Dental Staff

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Young Park, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Since graduating from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Dr. Park has been practicing in Roanoke, VA. Prior to his decision to become a dentist, he was a mechanical engineer at Samsung Electronics for several years. As mechanical engineering and dentistry have many common aspects, his mechanical engineering background has enabled Dr. Park to meet daily challenges in dentistry with uniquely integrated and creative approaches.

Dr. Park finds great satisfaction and enjoyment in providing excellent care for his patients in all areas of general dentistry and is dedicated to continually learning new techniques in dentistry for his patients' benefit. In furtherance of this goal, Dr. Park has invested in excess of 150 hours yearly in continuing education. As a result of his tenacious pursuit of knowledge and cutting edge techniques, Dr. Park is better able to provide customized state of the art treatment for each of his patients.

Currently, Dr. Park holds active memberships within the American Dental Association (ADA), the Virginia Dental Association (VDA), the Piedmont Dental Society, American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD),  International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI),

Dr. Park is a fellow of American Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) that has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and exemplifies to other dentists the importance of quality continuing dental education. This fellowship can be awarded to dentists who have completed over 500 hours of continuing education and have passed the fellowship exam by Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Park is also a fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI) and takes many different types of courses to be updated in implant dentistry. 

Dr. Park resides in Botetourt County with his wife, Sun, and two kids, Lynn and Ian. He enjoys hiking, biking, reading Christian books, and travelling with his family. 

 

 

Dr. Michelle Kim, DDS

Dr. Kim is originally from North Carolina and attained her Bachelor of  Science degree in Biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  After graduating, she practiced in Tennessee and Virginia.  Her treatment philosophy is centered on patient education so that  preventative care and collaborative decisions can be made for their oral health.  She believes that everyone deserves access to proper dental care and has sought opportunities to donate her time and expertise by volunteering and going abroad for mission trips. She has been to Mexico, Nicaragua, and most recently Haiti.  Dr. Kim is a member of American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Virginia Dentistry Association.

 

Meet the Staff

 

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Karen O’Meara – Office Manager/ Patient Coordinator

Karen has been in the dental field for over 20 years. Along with running the day to day operations in our office Karen coordinates treatment planning and case presentations to our patients. If there is a problem you are having, be it with insurance or your treatment plan she will be happy to walk you through it until it is resolved. Karen has completed the Practice Management Impalnt Certification Program of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and The Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and Practice Management. One of Karen’s many passions is cooking. Be it an ordinary day or a festive holiday her cooking is gourmet. Karen lives in Salem with her husband Tom. They have two grown daughters, both married and a grandson.

 

 

Sarah Schupp, RDH

Sarah completed her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008 from Virginia Western Community College. Sarah is currently working to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. She currently resides in Roanoke County. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her English Bulldog named Enzo, cooking, running, and spending time at Smith Mountain Lake. 

 

 

 

Kaitlin Mills, RDH

Kaitlin is a Floyd County native, graduated from Dental Hygiene School in May on 2016 from Virginia Western Community College. She is still currently residing in Floyd County. She enjoys being outside, painting, and spending time with family. 

 

 

 

 

 

Hailey Kidd, RDH

Hailey grew up in Franklin County and now resides in Gladehill. She obtained her Dental Hygiene Degree at Virginia Western and enjoys gettingto know her patients. Hailey loves to educate her patients on good oral hygiene and making sure they leave the office with a frresh and clean mouth. She also enjoys crafting and spending time with her friends and family. 

 

 

 

 

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Whitney Worlford, Receptionist 
 
Whitney grew up in Botetourt County and moved to Rocky Mount in July 2018 to restore an old family hunting cabin that was passed down to her boyfriend, Ryan. Whitney spent five years at home in medical insurance before joining our practice, where she gets to share her friendly smile with our sweet patients. She enjoys floating the river, hunting, and spending her free time with friends and family. She also has two fur babies, Yoda and Roxi. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sydney Ober, Receptionist 
 
Sydney was born and raised in Franklin County and is our front desk care coordinator. She came from a background in taxes where she worked for her dad for 5 years and decided she wanted to branch off from their family business. The light of her life is her daughter, Kinsley. In her free time, she enjoys floating the river, taking her daughter to the park, and going hunting with her boyfriend Nick. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dawn Hart, Dental Assistant 
 
Dawn is a Dental Assistant at our practice and moved to Franklin County in 2018 after retiring from the Air Force of 20 years. Dawn loved being in the military and has been married for over 22 years. She has two children, 1 grandson, and one son in law. Dawn is all about her family and spending time with them every chance she gets. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sierra Williams, Dental Assistant 

Sierra is one of our friendly and smiling Dental Assistants. She is from Martinsville, VA. In her free time, she loves to travel and laugh with her family and friends. Sierra has been in the dental field since late 2014, and would love to become a dental hygienist one day. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nikki Burton, Dental Assistant

Nikki has lived in the Roanoke Valley for about 12 years now. She is young and outgoing, she also loves to talk and put a smile on people's faces. Been told she is a great cook and a wonderful listener. In her free time she enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her two cats and dog! Her hobbies include painting, floral design, hiking, swimming, and other crafts. She is good at holding conversations and making sure you have a good visit with our office.