DR. ANJALI SONI
Dr. Anjali Soni grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Business Minor from Villanova University. She then completed her dental training at VCU School of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Soni moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to pursue a two-year postdoctoral residency in pediatric dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. During residency she received extensive training in treating medically complex patients, children and adolescents with special health care needs, and sedation and hospital dentistry. Dr. Soni is dedicated to providing compassionate dental care for children in a safe and fun environment!
Dr. Soni is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and Richmond Association of Women Dentists. During her time in dental school she was involved in a mission trip to Honduras, where she served and cared for children in rural communities, and practiced her Spanish speaking skills!
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Soni enjoys spending time with her husband Suraj, a Richmond native currently training as a Cardiologist. They enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends!
Dr. Kelsey Scott
Dr. Kelsey Scott, an Oklahoma native, received her bachelor’s degree in business and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Oklahoma. While in dental school, she served on the American Student Dental Association board as historian. She found her passion for serving the community through volunteering at Mission of Mercy, Good Shepherd Ministry and Kids Day. After dental school, Dr. Scott started her two-year post-doctoral pediatric dental residency in Richmond at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Scott is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and Virginia Dental Association.
In her free time, Dr. Scott and her husband, Brett, spend time hiking around Virginia, biking the capital trail, and traveling. Dr. Scott is also an avid runner and has completed many half marathons. Attempting new recipes in the kitchen and exploring new restaurants are also passions of Dr. Scott.
DR. KRISTIN ROBERTSON
Dr. Kristin Robertson received her Bachelor of Science from James Madison University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. She discovered and fostered her interest in dentistry by working throughout high school and college as a dental assistant for her childhood family dentist. She loved the idea of a “dental home” that allowed the dentist to get to know a patient and family throughout the years.
During her time at VCU, Dr. Robertson volunteered her time with multiple philanthropic organizations, including Mission of Mercy, Give Kids A Smile, and Project Homeless Connect. After dental school, Dr. Robertson worked as a general practitioner in a public health setting with a focus on treating pediatric patients. She realized her true passion for dentistry lied with treating children. After 5 years of living in South Carolina, Dr. Robertson was very excited about her family’s return to Richmond, Virginia, and her joining the team at Sparkle Pediatric Dentistry. She looks forward every day to create lasting relationships with the patients and their families while making a difference through oral health education and comfortable dental treatment.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Robertson enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband, two children Laurel and Trey, and her dog Toby.
DR. NORA STEADMAN
Dr. Steadman grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate studies. During her time at VCU, she served as president of the VCU Dental Club and actively volunteered around the state of Virginia with the Missions of Mercy Projects. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery from VCU School of Dentistry. After dental school, she attended a two-year General Practice Residency at a local hospital and received extensive training treating patients of all ages and patients with special needs in an operating room setting. When Dr. Steadman is not practicing dentistry, she loves reading, running, and spending time with her husband and dog Peanut.
Dr. Vidisha Patel
Dr. Vidisha Patel is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia and has recently moved to the Richmond area with her family. She is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Maryland Dental School, where she was awarded the Dean’s Award for Community Service. She completed her pediatric dentistry training at Temple University Hospital – Episcopal Division. Her love for dentistry and working with children started when she began volunteering at her dentist’s office in high school. She truly believes that each child should have a positive and nurturing experience in the dental setting and hopes to help her patients overcome their dental anxiety by creating a friendly and fun environment.
Dr. Patel is a Diplomate – American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is a member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Gorgas Odontological Honors Society and Gamma Phi Delta Honor Society.
Dr. Patel is married and is a mom to a baby boy. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and staying active. She and her husband, Ketan, especially love exploring new cities, cultures and trying new foods!