Meet The Staff


Renee is a experienced Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  She has worked in Oral Surgery since 2007, prior to that she worked in Trauma Critical Care. She is certified in ACLS, PALS, BLS as well as a PALS & BLS instructor. Renee’ helped Dr. Black open his practice in RIPLEY in 2014 and Charleston in 2020 and is the Clinical Practice Manager. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her 3 sons play basketball, traveling with her family and taking sports photography. She has been a resident of Jackson county since 2005. 


Kim is a graduate of RIPLEY High School and attended Mountain State College where she received her business degree. She also studied child development at West Virginia University Parkersburg. She has over 14 years experience in medical billing & coding. Kim is our Financial Coordinator at the office.  She enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks, and going to church where she has played the piano for over 30 years. 


Savana started as an intern at the office in summer of 2015. She graduated with a specialized Associate’s Degree in Dental Assisting with honors from West Virginia Junior College in 2015. She is D.A.A.N.C.E certified. She is also certified in nitrous oxide monitoring, BLS, ACLS and PALS. She has recently taken on the role of implant coordinator for our practice. Savana will be attending nursing school in the fall 2021.  Savana grew up in RIPLEY, WV and enjoys coaching gymnastics, hiking, kayaking, ATV riding, and all water sports.  She will be getting married in the fall of 2021 as well. 


Kari is a Certified Dental Assistant as well as greets you at our front desk and will assist in surgery if needed. She is a graduate from RIPLEY High School. She is certified in Dental Assisting and Medical Office Assisting from West Virginia University of Parkersburg. She enjoys spending time with her son and family, she is a twin, enjoys baking & decorating cakes, watching baseball and trout fishing.    


Mary is our Cosmetic Coordinator, Certified Dental Assistant as well as D.A.A.N.C.E.certified.  She is a experienced Oral Surgery Assistant. She is also certified in nitrous oxide monitoring, BLS, ACLS and PALS. She resides in Charleston, WV with her husband Doug and their 2 sons.  In her spare time she likes to watch her son play Ice Hockey and travel.


Danielle is our Financial Coordinator-Assistant.  She was hired in May 2016.  Danielle is also a native of Jackson County.  She has an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting from WV Junior College that she obtained in 2012.  In her spare time she likes to spend time with her son and husband Henry fishing. 


Abby is a Registered Nurse with cardiac cath expertise.  She has been with our team since 2020. She is married to her husband Jackson and they are  enjoying the newly wed phase.