Experienced dental staff
Dr. Les Richmond
Hello and welcome to our practice. I am a general dentist who enjoys dentistry, especially the interactions with patients.
My studies began at Brevard County Junior College in Cocoa, Florida, then on to Michigan State for a BS in Biochemistry and finally to the University of Michigan Dental School, graduating in 1980. I am currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association and the Tidewater Dental Association. I also volunteer regularly at the Chesapeake Care Clinic and Park Place Dental Clinic.
I am especially interested in what it takes to achieve optimal health and longevity, including nutrition, supplements, exercise and brain healthy. My hobbies include reading, walking, gardening and growing fruit trees. I am pleased to work with a team of professionals who are as dedicated as I am in delivering the best dental care possible in an environment that is encouraging and supportive, I look forward to meeting you.
Receptionist at Shore Drive Dental Group
Hi, my name is Val. I would like to warmly welcome you to our office, to assist you with scheduling your appointments, understanding your treatment possibilities, your insurance benefits and/or limitations, and your payment options. I shall make every effort to work with your busy schedule whenever possible as scarcity of time seems to be a common dilemma for most of us. Whether you are interested in maintaining your dental health, or enhancing your smile using the latest in cosmetic or tooth whitening procedures, I’ll work to ensure your experience with us is a positive one. As dependents of Air Force officers, my husband of forty years, and I, developed a lifelong passion for travel. My other interests include art, decorating, and water activities with family and friends.
Assistant at Shore Drive Dental Group
Hi, my name is Amanda. I am one of Dr. Richmond’s chair side assistant and have been part of his team since 2003. I love everything about dentistry, including educating patients about their dental care. Forming relationships with our patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of my position. I look forward to meeting new patients every day. In my spare time I enjoy family time with my husband and son, born December of 2013. I also enjoy talking long walks, water activities and cooking.
Assistant at Shore Drive Dental Group
Hi, I’m Paula, one of Dr. Richmond’s chairside assistants. I was born and raised in Norfolk so I’m a native gal. I am married and have two children. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my extended family and playing with my two beloved dogs. I love everything about dentistry: the people, the procedures, my co-workers, everything. I invite you to come in and see what makes us different from other dental practices.
Office Manager at Shore Drive Dental Group
I am June, Dr. Richmond’s office manager. I would like to extend a warm welcome to any and all patients looking for a caring, comfortable office to treat all your dental wants and needs. Once Dr. Richmond and his clinical staff complete their comprehensive oral exam, I will discuss your treatment options with you. It is very rewarding to gain our patients confidence and watch their joy as we transform their smile and comfort in our office.
I have two daughters and four precious grandchildren I enjoy spending time with doing numerous water activities, riding on our golf cart and sleepovers.
Hygienists at Shore Drive Dental Group
I was raised in Alexandria, Va. where I attended Immanuel Lutheran School. Upon graduation I received the “Daughters of American Revolution Award”. I moved to Virginia Beach and graduated with honors from Kempsville High School. I graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. I love the one on one interaction I have with my patients.
I have two daughters and six grandchildren. I love Jesus, animals, gardening and biking.