MEET OUR TEAM
Candace Carnley – Administrative Office Manager
Candace joined our team in 2013.
Candace has been in the dental field for more than 19 years. She loves working with patients and being a part of their smile.
As a mom of three, she considers herself a Chaos Coordinator, and loves the mom life and being a sports mom.
Diane – Administrative Patient Coordinator
Diane joined our team in 2019.
Diane enjoys helping others feel confident about their smile.
Diane has two daughters, Hayley and Katie. She enjoys time with family and friends, traveling and being outdoors.
Jennifer Soth – Patient Coordinator
Jennifer joined our team in July of 2021. She is new to dentistry but loves the opportunities to help people at Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
She has three children, ages 14, 11, and 6 and stays busy driving them to and from sports. She and her husband love spending time with their kids and watching them participate in all of their activities.
When she isn’t watching the kids, she and her husband are rooting on the Dallas Cowboys!
Abby Ports – Patient Coordinator
Abby joined Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in May of 2021. Abby coordinated the hygiene schedule and is often the first face you see when you come into the office.
Abby loves helping and meeting new people, which has made her a natural for this position. She says that even though she just started her career in dentistry, she has learned so much, and is looking forward to continuing helping patients.
Abby is planning to marry her fiance in November of 2021. She loves fitness and music.
Crystal Rodriguez – Patient Coordinator
Crystal works at our front desk and loves helping people and being the first smiling face patients see when they arrive.
She joined our office in 2022 and enjoys being part of a team that feels like family.
She is married to her husband, Josh, and is the mother of three children.
In her time outside of the office she enjoys hanging out with her animals and her family.
Lisa Parker – Insurance Coordinator
Lisa joined our team in 2015.
Lisa loves it here at Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry because of the relationships she has formed.
She is married to Daryle and they have a beautiful baby girl, Kinslee. She enjoys the lake, boating and decorating.
Tabitha Blake – Billing & Insurance Coordinator
Tabitha joined our Insurance team in 2020 and has been with us since 2013.
Tabitha loves the family vibe between co‐workers and doctors, and interacting with the patients.
She is married to Adam and enjoys hikes with their dog Gunner, visiting wineries and breweries, and game night with friends.
Martha Jones – Insurance Coordinator
Where can we find you when you’re not working?
Gardening, and spending time in the mountains.
Tell us about your family.
Two wonderful furry kids. Doesn’t everyone have at least one?
What are the main lessons you’ve learned in life?
Don’t sweat the small stuff…not always good at it, but it’s something I try to remember!
Colleen Ritter – Insurance & Billing
Colleen joined our team in 2004.
“I so enjoy the friendships I have made here, both patients and coworkers. It’s nice to have the opportunity to help people with their dental needs.”
She is married to Troy, and a mother of two, Rachel and Zach. Collen enjoys walking, bike riding, spending time at the beach, and “hanging out with hubby.”
Phavy Lee – Dental Assistant
Phavy joined our team in 1997.
Phavy enjoys getting to know her patients and encouraging each of them toward great oral health.
Phavy is married to her husband Phan. They have five children ages, 25, 23, 18, 16, 13. She enjoys being with her family and the lake.
Virginia Hayden – Dental Assistant
Virginia joined our team in 2005.
Virginia says that there are too many things she loves about working here to list. She loves making patients feel at ease in the chair and helping educate them on great oral health.
She has been married 10 “Glorious years”, with only furry babies. She enjoys Wineries, Art Museums, Jazz concerts and visiting with her elderly friends.
Rose Quintanilla – Dental Assistant
Rose joined the Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team in July 2021. She has been a dental assistant since 1996.
She is a people person and loves helping people. Dentistry was a natural career for her because she loves caring for others.
Rose has two children. Her twenty-eight year old son is a police office in Kansas and happily married, and her nineteen year old daughter is a college student. Outside of work Rose enjoys painting and cooking.
Bambi Hicks – Dental Assistant
Bambi joined Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in July of 2021. She has been a dental assistant for twenty-eight years.
