Pediatric Dentistry Team
Donna, Business Manager
Hi everyone…my name is Donna and I’ve been with NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics since 2006. I love my job and love seeing the children grow and smile within our practice. My time outside the office is spent with my husband Alan and spoiled dogs Ryleigh & Bayli.
I love to travel, especially to any Caribbean destination, although my absolute favorite vacation was spent with my husband, son & daughter touring Italy for 10 days. The highlight of the trip, for me, was being serenaded on the Gondola tour in Venice and experiencing the architecture of Italy. I was just in awe, realizing the experience that many dream of.
I’m a native Virginian and love every season we experience here…even the hot summers.
Christine, Scheduling Manager
Hi everyone…My name is Christine and I have been with NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics since 2007! I am originally from Long Island and even though I have lost most of my accent, it still pops up every once in awhile. The word “drawer” will always sound like “draw” for as long as I live.
I am always up for a fun outdoor adventure, especially when I can include my two children, Madison and Joshua. We love hiking and camping, and enjoy spending our time in the mountains. Some of the places that I have loved visiting are Maine, Vermont, and the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. We enjoy going to Stowe yearly and my husband, Seth, and I even spent our honeymoon in a cabin in Tennessee.
When I have time to myself, I enjoy reading and watching Netflix. Sherlock is on my watch list now. Also, I met a lovely group of women that I get to meet up with every month for book club.
Although my position in the office has changed from being a clinical assistant, working with children, to scheduling and discussing treatments with parents, I love interacting with everyone who walks through our doors!
Linda, Scheduling Coordinator
Hi, my name is Linda. I had the great pleasure of joining the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Team in 2013. This office was a perfect fit for me for so many reasons, but mostly because I love kids. I am a NaNa to 5 fantastic grandchildren – 3 beautiful princesses and 2 handsome prince.
I was born and raised in Alexandria, VA and raised my two sons in the West Springfield area. I thoroughly enjoy going to the Outer Banks but love the ski slopes and mountains just as much! I love going on long rides out in the country and having nice relaxing weekends when I’m not visiting with the grandkids.
Two adorable, part Maine Coon kitties live with me – Miss Bailey and Thomas (named after Thomas O’Malley from the Disney movie The Artistocats). One big surprise – I am a major Disney fanatic!! I’ll even put a movie on and “listen” to it as I am doing housework or projects around the house. You don’t need to “watch” it when you’ve seen it multiple times! Tangled and Little Mermaid are my favorites!
So, when you come up to check out and you hear me humming a tune see if you can figure out which movie it’s from!!!
Dacia, Scheduling Coordinator
Hi everyone, my name is Dacia. I joined the the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team in 2017 and I am loving it! Not only are the doctors and team great to work with, but I love meeting all of our patients and their families.
I am originally from California, but I’ve lived in Virginia since 2011. Even though I miss being ten minutes from the beach, I call Virginia my home and I love that we get to enjoy the change of seasons.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. We love to play games, spend time at the pool, or go on hikes. My family is my world and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I look forward to seeing your beautiful smiles!
Betty, Professional Relations Coordinator
Hello everyone! My name is Betty and I am a member of the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics marketing team. Although you may not often see me in the office, I am busy at work behind the scenes setting up the display table for our contests and preparing the prizes for the contest winners.
I was born in Chicago and have lived in a number of places around the world. I am now happy to call Northern Virginia home. I am a huge country music fan. Currently my favorite song is “Tonight Looks Good on You”. I’d love to know your favorite country song.
I have five amazing children and a beautiful granddaughter. They definitely keep me smiling.
Natasha, Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Natasha, but everyone just calls me Tasha. I’ve been with the team since 2010 and I love it here! My family is so important to me; I never imagined that it’d be as big as it is though. My husband and I are blessed with 5 children – 4 girls and 1 boy. I love watching our patients grow over the years. It’s amazing to see them blossom into their future selves.
