Meet Our Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Dental Assistant

My job entails assisting Dr. Vanourny with all aspects pertaining to clinical procedures and to ensure all patients are made as comfortable as possible.  I began as an assistant in 2008 and I have been working with Dr. Vanourny since 2012.  I grew up around dentistry with my father owning a dental laboratory and my mother working in both dental offices and labs.

My favorite part of my job is being able to make patients comfortable. It is very enjoyable being able to see patient’s through their total treatment and seeing their happiness with our care.  I love the fact that every day I come to work and feel I am working with great, loyal and passionate people that are truly concerned for our patient’s health and satisfaction.

In the fall of 2015 I was married, we enjoy spending time with our kids, hiking with our dog, going to the White Water Center and attending sporting events with family and friends.

Megan S.

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Megan! I am a Certified Dental Assistant and graduated from York Technical College in August of 2015. My job entails taking care of patients, taking x-rays, assisting the dentist with many different procedures.  I began working at Catawba Valley Dental Care at the end of August 2015. My favorite part of my job is meeting new people and getting them closer to the smile they desire. I like to help people and see how happy they are after completing their treatment. I love working with Dr. Vanourny, we have a very good team and enjoy the teamwork atmosphere nurtured at the office. We keep each other laughing throughout the day and help each other and our patients in the process.

When the work day is over, I go home to my fiancé, David, my dog, Tux, and my cat, Lily. We have been engaged since February of 2015 and plan on getting married in the fall of 2017. We don’t have any children yet, but our animals are like our children! In our leisure time, we spend time with family and friends and we also like to play golf and go fishing together. I like to watch movies, read, and spend time outside as well. I love to be on the water no matter if it’s a swimming pool, lake, or ocean. I live on the outside of a small town in the middle of the woods and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the quiet and being able to see the stars at night!

I am excited to be starting my new career as a dental assistant and am ready to further my skills, learn new things, and meet new people! So, come and meet our team at Catawba Valley Dental Care! We are excited to see you and meet your dental needs!

Megan R.

Dental Hygienist

I attended York Tech for dental hygiene and have been in the dental field since 2005.  My duties are performing cleanings and caring for patients with periodontal disease through scaling and antibiotic placement.  In addition to that I also take x-rays, intraoral photos and counsel patients on oral hygiene and proper nutrition.

My favorite part of my job is interacting with and educating patients on their oral hygiene.  Dr. Vanourny is great to work with, he is easy-going, friendly and provides excellent care for our patients.

I have been married for 6 years, my husband and I have 2 daughters and a cat.  We love going to the beach, swimming and riding bikes with our kids.  During my down time I enjoy reading, working out, shopping and spending time with family and friends.


Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in May of 2016 and joined Catawba Valley Dental Care in June. As a dental hygienist, I am responsible for taking xrays, evaluating gum tissues, cleanings and caring for patients with periodontal disease through scaling and antibiotic placement.

My favorite part of my job is getting to know my patients and their families and helping them to achieve and maintain their health through proper oral hygiene. I really enjoy working with Dr. Vanourny, he does a great job of working with his employees and helping them to grow in their careers. You can tell he really cares about his team. Our team at Catawba Valley Dental Care is excellent and we all do a great job of communicating and truly feel like a team.

I was married in October of 2016 to my husband Michael. We really enjoy spending time together whether that is taking a fun road trip, or relaxing at home. In my spare time I enjoy sewing, crocheting and doing other fun crafts.


Financial Coordinator

I joined Catawba Valley Dental Care in 2016 and have experience in the dental field going back to 2004. I graduated from Charlteston Southern University in 2009 with a degree in biochemistry and studied under the pre-dental program.

As the Financial Coordinator, I am responsible for patient finances, accounts receivable and insurance. I enjoy getting to meet new people and educating them on their dental benefits, allowing them to maximize their usage of their insurance.

I enjoy working with Dr. Vanourny because he demonstrates positivity and is such and easy-going person. Our team at Catawba Valley Dental Care make work fun and enjoyable, creating a positive environment to be in everyday.

During my leisure time I enjoy spending time with my growing family, DIY projects, traveling, cooking, reading and watching football!!