MEET OUR TEAM

Admin

Candace Carnley – Admin

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, loves the mom life, and being a sports mom.

Jenni Scarth – Admin

Jenni joined our team in 2008.

Jenni enjoys the people she works with, “they are like family”. She loves dentistry because we are in the business to better peoples’ health. She loves to see a beautiful smile.

She has two children, Dylan and Keri. She has been a Group Fitness Instructor for 35 years, and enjoys the Chesapeake Bay and home renovating.

Diane SDiane S – Admin

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.

Insurance Billing

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, they have a beautiful baby girl, Kinslee. She enjoys the lake, boating and decorating.

Tabitha Draper – Billing & Insurance Coordinator

Tabitha joined our Insurance team in 2020, she has been us since 2013.

Tabitha loves the family vibe between co‐workers and doctors, and interacting with the patients.

She enjoys hikes with her dog Gunner, visiting wineries and breweries, and game night with friends.

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 9.48.44 AMMartha 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!

Dental Assistant

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.

Colleen Ritter – Dental Assistant

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, bide riding, spending time at the beach, and “hanging out with hubby”.

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 9 “Glorious years”, with only furry babies. She enjoys Wineries, Art Museums, Jazz concerts and visiting with her elderly friends.

Brooke Melton – Dental Assistant

Brooke joined our team in 2014.

Brooke loves watching people’s confidence change due to the change of their smiles.

She is a single mom of teenagers, one son and one daughter. Brooke loves gardening and crafting.

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 ó years. She loves to draw, paint, explore the city, and listening to classic rock.

Caitlyn Matheny – Dental Assistant

Caitlyn joined our team in 2020.

Caitlyn loves interacting with such a diverse group of people, it is rewarding to be able to provide care that improves the quality of our patients’ lives.

“My boyfriend and I have a podcast that we do weekly. I am a personal trainer, and I also love to draw and paint.”

Dental Hygienist

Carol Sagadraca – Dental Hygienist

Carol joined our team in 2003.

“I love knowing that Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry’s team strives to create a patient centered environment, where optimum care is provided.

Carol is married to her best friend for 13 years, and is the proud mama of a 13‐year‐old son. She loves exploring all of what Richmond has to offer.

Carey Ricke – Dental Hygienist

Carey joined our team in 2004.

Carey loves helping patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. The best part is getting to know her patients.

She has been married to her husband John for 27 years, and is the mother of two, Luke & Molly. She loves to read, cook, and watching Hallmark movies, she loves the happy ending. She has also started working on her first quilt.

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 will be marrying her fiancé JR in April 2021! She loves golf with her fiancé 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 affect 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.

Front Desk

Alyssa Woodle – Front Desk, Hygiene Coordinator

Alyssa joined our team in 2015.

Alyssa loves the interaction with patients and the rewarding feeling from helping a patient achieve a healthy smile.

She is married to Bradley, they share a son, Wyatt, and their fur baby Sadie. She enjoys spending time with family at the river.

Saunders Riley – Front Desk, Hygiene Coordinator

Saunders joined our Insurance team in 2019.

What Saunders enjoys about her position is meeting new people, and getting to know our patients.

She enjoys trying new restaurants, baking, the outdoors, embroidery, and playing the violin.