Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


staff photo Natalie

Natalie joined Chavis Dental in 2018, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in the dental field. She started as a receptionist and gradually, through training and continuing education courses, worked her way to Office Manager. With her warm and friendly manner, she makes sure everyone feels at home and heard during their visits.

As our office manager, Natalie oversees the practice, keeping us organized and running smoothly. She manages scheduling and patient flow, presents treatment plans, and organizes and presents financials to patients, arranging their payment schedules, too. Natalie also directs the processing and submission of insurance claims.

When she’s not at Chavis Dental, Natalie enjoys grilling, gardening, interior design, and escaping into books.


staff photo Salena

Originally from Washington , DC , Salena attended Margaret Murray Career Senior High School where she learned about the different aspects of dentistry. She graduated in June 2006 and decided that she wanted to further her education in dentistry. She went on and attended Applied Career Training (ACT) Institute and graduated in 2007.

She worked in Largo , Maryland for two years as a dental assistant where she was able to gain knowledge from accredited classes. Salena became a team member at Chavis Dental in April 2010 as a dental assistant as well as gaining knowledge from front desk experience.

Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family as well as going shopping and styling hair.

staff photo LaDonna

LaDonna is from Elizabethton, TN, near the Smokey Mountains. She completed her dental hygiene degree fromEast Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN in May 2000 and moved to Knoxville, TN after graduation where she still maintains a home.

She has a 22 year old son, Dakota, who graduated from the Air Force Language School in Monterey, CA, in July 2010. She has two grandchildren, Reagan (two years old) and Liam (six months old).

LaDonna moved to the DC area in November 2007 and became part of the Chavis Dental team in October 2008. She resides in Annandale, VA, where she enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and her dog, Crispen.

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