Jeryl Abbott, DDS
Dr. Jeryl Abbott earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Brandeis University and attended Dental School at the Medical College of Virginia, where she graduated magna cum laude as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1995. She continues her dental education monthly and has received advanced training in implantology, full mouth reconstruction, smile design, Invisalign®, and laser dentistry. Dr. Abbott has practiced in the Midlothian, Virginia area for over 20 years.
As a dentist, Dr. Abbott’s goal is for each patient to smile with confidence and love their smile. She hopes to change lives as she changes smiles.
Dr. Abbott’s hobbies include biking, gardening, cooking, yoga, tennis, movies, and fabulous dinner parties.
Eleni Tarasidis, DDS
Dr. Tarasidis completed her undergraduate and DDS degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in dental school, Dr. Tarasidis was active in research and philanthropy. She served as president of the Student Research Group and presented her work at national conferences. Additionally, she educated elementary students on the importance of oral hygiene and organized a 5K race each year to raise money to care for children with cleft lip and palate.
After dental school, Dr. Tarasidis was selected for a post-doctoral residency program at the University of Utah. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society and Richmond Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Tarasidis focuses on patient comfort and particularly enjoys developing a personal connection with her patients.
Outside the office, Dr. Tarasidis loves spending time with her husband, George, and daughter, Mary. She also enjoys traveling, exercising and cooking.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team of dental professionals at Midlothian Dental Arts is devoted to helping you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. When you visit our practice, we will provide you with quality, comprehensive dental services to meet your needs and ensure your comfort throughout your entire treatment. We will also make sure that you understand each treatment you receive. We welcome you to contact us at 804-379-9177 to learn more about our courteous dental care in Midlothian, Virginia, and to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentists. We look forward to meeting you!
Terri Norman – Practice Administrator
Terri has been with Midlothian Dental Arts since 2013. She is the “go-to” girl at our practice and is always here for our patients. She loves helping our patients enjoy a wonderful experience from start to finish at our practice and enjoys and contributes to the family atmosphere of our office. Terri has two beautiful children, Katelyn and Dylan and spends most of her time on the ballfield or basketball court.
Jennifer Sobrito – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer has helped patients enjoy better oral health for over 17 years, 5 years of which has been as a Dental Hygienist. She went to school at MCV/VCU and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, and has since refined her skills and knowledge in the field with countless continuing education courses. Jennifer is always in search of new hygiene techniques and products she can use to deliver advanced, outstanding care to our patients. Jennifer enjoys getting to know each and every one of her patients. She is a particularly skilled communicator and can very easily explain her treatments and recommendations to her patients so they can apply them. She relishes in seeing her patients’ health and lives improve as a result of these efforts.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, going on mini vacations and loves music.
Patricia Knisely – Office Manager
Patricia, “Tricia”, has lived in Virginia her whole life, growing up in Sussex. She has been handling the operations of Midlothian Dental Arts since 2017. Tricia has been working in the dental field since 1994, and enjoys every aspect of the dental field.
Tricia’s advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental office enables her to provide broad guidance and training for our patients. She works hard to assure that things run seamlessly and our patients and staff members are happy.
She and her husband, Rich, have been happily married for 21 years. They have two beautiful daughters Gracie and Emma, and she spends most of her weekends on the soccer field.
Megan Hall – Dental Assistant
Megan has been working as a dental assistant since 2015. She has been fortunate to work in several aspects of dentistry, and in doing so has gained a wide array of knowledge along the way. She is very passionate about dentistry, and has plans of going to hygiene school in the near future.
Megan lives in Richmond with her dog, Nash. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts, and is a huge hockey fan, “Go Preds!”
She is very knowledgeable in the field of Dentistry, with a friendly chair-side manner that helps patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during their visits.
Outside of the office, Arie enjoys spending time with her family and adorable dog, Zeus. She enjoys traveling, doing volunteer work, experimenting with new recipes and trying all the new restaurants she can, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors.