Amy Amy graduated from Orange County High School in 2000 and has been in the dental field since 2007. She was trained in dental assisting on the job and has been an indispensible part of our team for nearly ten years. Amy is our floating assistant and can be found in the lab, in the sterilization area, ordering supplies, assisting the dentists chairside, or anywhere we need her most! She is also our bleaching specialist and handles all our in office whitening. She is married and has one young son.
Jeanne Jeanne graduated from N.C. State in 1987 with a BS in Zoology. After working in research for ten years, she took off sixteen years to raise her three children. Dental assisting is her second career. She graduated from the Virginia School of Dental Assisting in 2010 and lived and worked near Smith Mountain Lake until 2015, when she moved to Charlottesville. Jeanne is Dr. Brooks’ full time assistant and the newest member of our team. Her enthusiasm, excitement and commitment to learning new things make her an excellent fit for our office. She is so happy to be in Charlottesville, where she thoroughly enjoys the local restaurants, walking trails, UVA sports and nature activities.
Melissa I have been in the dental field for fifteen years, nine of those with Drs. Gilrain, Brooks and Crowder. I am as passionate about my profession as I am about my home and family. Nothing is as important to me as my family, and that is how I look at all of our patients. I feel that my greatest ability is making people smile, so it's nice to come to work and make smiles happier and healthier every day!
Wendy Wendy is a native of Bergen County, NJ. She has been working with Dr. Gilrain since 1989 and Dr. Brooks since 1992 and helped them open their office in 2001. She has been Dr. Gilrain’s chairside assistant exclusively since then. Aside from a few years taken off to raise her family, she has been in dentistry for 44 years! Wendy’s patients are very important to her! She brings an extraordinary amount of skill and experience to her work and continues to love working in dentistry. She and her husband are motorcycle enthusiasts, traveling up and down the east coast on adventures. They love spending quality time with their two children and four grandchildren.
Hope Hope is a local girl who graduated from Albemarle High School and attended Old Dominion University for dental hygiene. Her entire career has been here in Charlottesville, where she worked in one dental practice for 35 years and has now been with Drs. Gilrain and Brooks for almost six years. She believes that our office has the knowledge, expertise, and commitment to help you keep your teeth your whole life! Her goal is to make your hygiene appointment a positive experience and to teach you what to do daily to keep a bright, healthy smile. In her free time, Hope enjoys yard work, baking, home projects and spoiling her family!
Margaret My name is Margaret Guerreri and have been practicing Dental Hygiene for 11 years. I attended the Medical College of Virginia and graduated in 2005. I am a native of Charlottesville as well as my family and decided to start my profession here because of them. I have an older brother who is married with a daughter and also a twin brother. In July of 2005, I started out working full time for two different dentists. I continued full time until I had my son Emmit in 2012. After some time off, I decided to go back working part time. For the past year now, I have picked up some temporary jobs. Temping is what brought me to the office of Drs. Gilrain, Brooks and Crowder. After a few months, it led to a permanent position on Wednesdays. Having the flexibility of only working part time gives me the opportunity to spend time out in the real world as well as with my own family. In February 2017, we welcomed our newest addition, daughter Annabelle. I love working for a welcoming and family oriented practice such as this one.
Mary I have practiced in Albemarle County for 33 licensed years starting at the University of Virginia in 1984. My upbringing was in GreenBay, Wisconsin and my career path took me to Old Dominion University, where I received my Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees. My husband, Doug and I raised our children, Monica and Kyle, in Earlysville. We love living in such a beautiful area and enjoy hiking, gardening, and exploring the awesome restaurants and wineries. I feel blessed to be in such a caring practice amongst friends, both coworkers and patients.
Mimi Mimi is a native of Hungary who has lived in the United States for 27 years. She graduated in 1996 from Virginia Western Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science, majoring in dental hygiene. She has been a part of the Gilrain and Brooks team since 2002. Her goal is to make oral health part of your total body health. She has one daughter who takes classes and works here in Charlottesville. Mimi and her husband love traveling, attending concerts and theater performances, visiting wineries, and most of all spending time in the western mountains of Virginia.
Sheri I moved to Virginia 31 years ago from New England and now call Virginia home. I graduated from Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, then Virginia Western Community College and Old Dominion University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I've been practicing hygiene for 22 years, and 13 of those years have been with Drs. Gilrain, Brooks and Crowder. I have been an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, serving as a member and Chair of the Council on Policy and Bylaws. I am Past President of the Virginia Dental Hygienist Association and am currently Treasurer of our local component, the Monticello Dental hygienists Association. I enjoy my profession and give back to the dental community by volunteering at the Charlottesville Free Clinic, Mission of Mercy, and Rappahannock Indian Reservation. We have a wonderful team at Gilrain and Brooks!
Jenne Jenne has been in the dental field for 20 years. She has worked for Gilrain and Brooks, DDS since the practice was formed in 2001. She has taken many continuing education classes to further her expertise in the office. She loves every aspect of dentistry and her vast knowledge of insurance filing and treatment presentations is what makes her so helpful to our patients. Jenne is also the past President of the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival. She loves the community in which she lives and believes in doing everything she can to help make it a better place. Jenne is married to her husband Travis, and has two children, Andrew and Addison.
Jo Jo is a lifelong resident of Charlottesville and graduated from Albemarle High School. She has enjoyed greeting people and scheduling appointments in dental offices for over 10 years. She joined the Gilrain and Brooks team in 2012 and loves her job! She is the first friendly face our patients see when they walk in the door. Besides work, Jo enjoys working outdoors, music, cars and all animals. The loves of her life are her two kids, Matt and Jenna.