Quality dentistry requires a unique blend of science and art, making our dentists true artisans.
The dentists we partner with are a collection of quality dentists with complimentary skills and abilities. They have the ability to provide any procedure a patient needs. However, these dentists haven't lost sight of the fact that dentistry is ultimately about connecting and helping the people in their community. The passion to be helpful is a core value that drives Light Wave Dental and the dentists we partner with. Our values of being caring and helpful drive our long-term strategy and every-day decision making. We hope you will allow the dentists that we partner with to help you and your family with all of their dental needs.
Smiles for Centreville
Dr. Bruce Hutchison
Dr. Bruce Hutchison graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1981., after completing a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester “Approaching Dentistry with an engineering background is a great fit.” Dr. Hutchison opened his dental practice in Centreville in August 1982 and it has continued to grow to now include four dentists and an amazing staff.
“My philosophy has always been to do the right thing for the right reason every single day. That philosophy has allowed the practice to grow and to attract the very best people. We have an excellent staff who, together, allow us to treat our patients with the integrity, great dental care and the compassion they deserve. We want patients to feel welcome and relaxed, like they are part of our family.”
Dr. Michael Gorman
Mike is a dentist who loves making his patients feel like friends and family. He loves helping someone who otherwise hates going to the dentist, as he is able to peel away the layers of fear and distrust over time. He has a passion for helping develop leaders for tomorrow and coaching people on their full potential. He likes to show the fun side of dentistry and the remarkable ways it can change a person’s life.
“My life has been blessed at every turn. My wonderful wife Erin, 3 awesome kids, a great profession, and the best dental team around. Always looking forward to the possibilities that today will bring.” – Mike Gorman
Dr. Brigid Mooney
Dr. Brigid B. Mooney joined our team at Smiles for Centreville in 2013. Dr. Mooney grew up in Texas and graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas with a degree in Spanish Literature. She continued her education, receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Mooney is an active member in the Northern Virginia Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association and the American Dental Association. She is dedicated to her patients and looks forward to providing dental care to your entire family.
Dr. Mallory Grossman
Dr. Mallory Grossman was born and raised in Slingerlands, NY. After graduating magna cum laude from Binghamton University in 2010, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where she
graduated magna cum laude in 2014. Dr. Grossman continued her dental education in a General Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY.
Dr. Grossman focuses on minimally invasive, esthetic and functional dentistry. She takes numerous continuing education courses in order to provide her patients with the best and most innovative dentistry. Dr. Grossman is a member of the Northern Virginia Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Sanju Jose
Born in India, Sanju immigrated with his immediate family to the United States at the age of 9. After graduating from Parkville High School in Maryland, he attended University of Maryland Baltimore County, majoring in Biology. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Maryland School of Dentistry. From there, he went on to complete his post-doctoral training in periodontics and dental implants at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, one of the leading research universities in the United States.
He is active in dental associations and serves as a delegate for the Virginia Dental Association House of Delegates. Additionally, he participates in several study clubs including the Spear Study Club. He is happily married to his wife, Belda, since 2014 and they are expecting their first child. In his free time outside of work, he enjoys playing basketball and traveling with his wife.
Dr. Jim Misto
Dr. Misto graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for over 23 years. Since friendships start with a smile, today it’s more important then ever to make your smile beautiful. He has been trained in the placement and restoration of Dental Implants which is the most natural tooth replacement method available to patients today.
Dr. Misto’s procedures are performed in a pain free environment. He offers conscious sedation and twilight sleep. Dr. Misto is one of the leading dentists performing Invisalign. Dr. Misto is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Association. Dr. Misto is president of Advanced Dental Training, an organization structured for American dentists to lecture internationally on cosmetic and modern dental techniques.
Dr. Sung Han
Dr. Han attended and earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the University of Miami. He then went on to earn his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University. In 2000 Dr. Han also attended Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program from the University Of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Dr. Han believes in keeping up with the latest technology and updates in the dental community. He continues his education with attending numerous dental courses such as AIC. Dr. Han believes in keeping up with the latest technology and updates in the dental community. He continues his education with attending numerous dental courses such as AIC.
