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 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 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 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 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.