Take a minute to introduce yourself to our dental professionals. Everyone at our practice is dedicated to providing you with the best in dental care and keeping your mouth as healthy as possible.
Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Gary Newell
Dr. Gary Newell is a graduate of Case Western Reserve Dental School. His passion is helping people replace missing teeth with dental implants. Dr. Newell studied dental implant surgery and implant prosthetics at the Misch Implant Institute, where he is now a Fellow.
Dr. Newell is also a Diplomat on the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Newell’s personal interests are travel, sailing, scuba diving and hiking with his wife Donna. More on Dr. Newell’s story.
Dr. Carrie Clarkson
Dr. Carrie Clarkson received her Bachelor of Science degree at James Madison University. She then obtained her doctorate degree in dental surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduation, Dr. Clarkson entered private practice with her father where she focuses on restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr.Clarkson has continued her education by taking several courses on various topics including sleep apnea and advanced cardio life support. She is also an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Clarkson enjoys spending time with her two sons , biking and traveling.
Meet Our Staff
Michelle relocated to Virginia Beach in 1985. She has raised three successful children and has welcomed two grandchildren to the family. Michelle has been working with Dr. Newell for better part of 30 years. She is the liaison between the doctor and the patient. She will help with questions, scheduling and the sequencing of your dental visits. Michelle enjoys building long lasting relationships with patients, which ultimately helps her, helps the patient achieve the dentistry they want to have. In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her friends and beautiful golden retriever Daisy.
Davina has been with our office for over a decade. She enjoys being a part of a terrific team. Davina is excited to be a part of helping our patients keep a healthy smile and giving our new patients a welcoming experience.
Dianne has been practicing dental hygiene with Dr.Newell since 1985. Her experience also includes five years as a clinical instructor of the University of Michigan Dental School, her alma mater. The challenge of helping people obtain optimal health through dentistry is what motivated her through the years. Living longer and having a better quality of life is so important to her. She believes good oral health is the doorway to do this.
Kathy is a registered dental hygienist and a graduate of Old Dominion University. Upon graduation she received an award for being the best clinician in her class. She has been in the dental field since 1991, and will be helping you maintain a healthy mouth so you will look and feel your best.
Dana received her Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University and has been practicing dental hygiene since 1990. She is proud and excited to practice with such a skilled and compassionate team who strives to bring out each individual’s best smile. A resident of Virginia Beach since 1973, she spends most of her free time with her two daughters enjoying days at the beach.
Lexie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Old Dominion University in 2000. She has been helping patient maintain their oral health with a gentle touch and has been in the dental field since 1983. She loves getting to know her patients, putting them at ease, and assisting them with their specific needs. In her free time, she enjoys biking camping hiking and kayaking with her husband, 2 children and chocolate lab.
Erica has been a Dental Assistant since 2001 years. She loves helping patients obtain their perfect smiles and a healthy mouth.
Elaine graduated from ODU dental assisting school with a clinical achievement award. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband Kenny and their adorable dog Toby. Her first passion is gardening but she also enjoys boating and fishing. She enjoys helping patients achieve and maintain good oral health and a great smile.
Jessica graduated from the university of Louisville for dental assisting, she been assisting for 3 years. She relocated to Virginia in 2015. Her friendly chair side manner helps patient feel more relaxed and comfortable during their visit. When she not in the office she enjoys spending time with her son, husband and two dogs.
Tina is a Virginia Beach native, born and raised. She graduated from tidewater community college with an associate of applied science degree with a major in administration support technology and a specialization in medical office administration. She is a proud single mother of twin sons and a corgidor. Tina loves helping our patients have a welcoming and memorable experience. When not in the office, Tina says she “loves to spend time with loved ones, family, and friends, having fun and enjoying the life that god blessed me with.”
Tiffany was born and raised in Ventura, California where she started her career in dental assisting in 2014. Life brought her to Virginia Beach, where she enjoys immersing herself in books, spending time with her two fur babies: Nella and Wrangler, and also the occasional yoga class. She is very empathetic when it comes to helping people conquer their dental fears and making each visit to the dental office enjoyable.