Dr. Justin Johnson
Dr. Justin Johnson was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He originally trained in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University, but always had a passion for healthcare. He attended Nova Southeastern University and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. While at Nova, he was honored as Overall Student of the Year for the entire graduate school due to his amazing leadership skills during his four years.
His passion for learning then brought him to Richmond, VA where he completed a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at VCU. The AEGD program emphasizes the delivery of multi-disciplinary comprehensive oral health care and stresses that oral health is an integral and interactive part of one’s overall health. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Virginia Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Marcus Sur
Dr. Marcus Sur graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) after completing his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Haverford College near Philadelphia. After graduating from the dental school, he completed 1-year General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City. Dr. Sur joined Garrisonville Dental in 2018 after practicing in the Hampton Roads area in southeastern Virginia for four years.
Dr. Sur takes a gentle, conservative approach to understand the patient’s dental needs and provide comprehensive dental care that not only prioritize the patient’s particular needs but also focus on restoring the overall dental health. To provide the best care, he keeps up with the latest advance in dentistry by continuing his education in all phases of dentistry.
During his spare time, he enjoys many sports including soccer, football, baseball, basketball, and tennis. He is also bilingual in English and Korean.
Hilltop Dental Studio
Dr. Jeffrey Day
Dr. Jeffrey Day is a 1990 graduate of the Buffalo School of Dental medicine. Following graduation, he entered a general practice residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia. He continued to serve as a navy dentist for another five years before resigning his commission in 1996. Dr. Day and his family have lived in the area since 1993. Dr. Day has developed a philosophy of comprehensive dental care with the emphasis on information and service to the patient.
Dr. Day believes by doing this, he will be up-to-date with information for his patient's care and will increase his dental knowledge as new products and procedures are developed.
Dr. Peter Scelfo
Dr. Peter Scelfo has been in the full time practice of dentistry in the Fredericksburg Area since 1985. Prior to that he practiced as a general dentist in a group specialty practice in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation from Georgetown University, School of Dentistry, in 1979, Dr. Scelfo was awarded the prestigious Georgetown Alumni Club Award for excellence in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.
He has attended many continuing education courses including additional training in implant reconstruction, cosmetic bonding, bioethics, radiology and nutrition.
Dr. Mary Kate Moriarty
Mary Kate Moriarty, DMD, is a 1991 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1985. She has been an Invisalign provider since 2008, and continues to use continuing education to bring the latest findings to her patients. Her professional affiliations are with the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and the Northern Virginia Dental Society; as well as being a member of the American Dental Association’s Advisory Circle, and providing feedback to the ADA on current concerns of its members and of the dental general public.
Dr. Moriarty rows competitively with the Northern Virginia Rowing Club on the beautiful Occoquan Reservoir, and in her free time enjoys painting, cycling, and letting her golden retriever Lola take her for hikes. She’s a Tribe and Hokie Mom and is thrilled to be a member of the Hilltop Dental Studio family.
Leesburg Family Smiles
Dr. Amanda Brown
Dr. Amanda Brown has been involved in dentistry for longer than she can remember! The daughter of founder Dr. Douglas Herbert, Dr. Brown joined the practice in 1998 after graduating from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Brown has accomplished extensive advance education and hands on training in orthodontic and restorative dentistry. She is a member of several organizations including the American Orthodontic Society, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Brown trains at the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona and is an active member of the Greater Loudoun Study Club. She has also invested many hours of continuing education in laser dentistry at the World Clinical Laser Institute. Dr. Brown prides herself in being extremely gentle and provides care for children of the practice.
Dr. Walter Collazo
Dr. Collazo earned his dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1990. Shortly after graduation, he joined the U.S. Army Dental Corps where he completed an Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry. In 1995, following military assignments in Kansas, Germany and Texas, Dr. Collazo established residence in Northern Virginia.
