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About Our Team

 

 

Lisa Ward - Practice Manager

Lisa is originally from Durham, North Carolina and loves everything about the beach, especially Topsail Beach! She moved to Virginia to continue her career in dentistry and joined Dentistry by Design as the Practice Manager in April 2021. She considers herself a "salty mermaid" and loves spending time with family and friends. Her rescue dogs (Guinness and Raven) are her children and travel everywhere with her!

 

Starr Caldwell - Office Lead

Starr is a native of Colonial Heights and joined Dentistry by Design as the Treatment Coordinator in May 2020. She is happily married to her husband and loves spending time with her daughter McKenna. She is unrivaled in sassiness, having perfected it over the years!

 

Kaitlyn Rouse - Patient Care Coordinator

Kaitlyn is a graduate of Richard Bland Community College, having received her Associates Degree in Science with a certificate in liberal arts in 2017. She has been serving as Patient Care Coordinator for Dentistry by Design since April 2021. She has a passion for photography and loves spending time with both her husband and two doggies!

 

Karen W. - Hygienist

Karen was born and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia. She did her undergraduate training at John Tyler and she received her hygiene training at The Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry. She was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2003.

Karen has been with the practice since 2003. You will not meet anyone as nice as Karen. She cares deeply for the welfare of the patients that she sees and always goes the extra mile. Karen can be seen carefully explaining the importance of improved oral hygiene to a grade schooler, or helping an elderly person with physical limitations discover a way that they can be successful with flossing! She is wise beyond her years.

 

Megan L. – Hygienist

Megan is from Emporia and currently lives in Blackstone. Megan has been a part of the dental field since 2003. Before becoming a hygienist, Megan worked as both a dental assistant and dental billing specialist. She graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Halifax Community College in 2012. In her spare time she assists with Poplar Hill Venue and is currently focused on her own Bed and Breakfast opening in Blackstone. Megan also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and being around horses, cats, and dogs.

 


Sharon C. – Hygienist

Sharon Chandler has been in the dental field for years now first starting out as a dental assistant while completing her bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in the Biological Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. She continued on to complete the dental hygiene program at Thomas Nelson Community College. Sharon joined Dentistry by Design in 2017 and is thankful for having found a great team to work with everyday. Sharon strives to reverse a patient's previous negative dental memories into patients who are happy and comfortable to be receiving dental care. She and her husband, Jonathan have a beautiful daughter together and one crazy dog. They enjoy spending time as a family.

 

Jenny M. - Clinical Lead

There is so much to be said about Jenny that it is difficult to know where to begin. Jenny has been with Dentistry by Design since 1992. Since that time, she has become completely indispensable. Jenny can virtually do it all, from minor repairs on equipment to creating the most beautiful CEREC restorations possible. She is kind, thoughtful, and she is a true artist.

Jenny resides locally with her handsome son and her fabulous daughter. Her interests include gardening, reading and spending time with her family.

 

Chelsea E. – Assistant

Chelsea is a dental assistant at our office and has been with our office for six years. She was born and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia. Chelsea obtained her associates in applied science for dental assisting from ECPI in 2013. Chelsea focuses on organizing our hygiene visits and assisting our hygienists to make each visit an excellent experience for our patients. Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys spending her time with her three children and her fiancé Brad.

 

Loren L. – Dental Assistant

Loren has been in the dental field for over two years and enjoys every minute of it! When she's not at work enjoying lovely smiles she usually is out by the water enjoying time spent with her black lab named Bear or out riding horses.

 

 
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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Vernon, Dr. Mohiuddin and Dr. Kennedy have been practicing dentistry for decades. During that time, they have upheld their dedication toward providing their patients of all ages with dental care that promotes honesty, caring and compassion. They would each love to be your partner in pursuing a healthier, happier smile!

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Our Location

241 Charles H Dimmock Pkwy Ste. 2
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834

Office hours
Monday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

(804) 520-0699