Lauren, Chief Communications Officer
Lauren is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). She graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelors Degree in Science (BSDH) in 2011 with honors. She has a passion for bringing positive change to the dental field in ways that benefit both practice and patient. As a professional, she feels her calling is to serve people and develop lasting relationships by promoting health and wellness through the provision of communication and dental hygiene. Lauren fully embraces Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry’s philosophy of dental wellness through disease prevention and is a valued member of our team.
Lauren is an advocate of giving back to the community and routinely seeks out opportunities to give back with the entire team at Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry. Although she has such a passion for dental hygiene, Lauren is currently serving as our Chief Communications Officer. She absolutely loves helping stay on top of the latest technology and trends which adds to great internal office communication.
When Lauren is not at the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Sinclair, and their newborn son Ryder. Being a native of Virginia Beach, she can often be found hanging out the beach, or taking any number of different fitness classes.
Nicole, Chief of Coordinating & Benefits
Nicole manages the front desk at our Virginia Beach dental office. As a military dependent, she attended The Academy of Dental Technology and graduated in 2005. In addition to her dental knowledge, Nicole brings a high level of organization and customer service skills to our practice. She keeps the office running smoothly and ensures that our patients are comfortable and well cared for. Nicole’s passion for dentistry is driven by her love of all people. She is motivated by the opportunity to change people’s lives through dental care.
I am here for any questions or concerns you may have. I will help maximize your dental insurance benefits and find the right financial arrangements fit for you. My mission is to be a part of a quality dental group to care for our community.
Nicole is a Virginia Beach native. She enjoys going to the beach, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Heide, Chief of Finance & Planning
Heide has called Virginia Beach home since 2004 after her husband’s naval career helped her see a great deal of the country. As part of our front desk team, hers is one of the first smiling faces to welcome patients. She has worked in the dental field for over eight years and enjoys helping patients create a pathway to achieving their dental goals. Bringing compassion to every interaction she has, Heide loves to partner with and guide patients through treatment to reach their dental and health goals. She is skilled and knowledgeable about any treatment recommendations and is also able to aid in finding a number of ways to help patients work treatment into their budget.
In her free time, Heide enjoys cooking, quilting and being outdoors with her dog Jasper when she is not attending one of her twin sons’ dance or theater performances.
Melissa, RDH, BSDH, ICP
Melissa is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Melissa believes in building relationships with patients while also providing the highest quality care. She enjoys incorporating essential oils and aromatherapy to help people feel more at ease during their care and is currently working on getting her aromatherapy certification.
Melissa resides in the Thalia subdivision of Virginia Beach with her husband Adam and two young children, Taylor and Connor. Their favorite place to be is hanging by the Bay. If you can’t find them there they are most likely at the baseball field, hanging with girl scouts or camping with friends.
Whitnee, RDH, BSDH, ICP
I am a native to this beautiful city and grew up in the Haygood area. I always knew I had the passion to work in the medical field early on in life. As high school graduation neared, I was able to narrow down my interest to Dentistry. The idea of oral health and wellness in relation to full body health intrigued me. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated Magnum Cum Lade from Old Dominion University in 2009, and have been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist since. Establishing patient relationships and trust is what I strive for on a daily basis. I enjoy each and every unique interaction and love being a part of the journey each patient commits to in order to achieve and maintain their oral health.
On my down time, I enjoy spending every minute possibly with my two children, Cayson and Harper, and my husband, Danny. In the summer, you will most definitely find us on the beach, or in our backyard cooking out!
A Colombian native, raised in Orange County, CA, Somara has lived in Virginia Beach for 7 years. She attended Fortis College and graduated with Honors as a Certified Dental Assistant. She has been a dental assistant for the past 4 years, and has worked with Dr. Moses for the past 2 years. She loves the dental field, especially because it allows her to interact with and help patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, reading, and being outdoors
I graduated from Old Dominion University earning my Bachelor Of Science Degree. Since then I have worked in a variety of fields including dental hygiene, general dentistry, oral surgery, and have a very strong background in periodontal surgery. I live in Va. Beach with my husband, 1 teenage daughter, 1 college age daughter and 1 adult son. When we all have free time together we enjoy time outdoors. I truly enjoy forming relationships with my patients and helping them maintain their dental health.