Dr. Collazo's areas of clinical interest are adult complex restorations, esthetics, dental implants, facial pain, TMJ disorders, and dental sleep medicine. He lectures on those topics to local study clubs and maintains membership in the Greater Loudoun Study Club (where he serves as a restorative advisor), Spear Faculty Club and Spear Study Club.
Dr. Kelly Lincoln
After graduating with a degree in biology from Boston College, Dr. Lincoln went on to earn her doctorate from the University of Maryland’s Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Dr. Lincoln has completed advanced continuing education courses at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida, and is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, and the Greater Loudoun Study Club.
Dr. Lincoln takes pride in improving the form and function of her patients smiles. With a gentle approach, Dr. Lincoln strives to provide her patients with the highest standard of personalized dental care.
Dr. Reem I. Alhussain
Dr. Reem I. Alhussain was born in France and raised in Paris and Virginia. Growing up in different continents led to her commitment and love to connect with people. She graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political and Persuasive Communications with a Minor in Business. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia and completed residency in pediatric dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry and Bellevue Hospital Center where she was appointed Chief Resident.
Dr. Reem has a passion for traveling for service, and learning new languages. She currently speaks English, Arabic, French, and is striving to learn Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, family, and friends.
Gardner & Swanner
Dr. Edward Gardner
Dr. Edward D. Gardner, Jr. received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary and his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He has been in private practice in Richmond, Virginia for over 40 years.
Dr. Gardner is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He lectures, and conducts seminars nationally for Invisalign, teaching other dentists how to treat their patients with Invisalign braces.
Dr. Zack Swanner
Dr. Zack Swanner received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University prior to enrolling at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. After earning his dental degree, he completed a one year general practice residency at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke where he gained experience in almost all facets of dentistry. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Richmond Dental Society.
One of Dr. Swanner’s favorite things about dentistry is meeting and getting to know all of his patients. He finds nothing more rewarding than having a patient get out of his chair knowing that he’s contributed to their happy smile and overall dental health.
Midgette Family Dentistry
Dr. Brian Midgette
Dr. Brian P. Midgette is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia and a graduate of Western Branch High School. He attended Old Dominion University, graduating with honors in 1984 with a B.S. in Biology. His hard work and experience paved the way for an early entry into the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Midgette dedicates himself to furthering his career by seeking countless hours of advanced continuing education courses. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry and he participates in several local dental study clubs.
Dr. James Baker
Dr. James W. Baker is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and a graduate of Churchland High School. He attended Virginia Military Institute, graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a B.S. in Biology and graduated with honors from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Baker served a General Practice Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and then satisfied his commitment to the U.S. Army by commanding the dental clinic at Seneca Army Depot in New York.
Dr. Baker has earned both a Fellowship and Mastership in General Dentistry with the Academy of General Dentistry, is a past president of the Tidewater Dental Association, and has been selected for fellowship in the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Kelly Paxton
Dr. Kelly Paxton earned her B.S. in Biology at University of Detroit Mercy, where she also participated in Division I Track and Field for four years. She continued her education at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where she received her D.D.S. degree. Kelly decided to continue her dental career in Virginia and has been a part of the team for over five years now.
Dr. Paxton takes personal interest in educating her patients on achieving and maintaining superior dental health. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry and is involved with local dental organizations.
Dr. Ryan Shuck
Dr. Ryan C. Shuck is a native to Central Virginia. He attended Christopher Newport University, graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration Management and attended San Diego State University, completed his pre-dental curriculum, and served as the marketing director for the student dental association. Dr. Shuck received his D.D.S from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he received special training in CAD/CAM dentistry and extractions. Dr. Shuck actively volunteers throughout the community.
Dr. Shuck takes great pride in protecting and advocating for the environment and the beaches we all enjoy. The biggest joy in his life is raising his daughter and experiencing the world through her eyes.
Center for Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
Dr. David Pate
Dr. David Pate attended University of Richmond where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. After graduating from the University of Richmond, he went on to attend The Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1982.
Dr. Pate received his implant training at Northwestern University and completed additional training at The Zimmer Institute in San Diego, CA. Dr. Pate has been practicing dentistry in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake for 28 years and is certified with The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training Organization.