Her interest in dentistry started when she was a little girl. She loved her dentist and dental hygienist growing up and knew at an early age dentistry was the field for her. She loves working with people. She especially enjoys calming nervous patients and seeing the final results of a good dental appointment. Seeing a patient’s smile after treatment and how it boost their confidence is such a reward for her.
She is the mother of three amazing children and two grandchildren. Bambi enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves camping, boating, and hanging out by a campfire in the mountains, at the river, or the beach.
Alexa Holle – Dental Assistant
Alexa joined our team in 2020.
Alexa loves what cosmetic dentistry does to the self‐esteem of our patients.
She has been with her boyfriend, Austin, for 2 years. She loves to draw, paint, explore the city, and listening to classic rock.
Stephany Covington – Dental Hygienist
Stephany joined our team in 2005.
Stephany loves the rapport she has with her patients, as well as the patient education she provides to ensure optimal oral health.
She is married with one son and one daughter. She loves spending time with her family, attending the kids sporting events, cooking, camping, and the beach. She loves to laugh.
Bethany Snider – Dental Hygienist
Bethany joined our team in 2014.
“I love teaching patients about their oral care and showing them what to do at home, it is so rewarding to see patients improve.”
She loves golf and enjoys her dogs, Colgate and Penny.
Helena Ports – Dental Hygienist
Helena joined our team in 2018.
“I love meeting people in all walks and seasons of life. I love dentistry because oral health has an effect on the entire body.”
She loves to cook for friends and family, shopping, ice cream & pizza, so she works out with her husband, Lenny. She serves on the worship team at her church.
Ally Walter – Dental Hygienist
Ally joined our office in July of 2021 after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dental Hygiene.
Ally loves working in dentistry because of the opportunity she has to directly impact her patients. Ally enjoys teaching the importance of good oral hygiene and getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental office. She says the best days are the ones when her patients’ start to see the benefits of their hard work in a beautiful smile.
Ally enjoys traveling, working out, cooking and spending time with her dog, Willow.
Regina Fucito – Dental Hygienist
Regina came to Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 2019. Regina started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant and then returned to school for her Dental Hygiene degree. She has been a practicing dental hygienist for 25 years.
Regina enjoys the relationships she forms with patients, and helping them understand the importance of good oral hygiene and how to maintain a healthy smile. She says she “loves hearing about you and your families.” Regina has a huge personality and lovely smile barely covered by her mask.
She is happily married to her husband of 16 years. She has and amazing daughter and 2 sweet Schnoodles. She enjoys reading and trying new restaurants in Richmond.
Raquel Gutierrez – Dental Hygienist
Raquel started at Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry as a dental assistant in 2001. She returned to school and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth School of Dental Hygiene in 2009 and returned to our office afterward. She has been in dentistry for 22 years.
Raquel loves meeting people and helping them accomplish their best dental health. She enjoys being part of a team that always puts the patient first.
Outside of work, Raquel enjoys time with her husband and son, cake decorating and collecting crystals. She has a Chipoo puppy named Snivy, and is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Miranda Menk – Dental Hygienist
Miranda is a recent graduate of the 2022 VCU School of Dental Hygiene and accepted a position with Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry just before graduation. She has loved working with the newest technology and making new friends here at this office.
Miranda is passionate about her role as a dental hygienist and is excited about educating and empowering her patients to achieve great oral health.
Miranda and her fiance, Zach, enjoy spending time together and raising their three-year-old husky, Juneau. As a previous competitive swimmer, Miranda loves any day spent near the water.
Lisa Brown – Dental Hygienist
Lisa joined our team in 2022 and says Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has a fun, relaxed environment she really enjoys. “We all really care about one another,” she says.
Lisa loves being a dental hygienist because she really enjoys interacting with her patients and developing a trusting relationship with them. She hopes to encourage and guide her patients in their oral health journey and wants her patients to know that they have her full support.
Outside of work, Lisa loves spending time with her fiance, Adam, and their four fur babies. She lives in Ashland, VA and enjoys traveling. learning about different cultures, exploring new cuisines and wineries, and spending time with friends.