E. Alexander White, DDS

When I started working with the practice in 2002, I very quickly realized that I was in a special place and surrounded by great people. The legacy of this office has always been one of caring and compassion combined with top quality dental care. I plan on not only continuing the great standard that has been set, but furthering it through technological advances that will keep us on the forefront of exceptional patient care. Patient care, comfort, and satisfaction have been and will always remain the most important aspects of our practice. I could not ask for a better group of people to work with. The dedication of the staff and their concern not only for the patients, but for each other, mirrors my own. I consider this office a home with a family, which I am happy to come to everyday for the rest of my career.

I grew up in Hampton, Virginia, and migrated to Charlottesville for college, then moved to Richmond for Dental School. I live in New Kent and love the tremendous outlets it offers. I have a vast array of interests that keep me busy and allow me to very easily talk and relate well to people. I am an avid outdoorsman, and when I am not at work, I spend much of my free time hunting and fishing. I am a bit of a handyman and will tackle most any project, from home improvements to working on my truck. I have never been afraid of hard work or getting dirty and I enjoy being outside working on my land, clearing roads, and bushing duck blinds at the hunt club. I spend a good deal of time in Nags Head where there is always a project to keep me busy. My passion and enthusiasm for life is reflected in my hard work and the care and compassion I have for my family, my staff, and my patients.

Education

  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry, 2013
  • Diplomat, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 2011
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, 2002
  • Bachelor in Biology University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1998

Organizations

  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Richmond Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
  • Implant Forum of Virginia
  • Consumer Research Associates
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow, Diplomat
  • Academy of Osseointegration

 


Bradford R. Thweatt, DDS

I am a native Virginian coming from Tazewell County in the Appalachian Mountains. I attended the College of William & Mary, where I received my BS in Biology. I then attended VCU School of Dentistry in Richmond, where I received my dental degree. Upon graduation, I did one year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Florida, St. Petersburg. I moved back to Richmond to marry my college sweetheart and we now have two beautiful daughters.

I am an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and the open air. Coming from a small town, I appreciate family and community involvement. I am also a firm believer in the value of honesty and hard work.

I am excited about the field of dentistry, not only because of the enjoyment I get from working with my hands and the uniqueness of each patient, but because it is a rapidly changing field that keeps evolving to offer more options and better treatment for the patient. I am focused on providing quality care that improves the health and overall esteem of each patient. I hope to educate and to place value on the importance of oral health.

Professional Organizations:

  • Richmond Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology

Meet Our Team

Our dental team in Sandston, Virginia, work together to ensure that your visits with Dr. White and Dr. Thweatt are as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We care about our patients and will answer any questions you may have about your dental care. We invite you to contact Sandston Comprehensive Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.

Dawn – Office Manager/Billing Coordinator
Dawn has been with our practice since 1998, starting her employment as a dental assistant. In 2002, she transitioned to the position of Office Manager/ Billing Coordinator and is now responsible for coordinating patient financing, treatment planning, specialist referrals, keeping up with patients’ outstanding insurance claims, and explaining patients’ statement of account. She is more than happy to assist our patients with any financial or treatment plan concerns that may arise.In her off-hours, Dawn enjoys spending as much time with her husband, son, daughter, and Great Dane, Morrison, as she can. She enjoys taking trips to the mountains, vacations at the beach, reading, running, and watching her daughter dance. She loves a little quiet time with her husband, enjoying a good fire and a glass of wine.

 

Ashley – Treatment Coordinator
Ashley is from the Sandston area and was a patient for years before being hired with our practice in 1996. She began her employment with us as a dental assistant before moving to the reception desk in 1998. In January 2009, Ashley moved to the position of Treatment Coordinator. She handles treatment plans and financing. This position within the office gives us the opportunity to discuss with patients, one-on-one, the explanation of dental procedures, fees associated with those procedures, and insurance benefits.In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family (including her two dogs, Talula Belle and Bailee), travelling, being an active member of New Bridge Baptist Church, and having great girl time with her girlfriends from the office.

 

Jessica – Scheduling Coordinator
Jessica is from the Varina area and has been with our practice since 2005. She was also a patient in our office for many years before becoming a part of the family. She started as a dental assistant, working with both doctors for four years, before moving up front after having her baby girl. She now enjoys meeting and greeting patients at the front desk. She assists our patients with all their questions and concerns regarding scheduling, insurance, collections, etc.In her off hours, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Troy, and daughter, Peyton. Jessica also enjoys spending time raising her English Mastiff, Tessa. She enjoys taking trips to the river with her family and dog.

 

Melanie – Dental Assistant
Melanie has been with our practice since 2003 when she moved from West Virginia to join our team. She has been a dental assistant since 1997. Melanie takes her job very seriously. As well as being a wonderful chairside assistant, she is also a very knowledgeable dental laboratory technician.In her off time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband of 10 years, Spencer, and their baby girl, Vivien, who was born in September 2013.

 

Karen – Dental Assistant
Karen is a transplant from Buffalo, NY. She began working with us in 2013 as Dr. Thweatt’s dental assistant after earning her Associate in Science degree and completing her Dental Assistant Certification. She is currently working towards completing her national certification in this field. Along with her excellent clinical and technical skills, Karen has developed a wonderful relationship with our patients. Her outgoing personality, humor and smile are her greatest asset to providing excellent patient care.In her off time, Karen enjoys cooking, baking, and any outdoor activities. She plays soccer and coaches a youth soccer team. She enjoys supporting local music, including her boyfriend Jay’s bands.

 

Heather
Heather – Dental Hygienist
Heather was born and raised in Sandston and now lives in New Kent County. She received her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996, and has been with our practice ever since. In that time, she has received additional certifications in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, as well as completing the Dental Hygiene Implant Certification Program through the International Congress of Oral Implantology.In her downtime, Heather enjoys the beach, traveling, gardening, and reading.

 

Tammy – Dental Hygienist
Tammy has been with our practice since 1991. She received her degree in dental hygiene in South Carolina from Florence/Darlington Tech in 1990. In 2008, she received further certification at MCV in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She has also completed the Dental Hygiene Implant Certification Program for the International Congress of Implantologists in New Orleans in 2010. Along with our entire hygiene team, Tammy continues to stay current with CPR training.Tammy has been married for 23 years and they have 3 children ages 21, 16, and 10 that keep her busy outside of work. She is a highly energetic person who maintains a great rapport with her patients. Her personality, along with her skills, keep our patients feeling at ease during their treatment.

 

Angie – Dental Hygienist
Angie was a longtime patient in our practice, having grown up in Varina. She received her B.S. in dental hygiene in 2000 from MCV/VCU School of Dentistry and joined our team in 2001. Angie loves her work and enjoys the relationships she is able to build with our patients. She enjoys working in the Sandston area.  Angie has two children, Terryn and Trace. She enjoys spending time with her kids at the ball fields, riding her horse, and taking her dogs to the park. She also enjoys reading and hanging out with the other ladies at the office.

 

Whitney – Dental Hygienist
Whitney is our newest employee, having been with our practice since March 2014. She received her B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene from VCU School of Dentistry in 2003. Since then she has received further certification in the administration of local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide. Whitney spent the first 10 years of her career working with her mother who is a dentist. She takes pride in making people comfortable and in educating her patients about the importance of dental health.
Whitney has been married for 14 years to her husband, Anthony, and they have two children, a daughter, Madison and son, Mason. She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids boating at the lake. Whitney and her family resides in New Kent County.