Our Dental Staff

Our Charlottesville Dentists

Dr. Christopher Whynott, A Charlottesville DentistAt Hollymead Dental Arts, our Charlottesville dentists take pride serving our community and providing the best dental care available for your family! Our Doctors strive for perfection thanks to a great wealth of experience and talent. Read about them below!

Dr. Christopher Whynott

Dr. Whynott graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry with academic honors and received advanced training in the UVa General Practice Residency Program.

He owns and operates two practices - Hollymead Dental Arts and Greene Comprehensive Family Dentistry. Clinically, his focused interests include dental implant surgery and restorations. He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and graduated from the implant surgery program at the Misch International Implant Institute.

Dr. Desiree Bagheri

Dr. Desiree Bagheri and familyEducation

• 1997 - 1999, University of Virginia Residency in Dentistry

• 1993 - 1997, University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery - Doctorate of Dental Surgery

• 1989 - 1993, Bucknell University - Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Dr. Bagheri has been practicing dentistry i Charlottesville for over 20 years. She recently became a partner with Dr. Chris Whynott at Hollymead Dental Arts.

She is devoted to providing the best and most gentle care for her patients. In fact, she has patients who have been with her for 20 years. Dr. Bagheri attributes her interest in dentistry to her frequent visits to a very kind "lady dentist" in her childhood (unfortunately, Dr. Bagheri was very fond of candy).

Her experience with this dentist banished any anxiety she felt about going to the dentist. It is this type of nurturing environment she strives to provide for her patients and her employees.

Dr. Bagheri and her husband Brian Kuk are parents to two young children at Hollymead and are proud to call Charlottesville their home.

Dr. Martin Hoard

Dr. Martin Hoard, Charlottesville Oral SurgeonMartin Hoard MD, DDS, FACS went to undergraduate school at American University then received his DDS degree at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He then completed a three-year Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery followed by medical school also at MCV, then a year of General Surgery Internship at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hoard is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Diplomat of the National Board of Dental Anesthesia, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at VCU-MCV, Associate Professor of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UVA School of Medicine.

Dr. Hoard's interests include all phases of office oral surgery: tooth extraction and management of impacted teeth, dental implants as well as bone grafting and reconstruction for implants, soft tissue grafting of the gums, biopsies and treatment of oral soft tissue as well as boney pathology. Anesthesia options include local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.

Our Hygienists

Christina Morris

Christina Morris, Dental HygienistChristina received her Associate Applied Science Degree in Dental hygiene through Germanna Community College in 2006. She is very passionate about health. She strives to be a huge part of improving our patients health by excellent proper care, education and especially stressing the impact of oral health to overall health. Her favorite quote, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."- Maya Angelou. Christina's goal is for patients to leave her operatory feeling that they had the best care possible.

Christina believes her job should always go beyond working in private practice: from cavity prevention in elementary schools in the community to being Legislative chair in the Monticello Dental Hygienist Association. She is also a member of the American Dental hygienist Association. Her free time mostly consist of staying busy with two beautiful children. She also enjoys spending time outdoors playing softball and volleyball.