Meghan, Dental Assistant
Hi There! My name is Meghan and I’m one of the Dental Assistants here at NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. I’ve been part of the team since 2013. I was a preschool teacher and an assistant director for 6 years before that! I love all things nature and enjoy hiking, camping, and just being outside.
I love animals! I have two cats, and a horse named Anya. I’ve been riding horses since 2000 and I competed in horse trials in high school. I’m also a new mom! I had my daughter Norah in August of 2018. Children and animals are so honest and I believe we can learn a lot from them.
I can’t wait to meet you all! Maybe I’ll see you at your next cleaning!
Andie, Dental Assistant
Hi everyone! My name is Andie. I started with the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic team in January of 2015. I received my degree in dentistry and was a practicing dentist in the Philippines. I moved to Virginia in 2014 and love it here! I have a son named Dominic and I miss him so much because he goes to school in the Philippines. But getting to work with kids everyday always brightens up my day. Outside of work, I love to look for new places to eat — I love food. I also like to travel and visit new places every chance I get. I’m looking forward to meeting you all!
LaQuita, Dental Assistant
Hi. My name is LaQuita, and I really enjoy working with kids. I have been a pediatric dental assistant for over 12 years, and have had the pleasure of working with the amazing team at NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics since mid 2015.
I grew up in Birmingham, AL and attended the University of Florida. I moved to Virginia 20+ years ago and have loved living in the area, even though I’m not a big fan of winter! I really do enjoy the diversity and culture available here. I enjoy hiking, tubing, museums and wineries…and VA has it all! An added bonus is my 7 grandchildren that live in the area; they really keep me busy!
I truly love what I do. Every child I have the opportunity to interact with, I feel that I am able to make a difference in their life, even if only in some small way…and to me, that is very rewarding. I look forward to meeting all of you in the dental chair!
Marjon, Dental Assistant
Hello everyone! My name is Marjon. I joined the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team in 2016 and I had the pleasure of celebrating the practice’s 10 Year Anniversary…woo hoo!! I have been in the dental field since 2007 and love working with children. Prior to being in the dental field, I worked in a daycare when I was in high school until a few years after I graduated.
In my free time I like to spend all my time with my energetic 2-year-old son. We love the outdoors and spending time with our loved ones. I’m so excited to be part of such a wonderful team and meeting you all!! Here’s to another 10+ years!!
Roxanne, Dental Assistant
Hello! I’m Roxanne and I joined the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team in April of 2016. I’m so excited to be here and help all my patients with their oral hygiene. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Maiu, Dental Assistant
Hi everyone! My name is Maiu. I joined the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team in July of 2017. I’m originally from Estonia and I try to visit family every year. I’ve been in Virginia since 2011 and I love working with kids. I’ve been a dental assistant since 2015, but I’ve been a nanny since I was a teenager.
In my free time I like sewing, hiking, baking, and spending time with my friends. I also take classes at Northern Virginia Community College as I’m working to get into Dental Hygiene school.
Can’t wait to meet you all!
Lillie, Dental Assistant
Hi, I’m Lillie!
I like to travel and watch science fiction movies! I have two perfect pups – Lola and Parker.
Funny story!…I was a patient of Dr. Val’s for 11 years and when I was 10 years old I told her that I was going to work at NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics one day. I knew as a kid that I wanted to be a dental assistant because of the great experience I had here. I realized my dream when I was able to join this amazing team in 2018. I love working with your kids and doing my best to give them a great experience every time! Can’t wait to see you!
Jasmine, Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator
Hi everyone! My name is Jasmine and I have been a part of the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team since 2010. I graduated and received my degree in Dentistry from the Philippines in 2007. I moved to Virginia in 2008 and I really miss the warm tropical weather back home. My husband, Ian, and I enjoy outdoor activities. We love exploring new places, going to the beach, and hiking. We recently welcomed our little princess, Claire, and we are so excited to travel around with her. Hopefully we can bring our dog Bentley as well.
I hope to see you soon in the office! Keep on smiling.
