Meet The Team

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.  


Chris Gaffos, 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 animals.


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.


Tricia Gundling, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Dr. Martin welcomed Tricia to our team in 2017. Tricia was born and raised in West Virginia were she attended WVU. Tricia, her  husband, and two daughters have lived on the Peninsula for over 15 years. Tricia enjoys being on the water boating in her free time.


Sada, Sheron

Dental Assistants


Courtney, Amela

Front Office Staff