Dr. David Lewis
Dr. David Lewis is a native of South Carolina who came to Virginia Beach after serving in the United States Navy. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University for his undergraduate studies. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from the VCU Honors College, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Dr. Lewis then attended Temple University School of Dentistry, graduating Cum Laude receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Parris Island, SC.
Dr. Martha Egeland-Lewis
Dr. Martha Egeland-Lewis is a native of Chesterfield, Virginia. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate studies, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, during which she worked as an oral surgery assistant and volunteered at MCV where she fell in love with the dental profession.
Dr. Egeland-Lewis received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Egeland-Lewis has completed the Engle Institute course for implant placement and offers implant placement and restorations at the Great Bridge/Hickory location.
Dr. Deepika Sharma
Dr. Sharma was born in India and moved to the United States at the age of 3, she grew up in the Bay Area in California. She graduated from the University of California Davis earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology while earning a minor in Psychology. Dr. Sharma graduated in the top 10% of her class at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in Utah, earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. She has also taught Kaplan Test Prep, educating pre-med and pre-dental students in collegiate level science and mathematics courses. Dr. Sharma is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has received several competitive swim titles. She is also fluent in 4 languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
Dr. Sharma met her husband while in dental school, he is currently serving as a Fleet Dentist in the United States Navy in Norfolk, VA. Outside of work she enjoys painting, skiing, swimming, traveling, and loves spending time with her family and friends.
Yorkshire Family Dentistry
Dr. Robert George
Dr. Robert George is a native to Yorktown and has practiced dentistry on the Peninsula for over 20 years. He attended Eastern Mennonite University where he received a BS in Biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry where he was a member of Psi Omega.
Dr. George is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Peninsula Dental Society. Dr. George enjoys all facets of dentistry, particularly crowns and bridges, and Invisalign procedures.
Hayes Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. James Harrison
Dr. James E. Harrison earned his dental degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Born and raised in Roanoke, he has been practicing dentistry in Hampton for more than 26 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and Peninsula Dental Society.
In his spare time, Dr. James E. Harrison enjoys photography, running ultra marathons in the mountains, mentoring young runners, and NFL football (especially the Green Bay Packers).
Salem - Blue Ridge Dental
Dr. Brice D. Roberts, DMD
Dr. Roberts grew up in Athens, GA, and Graduated from the University of Georgia. Dr. Roberts attended Nova Southeastern University, School of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., where he received his Dental Doctorate, DMD. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Roberts treats every patient with the utmost respect and care. He is committed to providing the personal, modern, and high quality dental care that our patients expect and deserve.
Dr. Robert's wife Marigny is a pathologist at Lewis-Gale hospital and they have 3 sons. Dr. Roberts is an avid outdoorsman, who enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, and enjoys the Arts.
Smith Mountain Lake - Blue Ridge Dental
Dr. William Morris, DDS
Dr. William “Rusty” Morris graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1978. He was in private practice in Eden, NC for 28 years before transitioning that practice to move here in 2007. Dr. Morris is an adjunct professor of Operative Dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry where he oversees student clinics. He is also an active member and past president of the Hollenback-Medina Operative Dentistry Seminar, a participative study club that was founded in 1964.
In 1991, Dr. Morris and his wife bought a house on the south side of the lake and became frequent visitors. Now they happily call this home and enjoy frequent visits from their three grown children and numerous friends and family!
Dr. Sheila Hardee, DDS
Dr. Sheila Hardee is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She had been in private practice in Virginia Beach for nearly 20 years.
As an early pioneer in CAD/CAM Technology, in 2000 she received Advanced Certification credentials in CAD/CAM dentistry and has since been lecturing and training dentists throughout the US and internationally. Dr. Hardee is also certified and licensed in laser periodontal therapy, LANAP.
Dr. Hardee has been married to her husband Rick for 39 years. The have a married son and two granddaughters.
