Meet Our Team

Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to listen to your questions and concerns and carefully explain your dental treatment, so that you can make informed decisions about your dental health.

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Meet Dr. John Denison

Dr. Denison earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Florida State University and went on to pursue his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Dr. Denison places a strong emphasis on continuing education and he and his staff have attended many courses regarding state-of-the-art treatments in dentistry, including extensive training in Cosmetic, Restorative and Computerized Dentistry. He has been utilizing the state-of-the-art Cerec CAD/CAM Instrument for over 15 years. Dr. Denison has also trained in the use of oral appliances for sleep apnea.

Dr. Denison believes that going to dental school was one of the best decisions he has ever made. He loves all aspects of his job. He enjoys working with people, running the business and doing the dentistry. He became involved in dentistry after realizing it would allow him to combine his creative side and his scientific knowledge. One of his favorite parts of the job is seeing the finished results of treatments that transform a person from having poor oral health to having a beautiful functional smile. Dr. Denison finds it so rewarding to see that patient’s reaction when they first see and realize the results.

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Sherri | Office Manager

Sherri joined Denison Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 2011 as the office manager. Sherri maintains a strong interest in the medical field and medical insurance filing and wants to make a difference in patient’s lives by helping them save money through offering affordable dental care options. She loves working with the team at Denison Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. In her spare time, Sherri enjoys spending time with her family, visiting wineries and sitting on the dock fishing. She also enjoys shooting sports, reading and baking pies.


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Shelby | Administrative Assistant

Shelby joined Denison Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 2014. She serves as our administrative assistant and marketing coordinator. Shelby has a passion for meeting new people, serving patients and customer services. Working at the front desk is the first line of communication with patients and she loves being able to help them relax if they are nervous or assist with any questions they may have. In her spare time, Shelby enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and their two dogs – Tyson and Mia. She loves being outside especially in the summer and going to the beach with friends and family. Fun fact about Shelby: she is also a wedding planner!


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Karen | Dental Hygienist

I am married to my husband Rob and we have 3 children. I also have 2 dogs who keep me very busy. I love anything with the color PINK!!

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Rachel | Dental Hygienist

I am the Treasurer of the Peninsula Dental Association, I have held several Executive Board positions to include President, Trustee and Delegate. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Mark, family and friends.

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Tammy | Dental Assistant

Tammy joined Denison Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 1999 as a dental assistant. She enjoys watching the smile transformations after cosmetic treatments. In her spare time, Tammy loves spending time with her family and watching football and baseball. She also enjoys reading and living close to the beach.

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Laura | Dental Assistant

Laura joined Denison Family & Cosmetic Dentistry as a dental assistant in 2012. She loves her job and enjoys meeting and helping new people every day. Her special areas of interest include large crown and bridge cases and seeing the joy on her patients’ faces when the procedure is done. Laura loves working with Dr. Denison and the team at Denison Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling, hanging out with her dogs, reading books, going to concerts and spending time with her family. 

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Erica | Dental Assistant

I am the youngest in my family and I love spending time with them by watching movies and playing board games. I have one sister, Lauren, and one dog, Alexis. My favorite hobbies are reading, watching movies, and listening to classical music.

Breeann | Dental Hygienist

Breeann joined Denison Family and Cosmetic Dentistry as a dental hygienist after she graduated from ODU with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys working with periodontal patients and patients with dental anxiety. Breeann has always been interested in the dental field and helping patients. Her favorite part of the job is getting to meet all different types of people. In her free time, she collects patterned socks to wear with her scrubs and she also enjoys painting to relieve stress.

We Can’t Wait To Meet You!