Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Donna

Public Relations Coordinator / Treatment Coordinator

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I grew up in Chesterfield, Virginia and attended the University of Richmond. My goal is to provide our patients with detailed information regarding their treatment and commitment. I truly enjoy this exciting position because it allows me to get to know each patient and follow them throughout their treatment plan.

I spend my personal time with my husband Greg and three wonderful children, Will, Kati, and Ethan. My weekends usually include watching Ethan play baseball and participating with my husband on a coed indoor soccer league. We are loyal Washington Nationals fans and enjoy attending games as often as possible.


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Deanna

Orthodontic Assistant

I graduated from Highland Springs High School, and attended Fortis College for dental assisting. It was there that I realized my passion for orthodontics. I did my last six weeks of internship here at East End Orthodontics in November 2009 and became a full-time employee in 2010. I enjoy seeing our patients every day and love the before and after smiles.

Outside of the office, I stay busy with my fiancé Charles, my stepdaughter Mariah, son C.W, and daughter Abigail. If we’re not watching my son play football, we’re spending quality time as a family simply doing the things that make us happy.


Emilee

Orthodontic Assistant

I graduated from Lloyd C. Bird High School, and attended Fortis College where I became a Certified Dental Assistant. Growing up I loved going to the dentist and would always ask the assistants questions, and when I was a teenager I fell in love with orthodontics as I was going through my own treatment.  I enjoy watching patients go through their own experience and seeing them walk out with a new smile!

When I am not in the office I have my hands full with my daughter, Phoebe. She is the best and craziest little girl a mom could have. We can be found at the playground, doing crafts, participating in pageants, or spending time with our family.


Sepidar

Orthodontic Assistant

I was born and raised in Tehran, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology. I moved to the United States in 2011 and made Richmond my second home. After studying art at VCUarts, I brought my passion of art and service together by becoming an orthodontic assistant. I always make sure that our patients feel relaxed, comfortable, and have   a pleasant experience in our office.  

Outside of the office, I am a yoga teacher. I spend my free time practicing yoga, meditating, reading, learning about wholistic health care, and trying to apply what I learn in my personal life and relationships. I love spending quality time with my partner, Andrew. We cook, bake and grow plants together.


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Tom

Office Coordinator

I grew up in Mechanicsville before joining the Army and graduating from VCU.  What I like most about East End Orthodontics is getting to know each patient better with every visit.

In my free time, I enjoy writing, playing music, reading (which is enough for me to skip lunch), and spending time with my friends and family.  Here is a sample of my creative writing:  "I was born on Tatooine in 286BC and got my first transfusion of Tiger-BloodTM by age 7.  After beating Superman and the Flash in a footrace around the world I twisted an ankle and was told I'd never walk again.  Fortunately, they could replace it, they had the technology.  My running days were, however, over.  I settled nicely into life at East End Orthtodontics...  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my robot dog Gyro and driving in the country in our ice cream truck."