Dr. Jacqueline Cothell, DDS
Dr. Jacqueline Cothrell is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where she earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). She has been practicing general dentistry in southwest Virginia since 2017. Dr. Cothrell enjoys treating patients of all ages and has considerable experience working with young children. She strives to continually broaden her knowledge to ensure all her patients are receiving the highest quality of care. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their German Shepherd.
New River Valley - Blue Ridge Dental
Dr. Steve Tupman, DDS
Dr. Tupman completed his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1978. He was a Navy dentist where he completed internships in endodontics and periodontics. He has since been in private practice for over 30 years and is an active member of the American Dental Association and Virginia Dental Association.
Dr. Tupman is married to his childhood sweetheart, who he met playing Little League Baseball and they have three adult children. He is an avid gardener and tropical fish owner. Dr. Tupman also enjoys playing racquetball and working out.
Vinton - Blue Ridge Dental
Dr. Sarah E. Wilson, DDS
Dr. Wilson grew up in Ashland, VA., the oldest of five siblings. She received her BS in Biology from William & Mary, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond. While a dental student, she was selected for membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the Piedmont Dental Society.
Recognized for her efforts in the Mission of Mercy (MOM) Projects, Dr. Wilson is dedicated to supporting local communities. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, reading, and photography.
Dr. Elizabeth Neal, DDS
Dr. Neal grew up in Danville, Virginia and moved to Richmond, Virginia to complete undergrad and dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University. She relocated to Ohio in 2012 to complete a one year general practice residency at Akron City Hospital and has been in private practice since returning to the area. Dr. Neal thoroughly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, but mostly she looks forward to building relationships.
“Roanoke, Virginia has been my home for almost two years now, and I love it here. I enjoy hikes on the Blue Ridge Parkway, taking my dogs Ollie and Bentley to the dog park, cooking, watching Redbox movies, spending time with friends, and my fiancé James, as much as possible. I’m excited to be a part of the Blue Ridge Dental Group and working with my good friend Dr. Wilson.”
Valley View - Blue Ridge Dental
Dr. Fawzia Bhavnagri, DDS
Dr. Bhavnagri understands the impact oral health has on a patient’s overall health and self esteem. She believes patient education is an important aspect in feeling comfortable and understanding treatment, and prides herself on making patients feel comfortable in the chair. Dr. Bhavnagri enjoys practicing all aspects of family dentistry and welcomes patients of all ages to enjoy the lifelong benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Piedmont Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.
When she is not working, Dr. Bhavnagri can be found devoting her time to her husband and two energetic little boys. She also enjoys art, traveling, reading, bike riding and spending time with family and friends.
Christiansburg - Blue Ridge Dental
Dr. Jiwon Kim, DDS
Dr. Kim graduated from Hermon Ostrow School of Dentistry at University of Southern California after learning his passion to help the community that needed help when he was volunteering at Mission of Mercy. He also received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Dongguk University, and Bachelor of Science in Biology at Iowa State University. He has served in the U.S. Army in 2001 through 2003 as a Sergeant in a Military Police Battalion.
Outside dentistry, Dr. Kim enjoys watching movies, dramas, listening to music, and playing video games. He currently resides in Blacksburg with his wife and son.
McMillan Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Alex McMillan, DDS
As a leading cosmetic dentist in Burke, VA, Dr. Alex McMillan and his team at McMillan Sedation Dentistry have a compassionate focus on providing patients with comprehensive dental care, managing the details of dental restorations to provide patients with beautiful, natural-looking solutions—all in one caring environment.
Dr. Alex McMillan is also among a handful of dentists who are licensed and certified to perform IV Sedation in office, ensuring your anxiety will never be an issue again. Dr. McMillan is also a trained and qualified dentist in Northern Virginia for TeethXpress Dental Implants. When not at the office, Dr. McMillan enjoys spending time with his wife Carolyn, and his two daughters Cristen and Alexa.
Chester Family Dentistry
Dr. Tony Agapis, DDS
Dr. Tony Agapis has practiced dentistry in Chester for 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He completed a dental residency at Rochester General Hospital and advanced training in dental sedation at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York and has volunteered part-time as a clinical instructor at the VCU School of Dentistry.
