Tabetha House, RDH

Tabetha joined our dental family in March 2022. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University, where she was the first person in her family to go to college and obtain a degree. As you can imagine, her family is very proud of her accomplishments. Some accomplishments include being a part of the cheerleading team at ODU and winning the National Championship in 2017, receiving the community impact award scholarship her senior year, and graduating college with honors. Tab brings a lot of positivity and encouragement to the office, which reflects in her patient care. Tabetha has a passion for patient education and comfort when they see her for their dental hygiene needs. When you see Tab in the office, you will feel confident that she has a smile on under her mask!
Why did she choose our dental home to be hers? Tab answers, “It felt like a very natural connection. I love the passion this whole office brings not only to dental care, but to the overall health and quality of life of their patients. I am so grateful and very excited to be a part of such a knowledgeable and well established team.”

Outside of the office, Tabetha loves community involvement and is an advocate for inclusion. She enjoys anything outdoors from snowboarding, to water skiing, and especially camping. Flex is her 6 year old fur baby, and can be found along her side in most of her adventures. Tab just bought a house across from Ocean View Beach, so on the weekends you can find her walking Flex up and down the beach and making Norfolk their new home.

Susan Sutton, Certified Dental Assistant and Front Desk Coordinator

Susan is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, Paul. They have two sons, Kyle and Wyatt. Her oldest son, Kyle, married his wife Tiff in April of 2017. She gained her most honored title yet in October of 2018 when her first grandson, Parker, was born.

Susan graduated from Cox High School in Virginia Beach in 1984. Following graduation, she completed the dental assisting program at Old Dominion University. Susan joined our practice in 1985 and has been a ray of sunshine at our front desk ever since. Her duties include personalizing patient appointment scheduling, fielding patient phone calls and keeping our front office running smoothly in every way.

When Susan is not enjoying time with her grandson Parker, she likes to garden, swim and go antique collecting. Susan and her family also enjoy the company of their yellow lab named Mabel.

Carmen – Dental Assistant

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Amy – Dental Assistant

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Very understanding and patient. Spent a lot of time getting to know me before ever looking in my mouth. I’m going back to take care of the problems I’ve let linger for far too long.

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First visit I was warmly greeted by staff and Dr. My hygienist took time to know me and my concerns. She was very experienced and good at what she does. Thank you Karen! See you next time!

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