Meet Our Professional Staff
Dr. Michael Covaney graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1993. He received his Dental Degree (Cum Laude Honors, 1997) and his Prosthodontic Training (2000) from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, the Peninsula Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a member of the Virginia Section of the American College of Prosthodontists.
Dr. Sharon Cole Covaney originally from Newport News, VA, graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Tech in 1993. She earned her Dental Degree in 1997, Cum Laude Honors, along with Advanced Education in General Dentistry Training in 1998 from the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Peninsula Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry and Pierre Fauchard Academy. She served as a component representative to the New Dentist Committee, has served as both Secretary and President of the Peninsula Dental Society and participates in local school activities relating to dentistry, including National Give Kids a Smile Day. Dr. Sharon is the mother of two children, Jason & Jocelyn. When she isn’t cheering the kids on at a baseball field or gymnastics meet, she enjoys reading, hot yoga and Sudoku.
Paula Riddle, RDH
I'm a retired nurse
I received by RDH degree May 2000 from Allegany College of Maryland
I love watching our patients improve their smiles
Hobbies: FSU & sitting on the back porch watching the deer
I'm the tall one with the accent! 🙂
I live in Williamsburg with my wonderful husband, 2 kids & 2 dogs
My son & I moved to VA from Atlanta, GA
Prior experience includes over a decade of dental assisting in surgery, root canal treatment, implants, Periodontal Surgery & IV Sedations; 8.5 years as a Lead Dental Assistant
I live in Gloucester, VA & graduated from Gloucester High
I am married and have 2 daughters
Hobbies: Spending time with my family & being outside
Dana S. Rayford
Graduated from Bethel High School in Hampton, VA
Lives in Yorktown
Married to Jeff. 2 Son’s, 1 daughter-in-law & “GG” to 4 Grandchildren
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends. Beach/Pool time, loves animals, avid Bird watcher, Decorating & Shopping
Live in Newport News, VA
Graduated from Hampton High School
Married with 2 sons & 8 grandchildren
Hobbies: Motorcycle riding, Beach & Family time
Tracy M. Brown RDH, BSDH
Received my Dental Assisting Certificate in June 1995.
May 2002, graduated Old Dominion University with my BS in Dental Hygiene.
Born and raised in Newport News, VA.
Love the smiling faces of our patients that have become our “friends”.
Hobbies: Beach time, camping, kayaking and snowboarding.
30 years + Dentistry.
Lives in Newport News, VA.
Attended Christopher Newport College.
Married with 2 sons, one daughter in law & one granddaughter.
Hobbies: Beach, soccer, baseball, family time.