Meet the Team
Dr. Andre Nguyen, DDS
Dr. Nguyen was born and raised in Houston, Texas in 1989. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelors degree in human biology, he attended dental school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where he received his D.D.S. degree in 2015. Following dental school, Dr. Nguyen first moved to Indianapolis where he completed a fellowship in anesthesiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and then to Columbus where he completed an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery with The Ohio State University. Currently, Dr. Nguyen still resides in Columbus and is actively pursuing more formal residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Nguyen enjoys music, film, technology, martial arts, motor sports, spending time with his family, and cheering for his Texas Longhorns. Hook'em horns!
Katy A. Stewart, Office Coordinator
Katy has worked with Dr. Lee for over 10 years, and she loves working with our wonderful patients. A New Lexington, OH native, Katy studied nursing at Hocking College in Nelsonville. In order to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, Katy is CPR and First Aid certified. She is part of a big family of sports fanatics. They especially love basketball. When asked about her family, Katy said, “We are indescribable.” Apart from spending time with her family, Katy enjoys living on a farm, sports, painting, drawing, and music. If you ever think you’re seeing two of Katy, you may not be wrong. She’s a twin!
Kelli Nicewaner, Surgical Assistant
Kelli’s 10 years of dentistry experience and dedication to her patients and coworkers make her an irreplaceable member of our team. Kelli’s favorite part of working at Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery is the friendly, patient-centered work environment. Originally from Zanesville, OH, Kelli graduated from Maysville, HS. She has earned her radiology license and CPR certification to better serve our patients. Outside of work she enjoys concerts, golf, and watching football. When asked about her family, Kelli said, they were the “Typical happy little family who love to annoy each other and spend way too much time together.” When she’s not having fun with her family, you can find her pinning pictures of her dog on Pinterest.
Valerie D. Worthington, Dental/Surgical Assistant
For the past 21 years, Val has provided quality care to her patients as a surgical assistant. For over 10 years Val has helped Dr. Lee build his practice while sharing her good natured, loving and caring personality with our patients. Working with patients and getting to know them is the best part of Valerie’s job, and what has kept her interested in this business for more than twenty years. A Crooksville, OH native, Valerie graduated from Crooksville High School in 1992 and studied nursing at Hocking College. She provides an added level of service to our patients by maintaining here CPR and radiology certifications, and medical and dental coding skills. Outside the office, Valerie has 3 children who keep her busy. Her oldest daughter has recently graduated from Columbus State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Her middle son loves riding dirt bikes, and works with his father. The youngest daughter, is 15 and an excellent athlete. Valerie’s time is filled with hours watching her daughter play ball and do archery. When she’s not busy supporting her children’s talents or keeping our patients happy and healthy, Valerie loves boating, country concerts, riding her Harley, antiquing, and visiting the ocean. This bundle of energy thinks that having fun and laughing is a must, and her positive attitude is contagious.
Missy, Surgical Assistant
For over 35 years Missy has enjoyed meeting patients, making them feel great about themselves and feel more comfortable in the dental chair. Dedicated, dependable and always friendly and outgoing, even the most anxious patient feel at ease around her. Having worked with Dr. Lee since 2005 and in oral surgery for 26 years her experience and expertise is greatly valued! Missy has been married for 32 years with 4 children and 3 grandchildren who she says complete her world. Besides working and contributing to our team, Missy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and travelling.
Ashton King, Surgical Assistant
During her More than 4 1/2 years of experience in Dental and Oral surgery, Ash obtained certification to monitor patients under dental anesthesia through the DAANCE program, as well as monitoring Patients using nitrous oxide. She has also completed Radiography certification for the state of Ohio. Her favorite things about surgical assisting are being able to put people at ease and feel safe during a day that may not be the most enjoyable. She enjoys all different kinds of music and going to see live concerts. Ash is Passionate about inclusion and strength of community and has spent multiple years volunteering for events like local Pride festivals and local charities. She also spends most of her time with her sweet pets, Akki the Shiba Inu and meow meow the Himalayan.
Danielle Johnson, Dental Assistant
Danielle is a Certified Dental Assistant with more than 10 Years of experience. She grew up in Marietta, Ohio. After high school, she moved to Virginia to attend College. Danielle is CPR certified and X-ray certified. She thoroughly enjoys her job and making her patients' visit pleasant and personable. She enjoys going to the beach, traveling to new places, experiencing different cultures, and Spending time with her family.
Judy Boothby, Receptionist
Judy has worked in a medical office setting for over 35 years. She is caring and enjoys meeting every patient. She Lives in Williamstown, W.V. with her husband, Jerry, and their two dogs, Jake and Phoebe. She loves spending time with family and especially her Grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and trying new recipes.
Lindsey Morehead, Surgical Technologist
Lindsey Has enjoyed being in the medical field as a Certified Surgical Technologist for over 9 years and has also been a clinical instructor for others wanting to work in surgery. Her Pleasant disposition, love of her work, and dedication to quality care for every patient make her a perfect fit for our team. She maintains her Surgical Technologist Certification, as well as her BLS, Ohio Radiology Certification, and AST Membership. She and her husband, Ryan, are both W.V. Natives and have two daughters. She enjoys Spending time with her Family, Singing, Classic films, and being involved in her community through church, different youth outreaches, and serving at her local Shelter.