Jhoan, Orthodontic Financial Coordinator
Hello everyone, my name is Jhoan and I am the Orthodontic Financial Coordinator. I have been with the practice since 2014 and I am very happy to be a part of the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics family. I was born and raised in the Philippines so I love the warm weather. I enjoy being on my bike and picnics by the beach. I have a very cute and sweet dog named Cody. He is such a mama’s boy. He loves to cuddle and gives me lots of kisses when I get home from work. He surely knows how brighten my day!
When I am not working I also enjoy cooking, watching movies, and going on spontaneous road trips with my family. I look forward to seeing you all in the office! Keep wearing those beautiful smiles.
Allison, Orthodontic Assistant
Hello everyone! My name is Allison and I have been a part of the NOVA Pediatric & Orthodontics team since 2012. I have found a wonderful home with our office due to the wonderful doctors, teammates, and amazing patients of course!!
I am originally from South Jersey but have been living in Northern Virginia since 2004. I often go home to Jersey to visit my family and also try to go to the warm beaches during the summertime. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, dancing, and spending time with family, friends, and loved ones.
I look forward to seeing you soon and bringing out smiles together.
Gina, Orthodontic Assistant
Hey y’all! My name is Gina. I joined the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team in 2016. When I graduated from Longwood University in 2008, I knew the dental field was my dream job; I’ve been in Orthodontics ever since. You’ll find me helping Dr. Ullrich make amazing smiles.
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my husband and daughter. We love cooking and eating together. Do we cook gourmet food on a weeknight? Absolutely! Pets are a big deal in my house. Besides 2 dogs, I also have a bit of an aquarium hobby which includes 5 tanks with 3 aquatic turtles and an assortment of freshwater fish. Do you have any pets? Tell me about them when I see you for your orthodontic appointments!
Liz, Orthodontic Assistant
Hello everyone! My name is Liz and I have been a part of the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team since 2016. I came to this office with five years of orthodontic experience. I really enjoy working with the team and patients here.
I was born and raised in New York and have been living in Virginia since 2012.
When I am not working I love to shop, travel, and spend time with my family. I have a teen-aged son and a baby boy named Angel. Angel is such a happy baby! I love my boys.
Jam, Scheduling Coordinator
Hi my name is Jam. 2018 brought so many changes in my life; it brought me to NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
My husband and I love coffee, but we love our 1 year old baby boy, Sky, more! His favorite song at the moment is “What Does the Fox Say?”. I have always loved music, it lifts your spirit, makes your heart happier and your day so much better. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family. When I get free time, I like reading and watching movies.
As the scheduling coordinator I enjoy seeing our patients’ progress as they come in for an appointment. I look forward to coming to work every day and love watching our patients’ journey to smiles that are out of this world!
Hello everyone! My name is Heather and I have been a part of the family at NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics since 2018. After dabbling in the medical field for a few years, I learned that I really had a passion for helping others and developing a connection with my patients. This ultimately led me to orthodontics. I grew up outside of Phoenix, Arizona. My 7th grade social studies class took a one week trip to Washington D.C. that I will never forget. After that trip I knew that I always wanted to live closer to all of the history in this area. In 2016 I made the move to Virginia and have happily made this my home.
In my free time I am typically seen with my husband and 2 children. We love to travel, watch movies, spend time with friends, listen to music, and play video games. I spend the remainder of my time furthering my education because there is always something new to learn. My favorite games are Kingdom Hearts and Super Mario Bros. What’s your favorite video game? I’d love to hear all about your favorite movies, songs, books, and games at your next visit.
Hi everyone! My name is Shannon and I have been a part of the NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team since 2020. I love being a member of this team of supportive women. My favorite thing about being an orthodontic assistant is becoming part of our patients’ lives.
In my spare time I love being with my two little dogs, Theo and Mina. Coming home to their wagging tails fills my heart with such joy! When I’m not playing with them, I enjoy creating music and art from many different styles and media. Do you like music and art, too? Let me know at your next visit!