Renowned for our pediatric dental experience, we take our commitment seriously to making families happy and healthy.
Our staff are carefully chosen. We only hire people who are passionate about their patients and love what they do.
We look forward to taking care of your child and all their dental needs as they grow up. When children love their smile, that makes us smile, too.
Amy Namsupak, DDS, Pediatric Dentist
Kids can’t help but relax around pediatric dentist Amy Namsupak. When she isn’t making them laugh with her great sense of humor, she wins them over with her gentle heart, warm personality and love for Disney World. It’s not uncommon to hear the giggles and laughter echoing down the hall at Konikoff Kids.
“I just love kids,” Dr. Namsupak said. “Every single one of them. They give me energy and I learn so much from them.”
Dr. Namsupak, who grew up in West Virginia, received her bachelor’s in dental hygiene and a DDS from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. She completed her residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. It was here that Dr. Namsupak adeptly transitioned from helping patients in the operating room and IV sedation unit one day to treating kids the next day through a Head Start program and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.
Dr. Namsupak’s goal is to help all her young patients learn how to properly take care of their teeth so they can enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health.
In her spare time, Dr. Namsupak loves to travel to Thailand where she has family.
A self-described foodie, Dr. Namsupak also loves to cook and enjoys sharing great meals with family and friends.
Although she has a weakness for doughnuts, she only indulges occasionally – a lesson she happily shares with her young patients to encourage eating sugar in moderation.
“I love helping children learn the importance of brushing and flossing,” Dr. Namsupak said. “When they learn that at a young age, it stays with them forever.”
Adam Blake Rice, DDS, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Adam Blake Rice creates a safe and fun learning environment for his patients, fostering a relationship built on trust. He communicates in a manner appropriate for their age and level of development to calm any fears they may be experiencing during their dental visit.
Dr. Rice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, and a Minor in Religious studies. He continued his education at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Rice completed his residency at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency program, Richmond VA, earning a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. He completed intense hospital-based training focusing on providing dental care to children with Special Healthcare Needs.
Dr. Rice’s dental area of focus includes pediatric, preventative and restorative dentistry as well as interceptive orthodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, the Virginia Dental Association and the Society for Pediatric Sedation.
Dr. Rice has selflessly volunteered his time to community organizations including; Mission of Mercy, assisting dental students and dentists providing care to underserved patients, Special Olympics in Virginia and Michigan, providing dental screenings and oral hygiene instruction & assisting dental students and dentists providing dental care for pediatric athletes and Give Kids a Smile, providing much needed dental treatment to underserved children who otherwise would not receive dental care.
When not in the office, Dr. Rice enjoys rock climbing, kayaking, hiking and camping, playing oboe and English horn in the orchestra, listening to classical music and watching Broadway shows, reading, and watching science fiction.
Dr. Vanessa Hofilena, DDS
Dr. Vanessa, a local to Chesapeake, Virginia, received her bachelor’s in biology and psychology from the University of Virginia and a DDS from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Vanessa takes a conservative approach to dentistry and believes that everyone should get the same thorough, sensitive treatment she wants for her own family. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children and 2 dogs.
Dr. Vanessa has expertise in general anesthesia at the local children’s hospital.
Her professional affiliations include American Dental Association, American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.