Beth L. Rochkind

Beth, our Office Manager, has been an integral part of our practice for over 40 years, working with Dr. Grandis, Dr. Bowen, Dr. Rubinstein and now Dr. Bigelow. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a full course of study in the Dental Assisting program.

Following 14-years as a chair-side assistant, Beth brought her clinical experience into our front office. Her intimate knowledge of those who visit our practice, both as patients and as individuals, has made her a tireless advocate for patient care; and her broad experience in the intricacies of insurance reimbursement enables our patients to receive treatment with very little administrative hassle. All who visit or call our Richmond, VA office are familiar with her friendly persona and welcoming voice.

Beyond her professional work, Beth has been actively involved in volunteer community work, having held leadership roles in several charitable, educational and political organizations. She and her husband, Art, have two grown sons, Evan and Joshua and their beloved French Bulldog, Jerry.

 

Gail Schwartz, RDH

Gail has been working as a dental hygienist since graduating from the Medical College of Georgia in 1970. She has been a member of our practice for more than 25 years, first with Dr. Bowen and since with Dr. Rubinstein and Dr. Bigelow.

Gail is a past president of the Central Virginia Dental Hygiene Association and a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha dental hygiene honor society. She stays up-to-date on all of the current trends through her ongoing participation in continuing education courses.

Gail has three children, Meredith, Mallory and Myles, and is married to John Jay. She is also a proud grandmother to four grandchildren. Gail’s love for her profession is evident through her wonderful caring demeanor and personal touch.


Kelly Moore, RDH

Kelly attended Mary Washington College where she worked as a dental assistant at the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic. She went on to graduate from Old Dominion University with her BS in Dental Hygiene in 2007. After working in the Norfolk area, she returned to Richmond and worked as a locum tenens for several dental offices in town prior to joining the practice in November 2008.

Kelly is currently president of the Commonwealth Dental Hygienists Society where she loves networking with her fellow dental hygienists and attending continuing education courses. She loves camping, hiking, reading and most especially spending time with her husband Adam, son Charlie and their two dogs.

 

Shirley Morris

Shirley first began working in dentistry 45 years ago and has been a member of our team for over 15 years. Shirley currently assists in both the front desk area and the clinical area and is our equipment expert. Shirley has two children, Kim and Shaun, and two grandchildren, Cullen and Sydney whom she loves to spend time with. Shirley has a love for animals and her love for people is apparent the moment you enter our office.

 

Lynda Tsui

Lynda has been working in the dental field as a clinical and front desk assistant for over 20 years and she has been in the practice since 2004. Lynda is a perfectionist and has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. She has a true knack for selecting and matching tooth shades. Outside of the office, Lynda keeps busy with her three children, Justin, Alyssa and Ryan and her husband Chris.

Midtown Richmond Dentist

Contemporary Dentist.......Traditional Care

Welcome to our practice. We are conveniently located in scenic midtown Richmond, Virginia, just blocks from St. Mary's Hospital. We are delighted that you have selected us to care for your dental needs. We offer complete family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in a friendly, comfortable setting.

Our dental practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive, courteous, and responsive patient care that is customized to the individual needs and desires of each patient, utilizing the most recent, proven techniques. Your well-being is our primary focus, and we understand that your oral health is closely linked to your overall health.

Our services include dental implant restorations, crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, TMJ therapy, non-surgical periodontal treatment, dentures, root canal therapy, and extractions. You can find us in the Libbie Medical Center at 5700 Old Richmond Avenue, Suite A4. Give our Richmond, VA dental office a call to schedule a check-up or consultation, or simply to ask any questions that you might have regarding our practice.

Located in Richmond, the dental office of Robert Bigelow, DDS is easy to access from Richmond's North Side, South Side, East End and West End. We are close to Tuckahoe and to Lakeside, and are very close to Interstate 64. Book Online or Call our Richmond, VA dental office today to schedule a checkup or consultation, and we'll give your family sensational smiles.

 

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State of the Art Dentistry

Dr. Bigelow offers the latest in digital technology innovations to ensure accurate, quick diagnosis and treatment. At his practice, Midtown Richmond Dentistry, he uses digital x-rays, cone beam scan technology, and 3D printing to deliver the best results for his Richmond, Virginia-based patients.

Digital x-rays are the newest technology available to take images of a patients teeth and jawbone. Instead of using film, this process works by sending the x-rays directly to a computer where they can be viewed on screen, stored, or printed out, instead of developing the film in a dark room. This technique uses less radiation than a traditional x-ray. There is no wait time as the images are available on screen in a few seconds. The image taken can be enhanced and enlarged to multiple times its actual size on the computer screen. This makes it easier for the dentist to illustrate where and what the issue is. Software installed on the computer can also help dentists to digitally evaluate current images in relation to previous ones. This is known as subtraction radiography. Here, everything which is the same is "subtracted out" from the image, leaving a clear picture what has changed. This assists the dentists with seeing even the tiniest changes which may not have been noticeable with the naked eye.

Dental cone beam computerized tomography, or CT, is a subset of the CT scan which is employed in situations where traditional facial or dental x-rays would not be adequate. It is not normally utilized routinely because the radiation exposure is higher with this scanner than other types of x-rays. This type of CT scan employs a special type of technology in order to create three-dimensional (3-D) images of soft tissues, nerve paths, dental structures, and bone in the craniofacial region in just a single scan. Images acquired with cone beam CTs assist to create more successful treatment programs.

For many dentists throughout the United States, 3D dentistry is promptly emerging and several are taking advantage of the efficient techniques. Digital or 3D dentistry is used to the describe the use of oral scanning, digital 3D printing, and the computer-aided design to make crowns, stone models, bridges, and many other orthodontic tools. This ground-breaking technology makes it possible for dentists to 3D print items in an automated, speedy manner. The devices made are nevertheless made from high-quality ingredients such as titanium and ceramic however instead of having at least a two-week wait time for an item the dentist can install the new orthodontic device in the same visit.

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Location
Midtown Richmond Dentistry
5700 Old Richmond Avenue, Suite A4
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: 804-729-8518
Fax: 804-288-1034
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