An Orthodontic Team You Can Trust

Meet the team that will be taking care of your smile. At VBO, you’re a part of our family.

Dr. Nguyen

Dr. Phuong Nguyen, DMD., MS.

Dr. Nguyen grew up in Vietnam where she attended college and graduated as an Engineer. She then moved to the US with her mom and decided she wanted to go back to school to be an Orthodontist where she felt she could combine her love for teeth and oral health with her engineering background and experiences. She began college at George Mason University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology. She then attended dental school at Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio as a recipient of the Air Force Professional Scholarship.

Dr. Nguyen served in the Air Force for 4 years as a General Dentist in South Carolina and then went on to complete her Orthodontic Residency in San Antonio, Texas through the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program. She received her diploma in orthodontics together with a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. She then continued to serve as an Air Force orthodontist in Okinawa, Japan before she moved here to continue serving at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton. At Langley, she was a faculty member of the Uniformed Services University and Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) - Orthodontic Program, teaching orthodontics curriculum to the AEGD residents while also serving as the Chief Orthodontist in the dental clinic. As her commitment with the Air Force came to end, she worked hard to find an office to call home prior to joining us here at Virginia Beach Orthodontics!

In her spare time, Dr. Nguyen loves working on DIY home projects, gardening and wood burning. She loves to spend any time she can with her family and of course, we can’t forget her Kung-Fu!

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Katy H.

Office Manager

Katy was born and raised in Miami, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL in 2017 where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a focus in Public Health. She is currently attending City University of New York’s School of Public Health for her Master’s Degree in Health Management and Policy. She has worked in the orthodontic field since 2017 and is passionate about being a part of our patients life changing journeys to happier and healthier smiles. Katy welcomed her daughter, Maleah, into the world in November 2019 and enjoys long romantic walks down the aisles of Target with a Starbucks coffee in her hand.

Sarah

Sarah W.

Marketing Coordinator

Sarah was born and raised in Charleston, SC where she started working in the orthodontic field in high school. She has 10+ years and over those years has worn many hats! Sarah moved to Virginia Beach in 2019 courtesy of her husband being in the Navy. She loves to call VB home. They have a little girl and are expecting another baby this year! Sarah loves the orthodontic world because she feels that “people truly find confidence in their smile that they never knew was possible.

Jacqueline

Jacqueline G.

Treatment Coordinator

Jacqueline is a Virginia Beach Native who came to us with optometry experience but was ready to take the orthodontic world by storm. She has fallen in love with meeting all of our new patients and sharing in their excitement of getting started on their smile journey. She is caring, compassionate and protective over those she cares about. She spends all of her spare time with her husband Ray, and her 2 boys who are both currently Virginia Beach Firefighters. They spend any time they possibly can “glamping” in their RV or venturing out to find all of the breweries or wineries with their dog, Max.

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Christine C.

Scheduling Coordinator

Christine, or C-Money, was born and raised in Long Island New York prior to moving to Virginia in 2004. She graduated from Regent University in 2019 with her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Healthcare Management and then continued on for her Master’s in Business Administration for Healthcare Management and is now pursuing her Doctorate Degree. Her dream is to eventually teach Healthcare Management at a University Level. At VBO, she loves helping people achieve their dream smiles while creating a fun and uplifting atmosphere. When not working or powering through school work, you can usually find her watching anime, Sailor Moon is her fav, painting, or finding a new travel destination.

Courtney

Courtney T.

Scheduling Coordinator

Courtney is a Virginia native, born and raised in Chesapeake. She has spent 10 years in various customer service roles, and enjoys getting to know our patients and trying to create the best experience possible while in our office. All of her spare time is dedicated to fangirling her favorite KPOP groups with her sister or finding a new book to bury her head into.

Kevin

Kevin H.

Records Technician

Kevin is a Hampton Roads Native and has been with us since 2013!! He enjoys putting smiles on our patients faces and seeing the self-esteem boosts that new smiles create. He makes it his mission to always remain upbeat and consistent to improve both coworkers and our patients' days. When he’s not working, he is always on the move outside between spending time at the beach, finding the best spots to skate, longboard, or bike and when it gets too hot crocheting or finding the best local laser tag spots in the area.

Alana

Alana S.

Orthodontic Assistant

Alana was born in California and moved around growing up due to being an Army family. She has also lived in Germany, Texas, Alabama and now Virginia. She has held several customer service roles prior to finding her way into the orthodontic field after graduating with her Dental Assisting Certification. She enjoys watching our patients grow up over the years they spend with us throughout their smile transformations. Outside of work, she spends her time with her husband, Austin, and their 2 fur babies, Bean and Marley and renovating their newly bought house!

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Christian G.

Orthodontic Assistant

Christian was born and raised in Georgia and is actually a Navy Veteran who loves to meet new people and who is always up for learning new things. She grew up in a small town on a farm and idolizes her grandfather who she says would always do anything to help others and was an absolute ham. She has prior experience training horses which she feels has taught her patience and gave her a passion for being able to teach others. In her spare time, she loves to still ride her horses, and spend any time she can with her labrador retriever, Bailey. She loves anything sports related and loves to make people smile.

Victoria

Victoria S.

Orthodontic Assistant

Victoria was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia but has also lived in both South Carolina. She has moved around a little bit as a MilSpouse with her husband, Matt. She came to us with several years of customer service experience before pursuing becoming a Certified Dental Assistant and joining the VBO family. Victoria is Hawaiin and Ohana is a huge part of her life both inside and outside of work. She loves creating smiles, building patients’ confidence and changing lives through the smiles. Her and her hubby recently adopted a German Shepard puppy, Cora, making her hands pretty full outside of work. In any spare time she does find, she loves crafting, painting, and doing any DIY projects she can get her hands on.

LaQuana

LaQuana H.

Orthodontic Assistant

Quana was born and raised in Newport News, VA and often describes her role at VBO as our “Busy Bee”. She came to us with 7 years of dental field experience and was ready to explore the world of orthodontics. She enjoys connecting with our patients and making them feel like more than just another patient here. She loves to watch all of the VBO smiles change and our patients' confidence grow throughout the process. Outside of work, she spends all of her time with her husband, Sean, and her beautiful daughter, Ziya. She loves making new memories, unplugging and cherishing any time they have together. She also loves crafting, decorating, and is a pretty amazing baker (we would know)!

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Taylor R.

Lab Technician

Taylor is a Norfolk native and prior to working with us, was in school for Electrical and Computer Engineering. You often don’t see Taylor much in the office as he spends most of his time downstairs in our lab working with patient models, appliances and making retainers. Outside of work, he enjoys ballroom dancing and is trying to work up to getting good enough to get into performing!

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