Meet Our Staff
Wendy Alabastro – Registered Dental Hygienist
Wendy Alabastro is from Northern Virginia and received her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist from MCV/Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys running and exploring Richmond’s restaurants, concerts, art festivals, and history. She also volunteers at local venues such as Riverrock and Sports Backers. Wendy is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with South River Dentistry since August 2013.
Gina Dunn – Front Desk & Scheduling Coordinator
Gina Dunn is from Clarksville, Virginia and has been living in Richmond since 1986. Gina attended Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. She enjoys being outdoors, walking, gardening, the beach, and playing with her grandchildren. Gina is a Front Desk & Scheduling Coordinator and has been with South River Dentistry since 1987.
Alicia Jackson – Sedation Certified Dental Assistant
Alicia Jackson is from Louisa County, Virginia. She began working in the dental field during her junior year in high school and has been employed in dentistry ever since. Alicia enjoys playing Candy Crush, spending time with her family, and watching TV with her hubby. Alicia is a Sedation Certified Dental Assistant and has been with South River Dentistry since October 2015.
Laurel McGuigan – Insurance Coordinator
Laurel McGuigan was born in Petersburg and raised in Hopewell, Virginia. She graduated from L.C. Bird High School. Laurel holds an Associate’s Degree from Richard Bland College and has earned concentrated education credits in medical/dental insurance. She enjoys baking, traveling and reading. Laurel is our Insurance Coordinator and has been with South River Dentistry since March 2011.
Barbara Noel – Registered Dental Hygienist
Barbara Noel is from Covington, Virginia. Barb went to Less-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. She became a Registered Dental Hygienist at Virginia Western and received her Anesthesia Certification from Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys snow skiing, the beach, gardening, traveling with friends, and shopping. Barb is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with South River Dentistry since 1991.
Lisa Papeo – Front Desk & Scheduling Coordinator
Lisa Papeo is from New York. She is an avid baker, loves a great book, and enjoys scrapbooking. She loves spending time with family and friends and watching her three children grow. Lisa is a Front Desk & Scheduling Coordinator and has been with South River Dentistry since 2012.
Amy Pugh – Sedation Certified Dental Assistant
Amy Pugh is from Richmond, Virginia. Amy’s training includes certifications in sedation, CPR, and X-rays. She enjoys raising her two daughters, spending time with family, fishing, and the outdoors. Amy is a Sedation Certified Dental Assistant and has been with South River Dentistry since November 2012.
Kari Sims – Sedation Certified Dental Assistant
Kari Sims was born in California and grew up as a military kid living in many places. Kari moved from Nebraska to Richmond in 2001. Dentistry is something Kari is very passionate about and she has been employed in the industry for 21 years. She loves helping patients overcome their dental fears. In her free time, she enjoys camping and the outdoors. Kari is a Sedation Certified Dental Assistant and has been with South River Dentistry since 2004.
Jessica Zeiner – Dental Hygiene Assistant
Jessica Zeiner is from Virginia Beach and has an Associate’s Degree in Health Science. She enjoys music, arts and crafts, friends, outdoor activities, and traveling. Jess is a Dental Hygiene Assistant and has been with South River Dentistry since March 2016.