Meet the Staff
 

Grace Greer, Registered Dental Hygienist

Rounding my 9th year here as a dental hygienist seems unreal! Between meeting new patients and keeping in touch with our regulars, time has passed so quickly! Born in a little piece of heaven called Boone, North Carolina, I am a graduate of Watauga High School and Guilford Tech. My accolades include graduating with honors, Dean’s List, “Instructor’s Private Practice” award, and the “Who’s Who” award, but the greatest honor bestowed upon me was to be offered the position of Dental Hygienist at Dr. Warren’s dental office. Being a colleague of the highest standards in family dentistry was a dream come true. I have witnessed the unique personal, yet professional atmosphere Dr. Warren and his staff provide, along with encouraging and educating advice for the dental profession.

Beyond the required continuing education by the dental board, I regularly complete online courses to keep myself abreast the latest dental techniques and products to ensure I provide the best dental care possible.

I married the "man of my dreams," Adam, over 10 years ago and we have 3 precious children, Coy, Marlie and Ellis. We enjoy spending time on the lake and sitting around campfires. My philosophy is “Good dental hygiene is the FIRST step to a great smile.”


Vanessa Minton, Registered Dental Hygienist

I have spent 25 happy years serving alongside Dr. Lee Warren. I was exposed to the world of dentistry through Dr. Jene Jordan and was a part of his orthodontic practice for 10 years. I attended Appalachian State University as an undergraduate then transferred to Guildford Technical College in Greensboro. I received honors in “Who’s Who of American Junior Colleges.” Honors I’ve received also include Procter and Gamble’s Professional Award in Preventive Oral Health Care. I graduated in 1990 and joined the practice of R. Lee Warren, DDS, in Boone, NC.

Practicing with Dr. Warren for the past 25 years has been an honor! After time, you know exactly what he expects. Nothing less than giving your best to each patient that sits in your chair. We may only see them once but most likely we will gain a long-time friend. I can tell you from experience that our patients fully trust the expertise they are given. Whether your needs are for full-mouth restoration or just a single crown or filling, no corners or shortcuts will be given. Only high-quality care and attention to detail is the motto of our office. Dr. Warren is more than a dentist. He is an artist! You will be pleased with your results and that I am sure of!

Dr. Warren and I see eye to eye over your oral hygiene needs. We co-diagnose together and have a plan that best works for you! Maybe you need periodontal help or would like a whiter smile. Whatever your dental needs, we are here for you! I know that you will also love being a part of this wonderful practice!

My husband Daniel and I live atop the beautiful mountains of the High Country. We have been blessed with five children and six grandbabies! I have a deep-rooted passion for the “Arts;” that is, dancing! I grew up dancing and have owned and operated the “High Country Dance Studio” along with my daughter, Amber. Our specialty is clogging but if you’re looking for Zumba, hip-hop, or jazz, we have that, too!

I love the Lord, my family, and the practice I am affiliated with. Dr. Lee Warren, his wife Debbie, and the staff are my second family. I could have worked many places but no other place on earth, I feel, gives the care and attention to the professional aspects of dentistry while caring for you and your family on a personal level as they do. This by far is one of my greatest blessings in life!

P.S. Don’t keep me indoors too long! Let me ride horses or a Harley. Life is Good!


Debbie Worley, Certified Dental Assistant

I have been with Dr. Warren’s practice for 23 years. I graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Kershaw, SC, where I was a cheerleader. After high school, I attended York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC, and graduated with a diploma and certification in dental assisting. While at college, I was on the Dean’s list every single semester.

I enjoy the closeness of the staff at Dr. Warren’s office. Everyone in the office contributes to the success of the practice and is there for each other both professionally and personally. We all understand that going to the dentist is not what a lot of people look forward to. We all try to make every visit here as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Attention to detail is most important to us, not just how quickly something can be done. I love being a part of a team that is dedicated to taking the best possible care of the patient. I try to treat everyone the way I would like to be treated. I love the good feeling that comes when patients say they appreciate the way we treat them.

I have two married daughters and six grandchildren (five boys and one girl) with whom I love spending as much time as possible. I also love to cook and to see people enjoy good food. “Foodie” is my middle name! If you start talking recipes with me, that’s all that matters – I’ll talk forever!


Debin Warren, Registered Dental Hygienist 

As the newest member to Warren General Dentistry I am excited and proud to provide the excellent care this practice has been known by for the last 43 years.  I am truly blessed to be able to join a team that views patients as extended family and takes pride in dental care.

I was born and raised in Boone.  I am the youngest of Dr. Warren and Debbie’s children, and also one of the “twins” as I am commonly referred to.  I attended Watauga High School and graduated in 2010.  From there I went on to Appalachian State University and started on the prerequisites needed for Dental Hygiene school.  I transferred to East Tennessee State University in August 2013 to begin their program and graduated in May 2015 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.  I hope to further my education and begin the process for a master’s degree in 2016.

In my free time I enjoy riding horses and motorcycles with my fiancé, Dustin.  I also work at a private country club in Banner Elk managing their horse stables, as well as guiding trail rides and teaching lessons.  Riding is something I have been privileged to be able to do since I was six and still enjoy every minute of it!  I have a palomino quarter horse, Jazz, who is my baby.


Becky Warren, Front Desk/Appointment Coordinator 

I have worked in the dental field for thirty years and have vast knowledge of all areas in the dental office.  Not only am I blessed to be a part of the Warren family, I am thrilled to have joined the practice in May.

We have a wonderful dental team and work together to put all of our patients and their needs first.

My husband, Barry, and I have been married for sixteen years and have a daughter, Erika. We have our first grandchild, Lucas. He was born March 8, and we are completely smitten! My interests include cooking, reading, music and spending time with family and my dogs, Jake and Maggie.