recently became a U.S. citizen! She attended Massanutten Technical Center and became a cosmetologist. A few years later she got married and made the switch to Dental Assisting. After 15 years, she has decided to make the change to Front Desk. 

Erica has 3 children. She enjoys playing tennis with her eldest, attending her middle child's cross country meets and chasing her 2 year old around the house. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym and playing soccer.

Clinical Team

Debbie Hodel - Registered Dental Hygienist

Debbie is originally from Binghamton, New York. She moved here to work with Dr. Adams. She has been in the dental field for 39 years. She has two children and 3 wonderful grandchildren as well as an identical twin sister! She enjoys going to New York to visit them. 

In her free time, Debbie enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her friends.

Caroline Tacy- Care Nurse

Caroline grew up in the Valley. She started Dental Assisting her senior year of High school after attending Valley Career and Technical Center the previous year. Along with being a part of the Smiles for Life team, she also studies at Blue Ridge Community College with the goal of receiving her Associates Degree in Business Management and Office Administration.

Caroline has a Black Lab named Maggie. She enjoys taking Maggie to the lake, going on hikes or just playing fetch. She also likes to travel and spend time with her family.

Tricia Smith- Care Nurse

Tricia Smith grew up in Augusta County. Tricia graduated from Fort Defiance in 2005. She started in the dental field in September 2008. She has loved the 10 years she has been a dental assistant. Tricia has a wonderful husband and 2 amazing kids. When Tricia isn't spending time with our awesome patients and staff, she is making memories with her family!

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Bridgewater, VA 22812

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