Meet Our Team
Chesapeake Pediatric Dentist
Tina and her husband Tim moved to Chesapeake from Front Royal, Virginia, where she was a pediatric dental assistant for 10 years. She loves joking around with the kids and giving them a great experience at the dentist. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, cooking out, going to the movies, and concerts (especially Justin Timberlake). She also enjoys going back home to spend time with friends and family, especially her granddaughter Layla, and great niece Sadie.
Tiera chose pediatric dentistry because she loves teeth and all of the fun being around children brings. She especially loves pediatrics because she feels it is very important for parents and children to be well informed as soon as possible, and thinks every child deserves an awesome dental experience. In her free time she enjoys relaxing, taking trips and spending time with her loved ones.
Tabitha loves working with our patients, making them feel special, seeing them smile and hearing them say they love coming to our office. She spends most of her spare time with her family and friends. Her favorite things to do are going on cruises and “just making memories with my family”.
Heather has enjoyed dental assisting for over 20 years. She says “The best part of my day is working with children.” She has two adult children with a new grandson. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, and her favorite thing to do is go to the beach.
Anna has been enjoying pediatric dentistry for years. She loves teaching our patients the importance of dental health through games, jokes, and making the whole experience fun. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, adventuring, and enjoying the company of her friends and family.
Jenny has been a dental assistant for many years enjoying pediatrics the most! She loves having fun with the patients and making their dental visits exciting and fun. She and her family enjoy many activities together including hiking, going to the movies, visiting zoos and museums, roller skating, and spending time in The Outer Banks. Jenny is most excited to become a grandmother next year.
Have questions or concerns regarding your child’s dental care? Kara is our leading expert! With over 15 years of experience, Kara understands the needs of your child and will help in any way she can! Kara and her husband enjoy competing with their super mud truck named “Nasty Habit.” An avid dog lover, Kara has helped raised German Shepherds, Labs, and St. Bernards. Currently, she has a German Short Hair Pointer named Samson and is a registered Foster Parent for the breed through Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue.
Jen has been an assistant for several years and loves working in Pediatrics.
Her husband’s military career brought them to Chesapeake the summer of 2020, and absolutely loves it here. Jen enjoys spending her time watching her daughters sporting events, going to shows with her husband, as well as finding new restaurants to try out, going on vacation and playing with her dogs and kittens.
Jim began his dental career over 30 years ago and joined Tidal Smiles in 2022. In his current role as the Director of Operations, he enjoys helping the staff grow professionally and support the doctor’s vision to be the top Pediatric Dentists in the Hampton Roads area. Jim loves to travel, dine out and loves animals. He values quality time with his wife, two children and two twin granddaughters.
Mackenzie was born in Richmond, Virginia but moved to North Carolina at a young age where she completed all her educational studies. She pursued a Psychology Degree because she has always loved being that someone you can lean on and talk to. Mackenzie recently moved back to Virginia to be close to family and spend more time with loved ones. Her favorite thing to experience every day in the office is seeing the joy the kids have when they first come into the office and see the famous boat to play on.”
Nikki is a Chesapeake native born and raised and spent two years living in Germany. She loves children and enjoys making everything a fun experience. Tidal Smiles has been an amazing part of her life especially with her daughter and her needs. She enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies
I am one of the assistants here at Tidal Smiles. I currently reside in North Carolina, and as a mother of 3, life at times gets challenging however, I always start the day off with a positive vibe. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team.
Kelsey was born and raised in the Hampton Roads area. She was a patient of the practice as a child! She moved to Pensacola for four years where she received her degree in medical office administration. She loves working in the office setting and interacting with patients every day. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside or with her friends, playing the piano, and reading. She enjoys coming to work each day helping to make Tidal Smiles the wonderful place that it is!
I really enjoy everyone I work with. The passion our team has for pediatric dentistry and how making each child’s experience easier a priority makes for a great day everyday. I enjoy spending time with my two kids making memories in our spare time. We love fishing and being outside when it’s not cold.