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 grand daughter 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 she 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 also likes coming to work with coworkers that feel like family. 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.



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.


Chesapeake Pediatric Dentist - Jim


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.

Chesapeake Pediatric Dentist - Mackenzie


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.”

Chesapeake Pediatric Dentist - Nikki


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 

Chesapeake Pediatric Dentist - Jackie


Hi, I’m Jackie, and I’m so excited to be a part of this team. I’m a mother to a beautiful baby girl. We love our spa days and girl time together! I am currently in school to be a pediatric dental assistant and I love greeting everyone and helping give comfort to our patients.

Chesapeake Pediatric Dentist - Rebecca


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 star the day off with a positive vibe. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team.