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Robin – Practice Administrator        

Robin

Hello and welcome to our office.  My name is Robin and I am the Practice Administrator for Drs. Shivar, Peluso and Andersen.  I started my career with the practice in 1981 and it quickly became one of the most rewarding and special experiences in my life.  What a great benefit to love coming to work each day for such a great group of professionals and to develop life long relationships with staff, patients and parents, while I develop skills both personally and professionally.  I invite you to contact me at any time during your treatment and share any experience you may have with our team. Our number one goal is to provide you and your family excellent orthodontic care in a warm, friendly, and caring environment.  

On a personal note I am a Norfolk native, later moving to Virginia Beach after marrying my high school sweetheart, Douglas.  We have two wonderful, adult children, Kellie and Kevin (that were both patients of our practice) and we recently welcomed a granddaughter, Carleigh (future patient).  In my spare time I enjoy home/office design, painting (not walls, but pictures), cooking, gardening, RVing, spending time with family and our King Charles Spaniels, Jake and Maggie.  

Julie – New Patient Coordinator

Julie

I have been with the practice for over 20 years.  I love watching each patient begin their journey with orthodontics along with the day the braces come off and they see their new smile.  Many of the new patients we see have been referred by a former patient of ours.  The smiles tell it all.

I have a daughter and son who are both happily married. My free time is spent with my family and especially my grandbabies.  

Christa – New Patient Coordinator

Christa

I love everything about orthodontics.  I have over 12 years of experience in this field and am also a certified assistant. Meeting all of our patients, while guiding them through the experience of knowing what will take place during their orthodontic treatment is very rewarding.  All of our doctors and staff are wonderful.  We each really take the time for each and every patient in our practice.

I grew up in Virginia Beach. I have a daughter, Alyssa and a son, Ethan.  I love to cook, garden and hang out with my friends and family.  

 

Ann – Schedule Coordinator

My longevity of over 25 years with the practice attests to being part of a remarkable and devoted group of both Doctors and Staff who became an extended family to me throughout the years.  

Our mission has not only been to provide the highest quality of patient care, but to continually focus on the importance of creating an atmosphere filled with friendly smiles, warmth, and a positive, nurturing environment.  We welcome every person from the moment they walk through our door, and continue to foster that relationship throughout treatment.  


Many of my favorite things include enjoying simple pleasures - the beauty of nature, long walks, reading and spending time with family, friends and my cat.

 

Kitty – Schedule Coordinator

Kitty

I have been with the practice for 14 years. I  love getting to know our patients and seeing the transformation from the beginning of treatment to completion. 

I was born in Virginia Beach and have lived here all my life.  Married for 27 years to my husband, David, and have two wonderful children.  I love spending my spare time on our boat or in OBX fishing.

 

Autume – Schedule Coordinator

Autume

I am a 2015 graduate from Practical Dental Assisting of Virginia Beach. I am originally from North Carolina but recently moved to Virginia Beach with my fiancé. I enjoy traveling to visit family and friends, going to the beach, reading, Netflix and spending time with my nieces and nephews.

 

 

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Kate – Schedule Coordinator

Kate

I was born and raised in Virginia Beach and graduated from Cox High School. I attended Practical Dental Assisting of Virginia Beach and have worked in the Orthodontic field for 4 years as an Orthodontic Assistant. I love working in the Orthodontic field and being part of an amazing practice that treats everyone like family.

 

In my spare time I love spending it with my daughter, son and my two fur babies. I love the beach, music and hanging out with friends.

 

 

Megan – Schedule Coordinator

 

I just recently joined the Eastern Virginia Orthodontic family. I absolutely love my position and seeing the smiles on patients once they finish treatment. I've been married to my wonderful husband since 2012, and we live in Virginia Beach with our five beautiful dogs.

 

Amy – Clinic Coordinator

Amy

I have spent the past five years working with Drs. Shivar, Peluso and Andersen.  I have over 11 years of clinical assisting experience and I love what I do for my career. All of the doctors are a pleasure to work with.  They are all so caring to their patients and staff.  The doctors are always willing to take the time to answer any and all questions patients or parents may have.  It is such a joy to see our patient’s smiles transform over treatment and I love the relationships we form in our office.


I live in Virginia Beach with my husband, Rob.  My son Robert is a US Marine. My daughter Lauren also lives in Virginia Beach.  I have two stepdaughters, two stepsons and two grandsons.  I love spending time with my husband and family and I enjoy going to the beach!

 

Jenn – Clinic Coordinator

Jenn

I enjoy forming relationships with my patients.  Watching children and adults through their journey in braces is truly an amazing experience and I feel so fortunate to be an intricate part of that journey.  I appreciate the fact that the doctors here are wonderful and enjoy having a fantastic team of talented, personable individuals to share my days with.   I have 7 years of dental experience along with 3 years of orthodontic assisting and supervising.


I moved from Massachusetts to Virginia Beach several years ago.  I love going back to New England to spend time with friends and family.  I am married to my wonderful husband, Bill and we thoroughly enjoy spending time with our daughter Madalynn and our son Hunter with friends and family at the beach.  

 

Denise – Clinic Coordinator

Denise

I am so happy to be part of this practice.  Drs. Shivar, Peluso and Andersen are awesome and we have great people working in our office.  I love being a part of creating beautiful smiles.  

 

I have been married to Neal for over 30 years and have two grown daughters, along with four grandsons.

 

Thimbe – Orthodontic Assistant

Thimbe

I really enjoy the patient interaction, making patients smile and seeing their happiness after seeing the results of their treatment.  I love the fact that we all have fun in the office while providing terrific orthodontic care.  I have over 17 years of experience in the dental field and have been with the practice since 2011.

I enjoy volunteering and helping others in my spare time or simply being with friends.  

 

Barbara – Orthodontic Assistant

Barbara

I really enjoy the family style environment here at Drs. Shivar, Peluso and Andersen.  The team and our great patients make every day enjoyable.  I truly love what I do daily. 


I have been a certified orthodontic assistant since 1997.  I have been married to my husband Joe since 1995, I have two beautiful kids and I really enjoy spending time with my family.

 

Ashley-anne – Orthodontic Assistant

Ashley

My favorite part of my job is building relationships with our patients and helping to create beautiful smiles.  I am here to help you have a smooth and enjoyable orthodontic experience.  It is my honor to play a role in your care here at Drs. Shivar, Peluso and Andersen.  I truly love coming to work each day and am dedicated to providing incredible care.  


I am a native of Harrison, Maine and relocated here in 2010 with my husband.  I am a mother of a beautiful little girl and in my free time I enjoy traveling, running and baking.

 

 

Holly – Orthodontic Assistant

Holly

I recently graduated from Practical Dental Assisting of Virginia Beach. I have always loved the idea of working in the orthodontic field. Now that I am a part of it I could not imagine doing anything different.