Dr. Tony has participated in mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala and has hosted one of the largest dental charity events in the country, Free Dental Day, in his Chester office for the past 10 years. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Virginia State Dental Association.
Dentistry By Design
Dr. J. Keller Vernon, DDS
Dr. Vernon is dedicated to providing patients with the finest state-of-the-art dental treatment available while focusing on delivering it with honest caring and compassion. She is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and the Southside Dental Society
Dr. Vernon, her husband and their four children spend their free time trail riding, camping and kayaking. They share their farm in Dinwiddie County with their family’s rescued dogs and cats as well as their Percherons, Saddlebreds, Quarter Horses and Bethlehem Burrow.
Dr. Sumayra M. Mohiuddin, DDS
Dr. Mohiuddin was born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina. She came to Richmond in 2001 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Religious Studies. She earned her DDS degree in 2008 from VCU School of Dentistry. With a heart for service, Dr. Mohiuddin has taken part in several Mission of Mercy projects, providing free dental care to those living in rural parts of Virginia. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Virginia Dental Association, and Richmond Dental Society.
When not working, Dr. Mohiuddin enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and playing soccer.
Gastonia Family Dentistry
Dr. Bryan Hill, DDS
Dr. Hill studied exercise physiology before being accepted into the dental school at West Virginia University. Upon graduating, he went to Dallas, Texas to pursue a residency in advanced dental education. He performed advanced implant dentistry while treating patients with complex issues. After graduating, he worked in a private office in north Dallas, before finally moving to the beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Molly Briggs, DDS
Dr. Briggs received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. She then went on to complete a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was able to treat medically compromised patients in all aspects of general dentistry. Prior to dental school, she received a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Rochester Institute of Technology in her native city of Rochester, NY. She is excited to be a part of Gastonia Family Dentistry where she can provide excellent patient care with the use of cutting edge technology.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys reading, interior design, hiking and spending time with friends.
Dr. Adam Smigiel DDS
After growing up in Michigan, Dr. Smigiel studied biology at The University of Detroit Mercy before attending The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Upon graduation he moved with his golden retriever down to the great state of North Carolina to escape the snow up north. After moving down, he joined a private practice in Charlotte before joining us at Gastonia Family Dentistry. He prides himself in treating complex cases to improve his patients oral health and producing beautiful smiles every day.
When not at the office Adam is spending time outdoors, whether it is working in his yard, golfing, hiking, or out on the water. He is always applying sunscreen and is considering buying stock in it!
Pleasant Plains Dental
Dr. Henry J. Ernst, DMD
Dr. Ernst is a general dentist who lives in Union County with his wife, Lisa, and their four daughters. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine. He then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ernst is dedicated to providing his patients with the most up-to-date and effective treatments available in all aspects of their dental health.
Dr. Ayub F. Ali, DDS
Dr. Ali graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, New York. He successfully completed his General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital, from which he gained additional experience in all disciplines of dentistry. Prior to entering dental school, Dr. Ali obtained his Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Dr. Ali has been married for 15 years and enjoys spending time with his wife, hiking, traveling, and astronomy.
Dr. Larry Fred Perkins DDS
Dr. Perkins graduated with honors from Haynesville High School in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern State University of LA in Natchitoches, LA. After graduating from NSU, Dr. Perkins attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He graduated with honors in operative and prosthetic dentistry in May 1994, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He lives in Wesley Chapel with his wife of 28 years and their three children. He enjoys time, when not tending to patients’ needs, in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, or golfing.
Dr. Dr. Aakar Chokshi, DDS
Dr. Chokshi grew up in Gujarat, India where he received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). He then came to the U.S. to pursue his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Purdue University School of Dentistry in Indiana. From there, he graduated from the Advanced Standing Program for internationally trained dentists. In his free time, Dr. Chokshi enjoys going on mission trips to provide dental services to underserved communities in Haiti and India for the last three years. He loves spending time with his wife (who is also a dentist), drawing, reading, and playing Tabla (Indian drums).