Manik R. Khisti, DMD
Dr. Khisti acquired this practice in November of 2018 as Dr. Bach announced her retirement. She has another practice, Khisti Dental Center, located in Glen Allen.
Dr. Khisti received her Bachelor of Dentistry (BDS) from Government Dental College, Nagpur India in 2001. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) with honors from the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, MA in 2008. Dr. Khisti came to the US in 2003 after getting married and now has two wonderful kids.
Dr. Khisti strives to further her education and offers her patients the best dental care services through extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment. She spends over 100 hours each year in continuing education courses so she can provide her patients with the most up-to-date procedures. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and playing tennis.
Dr. Khisti is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Virginia Dental Association (VDA).
Melanie A. Bach, DDS
Dr. Bach moved to Virginia from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business from Duquesne University and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. Her father was also a dentist. Dr. Bach opened her practice in 2006 and the practice has grown immensely with her strong leadership. Dr. Bach is a huge fan of the Outer Banks, and loves spending time with her family. Go Steelers!
Victoria W. Crowder, DDS
Dr. Crowder was raised in Midlothian and earned her undergraduate degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University. She graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. She went on to complete a one year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, also at VCU. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Richmond Dental Society. Dr. Crowder and her husband have two daughters, Hannah and Emily.
Sara Haroon, RDH
Sara is a Richmond native who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from VCU in 2006. She was recognized as one of VCU’s all-time Top 40 Dental Hygiene Alumni in 2009, and received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the MCV Alumni Association in 2016. Sara and her husband recently welcomed a baby girl, Eden, born in September 2018. Sara also enjoys traveling, music, and yoga.
Chelsea Darden, RDH
Chelsea is a 2014 graduate of the VCU School of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Chelsea has provided dental hygiene services on several Mission of Mercy projects around Virginia. She was a recipient of the 2014 Colgate STAR award, showing excellence and commitment to dental hygiene by demonstrating dedication to the profession, passion in patient care, enthusiasm and follow-through for community service, and enjoyment in practicing dental hygiene. She grew up in the Midlothian area, is active with her church, and enjoys traveling with her husband.
Amanda Ricker, RDH
Amanda brings over 10 years of dental hygiene experience to the office as a 2006 graduate of the VCU School of Dentistry. Amanda has experience with a variety of mission trips, including VCU’s Jamaica Project where she provided dental hygiene services to Jamaican residents with limited dental access. She grew up in Emporia, VA, and enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and their two dogs.
Melanie Haley, Insurance Coordinator
Melanie has been with Dr. Bach since 2007 and is the insurance guru. Melanie handles all accounts receivable, including generating insurance claims and patient co-pays. Additionally, she is the office HIPAA manager. She obtained an Associate’s degree in 2001 in General Education from College of the Albemarle. She is active with her church and enjoys returning home with her husband and kids to the Outer Banks as often as possible.
Kathy Hennessy, Patient Coordinator
Kathy is well-versed in all aspects of dentistry, as she has previously been an office manager, dental assistant, hygiene assistant, and patient coordinator. She received her dental assisting training at a technical college in Pennsylvania and is certified in CPR and dental radiation. She has an adult son in the Army and loves animals.
Dana Day, Dental Assistant
Dana received her dental assisting training at the Chesterfield Technical Center and has over 15 years of experience in the field. She is the OSHA officer, and is also dental radiation, CPR, and first aid certified. Dana is committed to making each visit a relaxed and positive experience for our patients. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Amy Robinson, Dental Assistant
Amy brings over 20 years of dental assisting experience to our team. Amy is the dental implant coordinator for the office and enjoys the hands-on nature of her job. She is dental radiation, CPR, and first aid certified. Amy loves animals, especially dogs and otters, but has an extra special place in her heart for beagles.