April Peterson | Financial and Insurance Coordinator
April joined Commonwealth Prosthodontics in 2016 as our Financial and Insurance Coordinator. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field and she enjoys building relationships with all of the patients and helping them set up payment arrangements or answering their insurance questions. April loves working alongside such great doctors and staff at Commonwealth Prosthodontics. She has been married to her husband for over 20 years. April is a huge animal lover and advocate and has two cats and two dogs. She enjoys walking with her dogs, going to vegetarian festivals and various parks and museums, the vegan lifestyle, listening to forensic files and freakonomics! She loves living in Richmond because Carytown is very vegan friendly. Plus, Richmond is close to Virginia Beach, DC museums, and state parks.
Laura Calle | Office Manager
Laura Calle joined Commonwealth Prosthodontics in May of 2004 and is now the Office Manager. Laura enjoys helping patients reach their dental health goals and improving their overall quality of life. Laura values developing long lasting relationships with patients. She is happy to help patients in any way she can including arranging comfortable financial agreements, setting up referrals or discussing treatment plans. Laura loves spending time with her wonderful husband and three boys. She enjoys singing in her church choir and praise team, reading, cooking and dance aerobic classes. Laura also loves going to the Outer Banks with her family.
Tammy Spence | Certified Dental Assistant
Tammy Spence is a Certified Dental Assistant with over eighteen years experience. Tammy joined Commonwealth Prosthodontics in 2006 and has been working with Dr. Schleider for over ten years. Tammy has a love for dentistry that shows in her ability to care for her patients and make them feel at ease. Her special areas of interest include implant reconstruction. Tammy’s favorite part of her job is being creative and helping to transform a patients smile into one they can be proud of. Tammy is married with three daughters and one son. She spends all of her spare time with her family and working as a member of the children’s ministry at her church. Tammy enjoys playing softball, watching football, reading, going to the gym for Zumba classes and backgammon.
Kristen Napier | Laboratory Technician
Kristen Napier joined the Commonwealth Prosthodontics team in 2016 as a laboratory technician. On the Dean’s List throughout the entire program, she graduated from the JSRCC Dental Laboratory Technician Program in 2016 and interned for several months during the program. Kristen’s special areas of interest include making dentures and partials. She loves her specialty because she loves art and wanted a hands on career. Kristen values being able to help people feel better about themselves. Outside of the office, Kristen loves taking care of her really cute pug named Peter. She also spends a lot of time taking her Mustang to car shows and car meets with her friends.