Meet our Team
Heidi, the team’s Office Manager, loves dentistry and has dedicated over 30 years to growing in the Hampton Roads dental community. She started her career as a Dental Assistant after graduating from ECPI and moved to coordinating and volunteering at a local non-profit dental clinic for the under-served before coming to Riverfront Dentistry. She married her high school sweetheart just after high school and moved to Hampton Roads in 1992. Together they have raised their 2 sons, added a daughter-in-law in 2020, and welcomed a granddaughter in the spring of 2023. In their spare time they enjoy their bloodhound “Bo” and their 2 cats in the countryside of Isle of Wight County.
Our hygienist, Heather Bowen, grew up in Chesapeake then moved to Suffolk after getting married. She received a BS in Education and then another BS in Dental Hygiene a few years later at Old Dominion University. Heather enjoys many hobbies such as gardening, beekeeping, snowboarding, wood burning, camping, tie-dying, knitting, reading, and exercising! Her two dogs eat everything and her family just adopted a pig! She and her husband have two kids that they love spending time playing games, riding bikes, cooking, and teaching them everything!
That passion for education has carried over in dental hygiene because she loves taking care of her patients so they will love their smile for many years.
Katie, Our lead Registered Dental Assistant, received her education in 2008 at Bryant and Stratton and has worked in the dental field since. She enjoys having fun with our patients and believes laughing makes the day roll by. You may very well hear her laughing from the moment you enter our office. Katie lives in Carrollton with her husband, their 3 children, their dog Sabrina, and cat Grumbles. When she isn’t at Riverfront Dentistry making us all laugh, she enjoys binge watching TV shows, a nice bottle of wine and trying out new restaurants with her husband.
Our Hygienist, Jessica Sweatman, is native to Hampton Roads and currently resides in Smithfield with her husband, 2 boys, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 4 birds, and a hive of bees. Jessica’s love of education and advocating for people has earned her a BS in sociology and anthropology from VCU and a BS in Dental Hygiene from ODU. She was a domestic violence and sexual assault counselor before she became a dental hygienist. She enjoys being outdoors and watching Hallmark movies. Her passion for health and fitness keeps her running daily as she trains for triathlons. Her boys share her love for outdoor activities as their family spends many evenings and weekends on soccer and sports fields.
Breanna, our Patient Care Coordinator, takes care of all your scheduling needs. She was born and raised in Chesapeake and graduated from Deep Creek High School and J Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Breanna found her niche here in dentistry after being a previously licensed optician. She recently married her husband in November of 2022, in a surprise ceremony to honor her parents and grandparents’ anniversary. Breanna and her husband are enjoying their new home and their 2 labrador retriever puppies, River and Harley. When Breanna is not at work she can be found at the ball fields!
Shanda is the first person that will greet you and the last one to see you when you come to our office. Shanda is a long-time Smithfield resident and enjoys the outdoors with family and friends. She graduated from Bryant & Stratton with her Associates in Medical Administrative Assisting. You will find her in her spare time in the sun and sand as much as possible. Shanda’s other loves are her grown son Cameron and her cat Izzy, who might sometimes even take precedence over her son. 😁
Sami, our second Dental Assistant earned her Dental Assistant degree at the Academic of Dental Technology and has been assisting in dentistry for over 15 years. Sami grew up locally in Smithfield. Currently, she resides in Virginia Beach with her forever boyfriend, two daughters, and their little dog “Caeser Man”. In her spare time, she is a Realtor® and loves to mesh the two careers! She enjoys concerts and wineries when she can.