Meet the Absolute Dental Care Staff
April – Registered Dental Assistant
April graduated from college in 1991 and joined our practice in August 2018. She specializes in restorative dentistry. For the community, she helps older couples by cleaning their houses, taking care of their animals, or with whatever they need. April enjoys helping patients feel better about themselves and making them smile, and she loves hearing about their lives and their individual stories. Her hobbies include reading, doing puzzles, enjoying warm weather outside, bowling, and music. Her favorite quote: “Look to the silver lining. The glass is half full.”
Ashley – Dental Assistant
Ashley joined our practice in 2019 and currently focuses on orthodontics and alignment technology. She loves that our patients feel comfortable with our care and instantly become familiar faces. She also loves that our staff is caring and very experienced, willing to help at any time, and that she learns something new every day. Ashley is an avid member of the Virginia Beach Public Schools Parent-Teacher Organization. Her hobbies include grilling and trying new recipes that she finds online. Her favorite quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Aura – Dental Assistant
Aura graduated from Altierus Career College in 2018 and joined our practice the same year. She loves interacting with patients because they are always teaching her something new. Aura’s hobbies include crafting, traveling, and dancing. Her favorite quote: “Do the right thing for the right reason.”
Jennifer – Dental Assistant
Jennifer graduated from Lake Taylor in 1995 and joined our practice in 2018. She is CPR and OSHA certified. She loves interacting and communicating with our patients, helping them feel comfortable during their visits, and seeing their smiles transform. Jennifer’s hobbies include relaxing and going to the beach. Her favorite quote: “Life would be boring without me.”
Katrina – Dental Assistant
Katrina attended Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center and joined our practice in January, 2020. She is certified in CPR and specializes in radiation health and safety. She has been a multi-year finalist in HOSA-Future Health Professionals nutrition knowledge and received a commendation of distinction from Virginia Beach Tech. Katrina loves helping patients achieve their perfect smiles and enjoys learning more about their lives. Her hobbies include cooking, movies, painting/drawing, and traveling. Her favorite quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
Amy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Amy received her BS degree in dental hygiene from Old Dominion University in 1985. She joined our practice in 2013 and is a member of the ADHA. She loves working with her awesome co-workers and experiencing her patients’ positive attitudes. In her free time, Amy enjoys cooking, gardening, and bicycling. Her favorite quote: “You don’t have to floss all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.”
Joshua – Registered Dental Hygienist
Joshua attended Santa Fe College in Florida and the Dental Hygiene Community College of the Air Force. He joined our practice in September 2017 and is anesthesia certified. He loves helping our patients achieve good oral health and learning about their lives. Joshua is a family man, with a wife and two children. His favorite quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Lorenda “Lorie” – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lorie graduated from Old Dominion University in 2007 and joined our practice in 2015. She is anesthesia certified. She loves helping patients adhere to their oral health goals and learning about what’s happening in their lives. Lorie’s hobbies include trying all types of food and cooking.
Mara – Registered Dental Hygienist
Mara graduated from Old Dominion University in 1986 and joined our practice in 2010. She loves that she gets to meet new people at her job. Mara’s hobbies include physical fitness and golf.
Morgan – Registered Dental Hygienist
Morgan graduated cum laude from Old Dominion University with a BS degree in dental hygiene in 2014. She joined our practice in February 2015. She loves being able to help patients achieve their oral health needs, while establishing a trusting relationship and making connections with them. Outside of work, Morgan is involved with her church’s nursery ministry. Her hobbies include making jewelry, metalsmithing, and going to the beach.
Brittany – Front Desk / Recare Coordinator
Brittany is from Texas and moved to Virginia Beach in 2012. She went to school at Lee College for dental assisting. She joined our practice in 2018. Brittany loves helping our patients and meeting new people. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to Disney parks. Her favorite quote: “Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own.”
Brittany – Front Desk
Brittany was born and raised in Virginia Beach and graduated from the University of South Carolina, where she majored in psychology. She joined our practice in 2012 and loves being able to help people and seeing them leave with big smiles on their faces. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and traveling.
Malanie – Front Desk
Malanie is a Virginia Beach local who grew up in the Bayside area. She joined our practice in 2017 and is CPR and EMT certified. She loves that she can help bring smiles to patients’ faces and enjoys answering any questions they may have. When Malanie is not at work, she loves going to the beach and spending time with her two dogs, Benny (Goldendoodle) and Rambo (Jack Russell Terrier). She also volunteers for the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, where she gets to help save lives. Her favorite quote: “Life could be worse.”
Tarryn – Front Desk/Dental Assistant
Tarryn graduated from Tidewater Community College in 2019 and joined our practice in 2020. She is CPR and x-ray certified. She loves building relationships with our patients and seeing their beautiful smiles. When Tarryn is not at work, she enjoys going to the movies. Her favorite quotes: “Anything worthwhile is never easy,” and “Life is a journey, not a destination.”
Janice – Lab Manager
Janice joined our practice in 1995. She feels that she has met some of the nicest people as patients while working for Dr. Folck for the past 26 years. Her hobbies include raising and playing with her cats.
Schedule a Visit with Our Team!
We’re excited to welcome you to our practice! To schedule a visit with our team of dental health experts, call Absolute Dental Care today at (757) 428-7440. Located in Virginia Beach, VA, we also proudly welcome patients of all ages from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.