Meet The Doctors

George P. Varkey, D.M.D

Dr. Varkey is the founder and CEO of United Smiles Family Dentistry and Orthodontics. He has been practicing dentistry since 1996. He graduated from the University of Mysore. After his internship from Gov. Dental College Bangalore, he practiced in Bangalore and Kerala for several years.

Dr. Varkey completed a General Practice Residency from BMC (University of Massachusetts), and Pediatric Mini Residency program from University of Minnesota. Dr. Varkey is practicing in multiple locations in Richmond, Virginia USA.

Besides being a Dental Surgeon, Dr. Varkey is a marathon runner who completed many world marathons like the Berlin Marathon and Chicago Marathon, with the most recent marathon being on the Great Wall of China. On the weekends Dr. Varkey likes to go fishing, kayaking, riding on his motorbike and travelling with his family. He is a proud dad of precious daughters, Anya, Emma, and Reya.

Dr. Varkey is currently a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • American Orthodontic Society
  • Richmond Dental Society

Amer Allaymouni, D.D.S, MS.

Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr.Allaymouni graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo. He worked as a clinical instructor at the school of Dental Medicine department of Orthodontics.

Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones has practiced general dentistry since 1989. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She then attended and graduated in the top one-third of her class from the Russell A. Dixon College of Dentistry at Howard University in 1987.

Dr. Jones is committed to providing quality care for her patients in a friendly and caring environment. She has served as an adjunct professor in the Restorative Department at Virginia Commonwealth University Dental School. She has also worked in corporate, private groups and a solo practice.

She is a member of The American Dental Association and The Virginia Dental Association.

She is a native of Richmond, Virginia and enjoys reading, cooking, and music.

Elizabeth George, BArch.

An architect, currently working as a financial supervisor/ Accounts co-ordinator.

Dr. Lavanya Tortiker

Dr Tortiker graduated from the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program from Boston University in 2016 with High Honors. Prior to this, she received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and also obtained a Masters degree in Prosthodontics from Government Dental College and Hospital, India. All through her career, she kept herself up to date with the advanced treatment methods. She believes in providing best care to patients of all ages with compassion and empathy while making every dental visit a pleasant one. While not at work, she enjoys cooking, jewelry making and spending time with her husband and  son.

Dr. Eugene Richardson III

Dr Eugene Richardson III, DDS has provided dental services to patients in the Petersburg and surrounding areas since 1978. Dr Richardson is a patient focused dentist offering a career-long record of high quality care. Dr Richardson preforms minor and major dental procedures. He he is a lifetime member of the Americal Dental Association and a member of the Southside Dental Society

Dr. Varshovi

I graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo and earned DDS with  Magna Cum Laude honor in 2008. I also completed a year training in Advanced Education in general dentistry at University of a Rochester in 2009.

I have been practicing general dentistry since then. I am a member of American dental association and Virginia dental association. Also I constantly increase my skills and update my knowledge by participating in Continuing Dental Education programs. In my free time I enjoy swimming and running and spending time with my kids.

Dr. Shah

Dr. Shah received her Masters of Biomedical Science Degree from Rutgers Graduate School in New Jersey and shortly after pursued Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Shah believes in providing compassionate, and personalized dental care to patients reflecting the most modern treatment plans in dentistry.

Dr. Shah is involved with the American Dental Association and Virginia Dental Association. In her free time Dr. Shah enjoys travelling, reading and learning new recipes and exercising.

 

Dr. Hawwa

Dr. Hawwa is a General Dentist and Oral Surgeon. He has graduated from University of Aleppo – College of Dentistry, Syria, then she completed his specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in same dental school in 2009. He worked as a general dentist for four years in Syria. Later, he moved to Saudi Arabia where he worked as an oral surgeon and general dentist at a private medical center for a period of 7 years. In 2016, Dr. Hawwa moved to United States where he passed his dental boards. He studied at University of Kentucky/Periodontal and Implantology fellowship for two years before he got acceptance in Advanced Education of General Dentistry program at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. 

Dr. Hawwa is working currently on his research project to get his master degree in Science of Dentistry. He has dental license of Virginia. Dr. Hawwa joined United Smiles clinics in 09/2022.

Beside being a surgeon and dentist, Dr. Hawwa is a busy Dad for three kids: Sama, Aila, and Noah. He enjoys to spend free time with his family.

 

Dr. Jinju Kim

Dr. Jinju Kim grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then attended the University of Kentucky where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD). Dr. Kim moved to VA after graduation and has been serving the Richmond community since 2022. Dr. Kim enjoys practicing all scopes of general dentistry and her passion in the dental field has been driven by a desire to make dental visits comfortable and stress free!

Outside of dentistry, Dr Kim enjoys spending time travelling, outdoor activities, spending time with her family and her little dog, Snow.

Dr. Wright

Dr. Wright was born and raised in Matoaca, Virginia. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. With a desire to help and serve people, he attended Howard University College of Dentistry and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.

His Mission: To pursue greatness in his dental career by providing excellent patient care, being knowledgeable in the dental field, and contributing to the advancement of the dental field; to advance through his dental career with the most prestigious of professionalism, ethics, and positivity towards his patients and colleagues; to provide excellent skills, empathy, and judgment to his patients in the most professional way possible; to provide an atmosphere of comfort, respect, and trust while providing the best overall service to his patients and helping them to obtain the benefits of optimal dental health.

Dr. Nico

Dr. Nico was born Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to the states with his family when he was 10 years old. Dr. Nico began his career by pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from The Ohio State University and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from UCLA School of Dentistry. Since graduating in 2021, he has had training  in all aspects of dentistry with an emphasis on surgery and Implant dentistry. Dr. Nico is passionate about providing all his patients with the highest quality of care and  continues to do many continuing education courses to further enhance his knowledge and to stay up to date on the latest innovations in the dental field.

Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Nico likes to stay active by  weightlifting and playing water polo as he has since he was in high school. He also loves to cook, watch football  and travel. But his biggest focus and inspirations are his partner Pega and daughter Amara.

Dr. Sadselia

Dr. Sadselia is a general dentist from Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his dental education in NYC from NYU College of Dentistry. He moved to Richmond shortly after and has been practicing in the Greater Richmond Area since.

Outside of dentistry, he loves going on hikes and trying all the local foods. He loves traveling with his partner and exploring new cultures! He is a big Georgia Bulldawgs fan and loves cheering them on during football season!

Dr. Srikanth Papisetti

Dr. Srikanth Papisetti has practiced in various parts of the United States. He believes that Virginia offers delightful scenery and some of the friendliest, kind and welcoming community members! A graduate of the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, he brings vast dental knowledge and experience to our office and we are glad to have him on the team! 

According to Dr. Papisetti, “My dad is a compassionate physician and is the one who inspired me to become a health care provider. I like to learn and keep abreast of new developments in dentistry, so that I can provide the best care to my patients. I enjoy working with patients of all ages, including children and perform all aspects of dentistry including oral surgery, crown and bridge, endodontics and removable prosthodontics.” 

In his spare time, Dr. Papisetti enjoys spending time with family, listening to music and traveling. He currently resides in the Midlothian area with his wife and two kids.