Testimonials

You guys are simply the best!!

Patient
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Dr. Black, Mrs. Walker and each one of the staff at A.O.L. are some of the most professional yet relational people I know. They know how to get the job done but treat you like family at the same time. I am thankful to have the opportunity to come here!

Aaron Dial
Forest, VA

Great people, very friendly and caring.

Romone Kelly
Lynchburg, VA

Dr. Black and her staff provide outstanding dental services delivered with the care and patience you would only expect from family or a lifetime friend. Their concern for their patients is obvious and shows through each stage of the orthodontic process.

Karen Camper
Evington, VA

Dr. Black is amazing. The whole staff is so helpful and accommodating. I have enjoyed my experience here so much. They are very professional and have worked around my schedule so well. I’m so glad I chose to come here.

Katharine Knox
Lynchburg, VA

Great service, personal service!

Carolyn
Madison Heights, VA

Being a single mom, getting braces for the boys was a surprise. And I think it was awesome to have them with Dr. Black. She is so great in answering all of our questions. Would highly recommend. Great staff!

Paulette D. Ford
Lynchburg, VA

I love this place. Dr. Black is amazing at what she does and I would recommend her  to anyone. She has created a family environment and welcomes all of us and makes us feel like we are at home. I feel blessed to have crossed paths with her.

Yvette Tweeten
Lynchburg, VA

Jessi and Shelby, Invisalign Teen patients.

Jessi and Shelby, Invisalign Teen patients.

From the moment we walked into Dr. Black’s office …we felt at home. Dr. Black and her staff have a wonderful family atmosphere and their work is excellent. I would highly recommend Appalachian Orthodontics to everyone.

Penny Hutchinson
Lynchburg, VA

I just wanted to thank the three of you for the awesome experience I have every visit! I’ve never been anywhere else with a more friendly and welcoming staff, and I just love you guys! Hope you all have a great week and see you in October!

Taylor McMillan
Lynchburg, VA

Dr. Black is by far the warmest, kindest medical/dental professional I have ever encountered. Dr. Black and her team truly care about each patient and provide individualized attention based on each specific need. It is very comforting to us as parents, to know that while our child is away from home at college, he has a family away from home. They truly have his best interest at heart and I know that he (or I) can call them anytime, not just with dental issues, but if he needs anything at all.

When our son had an accident at school and was in the Emergency Room, Dr. Black and her team each reached out to our family above and beyond what most friends would do, let alone a medical professional who had only met our family once or twice at that point in time. They were truly concerned for our son and our family, even offering us a place to stay since we were coming from out-of-town to the hospital. I have never experienced that type of kindness from people we barely knew. Dr. Black provided such personal attention and even gave me her cell phone number so I could send her updates on how my son was doing. She truly cared. They offered to help us more ways than anyone else did. We are truly grateful for such special and amazing women in our lives. It brings us great comfort as parents, to know our son has them looking out for him when he is away at college.

Although we have known Dr. Black for nearly a year now, our son has actually only been in treatment a few months since he was delayed due to his injury. We have, however, already seen great progress in his smile. In fact, he didn’t smile much before because he was ashamed of his teeth; and now, not only does he smile, his teeth even appear whiter and brighter! The extended hours are also wonderful as it makes scheduling around my son’s college classes easier as well as making it possible for us to travel to Lynchburg if we want or need to attend an appointment.

I have already recommended Dr. Black to numerous parents of other college students in Lynchburg and I will most definitely continue doing so! As far as I am concerned, no one could compare to Dr. Black and the ladies in her office. They are some of the godliest Christian women I have ever encountered and it radiates in all they do. The Lord’s love shines through them with each communication, even just over the phone. They truly care about people and represent all He wants us to be. They are the real deal – way more than just medical/dental professionals – they are Sisters-In-Christ, friends, and are very much extended family.

I am thankful they are part of our lives and more importantly, part of our son’s life. Thank you for all you have done and all you are doing! We appreciate you more than words can begin to express!

Stephanie Minielly
Stuarts Draft, VA

A friend of ours recommended that we contact Dr. Black for our daughter’s orthodontic needs. I read Dr. Black’s bio and was impressed with her credentials and training, so we decided to schedule a visit. Since this was our first experience with orthodontics for our kids, we were not quite sure what to expect.

On our first visit, we felt so welcome. Dr. Black and her staff were tremendous, and the facilities were very nice. Our daughter was extremely nervous about getting braces, but was ready to start the process after having met Dr. Black. The treatment process was explained clearly to us at the first visit, and Dr. Black’s staff helped us take care of the insurance and payment schedule easily and quickly. We could not have been happier.

We are now one year into the treatment and the results are amazing. Dr. Black has a great ability to connect with kids and their parents. We feel more like friends than customers. We would highly recommend Dr. Black – and have done so a number of times!

Phillip & Andrea Blosser
Lynchburg, VA

crystalcunnigham-200x230As a teenager I never had braces since my teeth were “straight enough.” Once I entered dental school I realized I wanted my teeth to be perfect. I talked to Dr. Black about correcting my smile and she was more than happy to help and gave me the confidence that it would be an easy fix.

Dr. Black adjusted each individual tooth to be sure they were perfect. She was caring towards me as a patient, and always wanted my feedback on how the treatment was going. You can tell she is very compassionate about her work. My parents have even noticed how much straighter my teeth look. I would recommend her to anyone considering orthodontic work.

Crystal Cunningham
Senior dental student VCU, Richmond, VA

Dr. Black was my orthodontist while she was a fellow at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. I already had braces for a couple of years (didn’t get them until I was 40) and I was having a lot of trouble with the final steps. I always seemed to be breaking my brackets and I was having trouble with my retainer on the bottom where the braces had already been removed. Just when I felt like giving up, I met Dr. Black and she got me right back on track. She was incredibly positive and devoted to getting my teeth straight. I needed a lot of appointments and she would always find a way to fit me into her busy schedule. Beside her incredible competence and professionalism, Dr. Black was also just a very nice person, always warm and fun to see. She made going to the dentist a pleasure, and I thank her for all she did for me.

Robert M. Joseph, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine

gintas-200x230My experience with Dr. Black was nothing short of extraordinary. I was referred to her by an attending physician at Boston University School of Dental Medicine who stated that Elena would provide the best care in the entire institution – and he was right. She provided excellent care and outstanding results, was extraordinarily flexible in accommodating my crazy work schedule, always answered my multitude of questions, and made me feel like part of the dental school family.

I can’t thank her enough for being both an outstanding clinician and an equally outstanding person. If I ever need additional dental work, I just might travel the 700 some miles to see Elena. I certainly wouldn’t regret it, and I guarantee that you wouldn’t either!

Gintas Krisciunas, MPH, MA
Boston University Medical Center

First of all, I am not the person who will easily get dragged to the dentist. My prosthodontist insisted that I get ortho treatment in order to save my tooth and warmly recommended Dr. Elena Black. Other options included surgeries, and I did not want to hear about it. I was very apprehensive about wearing hardware in my mouth, but she was supportive, explaining everything to me in great detail. As I got “wired” (and boy, she has a light hand!), Dr. Black followed-up closely with me, and addressed all of my concerns. I believe that Dr. Black’s knowledge, skills and bed side manners are just outstanding. Highly recommended orthodontist. Too bad that she left our area.

Cora U.
Richmond, VA