About Dr. Kenneth A. Yorgey
Dr. Yorgey earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, after earning his bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Military Institute. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Yorgey completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, where he served for over three years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Yorgey has taken numerous postgraduate education courses, specifically selecting courses focused on restorative dentistry. He has recent training in root canals and implant restoration, including full mouth reconstruction, allowing him to incorporate these treatments into his practice. Dr. Yorgey’s commitment to lifelong education ensures his patients with state-of-the-art dental procedures and the highest quality dental care.
Dr. Yorgey and his wife, Carol, have two grown daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, ballroom dancing, working on his house and yard, stimulating conversation with friends, and vacationing with family at North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Recently, Dr. Yorgey has also become a proud grandfather.
Dr. Yorgey’s memberships include:
- American Dental Association
- Virginia Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Education & Academic Awards:
- Virginia Military Institute BS Biology 1971 with an average of 3.5 or better
- University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine DMD degree 1975; inducted into the OKU academic honor fraternity
- General Practice Residency US Army General Residency Certificate 1976
- Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry 1989; completed more than 500 hours of continuing education credits and passed an all day written exam
- Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School
- Residency certificate for post graduate training in General Dentistry
About Our Staff
Melissa – Front Office/Insurance Administrator
Melissa is our Front Office/Insurance Administrator and has been with the practice for five years now. She loves greeting new and established patients. She can answer any questions regarding your insurance and will do her best to maximize your dental benefits according to your specific needs.
When Melissa is not in the office she is spending time with her husband, three children, and her dog. She enjoys making and trying new recipes, sushi, shopping and Starbucks!
Alexis – Treatment Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Alexis has been working alongside Dr. Yorgey since opening the doors in 2009. Her passion for dentistry started at a very young age and has been carried through to present day. Helping provide excellent dentistry, which includes patient comfort, is something Alexis takes pride in.
At home she is a mom to many, which not only include humans but animals as well. In the community she is also known as Coach Alexis to the West Point Dolphins and New Kent High School swim teams. Alexis is a lover of life and all the fun there is to be had living it!
Wendy earned her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in 1996. She also got her anesthesia certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. Wendy has been working for the practice part time on Fridays since 2019. Wendy enjoys the bond that she has formed with her patients over the years and meeting new patients that come into the practice.
Wendy is a breast cancer survivor since 2020. Wendy loves spending time with her husband Ryan, we enjoy cycling together and spending time with extended family. We have two labs – a charcoal named Gemma and a silver named Maverick. She also enjoys running, working out, hot yoga and cycling.
I have been Dr. Yorgey’s assistant for 2 years. I was a patient of Dr. Yorgey for several years before becoming his assistant in 2021. Over the past 2 years, I have developed a huge passion for helping others and providing a comfortable environment for patients while receiving treatment. I love taking the time to hear patients’ concerns and the goals they have for their smiles.
When I am not assisting patients, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and playing with my two puppies, Panko & Koko.
My name is Selena Francis, I am one of the Registered Dental Hygienists here at Dr. Yorgey’s dental office. I am married to a wonderful husband, together we have a 6 year old boy and another boy on the way! We have 3 dogs (Benji, Nova, and Kujo), 1 cat (Mango), and 2 bearded dragons (Blue and Lucy). We love the outdoors and spend most of our time running our son to sports practices, on the river, or watching our son ride his dirt bike. We also love to spend any free time we can at the beach, any beach will do!
I started working at Dr. Yorgey’s dental office in 2015 as his dental assistant. This is where my passion for dental came about and eventually started dental hygiene school in 2019. I attended Thomas Nelson Community College and completed a degree in dental hygiene. I came back to the office to work as a Dental Hygienist after graduation in 2021. I love my coworkers and could not imagine myself working anywhere else! I love helping patients feel more comfortable in a no so comfortable place which is one of the reasons why I chose to continue my education in the dental field. I look foward to meeting new patients and building rapport with established patients.
Cindy’s dental career started at the age of seventeen; with great interest, excitement and enthusiasm. Her dental assisting experience lasted approximately twenty-two years which included positions as a periodontal surgical assistant; MCV/VCU Periodontal Clinical Research Center as a phlebotomist; and the assistant for numerous general dentists in the Richmond area over the years.
Cindy’s interest, personal growth and career path lead her to pursue the dental hygiene field and she returned to college at an older age. Now after 25 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist, she still has interest, excitement and enthusiasm for her profession. Cindy has a “treat others as you want to be treated” philosophy. Her kindness, compassion and quality dental care is truly appreciated by her patients and co-workers