Meet Your Dental Team

Dental team here to serve…

River Valley Dental’s team is here for you! Friendly, knowledgable and professional, we are here to increase your comfort, alleviate your anxiety and help you get the best smile possible.


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Devin, RDH

We welcome Devin to the River Valley Dental Team! Devin is a resident of Manchester, Ohio, and lives there with his wife. Devin graduated at the top of his class from Shawnee State University school of dental hygiene. Devin has a very calm demeanor and a strong gift for relating to a wide variety of personalities. He is very hard working and has a strong passion for educating patients on their oral health. He is excited to join the team!

Carrie, RDH

We welcome Carrie to the River Valley Dental Team! Carrie Robinson is a resident of Grayson, KY. She graduated from Shawnee State University as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She recently got engaged to her fiancé, David Walker. They enjoy going fishing, riding four wheelers, and playing with their German Shepherd puppy. Carrie is a hard worker who loves being able to educate her patients on their oral health. She is excited to serve her patients in the best way possible!

Claudia, RDA

Claudia is a native of Flemingsburg, Kentucky. She has been working in dentistry for nearly 25 years. She has been a dental assistant for Dr. Traxel since the early 90s, and Dr. Thompson is thrilled to have her experience and expertise in doing restorative dentistry with the River Valley Dental Team. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys camping, going to the beach, swimming, enjoying the sunshine, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats!

Cheryl, RDA

Cheryl is a native of Fleming County, Kentucky. Before working for Dr. Traxel and Dr. Thompson, Cheryl worked as an orthodontic assistant. She also is an expert hair stylist and tries to keep Dr. Traxel and Dr. Thompson looking presentable as well as helping them with patients. Cheryl has two daughters, and in her spare time she loves camping, spending time with her husband Robert as well as with her grandchildren.

Bonnie, Office Manager

Bonnie is a native of Mason County, Kentucky. She has been working for Dr. Traxel since 1978. In addition to being the office manager for River Valley Dental, Bonnie is also a Registered Nurse! She is very knowledgeable about dentistry as well as its implications in overall health. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, spending time with her grandchild, and going to Kentucky football and basketball games.

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