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Meet The Team

Our Team

Upper Row (left to right): Chris, Debbie, Dr. Martin, Pam, Rachel. Lower Row (left to right): Susan, Robyn, Nicole.

Dr. Shannon M Martin, D.D.S.

Dr. Shannon Martin has been practicing dentistry in Newport News, VA for over 20 years. She is a lifelong resident of Newport News and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Many patients often describe Dr. Martin as gentle, caring, and thoughtful. Dr. Martin enjoys expressing her artistic side through her cosmetic dental procedures, as well as interior decorating and fashion. On her days off Dr. Martin enjoys spending time with her husband, two teenage sons, playing with her animals, and leisurely reading.  

Front Desk

Susan, Pam, Robyn

Office Manager-Susan began her dental career in 1987 as a dental assistant in Germany for the military. When computers appeared in dental offices she became a dental software trainer. In 2001 she began working for Dr. Shannon Martin as the front desk coordinator and office manager. On her days off Susan enjoys painting pottery, traveling to the Outer Banks, and spending time with her three grandchildren.

Treatment Coordinator-Pam has worked in the dental office with three members of the Martin family for over 40 years. She began her dental career as an assistant for Dr. Patricia Martin, and later transitioned to the front office. Pam enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Insurance Verification-Robyn joined Dr. Martin’s team earlier this year. While Robyn has previous dental experience at the front desk she is also a certified dental assistant. Robyn enjoys running and walking her dogs on her days off.


Christina Castaldo, BSDH, MS

Dental Hygienist

Chris has worked with Dr. Shannon Martin for over ten years. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, and in 2006 she completed her Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Chris is a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads. In her spare time she enjoys running, working out, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her four legged child Penny.

Nicole Helmick, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Nicole began working in dentistry in 1999 as a dental assistant, but then moved on to study dental hygiene at Old Dominion University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006.  She is a wife and mother of two who loves spending time with her family hiking, biking, playing piano, and doing arts and crafts with her children.

Dental Assistants

Debbie started her dental career as an assistant ten years ago with Dr. Montague Martin, and then transitioned to Dr. Shannon Martin following her father’s retirement from practice. She enjoys getting to know the patients in our practice, and building a trusting relationship with them. In her free time Debbie likes to spend time with her family traveling, reading, and playing with her two Maltipoo’s.

Rachel began working with Dr. Shannon Martin in 2005, and she enjoys dental assisting. The best part of her job is getting to help patients on a daily basis and getting to know our patients and their families on a personal level. In her spare time likes spending time with her family camping, playing baseball, and participating with Cub Scouts.

Cricket & Penny

Cricket & Penny-These loving puppies are usually in Dr. Martin’s private office always enjoy greeting visitors with a friendly tail and gentle kisses to brighten your day and make you feel comfortable. They enjoy treats, walks, and belly rubs.