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 and enjoys living in their country home. Together they have raised their 2 sons, have a bloodhound “Bo” and 3 cats. In their spare time, they are active in Smithfield’s Boy Scout Troop, skiing and cruising in the Caribbean when they can get away.
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.
Lilly, our administrative assistant, is the first person to meet you when you walk into our office and your last goodbye when you leave. Lilly enjoys getting to know and building relationships with patients as well as being involved in a thriving practice. She has been in the dental field since 2016 and has loved every moment of it. Lilly is getting married to her high school sweetheart of 8 years the summer of 2021. In her free time she enjoys going to Cape Charles to search for sea glass, exploring local trails and loving on her Golden Retriever, Lenny.
Nisha, Dental Assistant
Nisha, Dental Assistant, is from Virginia Beach and received her education from Fortis College in Dental Assisting. Nisha has always had a passion for making others happy and being able to be one of the ones to make people smile. She brings an infectious laugh to the team which makes this profession the best for her. She is a proud mother to two awesome boys. In her spare time she likes to do whatever makes her laugh, as she says “laughter is good for the soul”. Her favorite animal is a butterfly, as they “symbolize rebirth”.
Our Hygienist, Jessica Sweatman, is a native to Hampton Roads and currently resides in Smithfield with her husband, 2 boys, 3 dogs, and 2 birds. 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 currently trains for an Olympic triathlon. Her boys share her love for outdoor activities as their family spends many evenings and weekends on soccer and sport fields.