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OUR TEAM OF DOCTORS

Our dedicated team of experts creates a safe and friendly environment for your child and yourself. Meet our team and learn more about us. 

DR. RICHARD BYRD, DDS

FOREST HILL AND POLO PARKWAY LOCATIONS

It is easy to find Dr. Byrd in our practice because he is always wearing the biggest smile! Dr. Byrd followed his four-year Doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville with a two-year full-time program to earn his certificate in pediatric dentistry from Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York and a three-year full-time program to earn his certificate in orthodontics from Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Byrd is a dual specialist in an orthodontic practice. Dr. Byrd has continuing education in orthodontics. He can offer advanced treatment options which could shorten treatment time. He provides the highest standard of care using his skilled training in the latest advances in dental technology. He is the father of three so he understands the importance of taking a gentle approach to treatment while remaining focused on good hygiene for a lifetime. Dr. Byrd cares about giving each patient a healthy, beautiful smile!

Dr. Byrd is the past president of the Virginia Orthodontic Association, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Orthodontic Association, American Dental Association, active member of Peter B. Ramsey Dental Society, the Virginia Dental Association, and is an active member of the Orthodontic Study Club of Richmond. He is married and enjoys spending time with his family. Outside of work, he has strong church and community ties and loves sports cars and keeping fit. You may just spot him in the local gym! One final fun fact about Dr. Byrd: Dr. Byrd loves pancakes!

Fun Fact: Dr. Byrd Loves Pancakes

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Dr. Chad Schanilec

FOREST HILL LOCATION

Following graduation from The University of North Dakota, Dr. Chad Schanilec earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Iowa. He completed his specialty training in orthodontics at The Medical College of Virginia in 2001 and spent the next two years sharing his expertise with others as an educator at the dental school. He soon joined our practice as a board-certified orthodontic specialist and added more training and experience. Eventually, "Dr. Chad", as he is known to his patients, heeded a call to the West Coast to work at a busy orthodontic practice in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Western Oregon. It was there he could pursue his love of outdoor explorations as this area provided the perfect setting for camping, biking and snowboarding. We count ourselves blessed that Dr. Schanilec missed his friends and the beauty and diversity of the great Virginia outdoors so it is with much excitement that we welcomed him back to our practice in 2021.

Dr. Schanilec is looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones as he works with your referrals to provide expertise in all phases of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedic care.

Fun Fact: Dr. Schanilec Loves the outdoors

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Dr. Kimberly Tran

FOREST HILL LOCATION

Board-certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Kimberly Tran, grew up in the northern Virginia area and graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry where she graduated with honors. Following the completion of dental school, she received a one-year post-graduate training at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Tran went on to complete her pediatric dentistry specialty training at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly known as Miami Children’s Hospital) in Miami, Florida. She maintains an active membership in several professional organizations and serves the dental community as the President of the Virginia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Tran is most passionate about creating an enjoyable, educational and positive experience for all of her patients. She enjoys building long-lasting relationships with her patients and their families and is delighted to be part of the Richmond community. She loves volunteering with different health organizations (health fairs, Give Kids A Smile Day, MOM Projects) to reinforce the importance of oral healthcare, especially for children. During her spare time, Dr. Tran enjoys outdoors activities, traveling, finding new restaurants to try and spending time with her family, especially her nephews and nieces. Patients quickly appreciate her friendly approach to pediatric dentistry, the care she has for her patients and her dental expertise. We are honored to have her on our team!

Fun Fact: Dr. Tran Loves Traveling

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DR. RICHARD BYRD, DDS

FOREST HILL AND POLO PARKWAY LOCATIONS

It is easy to find Dr. Byrd in our practice because he is always wearing the biggest smile! Dr. Byrd followed his four-year Doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville with a two-year full-time program to earn his certificate in pediatric dentistry from Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York and a three-year full-time program to earn his certificate in orthodontics from Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Byrd is a dual specialist in an orthodontic practice. Dr. Byrd has continuing education in orthodontics. He can offer advanced treatment options which could shorten treatment time. He provides the highest standard of care using his skilled training in the latest advances in dental technology. He is the father of three so he understands the importance of taking a gentle approach to treatment while remaining focused on good hygiene for a lifetime. Dr. Byrd cares about giving each patient a healthy, beautiful smile!

Dr. Byrd is the past president of the Virginia Orthodontic Association, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Orthodontic Association, American Dental Association, active member of Peter B. Ramsey Dental Society, the Virginia Dental Association, and is an active member of the Orthodontic Study Club of Richmond. He is married and enjoys spending time with his family. Outside of work, he has strong church and community ties and loves sports cars and keeping fit. You may just spot him in the local gym! One final fun fact about Dr. Byrd: Dr. Byrd loves pancakes!

Fun Fact: Dr. Byrd Loves Pancakes

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Dr. Kimberly Tran

POLO PARKWAY LOCATION

Board-certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Kimberly Tran, grew up in the northern Virginia area and graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry where she graduated with honors. Following the completion of dental school, she received a one-year post-graduate training at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Tran went on to complete her pediatric dentistry specialty training at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly known as Miami Children’s Hospital) in Miami, Florida. She maintains an active membership in several professional organizations and serves the dental community as the President of the Virginia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Tran is most passionate about creating an enjoyable, educational and positive experience for all of her patients. She enjoys building long-lasting relationships with her patients and their families and is delighted to be part of the Richmond community. She loves volunteering with different health organizations (health fairs, Give Kids A Smile Day, MOM Projects) to reinforce the importance of oral healthcare, especially for children. During her spare time, Dr. Tran enjoys outdoors activities, traveling, finding new restaurants to try and spending time with her family, especially her nephews and nieces. Patients quickly appreciate her friendly approach to pediatric dentistry, the care she has for her patients and her dental expertise. We are honored to have her on our team!

Fun Fact: Dr. Tran Loves Traveling

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