Meet Our Wonderful Dental Team | Richmond, VA

April Peterson | Financial and Insurance Coordinator

April joined Commonwealth Prosthodontics in 2016 as our Financial and Insurance Coordinator. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field and she enjoys building relationships with all of the patients and helping them set up payment arrangements or answering their insurance questions. April loves working alongside such great doctors and staff at Commonwealth Prosthodontics. She has been married to her husband for over 20 years. April is a huge animal lover and advocate and has two cats and two dogs. She enjoys walking with her dogs, going to vegetarian festivals and various parks and museums, the vegan lifestyle, listening to forensic files and freakonomics! She loves living in Richmond because Carytown is very vegan friendly. Plus, Richmond is close to Virginia Beach, DC museums, and state parks.

Laura Calle | Office Manager

Laura Calle joined Commonwealth Prosthodontics in May of 2004 and is now the Office Manager. Laura enjoys helping patients reach their dental health goals and improving their overall quality of life. Laura values developing long lasting relationships with patients. She is happy to help patients in any way she can including arranging comfortable financial agreements, setting up referrals or discussing treatment plans. Laura loves spending time with her wonderful husband and three boys. She enjoys singing in her church choir and praise team, reading, cooking and dance aerobic classes. Laura also loves going to the Outer Banks with her family.

Kathy Jo Hadjis | Dental Hygienist

Kathy Jo Hadjis is a registered dental hygienist with a true passion for her profession. Kathy Jo graduated from Virginia Western School of Hygiene and was the recipient of the Alice B. Hinchcliffe award, an honor in recognition of excellent clinical skills, academics, and ethics. Kathy Jo has over twenty years of combined dental experience including over fifteen years of dental hygiene practice. She has extensive experience in periodontal therapy and implant care. Kathy Jo loves her profession and works hard to stay at the front of advancements in dental hygiene to provide the best comfort and quality dental care available to all of her patients. In her spare time, Kathy Jo enjoys spending time with her loving husband and twin boys, church life, and keeping active at the gym. What she loves most about her job is being able to calm fears, answer questions and make treatment as comfortable as possible. She loves developing relationships with patients and seeing the transformation in patients’  smiles. Kathy Jo deeply values the reward and satisfaction that comes from changing a patient’s life and attitude in positive ways because of the improvement of their oral health, function, and beauty of their mouth.

Bridget Cook | Dental Assistant

Bridget Cook has been a dental assistant for eighteen years and is the newest addition to the Commonwealth Prosthodontics family. Bridget has previous experience in general dentistry as well as orthodontics. Bridget’s current passion is dental implants. She enjoys helping to change patients’ lives by restoring their smiles. Bridget has an eleven year old son. In her spare time, Bridget enjoys being with family and friends.

Tammy Spence | Certified Dental Assistant

Tammy Spence is a Certified Dental Assistant with over eighteen years experience. Tammy joined Commonwealth Prosthodontics in 2006 and has been working with Dr. Schleider for over ten years. Tammy has a love for dentistry that shows in her ability to care for her patients and make them feel at ease. Her special areas of interest include implant reconstruction. Tammy’s favorite part of her job is being creative and helping to transform a patients smile into one they can be proud of. Tammy is married with three daughters and one son. She spends all of her spare time with her family and working as a member of the children’s ministry at her church. Tammy enjoys playing softball, watching football, reading, going to the gym for Zumba classes and backgammon.

Kristen Napier | Laboratory Technician

Kristen Napier joined the Commonwealth Prosthodontics team in 2016 as a laboratory technician. On the Dean’s List throughout the entire program, she graduated from the JSRCC Dental Laboratory Technician Program in 2016 and interned for several months during the program. Kristen’s special areas of interest include making dentures and partials. She loves her specialty because she loves art and wanted a hands on career. Kristen values being able to help people feel better about themselves. Outside of the office, Kristen loves taking care of her really cute pug named Peter. She also spends a lot of time taking her Mustang to car shows and car meets with her friends.

Monica Williams | Dental Assistant

Monica Williams rejoins Commonwealth Prosthodontics as a Certified Dental Assistant. She also has an Associates Degree in Arts & Science. Monica loves being able to help people feel good about themselves and obtain a healthy and beautiful smile. In her spare time, Monica enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two sons and a pug named Zeus. She also enjoys camping at Lake Gaston with her family and friends, reading and playing Pokemon® go!

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