Dr. Richmond began his studies at Brevard County Junior College in Cocoa, Florida, then went on to Michigan State for a BS in biochemistry and, finally, to the University of Michigan Dental School. He graduated in 1980. Dr. Richmond is currently a member of the American Dental Association®, the Virginia Dental Association and the Tidewater Dental Association. His love of dentistry and his philanthropic nature are evident through his years of volunteer work at the Chesapeake Care Clinic, Park Place Dental Clinic and the various Mission of Mercy projects throughout the state of Virginia.Dr. Richmond is especially interested in helping patients achieve optimal health and longevity through counseling on nutrition, supplements, exercise and brain health. He has a daily exercise and walking regimen and is an avid reader and gardener. You know you are in caring and extremely capable hands when he greets you every time you come to his office.
Words for Thought …
“The heights by great men reached and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Mind is the Master-power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more he takes the Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills — He thinks in secret and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass.”
– James Allen
The Essence of Destiny
“Watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
– Lao Tzu
Our team at Shore Drive Dental is enthusiastic, willing, sympathetic and able to help you with all your dental needs. We want the very best for you and your smile! Call our office today at 757-460-1939 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Leslie Richmond, and learn more about dental care in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
I’m Val, and I welcome you to our office. I will assist you with your scheduling needs, as well as understanding and maximizing your insurance benefits and treatment and payment options. Whether you are interested in maintaining your dental health or enhancing your smile by whitening or straightening, we have the latest techniques available to make you comfortable and to achieve your dental goals. I shall work to ensure your experience with us is a positive one.
Hi, my name is Amanda. I am one of Dr. Richmond’s chairside assistants and have been part of his team since 2003. I love everything about dentistry, including educating patients about their dental health and 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 two children. I also enjoy taking long walks with my dog, water activities and cooking.
I am June, Dr. Richmond’s office manager. We have designed our reception area to make you feel like you are coming into our living room. It is both warm and inviting. We pride ourselves on our caring doctor and team and making your visit comfortable from start to finish. Once Dr. Richmond and his clinical team complete their comprehensive oral exam and evaluation, 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 level in our office.I have two daughters and four precious grandchildren who keep me busy with numerous water activities, golf cart rides and fun and memorable sleepovers.
Hello, my name is Kathy, Dr. Richmond’s dental hygienist. I have been in the dental field since 1991. I earned a Bachelor of Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University, and I am a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA). It is important to me that you feel safe, comfortable and understood during your appointment.
My experience has taught me to provide you with a gentle touch during your cleanings and the best care and education to maintain healthy oral hygiene. I love weekend crafting, walking local trails, reading, enjoying music and relishing local food with my husband and our two girls.
Hello, I’m Dee, Dr. Richmond’s dental assistant. I will educate you on what to expect during and after your visit. If there is anything I can do to give you a more comfortable experience or if you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. I have a passion for learning and a love of animals. There are holistic health options I can introduce to improve and maintain your beautiful smile.