1. Crystal


    Hello, my name is Crystal and I am Dr. Amburgey’s Dental Assistant. I joined Dr. Amburgey and his team September, 2009. It was a blessing that I was selected for the job and I was treated as a part of the team right away.  I have found that Dr. Amburgey and I share the same goals for the care and treatment of our patients.

    I was born and raised in Carter County.  I graduated from Happy Valley High School with Honors the Spring of 1998 and entered East Tennessee State University that Fall.  I was accepted into the University’s Dental Assistant program. I received my certification in 2000.  I am licensed by the Tennessee State Board of Dental Examiners in nitrous oxide monitoring, radiology, and am trained in basic life support. I also hold certifications in Infection Control and OSHA Regulations for dental offices and have my certification for expanded functions to place Sealants and do Coronal Polishing. I have found that being a Dental Assistant for over fifteen years has given me a greater understanding of the needs of my patients and the ability to make their experience in our office as pleasant and stress free as possible.

    I current reside in Johnson City with my husband, Jay and two beautiful children , Noah and Kaleigh. Our life is very active with Volleyball, Basketball, and Fishing. The Lord has truly blessed me with a wonderful family and work staff.

    While working with Dr. Amburgey,  I have had the opportunity to attend many continuing education courses.  I feel it is very important to our practice, and the patients we treat, to continue to learn and stay up to date on the changes within the dental field. I am committed to treating my patients with the utmost care and compassion.  My goal is to treat all patients the way I would want to be treated… AS FAMILY!

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      From Our Patients

      I was embarassed to be in a crowd and was very self conscious about my teeth. Dr. Amburgey took care of me, now I don't have to put my hand over my mouth. I have a lot of self confidence now. I would give him the highest medal of all. — Bobbie Scott

      Although I have a five hour round trip from Hickory NC each time that I visit, it is worth my time. Thanks for all the work you and your staff have done to make my life better. — Howard Darnell

      We appreciate your working Ginger into your schedule and making her visits and treatment as pleasant as you did. — Gean Stratford

      You and your staff have always "gone the extra mile" for me and my family. — Sissy Ely

      From my children's very first visit there around age 3, the staff took the time to make sure that they were reassured and happy each time they came and left the office. — Luann Johnson

      The climate that has been established in your office is friendly, trusting, caring and highly professional! — Sheree S. Austin

      From keeping waiting time minimal, having fully competent staff, to putting a patient at ease when there is a concern, you all have consistently maintained a high level of professionalism over the years. — Howell & Susan Mumpower

      We've come to Dr. Amburgey since moving to Johnson City 13 years ago. His staff is friendly and accomodating, looking out for patients' well being first and formost. Dr. Amburgey is a perfectionist in his work and does his best to keep ahead of potential problems. He has certainly taken good care of my husband and me. We highly recommend him. — Chuck & Jean Barnes

      I started coming to Dr. Amburgey's office in 1988 becuase it was convenient. Now, 23 years later, we live in Erwin and I contine coming back! There is a special sense of family at the office. Thanks Dr. Amburgey and staff for years of service. — Anna Murphy

      Thank you so much for the level of expertise and exactness. This is the first time I've ever been to a dentist who did a crown and it was perfect the FIRST TIME. — Dominique Mills

      For the past 15 years the Gary Hurley family have been patients and friends of Dr. Amburgey and his staff. — Gary, Patsy, Kevin, Aaron, Daren and Laryn Hurley

      I just wanted to take a moment and say 'Thank You' for your special ministry which means so much to so many people. — Chris Miller

      Dr. Amburgey and his staff are always friendly and have great skills. Having post implants to anchor my bottom denture has been a great investment. No sore gums since procedure done six years ago. This was a constant problem. This was a constant problem. Great work by both the doctor and his staff. — Carl Bullion

      I appreciate you always trying to stay on schedule -- that's so important, especially to people who have to take off from work. Thanks! — Leslie Keefauver

      Thank you for being the kind of dental office that makes one feel confident and relaxed on each visit. — Dr. Jim Pleasant

      This was the first experience that a dentist and his staff treated me as a friend, as well as a patient. — Christine Feeser

      I now have a new smile, which gives me more confidence and self-assurance in the business world. — Paris Ely

      You and your entire staff are such a delight to be around, each offering the perfect blend of professionalism, personal attention, compassion and warmth. — Regina Settle

      If you are looking for a Dentist, we highly recommend Dr. Michael Amburgey and his staff. My wife and I are 77 years old, and have lots of dental work done. I’ll have to say, “we are very well pleased with all that has been done for us.” We love the staff as well. Melissa at the front desk, Crystal, Jessica and Kim all have been super nice and efficient at their particular duties. All in all, we are happy and well pleased with the dental services at the office of Dr. Michael Amburgey. — Paul & Jean Renfro

      Best Dentist!! Dr. Amburgey and his Great Staff are very special people. They make you feel like family and they do the best work! I give them a 10, because they are the best. I live in Erwin and it is worth the drive to his office. So if you want a great Dentist and great Staff, this is the Place! — Ann Bennett

      You have helped me feel like a friend, not just a patient. — Joan Hodges

      I would like to thank you and your staff for renewing my faith in your profession. — Sammy Greenwell

      I have been a patient of Dr. Michael Amburgeys for many years. I fully trust him with my denttal nees. I jokingly refer to my appointments as preventative maintenance because he insists on helping his patients maintain their teeth for their own health and well being. His staff is very caring and personable. They makke you feel right at home. — Janette Payne

      We have been coming to Dr. Amburgeys office since 1994. His office is not a participant of the dental insurance we have but we chose to stay at his office because of the friendly staff and Dr. Amburgey's work. We always enjoy our visits. — Howard & Peggy Potter

      Recently I had to go to the emergency room in Alabama for an irregular heartbeat. The doctor told me to think calm thoughts. I told him I would think of being in my dentist's office (Dr. Amburgey). — Louise Pleasant

      You are a great dentist and a good man. And you have a wonderful staff. — Nita Baker

      The first time I walked into your building I realized something was drastically different from the norm. Besides the extremely personable environment I was also impressed with your highly proficient technicians and the use of state-of-the-art technology. — Ron Dykes

      Dr. Amburgey and staff are like close family. The office is warm and comfortable. They keep me informed of my treatment needs, costs and processes. This is the first time I have had complete trust in a dentist office. — Susan Dooley

      You all are like family. — Bobbie Scott

      Dr. Amburgey has provided excellent services for my family for over 20 years. He is one of the most caring and thoughtful people I know. — Beverly Owens