The team at Flint River Dental is here because we want to share with you the gift of a healthy smile. We believe that happy patients are more likely to keep up with dental care, so we do everything we can to make all your visits with us enjoyable. Dr. Darby, Dr. Henninger and our entire team focus on getting to know you so we can personalize your care to fit your needs. We think you'll find us to be a group of upbeat, friendly people who only want the best for you. Please take a moment to meet our awesome team!
Dr. Meghan Darby
Dr. Meghan Darby graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2007. She proudly served in the United States Air Force, where she graduated from a rigorous Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Eglin AFB, FL, in 2008. She then served at Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA, where she was named Company Grade Officer of the Quarter in 2010 for the 23rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Dr. Darby is committed to lifelong learning and has earned over 500 hours of continuing education credit.
She has been happily married to Anthony Darby of Decatur, Alabama, for fourteen years. Meghan and Anthony have two (busy) boys, Jackson, age 12, and Grayson, age 9. Dr. Darby graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. It also means she is a frustrated football fan... Go Bulldogs!!
Dr. Darby graduated from Sparkman High School in 1997. She is excited to be living and working close to home again! On her off time, you'll find her hiking on and around the beautiful trails of the Southeast and working out with Rocket City Crossfit. Dr. Darby volunteers two and a half days a month extracting teeth at the Community Dental Free Clinic at no charge for low-income residents of Madison County. Dr. Darby and family are members of Malachi Church and frequently serve as a family at the Downtown Rescue Mission.
Dr. Andrew Henninger
Dr. Andrew Henninger is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and is very excited to move back to North Alabama. He grew up in a small town in Tennessee before attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2002. While at UAH he earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and played on the UAH men’s soccer team four 4 years (his favorite soccer team is Manchester United). After undergrad, he began his first career as an engineer and spent eight years working on various contracts supporting the Army and the Missile Defense Agency.
In 2012, shortly after serving on a dental mission trip in Haiti, Dr. Henninger decided to change careers. “I saw a profession where I could meet a need for others and get to interact with people on a personal level every day!” He has since been on two additional trips out of country as well as serving in the local community while in dental school, and he plans to continue this type of service work throughout his dental career.
Dr. Henninger is married and has a son, Jacob (1), and they are expecting a son coming June 2020! His wife, Julie, grew up in Madison, graduated from Bob Jones High School and received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University (War Eagle!). They are members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison.
Office Manager/Marketing/Dental Hygienist
Insurance Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Donna joined the Flint River Dental team in 2019. She is a native of Amarillo, Texas and graduated as certified Dental Assistant from Amarillo College. She assisted chair-side for five years then moved into the administrative side.
Donna has been in the dental field for 25 years. She is known for her organization, attention to detail and putting the patient first.
Donna is a member of Rocket City Crossfit. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys crocheting, painting, golfing with her husband and visiting zoos. She is obsessed with toffee and baby animals!
Treatment Coordinator/Patient Care Specialist
Lesley is a Hazel Green native and attended Hazel Green High School. She joined the Flint River Dental team in 2017. Lesley is known for her caring heart that is just as big as her friendly smile! We appreciate her compassion and loyalty!
Lesley is a firm believer that everyone matters and should be treated with love, honesty and fairness. Her goal is to ensure patients are properly educated and taken care of.
Lesley suffers from dental anxiety herself. She can fully relate to our patient's fears and offers them education and understanding to deal with those fears.
Lesley enjoys spending time with her three beautiful children Mattie Jean, Sadie and Jackson. She loves animals, gardening, fishing and God!
Patient Care Specialist
Mehgan is a native of Huntsville and a graduate of Buckhorn High School. She has been a part of our Flint River Dental team since 2018.
Mehgan is known for her time management skills and her self-motivation. Her organization skills make her a great asset to our team. Mehgan is great at keeping the patients encouraged and calm during their time here at Flint River.
Mehgan leads worship at Simple Church of Huntsville. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, singing and spending time with her family!
Patient Care Specialist/Dental Assistant
Vanessa has been with Flint River Dental since 2018. Her father was a Marine, so she has lived in many different parts of the world! Vanessa graduated from high school in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Vanessa is known for being detail oriented, punctual and highly motivated! She is very eager to learn so she can better assist her patients. Her willingness to help and dependability make her a great asset to our team!
