Dental Staff

Dentist in Newport News, VA

The staff at Dr. Artzer's is what sets our state of the art office apart. We promise you will be treated with the utmost respect and care the moment you enter our doors.

We want you to know how special you are to us and that we will do everything possible to earn your trust and respect. We feel honored that you have selected our office to provide your dental needs.

 

Mark B. Artzer, D.D.S.

Mark B. Artzer, DDS earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Baylor University, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Ohio State University. Dr. Artzer has been practicing dentistry on the Peninsula since October of 1978.

In January of 2001, Dr. Artzer built a new state of the art dental office located in McGuire Place Professional Park.

Dr. Artzer is an active Member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Peninsula Dental Association. He regularly attends continuing education courses so that he will be able to provide the most up to date dental techniques and technologies for his patients.

Dr. Artzer and his experienced staff strive to provide the most gentle and pleasant dental experience for all of their patients.

Dr. Artzer married his wife, Charla, in 1998. He has two daughters, Sarah and Bea, and two step-children, Scott and Stacy. Stacy passed away in December of 2003 at the age of 19 from a rare form of cancer.

Dr. Artzer enjoys working outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing, cooking and relaxing in Hatteras, N.C.

 

Joan Zwerner, RDH, B.S.

Joan earned her dental hygiene degree in 1979 from Erie Community College in New York. She has been with Dr. Artzer's practice since 1989.Joan has always wanted to be in a health care provision. Dental hygiene gave her the ability to both help and educate patients. Joan married her husband Tom in 1997 and has two sons Josh and Nick.Joan enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, traveling, and is an active member of CTK Church.

 

Lynn Costa, RDH, B.S.

Lynn earned her Dental Hygiene degree in 1989 from Old Dominion University, School of Dental Hygiene in Norfolk VA. She joined Dr Artzer in Feb 2006. Lynn has been married to her husband David for 11 years and has a son, James who is a recent Marine Corp graduate. Working in various medical and dental positions during college led her to dental hygiene as a career choice and seeing the demand for good oral hygiene in the community. Lynn enjoys reading, swimming, and beach vacations.

 

Tammy - Dental Assistant

Tammy graduated from Daytona Beach State University Dental Assistant Program, May 1989. She has worked in various dental specialties; oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics and general dentistry. She has worked for Dr Artzer since July, 2003. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, giving them the best patient care possible. She treats all patients like they were family. She has been married to her wonderful husband Gene; since 1985. She has one daughter and one grandson. Outside of work she enjoys shopping, going to the beach, and spending time with her grandson, who is the light of her life!

 

Tori - Dental Assistant

Tori attended Medical Careers Institute and earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree, A Health Science major in dental assisting. She has been a dental assistant for 10 years. Tori joined Dr. Artzer's team in September of 2016. She married her husband Robert in 2008 and has one daughter Jayden. Tori became a dental assistant because she loves going to the dentist and is interested in oral health. She loves making patients smile and meeting new ones. Tori enjoys running, reading, outdoors, dancing, taking pictures, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Pam Harklerode - Appointment Coordinator

Originally from Youngstown, Ohio she moved to Virginia in 1979 when she married her husband Steve, who was stationed at Langley Air Force Base.

They moved to Soesterberg, Netherlands in 1980 and added 3 children to their lives. She had a great job as a tour director in Europe for 7 years that allowed them to see many fabulous places.

In 1991 she moved back to Hampton Roads and went to the Career Development Center for the 2 year Dental Assisting program.

While working at her first dental office , she discovered she enjoyed working the front office more than assisting.

Pam has been with Dr. Artzer since 1999 as the office appointment coordinator.

In her off time she loves spending weekends with her 3 grandsons, enjoys traveling and particularly enjoys warm sunny beaches. Shopping has always been fun for her.

 

Connie - Insurance / Billing Coordinator

Connie graduated from the Professional Business and Medical Institute in Norfolk, VA in 1979.She started her career in dental assisting while living in Greenville SC.She has worked with Dr. Artzer's practice since 2000 as his financial coordinator. Connie enjoys spending time at home in the country, walking trails and gardening. She also volunteers for a non-profit organization for autistic and special needs children called Reining Hope in her community.