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.”
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.”
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.”
Lindsay – Dental Assistant
Lindsay graduated from Centura College in 2009 and joined our team in 2020. She has a certificate in periodontics. Lindsay loves helping others and the different aspects of dentistry. She enjoys that all our patients are friendly with unique personalities. Lindsay’s hobbies include going to the beach, making jewelry, and gemstones. Her favorite quote: “This too shall pass.”
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.”
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.”
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.
Lori – Practice Administrator
Lori joined our team in 2019 and has 25 years of experience in the dental and private insurance fields. She is a certified cross coder, a member of the American Association of Dental Office Management, and a regular donor to the Autism Research Institute. Lori enjoys the new challenges that each day brings and working with an amazing team. She loves the uniqueness of our individual patients and how they have taught her patience, communication, and to be appreciative. Lori’s hobbies include traveling, reading, and spending quality time with her children and grandson. Her favorite quote is from Aristotle: “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
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.