The Dentists

All our professionals at Meader Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Lon Meader, D.M.D.

Dr. Meader studied biology as an undergraduate at University of Kentucky. Dr. Meader studied Dentistry at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine. He also completed a General Practice Residency program at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Meader served in the service as a Lt. Cmdr. in Public Health Service for four years earning the commissioned officers award. His first duty station was at Ramah New Mexico-Navajo Reservation. The second duty station was at Cherokee North Carolina, Cherokee Hospital.

Dr. Meader received Dental School - Outstanding Student Clinician's Award (American Student Dental Association). He represented UK College of Dentistry in national student research competition at annual American Dental Association meeting.

Dr. Meader was involved with the publication of a 20 year retrospective study about cephalometric evaluation of changes in edentulous patients.

Outside the office Dr. Meader has been married to his wife Lucy for over 30 years. They have 3 children and enjoy visiting them in college frequently. Dr. Meader enjoys playing soccer, exercise & fitness. Other hobbies include painting, reading and volunteering.

Melanie Sagun Crisostomo, R.D.H.

Melanie graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 2006 where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.

Melanie has worked with Meader Family Dentistry since 2009. She works to help patients achieve and maintain optimum oral health while maintaining patient comfort.

In her time off, she enjoys going to the gym, reading, and traveling with her husband.

Shalanda L. Hinton, R.D.H.

Shalanda graduated from Old Dominion University in 1998 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Since then, she has enjoyed working in a variety of different settings where she has practiced dental hygiene.

Shalanda joined Meader Family Dentistry in 2014. She enjoys providing exceptional care to all patients she sees with a smile and a gentle touch.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, reading, exploring the great outdoors, and exploring the world of arts and crafts.