About Our Team

 

 

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.

 

Kim M. - Dental Hygienist

Kim is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She earned a certificate in Dental Assisting and an Associate’s Degree from Florida Junior College. After moving to Virginia, she graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1995, graduating with honors and earning a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene.

Kim loves the profession of dental hygiene and has worked in several specialties including periodontics. Patient education is very important to Kim, volunteering at local elementary schools to ensure grade school children realize the importance of good oral health.

The joys of Kim’s life are her two beautiful daughters and her two wonderful grandchildren. Her hobbies include boating, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

 

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. - Lead Assistant and Cerec Technician

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.

 

Alyssa L. – Assistant

Alyssa has been apart of Dentistry by Design for 7 years! She started in the front and has excellent knowledge about a lot of commonly asked dental questions regarding insurance. She has since moved into the assistant role where she takes pride in making patients feel comfortable and staying organized for their appointments.

Alyssa is from Colonial Heights and has since moved to Dinwiddie, VA. Alyssa loves spending time with her husband, two children, two dogs, and four goats! You'll often find her in her garden, or hiking, and taking part in all that encompasses country living.

 

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.

 

Tesla P. – Office Manager

After transferring from UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina, Tesla graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Weber State University in Utah. Then later surviving a head on collision with a Mack truck, Tesla relocated to Virginia to establish roots for her family in a less crowded area than the 4 major cities she's previously resided. Tesla has a passion for dentistry after finishing orthodontic treatment herself and realizing how much a smile may enhance the impact of a person's confidence level. Her persoal goal is to give the level of care she would expect as a patient to the patients who visit Dentistry by Design. When Tesla has free time, you'll often find her traveling with her children to make new memories in new places or spending time enjoying sports while grilling delicious food.

 

Larianne B. – Treatment Coordinator

After moving from West Virginia, Larianna attended the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, where she graduated top of her class. She has worked in the dental field since 2015 as both an assistant and front office coordinator. In 2019 she transitioned into the role of treatment coordinator at our office. In this new position she welcomes new patients into the practice, coordinates and thoroughly explains treatment to all patients, answers questions, and assists the doctors as needed. She finds great joy in assisting patients and forming new life long relationships. In her free time, Larianna enjoys crafting, camping and fishing with her husband, Michael, and spending time outdoors with their three dogs Jace, Skye, and Finnick.

 

Alexis G. – Front Patient Coordinator

Alexis is new to our practice in 2020, and everyone calls her Lexi! Lexi was born and raised in Dinwiddie, VA. She graduated from Southside Community College with an associates degree as a medical office specialist. Customer service and hard work are very important to Lexi! At first she will seem soft-spoken, but once you get to know her she is very outgoing and easy to get along with. When Lexi is not working she loves spending time with her family and boyfriend, but especially her fur baby, Chevy.

 
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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