Meet Our Team
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience. Our professionals pride themselves in pursuing ongoing education and staying abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Meet Dr. Vaughan's Dental Team
Dental Assistant Team Members:
- Deadra (Dee) Laxton - Dental Assistant
Dee joined Dr. Vaughan’s practice in June of 2008. She has had two years’ experience in assisting prior to joining Dr. Vaughan’s practice. Dee is certified in the following: Dental assistant expanded duties, coronal polishing, is a certified Nitrous oxide monitor, CPR, and ACLS. She lives in Ronceverte with her husband Brian of 26yrs, they have 2 sons Josh and Sam and 2 grandsons. She loves spending time with family and friends, riding SXS, and watching the West Virginia Mountaineers play ball.
- Anna Olsen - Finance Manager
Anna joined Dr. Vaughan's practice in February 2011 with one years previous dental experience. Anna comes to us from Carson City, Nevada. She has had an exciting career as a secretary. She worked for Department of Taxation, Department of vital statistics was the executive secretary with the Nevada emergency management homeland security. Anna her husband Dion were married in 1985 moved their family to Caldwell, WV from Nevada in August of 2009 and moved back to Carson City, NV in July 2014 for Dion's job. She has contined working for Dr. Vaughan's office from her home. They have 3 grown children 2 granddaughters, Krista, Dion, Tawnya the two granddaughters Brylee our newest addition Kynlee..Anna enjoys crafting, camping, gardening, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play, two labs Bodie and Bella spending her spare time with her family and friends.
Business Coordinator Team:
- Susan McCormack - Business Coordinator
Susan McCormack has joined Dr. Joseph G. Vaughan’s Practice 2019. She has lived in Lewisburg WV her entire life and attended Greenbrier Community College in 1988 with emphasis in Accounting. Susan has worked as a General Manager for Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott for 11 years and prior to that has worked as Sr Executive Administrative Assistant at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and Sr. Shipping Clerk for Goodrich Aerospace. Susan is married to Aaron McCormack for 28 years and has one son, Ian who Graduated in 2015 from Greenbrier East High School and is currently attending college. Susan enjoys reading, playing piano, singing and crafts. Susan is also known for her passion for helping others and working with her local community especially the Peyton Hospice House.
Dental Hygiene Team Members:
- Dina Agnone Vaughan, BSDH, MS-Registered Dental Hygienist
Dina is the wife of Dr. Vaughan and has practiced with him since their marriage in 1997. She is originally from Rome, NY and moved to WV in 1994 to become an assistant professor in Dental Hygiene at WVU. She has an associate of science degree in dental hygiene from Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY, a bachelor's of science degree in Dental Hygiene from WVU and a Master's degree in Community Health Education from WVU. She certified in Nitrous Oxide monitoring, administration of local anesthetic and has her general supervision permit. Dina and Dr. Vaughan have two children, Kara who attends Greenbrier East High School and Evan who is a student at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School. Dina is a Basic Life Support CPR instructor and served on the West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners from 1997-2007. She was initially appointed to the board by the Governor in 1997, and has fulfilled two consecutive five-year terms. Dina served as secretary of the board twice, and ended her 10-year service as President. She is the first female and the first dental hygienist to hold this position in the history of the Board. She also serves on 3 regional clinical boards-Northeast Regional Dental Board (NERB), Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA) and American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) where she is involved in the examining of dental hygiene students on regional boards. Dina is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the American Association of Dental Examiners. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Her hobbies include golfing, crafts, cooking, bowling and watching football.
- Crystal McClaughtery, RDH-Registered Dental Hygienist
Crystal joined Dr. Vaughan's practice in June of 2006. She graduated from West Virginia University Institute of Technology with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in May, 2006. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association and while in school she taught oral health education at Page Elementary. Crystal is originally from Beckley and currently lives in Summers County in the Sandstone area. She is married to Frankie and they have two sons one daughter, Coen, Frankie and Ava Elise. She enjoys the outdoors with her husband and kids. They like to fish and camp and spend time on trails four wheeler riding.
- Kara Vaughan
Kara is a student at Kent State University and is majoring in Fashion Design with minors in Art History and Marketing. She plans on pursuing a career in sustainable fashion and intends on bettering the planet through her work. She is the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Dina Vaughan and works at their dental practice over the summer. Kara enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, gardening, and spending time on the lake. Some of her other interests include drawing, embroidery, playing piano, painting, bible studies and fitness.