As a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Dr. Chris is considered to be in the top 6% of general dentists in the country. It signifies his dedication to his patients and clinical skills. Dr. Chris continually strives for excellence which is why he has maintained more than FIVE times the annual continuing education requirements, or more than 150 hours each year!
Dr. Chris continued his postgraduate education at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, WA. Dentists from all over the world come to the Kois Center to learn about the latest advances in esthetic, implant, and restorative dentistry. As a Kois graduate, Dr. Chris strives to provide the highest level of care for his patients using the latest evidence-based protocols for all procedures.
After graduating from UCSF School of Dentistry, one of the most prestigious dental schools in the country, Dr. Chris completed his residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCSF.
While dedicated to dentistry, Dr. Chris enjoys various activities outside of the office that keep him busy. He has been an avid skier since learning to walk, and he enjoys expressing his culinary creativity in the kitchen at home. Dr. Chris’s love for the outdoors has taken him on many adventures, from trekking the four-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, to close encounters with a sleuth of black bears during backpacking trips across Yosemite in California. Dr. Chris and his kindergarten sweetheart wife, Sara, spend as much time as they can with their miniature Goldendoodle, Kona.
Hi! My name is Robyn, and I am a dental hygienist here at Livewell Dental. I grew up nearby in the Richmond area. I’m also a Patriots fan at heart — regardless of where Tom Brady is these days. I earned a biology degree from JMU and then a dental hygiene degree from VCU after spending a few years in Hawaii in between. My husband and I enjoy spending as much time outside as the weather allows with our son and our two ridiculous dogs. When I’m not at work or chasing my 4-year old around, I enjoy crocheting, cake decorating, and playing kickball.
Hi everyone, welcome to Livewell Dental! My name is Erika, and I am a Patient Care Coordinator at our practice. I came into the dental field 3 years ago by accident and fell in love. I enjoy working with my team because there is no dull day with us (mainly because of me!). Starting and positively ending the day is how we run the day. I appreciate the relationships I have built with our patients and continue to build with our Smile Family. I love spending time with my son and making memories with my loved ones. Currently, I'm learning to appreciate and indulge every single day.
Hi, my name is Jenn, I am Dr. Chris’s Dental assistant here at Livewell Dental. I was born in New Jersey but raised in Northern Virginia for most of my life. My top priority is to give the best dental experience possible to our patients, whether it's making them feel comfortable in the chair or helping them achieve a beautiful smile. The best part of working here at Livewell Dental is being part of such a wonderful and efficient team. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my boyfriend and our dog, trying new restaurants, and attending music concerts. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello and welcome to Livewell dental! I am so excited to meet you! I was born and raised in Green Bay WI (Go Pack!) I’ve since traveled this beautiful country, living in and exploring so many wonderful and amazing places but I am happy to call Virginia my home! I became a hygienist with one goal in mind, you! I earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from NYU. My focus is to create a safe space where you feel fully understood and completely comfortable. Working with Dr. Chris and the team doesn’t feel like “work” at all, but when I am away from the practice I enjoy time outdoors, hosting dinner parties with friends and family, staying active, and traveling.
Hi, my name is Kona, and I am the office mascot! Although you won’t see me during business hours, I work off-hours to make sure every office corner is sparkly clean! To look a part of being the mascot of a dental office, I brush my teeth daily and stay away from sweets. It’s ruff! When I am not busy working, I like to play fetch or take a stroll around Old Town Alexandria with my loving pawrents.