Dentist in Charlottesville, VA
Our professional staff at Sapon & Swisher Dental, PLLC pursues ongoing education to provide the highest level of care.
Dr. Brad Swisher
Dr. Brad Swisher is a native of South Charleston, West Virginia. He graduated from the South Charleston High School International Baccalaureate Program. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. Dr. Swisher also took many computer science classes to gain knowledge in his interest for technology.
Dr. Swisher is an Honor Graduate from West Virginia University Doctor of Dental Surgery Program. His philosophy is based on preventive dentistry and patient education to achieve optimal oral and general health. He has had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of new technology currently being introduced into dentistry. He is enthusiastic about offering the best possible treatment for patients based on their own individual needs. As a General Dentist, he is currently practicing comprehensive family dentistry. He is devoted to advanced training and attends the best continuing education courses.
Dr. Swisher received several awards in Dental School: The Sabe Issac Howard Memorial Scholarship, Best of the Best Whip Mix Prosthodontics Award, President of Dental Class, Honors Program, and graduated in the top percentage of his class. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society, and the Shenandoah Valley Dental Society.
Dr. Swisher loves the outdoors. He is an avid snowboarder and motorcyclist. He enjoys spending time with his family and Boxer Zoey.
Dr. Mark P. Sapon
Dr. Mark Sapon is a graduate of West Virginia University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from West Virginia School of Dentistry.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and Charlottesville-Albemarle Dental Society.
His primary focus in practice is providing quality dental care in a gentle, comprehensive manner with an emphasis on positive and caring patient relationships.
He enjoys playing golf, watching WVU football and basketball, and spending time with his wife Meaghan and their three children.
Dr. Katy Brandt
Dr. Katy Brandt was born and raised in Des Moines, IA and relocated to Charlottesville in 2014. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She then went on to earn a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry.
She received a Public Health certificate during dental school and enjoys participating in community outreach. She also received several leadership awards for her work with the Iowa American Student Dental Association. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association and the Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society.
Dr. Brandt is a general practice dentist. Her practice philosophy is centered on patient care with open communication. She emphasizes overall oral health with a focus on prevention, in addition to treatment. She is excited to be a part of the Charlottesville dental community!
Dr. Brandt enjoys traveling, watching Hawkeye football, and playing with her dog, Bria.
Dr. Dan Nuckols
Dr. Dan Nuckols was raised on his family's cow and pumpkin farm in Gretna, VA. He graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX. He has received multiple academic awards, notably for his work in oral medicine at VCU. Due to his passion for community service, he has participated in many service trips in Virginia and abroad. He is excited about dental technologies and their use in esthetic and implant dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. His focus is providing comprehensive care by building trusting relationships with his patients first. Dr. Nuckols enjoys hiking, exercising, reading, and spending time on the farm with family.
Dr. Colin McCain, DDS
Dr. McCain was born in Harrisonburg, VA. He moved to Richmond, VA at the age of 5 where he grew up until he attended college at Virginia Tech. He graduated with a B.A in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. Following his time at Virginia Tech, Dr. McCain attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA graduating with honors in 2019. Dr. McCain completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Virginia prior to joining our practice.
As a General Practice Dentist, Dr. McCain’s practice philosophy is centered upon comprehensive, preventative care with an emphasis on building strong patient relationships through compassion and empathy. He strives to make every patient feel comfortable in the dental chair with open communication and education. Dr. McCain is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. McCain enjoys spending his free time outdoors and near the water. During the summer months, you will find him by the water boating, water skiing or just relaxing on the beach. He also loves to travel, ideally to tropical islands, where he enjoys scuba diving. Once the fall months begin, Dr. McCain spends his weekends hiking, watching football and cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Ashlee was born and raised in the hometown of the most famous groundhog the world has ever known - Punxsutawney, PA. She moved to Surfside Beach, SC, and attended Horry Georgetown Technical College where she received an AAS in Dental Hygiene in 2005. Ashlee returned to Western PA where she began her career as a Dental Hygienist. In 2016 she relocated to Charlottesville. Outside the office, Ashlee loves caring for the animals in her life, spending time with her family and friends, gardening, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.
Betsy, a Charlottesville native, graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Betsy enjoys working with patients in her hometown and creating new friendships along the way. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Rob, dog, Bailey, and family.
Candyce is a Fluvanna County native. After working at a dental practice during high school, her love grew for the field. She has been in the dental field for a little over 10 years now, servicing patients as a dental assistant first and then progressing her career by getting her AAS in Dental Hygiene at Virginia Western. Her knowledge in the relationship between oral and physical health drives her in educating patients the how’s and why’s of their current condition in order to improve overall wellbeing.
In her spare time, she enjoys spoiling her four-legged children and exploring all of the amazing wineries with her mum. She also enjoys traveling and taking advantage of the beautiful hiking scene Charlottesville has to offer.
Melanie was born and raised in Manassas, Virginia. Melanie moved to Charlottesville with her husband Dr. Swisher after graduating from West Virginia University with her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She has two children that keep her busy outside of work. Melanie enjoys riding horses, running, and exploring the outdoors with her dog.
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Julie has been a dental assistant for ten years. She loves patient interaction and learning new things everyday. When she is not assisting Dr. Swisher she can be found on the sidelines of her two sons’ soccer, baseball, and football games. She also loves to improve her culinary skills by trying out new recipes on her family.
Originally from Perth, Australia, Kylie moved to Virginia in 2001. She initially came to Virginia to visit family and fell in love with Charlottesville. She started as a patient at our office three years ago. She loved her time at the office so much that she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Outside of work she enjoys running and horseback riding.
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Mary graduated from Charlottesville High School. She attended Piedmont Virginia Community College and studied business management. She has been with the practice since 2011. Mary has great communication skills and is always doing her best to make sure that patients are scheduled and informed. She enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her daughter and three dogs.
Katrina was born in Bad Kissingen, Germany. She has been with the practice since 2016. Katrina was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry after working as a veterinary animal health assistant for eight years. Katrina handles all insurance questions and claims. In her spare time, she enjoys projects as a new home owner.
Michelle is a native of Erie, PA, where she graduated from Villa Maria Academy. She joined the practice in April 2019 after relocating to Gordonsville with her husband. She brings over 23 years of dental experience to the office. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Alease was born in Greene County, VA and has lived there all her life. She graduated from William Monroe High School in 2017. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors, and traveling with her fiancé.
Sarah was raised in Madison County, VA and moved to Greene County, VA when she got married. She loves living life with her husband & daughter. She also loves going to church, road trips, going outdoors and keeping busy with family and friends.