Meet Our Office Team!



Darla Hodges

Front Desk Team Leader

I was born in Surry County and graduated from North Surry High School. After working for eighteen years, I decided to go back to school and graduated with honors from Surry Community College in 2003. 

I have worked at Dr. Gravitte's office since he opened in 2004, and each day I enjoy meeting new patients and making every patient feel comfortable and at ease.

Working with Dr. Gravitte and his staff has been an exciting learning experience that I truly enjoy!







Melissa Russell

Office Administrator

I was born and raised in Carroll County, Virginia, and obtained my Associate's Degree from New River Community College in 2005.

When I'm not at the office, you will find me outdoors or travelling with my two beautiful daughters. I'm an avid fisher, skier, kayaker, and overall adventurer.

I love being a member of Dr. Gravitte's team because of his generous nature and giving back to the community through Dentistry from the Heart or other local charities, and the exceptional care patients receive at our practice.

Our amazing patients are the reason we strive for excellence every day. We are dedicated to go above and beyond for them to ensure they receive the ultimate patient experience at each and every visit.


Phone: (336) 719-2273 ext. 214


Abigail Chapman

Executive Assistant to Dr. Gravitte         and Marketing Director

I grew up in Pilot Mountain, where I was home-schooled throughout high school, and then dual-enrolled at Surry Community College at the age of 16. In May of 2014, I graduated with both my Associates in Arts degree, and my high school diploma. 

I got married in November of 2016, and moved to King, NC with my amazing husband, Michael, and our two pups, Lucy and Pippa. We love hiking and canoeing, and anything outdoors!

I began working for Dr. Gravitte in October 2014, and I’ve loved getting to know our patients and serving our community through dentistry ever since!


Phone: (336) 719-2273 ext. 221


Monica Rivera

Scheduling Coordinator

I was born and raised in Upstate New York. I later moved to Dobson with my family, where I currently reside. The awesome weather, southern hospitality, and small town feeling made me love my new home! I am currently finishing up my education at Surry Community College.

I began working for Dr. Gravitte in August of 2015. I am beyond blessed to work with such an amazing, loving team that is here to provide nothing but excellent care to our patients. I look forward to meeting you all, whether it may be over the phone or at our front desk!

Taylor Holleman

New Patient Coordinator

I was born and raised in King, NC, and moved to Mount Airy in October of 2015. I got married in July of 2016 to my best friend and my own personal comedian for life, Justin.

I started with Dr. Gravitte’s office in March of 2016. I have a degree in Interior Design, and love painting furniture as a personal hobby. I chose to take my position as the new patient coordinator at Dr. Gravitte’s office because I absolutely love talking and meeting new people, as well as getting to know the wonderful community around me!

Emily McMillian

Financial Coordinator

I’ve lived in Mount Airy since I was born, and graduated from North Surry High School. After high school, I enrolled at Surry Community College, and received my Associate’s Degree in Medical Office Administration.

I’m a new mommy, so my life is constantly on the go. When I am not working, I am spending time with my 3-month-old, Conner, and our dog, Riley.

I’ve been with Dr. Gravitte’s office since February of 2017, but had worked in patient finances for over 3 years prior to that. I’ve always had a heart for helping others and trying to find the best outcome for all situations!

Brandy Cornett

Front Desk Associate

I was born and raised in Surry County, where I still reside with my husband of 10 years and our two children. I graduated from Surry Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Office Administration, as well as an Associate’s Degree in General Education.

I began working for Dr. Gravitte in February of 2017 and am so excited for all the opportunities that lie ahead. I feel so blessed to be part of such an amazing team!

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