Staff Biographies

Front Office Team

Our front office team is here to help with all your scheduling, financial, and insurance needs. Most often, they’ll be the first smiling faces you’ll see when you come into the office. They’re always available to answer any question you may have and want to make your time at Birkitt Dental as pleasant, comfortable, and stress-free as possible. They strive to provide outstanding customer service to ensure that you not only get an effective and excellent outcome from your treatment, but also enjoy your time in our office.

Dawn Glasscock, Office Coordinator

Dawn holds an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Bringing more than 25 years of management and customer service experience to our practice, she is the first point of contact for client service. Experienced in Microsoft® Office, she is currently Care Credit Certified.

Our Dental Hygienists

Our dental hygienists take great pride in giving each patient individualized care during regular checkups and cleanings. In addition to polishing your teeth and examining the health of your gums, our hygienists will also give you all the information you need to keep your teeth healthy and your smile looking its best. With years of experience and continual training in the most current hygiene treatments and procedures, our hygienists offer the reassurance that your oral health is in great hands. When it comes to patient care, our hygienists are second to none in providing a comfortable, positive dental experience you’re sure to enjoy.

Patricia Pennington, Dental Hygienist

Patricia (Tish) leads the dental hygiene team and has been a key member of the Birkitt Dental practice for more than 26 years. Tish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus—receiving the prestigious A.D. Williams Award for highest GPA—and was elected President of her class.

An active participant in continuing education, she perfects her periodontal expertise in the areas of dental prophylaxis, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), as well as radiology. In addition to her top-flight technical skills, she tirelessly educates patients on a wide range of oral health issues as well as implementation of effective home care therapies and preventive measures.

Our Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants are here to make your experience in our office as easy and stress-free as possible. Usually found working alongside the dentist, our assistants help with many of the procedures and treatments you’ll receive at our office. They are dedicated individuals who look forward to building a relationship with you and your family. Our assistants stay up-to-date with the newest and best technology in order to serve you better and continue their training throughout the year. They look forward to helping to bring you optimal oral health and a great smile for life!

Kali Bodine, Dental Assistant

Kali is a graduate of Loudoun County High School. She has worked closely with Dr. Birkitt for more than three years to perform accurate patient assessments, as well as chair-side assistance and front office patient care..