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.

Dentist Newport News VA - Dr. Artzer

Dr. Mark B. Artzer

Dentist in Newport News, VA

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 - Newport News Dentist Office

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.

Kathie Reynolds - Dentist Newport News VA

Kathie Reynolds RDH, BS

Kathie earned her dental hygiene degree in 1992 from Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, VA. She enjoys providing patient care and education to improve her patients oral health. Kathie is the founder and administrator of Smiles to you, PLLC a mobile dental group providing in house dental care to senior communities. Kathie is a member of the oral health coalition, her passion is evident as an advocate for oral health.

Kathie married husband Scott in 1995 and she has three sons, one daughter and two grandchildren. Kathie enjoys spending time with family, nature and outdoor activities.


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!


Maxine - Dental Assistant

Maxine was born in England and moved to the United States in 1999. In 2005, Maxine started at Thomas Nelson Community College to study dental assisting, after graduating she moved to Maryland. Recently Maxine has moved back to Newport News with her daughter. Her daughter is attending Old Dominion University. In her spare time she enjoys working on projects at home, reading and watching movies. Maxine also loves going to the beach and traveling to England to see her family. 


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.

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