Meet the Team

Woodbridge VA Dentist

We recognize that each of our patients is unique and deserves to receive dental care that reflects his or her individual needs. The Woodbridge Dental Care team is experienced and committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit.

Assistants

Heather Bacon, DA

Heather joined our team at Woodbridge Dental Care in 2010 with over 25 years of experience in the dental field and was our financial coordinator and “insurance guru” until July 2021. She always brings a bright spirit and smile that immediately makes you feel welcome and at ease. Heather has gloved up permanently, and works chairside with Dr. Creamer as his dental assistant. She lives in Midland with her husband, four daughters, five dogs, two cats, and chickens. While not at work, she volunteers at her children’s schools and shuffles her kids to swim, band, and soccer practice.

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Candace Shelton, CDA

Candace began working with us in 2022. She graduated from the Metropolitan Institute of Health & Technology in 2009, and brings 12 years of experience in pediatric and orthodontic dentistry with her. She has always taken great pride in providing patients with exemplary care and education, and understands the anxiety that we hope to alleviate within our office. This has helped her to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience for all our patients. Outside the office, Candace resides in Dale City with her husband, four boys, cat, and chameleon. She enjoys cooking, fishing, and exploring new places, and is regularly on the sidelines of her sons’ football games.

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Cristina Ubarri, DA

Cristina also started in 2022, after graduating from the Concord Career Institute in Orlando, Florida in 2019. Our office is her first job in Northern Virginia, and she is truly enjoying all her new beginnings here! Cristina got her start in assisting to overcome her own fear of dentistry, and is a natural at putting our patients at ease during their visits. When she’s out of the office, she loves to go out and spend her time with her two beautiful daughters.

Hygienists

Brooke Francisco, RDH

Brooke started with us in 2021, and immediately fit right into our little family! She completed her dental assisting training and certification in high school, and with a degree in dental hygiene from NVCC and over 20 years of experience in pediatric, orthodontic, geriatric and sedative dentistry, she is constantly continuing her education in dental treatment to ensure the most up-to-date and comfortable care for all of our patients. Brooke and her husband live in Manassas with their three children, three dogs, four cats, and a turtle. In her time off, she enjoys hiking, fostering dogs, and savoring a delicious piece of chocolate.

Karen Richey, RDH

Karen joined us in September 2021. In high school, she discovered her love of dentistry while working as a dental assistant on weekends. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, and has worked in Virginia for the last 15 years. Each winter, she attends the Old Dominion Dental Hygiene CE Conference to stay up-to-date on optimal dental care. She enjoys the personal aspects of dental hygiene as much as the technical side- connecting with her patients and making them feel at ease is her favorite part of her job! Karen and her husband Craig have lived all over the country while he served in the Navy for 21 years, and permanently reside in Lake Ridge with their three wonderful children and Jack Russell Terrier. Outside of the office, Karen enjoys teaching yoga, gardening, and travel.

Front Desk

Megan McCardell, Patient Care Coordinator

Megan became part of our family in 2017, and quickly adapted in the dental world. She is typically the first member of our team you’ll talk to when you call, and as our care coordinator and “scheduling queen”, manages the continuing hygiene, restorative, and orthodontic care for our patients. During her time with us, she has continued to expand her health care and marketing knowledge with seminars and online courses, and is preparing to start her education as a dental assistant. Outside the practice, Megan enjoys painting, expanding her personal library, and travelling.

Jackson Key, Financial Coordinator

Jackson Key graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2018. He joined our practice in September of 2021, and has been in the dental field for more than 3 years. He is still eager to learn more about insurance, dental procedures and of course – our patients! Outside of work, Jackson enjoys taking trips to the Virginia wine country, relaxing with his fiancée, and hanging out with their adorable, precious, gorgeous kitty cat Pippin.