Meet the Residents

Residents (left to right): First Row: Nadareh Naseri, DDS / Jacqueline Yip, DMD Second Row: Yanelis Mestre, DMD (Chief Resident) / Shreya Desai, DDS / Stephanie Wiechmann, DMD Third Row: Leigha Milks, DDS / Maria Caras, DMD / Kelsey Scott, DDS 

Second Year Residents (left to right):

Leigha Milks, DDS – University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.  Hobbies: Working out, hiking/walking, trying new outdoor activities (paddle board yoga), watching movies, shopping, eating ice cream, and spending time with her family and friends including her two cats.

Nadareh Naseri, DDS – University of Tennessee Collage of Dentistry.  Hobbies: Spending time outdoors, hiking and working in her garden, planning elaborate themed parties, brewing kombucha, playing with her dog, Moonshadow, and keeping positive!

Yanelis Mestre, DMD – University of Pittsburgh.  Hobbies: Finding new places to hike and swim with her fiance’ and Golden Retriever, Oliver, eating Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and watching the latest cheesy romantic comedy on Netflix.   

Shreya Desai, DDS – Virginia Commonwealth University.  Hobbies: Playing tennis, traveling to fun places, hiking in the Shenandoah mountains, trying new food recipes with her husband and visiting her hometown of London, England. 

First Year Residents (left to right):

Kelsey Scott, DDS – University at Oklahoma College of Dentistry.  Hobbies: Running half marathons, traveling with her husband, snow skiing, and listening to true crime podcasts. 

Stephanie Wiechmann, DMD – Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, playing tennis and staying active, listening to podcasts, exploring new areas, and taking her dog, Koko, on walks. 

Jacqueline Yip, DMD – University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Hobbies: Boxing and working out, eating my weight in food, sunbathing at the beach or pool, spending too much money online shopping, and exploring new places!   

Maria Caras, DMD – Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University.  Hobbies:  Trying new foods with her husband, listening to live music, hiking and enjoying the outdoors, traveling, going on walks with her Chihuahua-Yorkie, Leonidas, snapping Polaroids with friends/family, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. 


Bon Secours Pediatric Dental Associates
6900 Forest Avenue, Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23230
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804-893-8715 - Patient Appointments
804-893-8692 - Residency Coordinator
804-285-1292 - Fax
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insurance information

We take most insurance plans including Anthem Accidental Dental, DeCare (Anthem Dental), Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, MetLife Dental, DentaQuest and Medicare. If a co-payment is required, we collect it at the time of your visit.

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office hours

Office hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30am-5pm

In order to provide your child with the best possible care, please bring a list of all your child’s current medications, any up-to-date medical information and your insurance card. If you need to cancel your child’s appointment, please contact us 24 hours in advance.