Vanessa and her husband, Jason, have two kids, Ava and Grayson! In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys crafts, being outdoors and going to the beach!
Magen is a native of Trinity and is a graduate of East Lawrence High School. She began as a dental/ortho assistant then went on to graduate from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program. She joined our Flint River Dental team in 2017.
Magen is known for her efficiency and attention to detail. She walks patients through their appointments with confidence and makes sure every patient leaves here educated.
Magen is proud to say she enjoys coming to work and the people she works with!
Magen has one son, Colton. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Clay, going camping, crafting and Alabama football!
Stephanie is a native of Hazel Green and has been with our Flint River Dental team since 2018. She is a graduate of Hazel Green High School. Stephanie began as a dental assistant and went on to graduate from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program.
Stephanie is a great asset to our team due to her attention to detail and her passion for giving back to her community. She is very personable, friendly and loves educating her patients. Stephanie believes in keeping our office a "judge free zone" and building relationships with her patients.
Her favorite place to be is at the beach! She loves traveling to new places, Alabama football (roll tide), and spending time with her fiance, Austin!
Holly is a native of Hazel Green and joined our team in 2019. She is a graduate of Hazel Green High School. She began as a dental assistant and went on to graduate from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program.
Holly is known for her calming, friendly personality and the eagerness she has to educate her patients. She makes sure patients feel comfortable throughout their appointment. We love Holly's work ethic!
Holly enjoys spending time with her husband, Taylor, and is a member of Church of the Highlands. She has two rescue dogs, Knight and Kenni. Holly is very passionate about rescue animals and says she would foster them all if her husband would let her!
In her spare time, Holly enjoys baking (mainly cakes), snacking on anything dark chocolate and loving on her dogs! Holly and her husband are expecting a baby boy due in May 2020!
April has been with Flint River Dental since 2016. She is a native of Arab and a graduate of Arab High School. April graduated Wallace State's Dental Hygiene Program.
April is known for her attention to detail and ability to educate patients. She loves what she does and it truly shows. Her efficiency and passion make her a great asset to our team.
April has one daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside!
Sara has been part of our Flint River Dental team since 2016. She is a native of Gurley and a graduate of Madison County High School. She has been in healthcare for over 10 years.
Sara is known for being prompt, hard-working and compassionate. She excels at educating/communicating with patients and always makes sure each and every patient has the best experience possible. Sara said her goal is to make sure her patients feel like they are visiting family when they come see us.
Sara is a mom of two. Her daughter, Savannah, and son, Collin, keep her busy! In her spare time, Sara enjoys reading, crafting and fishing!
Chesity is a native of Huntsville and graduated from Lee High School. She has experience working with many different types of patients at places such as the veterans hospital and pediatric offices! She joined the Flint River Dental team in 2017.
Chesity excels at putting patients at ease and keeping them comfortable as possible. Patients appreciate her ability to listen.
Chesity is known for her ability to blend and connect with people of all backgrounds.
Chesity is mom to her daughter, Chrislyn. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweet treats and spending time with her family.
Nikki is a Hazel Green native and a graduate of Hazel Green High School. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Calhoun Community College. She has been with Flint River Dental since 2020 and has been in dentistry for over 10 years!
Nikki is known for her upbeat attitude, attention to detail and amazing work ethic. She does everything in her power to make sure every patient has the best experience possible. Nikki is great at making sure every patient feels comfortable and "at home".
Nikki and her husband have two children. Her son, Tucker (5), and daughter, Allison (2), keep her on her toes! In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and hanging out with her church group. Nikki's favorite foods are lamb chops and Hibachi. We are so happy to have Nikki on our team!
Judith is a native of Town Creek and attended R.A. Hubbard High School. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Calhoun Community College. Judith joined our Flint River Dental team in 2018.
Judith's top three skills are her creativity, teamwork and planning ahead. She is known for her flexibility and drive for success. Her patient's appreciate her patience and compassion.
Judith works part time as an EMT and feels she was called to work in the medical field.
Judith enjoys animals art, singing and theatre! She says singing is her go-to when she has had a bad day. Her bubbly personality keeps everyone's spirits up!