Dr. Richmond

Dr. Leslie(Les) Richmond

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 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 each and every time you come to his office.

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Our Team

Our team at Shore Drive Dental has been serving patients for many years and is more than equipped to provide the excellent care and service you desire. Along with Dr. Leslie Richmond, they are warm, caring and attentive as they provide dental care in Virginia Beach, Virginia. See below to learn more about our wonderful team members.

I’m Val and I welcome you to our office. I will assist you with your scheduling needs, 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 staff and making your visit comfortable from start to finish. Once Dr. Richmond and his clinical staff 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.

I graduated from Kempsville High School with honors and went on to Old Dominion University where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. I love the one-on-one interaction I have with our patients because I care about their dental health and want to make everyone comfortable in our office. I participate in Mission of Mercy projects that help patients who otherwise could not afford dental care.

I have two daughters and six grandchildren. In my spare time, I love gardening and biking. I love animals, particularly cats.

Hi, I’m Mary! I moved to Virginia with my family in 1998 after my husband completed 24 years in the United States Marine Corps. I worked for 17 years as a dental assistant and have been a hygienist for 11 years. I believe I have been a warm, friendly addition to our team since joining the practice in 2017.

I have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren with whom I enjoy spending as much time as possible. I also love quilting and painting in my spare time.