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Meet Your Virginia Beach Dentists

Virginia Beach Dentist Dr. Stephanie Santos Stephanie L. Santos, DDS

“I love helping people overcome their dental fears.”

Dr. Stephanie Santos has owned and operated Smile By Design for more than seven years. Her hometown is Norfolk, Virginia, and she received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Old Dominion University. Dr. Santos attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was granted her Doctor of Dental Surgery. She completed an advanced education in General Residency (AEGD) and was an army dentist for 3 years.

Dr. Santos belongs to the American Dental Association and the Spears Education Center Study Club. She’s married to the practice’s business manager, David Santos, and they have two children, Madison and Matthew. Dr. Santos loves reading and cooking.

She feels that the best part of practicing dentistry in Virginia Beach is helping people overcome their dental fears through gentle, compassionate care.

Dentist Virginia Beach VA Dr. Vinita John Folck Vinita John Folck, DDS

“This practice is like a family!”

Dr. Vinita Folck was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She attended the University of Miami and in 2000, she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2004.

At her Virginia Beach dental practice, Dr. Folck loves learning about her patients and their families. She enjoys being part of their lives. She feels connected to her patients, and believes that they like coming to dentist just because it’s fun to hang out. Everyone at Smile By Design strives to make every visit a pleasant experience, and to ensure patients don’t approach any appointment with fear or trepidation. Everyone at the Smile By Design office is treated like family, from the staff to the patients!

Dr. Folck met her husband, Mike, while she was in dental school and he was in residency. He’s a practicing oral surgeon in the Virginia Beach area. They have two young children, Kiran and Jaya. Dr. Folck enjoys family time, book club, playing tennis, exercising, and going to the boardwalk with her children.


  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Spear Study Club

Ask the Doctor

Pembroke 1 Building, 281 Independence Blvd., Suite 210, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA
Stephanie Santos, DDS Vinita Folck, DDS Smile by Design put fun in dentistry, with their family-friendly office, which provides gentle, compassionate, and comfortable family dentistry. (757) 499-9639