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! I’ve had 3 kids for the longest of time, but my husband and I recently added twin girls! Twins run in my family so it was no real surprise. My younger siblings are twins and I have a niece and nephew who are twins as well. Do you have any twins in your family?
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’m also a vegan, and of course, I love animals! I have three cats, and a horse named Anya. I’ve been riding horses for more than 15 years now and I competed in horse trials in High School. 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 as part of the NOVA Pediatric & Orthodontic team in January of 2015. I received my degree in Dentistry in 2012 and was a practicing dentist in the Philippines. I moved to Virginia just last year and it has been such a big change for me. I have a 5 year old son, Dominic, who loves to go to the dentist and enjoys every minute he gets to sit on the dental chair or just being in a dental office watching work being done. We would enjoy watching How to Train your Dragon 1 & 2, Disney’s Cars, and Peppa Pig, all on repeat. I miss him so much because he is back 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 seeing you all soon!
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 was working as a veterinary assistant after graduating from Radford University in 2012. I worked with children when I was younger (neighborhood babysitter!) and this seemed like a wonderful opportunity to work with kids again. I’m so excited to be here and help all my patients with their oral hygiene.
I’ve lived in Virginia my whole life but I’ve traveled around the U.S. and even spent a semester abroad in the UK. Outside of work I like to see friends, read, and watch Netflix. I’m a huge pop culture geek so I’m ready to talk about things like Harry Potter, Star Trek, and Doctor Who at all times. I’m always on the hunt for good books too, so what are some of your favorites?
I also have a kitty named Zuc. He’s black with orange eyes and I adore him (even if he is a bit weird). 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. I love working with kids. I’ve been a dental assistant for over 2 years but I’ve been a nanny since I was a teenager.
In my free time I like sewing, going hiking, and spending time with my husband and friends. At home we have a dog named D’oggie, a cat, Layla, and a turtle, Me’Shell.
Can’t wait to meet you all!
Eileen, Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator
Hello, my name is Eileen. I first came to NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics as a parent when my children became patients in 2006. Before I became the Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator, I worked on the pediatric dental side so I have seen many patients grow up in this practice. You may have seen my daughter in Dr. Val’s book about going to the dentist.
I enjoy traveling with my family, hiking and biking with my husband and going to Virginia Tech hockey games to cheer for my son. Go Hokie Hockey!
Working with Dr. Ullrich, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful families and l look forward to seeing you when you come to our office!
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 recently adopted a puppy and named him Cody. 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.
Trudy, Orthodontic Scheduling Coordinator
Hello! My name is Trudy. I joined the team in July 2016, but I have been in the orthodontic field since 2006. I am originally from Massachusetts and have been in Virginia since 1999. I still get teased for my strong Massachusetts accent that I have not lost (smiles). I really enjoy working in the orthodontic field because I love to see the transition and the confidence that people gain when they have a new beautiful smile to show off.
I come from a large family; I am the youngest of 7 children. I have 10 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews. I have a 6 year old daughter who brings my husband and I great joy and also keeps us very busy! We also have a 14 year old Yorkie who has been part of the family since he was 6 weeks old.
During my down time I enjoy reading, shopping, and spending quality time with my husband and daughter. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces!
Jasmine, Lead Orthodontic Assistant
Hi everyone! My name is Jasmine and I have been a part of the NOVA Pediatric & Orthodontics team since 2010. I graduated and received my degree in Dentistry from the Philippines in 2007. I moved to Virginia in 2008 and one big challenge for me was adjusting to the weather!!! Growing up in a tropical country, I enjoy going to the beach and spending time outdoors with family and friends. My husband, Ian, and I love to travel and explore new places. We recently visited California, Nevada, and Arizona. My favorite part of our trip was seeing the magnificent Grand Canyon. Hope to see you soon in the office! Keep on smiling.
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 am excited to be welcoming another baby boy this summer!