Meet Our Team
Dr. Alperin, Dr. Carroll, Dr. Althouse & Dr. Casteen
We are committed to continue our own personal development through education and team building to always improve our service and dentistry quality.
Adra has been a Dental Assistant with our team since 1995. She loves what she does and says that helping people achieve better oral health is tremendously satisfying! When Adra is away from the office, she enjoys watching her daughter play soccer and being a major part of her daughter’s life!
A 22 year Navy Retired Veteran, with an Associates of Science in Dental Assisting and an Associates of Arts in Business Management, Celina is our Front Office Coordinator and is also a Dental Assistant for our team since February 2013. She will ensure you have been helped with your dental needs and have a speedy check out. Celina is the mother of two boys, a Navy sailor and a college student. She also enjoys going on adventures with her boyfriend and his daughter. Celina spends her time off making cakes, doing crafts and spending time with her family.
A Registered Dental Hygienist with our practice since 2008. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Christy enjoys her job and the time she spends with patients helping and educating them about dental care. She strives to make sure every patient is as comfortable as possible. Christy enjoys spending time with her husband, their sweet baby boy and the rest of her family! She also enjoys cheering for her family’s favorite team, Duke. (:
Esther graduated from Bob Jones University in 2013 with a BA in Arts & Communication. In 2016 she entered into the field of dentistry, receiving training and experience as a dental assistant in Alaska. She joined our front desk team in February 2017 after moving to Virginia. She enjoys making patients feels welcome and relaxed as they enter our office, while also answering any questions and concerns they may have. Outside of the office, she enjoys working on photography and various art projects, as well as doing cross-fit with her husband and spending time with their two dogs.
With a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Wingate University, Holly has been a Dental Assistant with our office since 1983. “I love working with my team to provide the best dental care to our patients, “says Holly. In her free time, Holly enjoys movies and spending time with family, friends and her dog Lacey.
Chasity was born and raised in Raeford, NC. She relocated to Virginia when she was 7 years old and was educated in the Chesapeake Public Schools. She is a graduate of Western Branch High School and Practical Dental Assisting of Virginia Beach. Chasity also attended Tidewater Community College. She has one son (Amari) whom she adores. She is a member of Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Madi knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist as a little girl when her dentist told her she had luscious teeth. She stays true to her northern roots in Pennsylvania, while southern living in Virginia has allowed her to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. She loves the opportunity to meet new patients, help relate oral hygiene to their lifestyle, and most importantly make smiles brighter each day. Outside of the office, you will most likely find her at the beach or spending time with friends.
As a University of North Carolina graduate with certifications in Dental Assisting and CPR, Judy has spent more than 40 years in dentistry. She has been part of our team since 1996. As a Dental Assistant, Judy plays a vital role in helping patients improve their dental health and making the patients feel comfortable in the dental office. Away from the office, Judy enjoys reading, walking her rescue dog Cara, biking and watercolor painting.
With a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, Kindra joined our team as our Office Manager in December 2013. Kindra enjoys working with our team and our patients in a relaxed family atmosphere. In her free time Kindra loves spending time with her husband, son and daughter. They enjoy traveling, boating, and skiing.
With a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University, Laurie has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2003. In this position, Laurie enjoys the opportunity to improve the quality of her patients’ lives by empowering them to achieve optimal oral health. Married with two children, Laurie enjoys shopping, decorating, and 4-wheeling with her family.
Samantha graduated from Centura College, Summa Cum Laude, and now serves as one of our wonderful dental assistants. She likes working with her patients to support their healthy and beautiful smiles. Samantha says that being a part of this team continues to reinforce her passion to expand her knowledge within the field of dentistry. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her mom, cooking up tasty meals, and listening to music!
With over fifteen years of dental experience, Tara joined our team in the spring of 2015. She works as our Insurance Coordinator. She loves seeing patient transformations and making a difference in their lives. Tara holds a degree in Equestrian Science from Lake Erie College in Ohio. Raised on a horse farm, she has cultivated a love for horses from the beginning. Outside of the office, Tara enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 dogs. They like to bike, go to the beach, and horseback ride!
A Registered Dental Hygienist, Tonya joined our team in 2014. Always interested in a health related career, Tonya started in dentistry over ten years ago as a pediatric dental and orthodontic assistant. Realizing her joy in helping others through the dental profession, she furthered her career by attending Old Dominion University School of Dental Hygiene. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, running and reading.
A 16 year Navy Veteran who is currently serving in the Reserves, she is a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate from ECPI University with an Associates Degree in Applied Science (concentration Dental Assisting). She also has an Associates Degree in Arts (concentration in Meteorology) from Thomas Edison State College. Vicki has been a member of the team since November 2014 and is passionate about educating patients on the importance of great oral health. When she isn’t working, she likes to spend time with her husband and two girls, making new recipes and getting creative with arts and crafts.
Born and raised here in Portsmouth, Yvonne earned a certificate in Dental Assisting and has enjoyed working both as a Dental Assistant and Front Office Receptionist for the past 20 years. She is the proud mother of 4 sons and has 2 beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys being with her family and restoring vintage furniture and antiques with her husband!
Emily was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She moved to the area to attend Old Dominion University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. Emily is enthusiastic and motivated to help patients achieve their oral health goals and a healthier smile. Before her career in dental hygiene, Emily taught sailing on the Rappahannock River for five years. She also enjoys spending time with her loving family and traveling to new places!