Reception

Anna Clements
Hi! My name is Anna and I’m from Franklin County, VA. I enjoy helping all my patients with all that I can. If you need help with anything regarding scheduling, insurance, or billing, please call. From our call to every time after that, I strive to make sure you feel welcome, at ease, and have all your questions answered when you need. For years I have worked as an administrative assistant and I love working in the dental field – it has always been a huge passion of mine.

I enjoy laughing, smiling, dancing, learning new things, and I am a cat lover. During my time off I like to travel to new places, spend my time with those that I love, listen to live music, relax, experience new things, and have a good time!


Dental Hygienists

Caroline Scherer
Hello, my name is Caroline. My husband, Doug, and I moved to Roanoke from Florida in January 2018. While in Florida, I completed a Dental Hygiene program in 1998 and have been in a private practice setting since!

I enjoy helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile. I want each patient to feel informed, encouraged and cared for when they leave my dental chair.

When I am not working, you will find me gardening, shopping with my dog Zoey, and finding new places to brunch with my husband!



Shannon Ingrassia
My name is Shannon. I am one of the Dental Hygienists here at Dr. Newman’s office. I became a dental hygienist in 1997, and am currently pursuing my Masters Degree through Old Dominion University. Great patient care requires life long learning, and a commitment to each patient to establish trust and understanding. Excellent patient care is my number one priority as a dental hygienist.

My husband and 4 children are the inspiration that brighten and bring each and everyday to a new, enlightening and challenging level. I enjoy running, love cats, and enjoy my journey of life long learning and patient care.


Dental Assistants

Elly McConnel
Hi, I’m Elly. I grew up in La Plata, Maryland on a 500 acre farm. I became a dental assistant in 1984 and have loved learning about teeth and oral health. I am excited to be working with Dr. Newman once again. I strive to help my patients create and
maintain a healthy smile.

My life revolves around my four wonderful children: Thomas, a new dentist working in a residency program and newly engaged to his longtime sweetheart; Rachel a hardworking waitress/bartender and married to an awesome guy; Sean, an excellent massage therapist and my youngest is Aaron, high schooler and avid rock climber.


Supporting Member

Introducing Eva! Dr. Newman and her husband rescued Eva from the Blount County Animal Shelter in Tennessee at the age of two. She has been a loyal companion for their family since 2013. Always up for an adventure, Eva loves long walks on the greenway as well as chasing squirrels and deer. Her other hobbies include napping by the fire or listening to Riley read stories. At popular patient request, Eva will be in the office most Thursdays. Please let us know if you have any allergies, so that we can accommodate all health concerns and preferences.