"I thought I could have done better at that age, which is when I really became interested in teeth," she said in her profile in the magazine.
Beasley by her own account was a terribly shy 15-year-old when she came to the dental office as part of her vo-tech program at Carver Career Center.
These days, her shyness long ago overcome, Beasley works the front desk, where her expertise in the back offices helps her know how to schedule patients for the best service.
"I've learned so much," she said.
"She's done a little bit of everything here," Simpson noted, from assisting dentists to working in the lab.
Simpson believes Beasley's and Maynor's initial lack of experience actually led to their longevity.
"They came here without any formal training and learned exactly how we want things to be done," he said.
He can walk back to talk to Maynor about a case and "after 26 years, she can read my mind," he said.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.