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Meredith Walker
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Meredith Walker

Meredith is from Sparta and has always loved the area she grew up in. She has a love for drawing and painting, which lead her to attend Wilkes Community College where she obtained her two year degree, focusing on art-related classes. Since then she has had jobs involved in helping people and making them feel welcome and taken care of. She brings an artistic touch to our office, along with a compassionate nature and friendly personality that helps put our patients at ease. She is excited to be part of a team that helps people build confidence by improving people’s smiles and keeping them healthy.
Meredith has a cat named Pilgrim. Meredith is very excited to have a job where she can see and help so many people in our county and the surrounding areas.

Kayla Hendrix
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Kayla Hendrix

Kayla wanted to be a dental hygienist from a very young age, so she started at Sparta Smiles in 2012 as a high school intern. She worked part time as a dental assistant when she was on breaks from school and then went to Forsyth Tech to earn a degree in dental hygiene and graduated in 2017.

Kayla was raised in Alleghany county and loves the mountain life. When Kayla’s not fighting gum disease at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, and their two dogs, Rugger and Stella. She loves meeting and getting to know her patients and their families. Kayla is excited to be a part of your care here at Sparta Smiles.

Makayla Cranford
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Makayla Cranford

Makayla was born and raised here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She started her journey in dentistry when she was in high school, working part-time after school. Makayla obtained her credentials in dental assisting through the Northwest Area Education Center at Wake Forest School of Medicine and her formal training in orthodontic assisting through Orthodontic Studies, Inc. Makayla has worked with Dr. Flowers since 2017 and is now our “Invisalign Concierge” and lead dental assistant.

Makayla is the mother of a little girl, Adalynn. Makayla loves everything outdoors and spending time with her family. Makayla looks forward to taking part in your care here at Sparta Smiles!

Nichola Williams
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Nichola Williams

Nichola obtained her dental hygiene degree from Wytheville Community College and became licensed in 2000. Nichola has been working at our office since 2010. Nichola is very compassionate towards her patients and she always goes above and beyond to ensure they obtain their best tooth and gum health possible.

Nichola is married to her high school sweet heart, Rick, and has two children, Ashlin and Liam. She is very passionate about treatment of pediatric airway and achieving healthy growth and development in her pediatric patients. This passion lead her to further her education in myofunctional therapy.

Gerson Cuevas
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Gerson Cuevas

Gerson joined the team in 2017.  As the treatment coordinator he enjoys helping people any way he can and is always happy to answer any questions. Each patient has their own stories to tell and he loves hearing them, even in Spanish, as Gerson is our office translator.  Gerson obtained his certification to take dental x-rays in 2018 and often works in patient care when he is not at the front office.

Gerson has lived in Alleghany since 1999 and loves exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains. In his spare time Gerson enjoys hiking, backpacking, surfing, and kayaking with his three daughters and wife.

Rebecca Cox
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Rebecca Cox

Rebecca graduated from Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting program in 2004.  After
working for 6 years at Appalachian Health Dental Clinic in dental assisting, Rebecca joined the Sparta Smiles team in 2010 as the front desk manager.  She now specializes in insurance benefits, claims and patient finances.  Rebecca is cross-trained throughout the office, so patients may interact with her at the front desk or in the dental treatment rooms. 

In her free time, Rebecca likes spending time with her son Trevor and on the river kayaking with her friends and family.