Meet Our Staff

We really do feel like a family at Neighbors and Herod Family Dentistry. Our staff has a combined 175+ years of working in this practice alone. We believe that this is what sets us apart from other dental practices. We truly value our patients and feel invested in not only their dental wellbeing, but their lives as well. We take pride in the relationships we have made in serving multiple family generations and we hope that you will feel at home in our practice.




Susan was born and raised in Midlothian and has been part of our practice since 1983! Her experience is invaluable to our practice. Susan is married and has a daughter, who is a school teacher, and an adorable grandson. When not in the office, you may see Susan running around town, training for a marathon. She also enjoys heading down to Lewisetta for time with the family.




Penny is a Chesterfield native who first joined our practice in 1989 as a dental assistant. She then moved to the front office to apply this extensive knowledge of the dental field. Penny will be the first smiling face you encounter when you enter the office! Her personal goal is that every patient experience a warm and caring environment. During her time here in the office, Penny has created close bonds with many of our long-time patients.

Penny and her husband have been married for 33 years and have two sons and a granddaughter. They enjoy cheering for the Vikings (usually sadly…), traveling, and loving on their dog, Lilly.




Cassie is from Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Management. She has been part of our practice since 2010. She and her husband moved to Midlothian in 1994. They have two children. When she is not cheering them on in football and field hockey, she enjoys decorating, baking and spending with her family and friends at Lake Gaston. Cassie’s fun loving personality and vast knowledge of insurance are true assets to our practice.




Susannah is a Chesterfield native who has been a patient of the practice since childhood and joined our team in 2017. Susannah and her husband have 3 boys and enjoy cheering them on in their various sports teams. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and going to the beach with her friends and family. Susannah’s goal is to deliver superb customer service while providing a friendly atmosphere to patients.




Eszter is a native of Szeged, Hungary. After having studied in Saskatchewan, Canada and Bluefield, Virginia, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the VCU Dental Hygiene program in 2002, Magna Cum Laude. She has been part of our practice since 2004.

Eszter’s passion is providing individual based preventative dental care. She strives to educate and equip patients with the best means to care for their oral health. Her other passion is teaching. She has returned to her alma mater as adjunct clinical instructor and finds great satisfaction in educating the next generation of dental hygienists.

Eszter is married with two young sons. You can often find her on the sidelines at the local travel soccer games cheering on her boys!




Erin grew up in Midlothian and graduated from the VCU Dental Hygiene program in 2002. She has been a part of our practice since 2008. Erin enjoys traveling as well as spending time with her friends, family and 3 chihuahuas. Erin’s laugh is infectious and can be distinctly heard throughout the office!




Claudine was born and raised in Boston, where she earned her degree in dental hygiene. She joined our practice in 2006. Claudine has been in the dental field for over 32 years, and we are so fortunate to have her as part of our team. Claudine has a daughter, who is a nursing student at JMU, and a son who is a senior at James River. When not in the office Claudine enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with her friends and family.




Ashleigh is a Richmond local, graduating from the VCU Dental Hygiene program in 2010. She has been part of our practice since 2011. Ashleigh loves to read and is always on the hunt for a great book. When she is not reading she is likely traveling to a new city or on some adventure with her husband and their adorable rescue pup Riggins. Ashleigh’s skill and passion for dental hygiene is obvious and we are truly fortunate or have her as part of the practice.




Gina has is a native of Virginia. She received her training from John Tyler Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University. She provides over 25 years of dental assisting experience, 15 of which have been with our practice! Gina has a unique ability to relate to anyone, no matter the age or background and make them immediately feel comfortable in our practice. Gina loves music and enjoys attending concerts. She also likes to travel and try new restaurants.




Dana is from Chester, VA and lived in Matoaca for 20 years. She has recently moved to Powhatan and enjoys spending time with her new neighbors…the cows. Dana received her associate in science degree from Richard Bland Community College and has been working in the dental field for over 29 years!

Dana greatest joy in life is her daughter, who is a senior at Christopher Newport University. When not in the office, Dana enjoys the outdoors, listening to music and attending concerts. Her favorite place to be is sitting on the beach in Rodanthe, NC. Dana has never met a stranger, and will likely find something in common if you talk to her long enough.