Meet the Staff
KRISTINA — PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR
Hi! I am Kristina and for the last three years, I’ve been employed with Heritage Dental. I have accepted a new position as office manager. I am beyond grateful for this next chapter in my career where I have the opportunity to grow even more with this company. I bring a 15-year dental background to Heritage dental; I’ve worked in an array of positions that I firmly believe have molded me into the well-rounded clinician that I am today. With our recent change of ownership, we are now offering more services and more appointment times.
At home, I am a proud mom of two beautiful little girls, Charlie Grace and Emma Jo, and married to the love of my life who looks like he could moonlight on duck dynasty. You can find us at the pool most weekends or anywhere outside in our hometown of King George!
HEATHER — OFFICE MANAGER
Hi. My name is Heather and I’ve been part of the Heritage Dental family since 2020. I came to Heritage Dental looking for my permanent “dental home” and I am confident I found it here.
My dental journey began in 2013 when I obtained my CDA from Germanna Community College. Since then I’ve been working chairside in all procedures including dental hygiene, restorative, oral surgery, endodontics, prosthodontics, sleep apnea, dental implants, sedation dentistry, and more. I’ve also enjoyed other aspects of the field working as a treatment plan coordinator, financial coordinator, and office management.
As Clinical Manager I take pride in assuring that our patients are in the best hands receiving the best care possible.
During my free time, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my three children. We share a love for sports and can usually be found on the soccer fields on the weekends.
DEAH — REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Deah and I am your Registered Dental Hygienist here at Heritage Dental. I grew up in Washington State and Montana but have also lived in 11 different states. I finally settled in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2010. I was a stay-at-home for 10 years while married to my son’s father who was an active Marine, before finding my passion in the Dentistry field.
I started my career in Dentistry at Germanna Community College, graduating from Dental Assisting and obtaining my CDA. I continued my education and graduated a second time with an associate degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Northern Virginia Community College.
I was blessed to find the love of my life upon graduation, and we have been blissful ever since! I absolutely love my profession and I look forward to the wonderful patient relationships that have and will develop over the course of my career.
I have a wonderful teenage son and three amazing stepchildren along with 4 fur babies, 3 cats, and our precious pup Peanut! I have a few hobbies, as I am a big DIY’er and I am always remodeling something in our family home, as well as, creating one of a kind art pieces in my spare time.
My favorite thing is enjoying my family while making memories to cherish for years to come. (“Humanity has unquestionably one really exceptional weapon — laughter”)
I thank you for allowing me to care for you and your family while you receive optimal, friendly, and informative health care here at Heritage Dental.
KIARA — HYGEINE ASSISTANT
Hi, my name is Kiara, and I am a Hygiene Assistant! I received my certificate in Dental Assisting in 2021 and just recently joined the amazing Heritage Dental family. I have worked in the dental field for a couple of months and can’t wait to continue my growth here at Heritage Dental. I’m very passionate about helping others and love meeting new patients every day. I have two cats and when I’m not working, I like spending my time painting, gaming on my PC, gardening and being with my family and friends. I look forward to meeting you at our office!
MARY JO — FINANCIAL COORDINATOR
Hello, I’m Mary Jo! I joined the Heritage Dental family in November 2020 as the financial coordinator, and I felt like a part of the family immediately. I bring 15 years of administrative experience in both medical and dental offices, but it was when I joined the dental field, I realized I had found my niche. I love helping others, and I’ve been fortunate enough to work in an environment where I can help others on a regular basis. Through my years working in the dental field, I have learned many facets of what it takes to run a dental office efficiently. I have worked the front desk, scheduling, office manager, and financial coordinator roles. Now, most of my work is off-site from the main office which is a fun new way I’m expanding my work experience. I love the rewards of watching patients’ transformations as they go through their needed treatment.
I’m originally from Northern Michigan, and I now live in Stafford with my husband, Ken, of 32 years. Between us, we have 6 amazing adult children and 3 wonderful grandchildren. When we are not spending time with our family, I love baking, working in the yard, and going on weekend getaways.
I hope you’ll love the Heritage Dental family as much as I do. You are in amazing hands at Heritage Dental!
MAKAYLA — OFFICE COORDINATOR
Hello! My name is Makayla. I started at Heritage Dental in August 2021. I have over three years of dental administrative experience. Since starting my journey at Heritage Dental I have worked to bring the best experience to our patients as well as to do all I can to help the office run smoothly and efficiently. In December 2021 I accepted the role of Office Coordinator to better serve the practice. I look forward to working with patients and staff in this role!
In my free time, I enjoy being outside and going for hikes. I love to spend as much time with my family as possible. I also enjoy cross-stitching.
MELISSA — PATIENT COORDINATOR
Hi! My name is Melissa and I look forward to working with you at Heritage Dental. My dental journey started in high school when I took dental assisting classes for two years. I started at Heritage Dental as an intern in December 2022 and in March 2022 I was hired on as the patient coordinator. I will be earning my degree in public health in May 2022 from Old Dominion University.
When I’m not at work I enjoy getting my nails done, painting, and playing with my dog.
I am very excited to continue to grow and learn at Heritage Dental and get to know the patients better!
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