ABOUT OUR WARRENTON DENTAL OFFICE

Dentist in Warrenton, VA

Welcome to Warrenton Dentistry!

Drs. Childress and Sarah B. Garris D.D.S., Warrenton dentists, are committed to providing you with excellent dentistry in a comfortable environment. You deserve a skilled, experienced dental team that can help you ensure great oral health. Experience what patient-centered care can do for you. We welcome new patients of all ages.

Enjoy the Convenience of Comprehensive Dentistry

You are important to us. For your convenience, we provide a wide range of dental solutions in our local Warrenton, VA location. Some of these options include preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. If you require care from an outside specialist, we will refer you to one of our trusted colleagues.

You Benefit from our Education and Experience

Drs. Childress and Sarah B. Garris D.D.S. have an ongoing commitment to continuing education. We invest countless hours in learning the latest techniques and technologies in dentistry. You will receive effective and efficient care from our experienced Warrenton dental team. Make Warrenton Dentistry your dental care partner. Contact our office for an appointment today.

Feel at Home in our Dental Office

Your comfort was considered in every aspect of our dental office design. Please relax and enjoy the amenities provided for you. We hope you will feel welcome in our beautiful waiting area and comfortable treatment rooms. Don’t forget to meet our therapy dog, Charlee!

Meet the Warrenton Dental Team

Warrenton, VA Dentist

Dr. Jamie Childress, Owner/Dentist
Dr. Jamie Childress, Owner/Dentist

Dr. Jamie Childress, a Fauquier County native, graduated Liberty High School in 1997 and went on to the University of Virginia. There she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating with honor and distinction. Dr. Childress attended MCV School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated magna cum laude in 2005, earning her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While in dental school, Dr. Childress was recognized for her excellence in clinical skills and asked to serve on the teaching faculty. She was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the prestigious Dental Honor Society. Dr. Childress maintains memberships in the ADA, VDA, NVDS, and OKU.

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Dr. Sarah Garris, Associate Dentist
Dr. Sarah Garris, Associate Dentist

Dr. Sarah Garris grew up in Gainesville, Virginia. She attended Virginia Tech and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Go Hokies! Dr. Garris graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2017. After dental school, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka, Alaska. She has been working at Warrenton Dentistry ever since!

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Dr. Tyler Antonelli, Associate Dentist
Dr. Tyler Antonelli, Associate Dentist

Dr. Antonelli was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of South Carolina before attending dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After dental school, Dr. Antonelli joined the US Air Force where he completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Suitland, MD before spending the last two years as an Air Force general dentist in Tucson, AZ.

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Michelle Brown, Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle Brown, Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999. She was so outstanding in the hygiene class that she received the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award! She is certified to administer Nitrous Oxide with sedation and is certified to administer local anesthesia. Michelle has been a hygienist with Warrenton Dentistry since 1999! Prior to that, she was a dental assistant for Dr. Murray for many years, she is our most long-standing employee! She takes dental hygiene very seriously. This career path has allowed her to put her passion into practice. Michelle is an outstanding educator and has a fantastic way of building personal relationships with her patients. Michelle and her husband Bubba are both native Fauquier County residents. They have two daughters, Brooke and Rachel. Michelle is a dog lover and adopts rescue dogs, her favorite are old wieners (dachshunds)! You can always expect to hear Michelle giggling in her room with her patients and telling them, “See you in 6 months or 6,000 smiles”.

Sarah Gill, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sarah Gill, Registered Dental Hygienist

Sarah graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2009. She is certified to provide Nitrous Oxide sedation and certified to administer local anesthesia. She has over 13 years of experience in dentistry and has been with Warrenton Dentistry since 2011. Sarah loves her patients; they are why she does what she does, and her caring attitude shows in all that she does! She enjoys educating patients on their oral health and its importance for overall health. Sarah and her husband, Clarence, live on the family farm with their 2 boys. She enjoys family trips to the beach, reading and family walks on the farm with their dog, Tucker.

Caitlin Carroll, Registered Dental Hygienist
Caitlin Carroll, Registered Dental Hygienist

Caitlin graduated from James Madison University in 2011. She then pursued a career in the dental field and earned her Associates in Dental Hygiene from Northern Virginia Community College in 2017. She is certified to provide nitrous oxide sedation and certified to administer local anesthesia. Caitlin has been with Warrenton Dentistry since 2022. With a passion for education and the drive to help others, Caitlin loves to build meaningful connections with her patients based on trust, compassion, and quality care. In her spare time, Caitlin and her husband Daniel relish the day-to-day adventures of raising their two young children, Arthur and Molly, alongside their loyal companion, a rescue dog named Rosco. She loves to spend time in nature and enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and rock hounding. Whenever she gets the chance, Caitlin spends her creative, artistic energy by making crafts, DIY projects, and painting.

Leaya Hayden, Dental Hygienist
Leaya Hayden, Dental Hygienist

Leaya graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with her Associates in Dental Hygiene in 2008 and later went to Old Dominion University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Leaya has been with us since 2021. She is certified to provide Nitrous Oxide & administer Local Anesthesia. Leaya loves her job and enjoys talking to and getting to know each one of her patients. In her free time, Leaya enjoys spending time with her 3 children and her 3 dogs! Her weekends mostly consist of catching her son’s basketball games.

Tammy Walker, Clinical Dental Assistant
Tammy Walker, Clinical Dental Assistant

Tammy graduated from Woodbridge High School. She has over 18 years of experience in the dental field and has been with Warrenton Dentistry since 2013. Even as a child, Tammy knew she wanted to work in the dental field. She loves all aspects of dentistry, especially getting to know the patients. She is committed to providing high-quality dental care and strives to make patient visits to our office as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Tammy loves to spend time with her grown daughters and her husband! She enjoys camping and vacations in Hatteras, NC.

Madisyn Billick, Clinical Dental Assistant
Madisyn Billick, Clinical Dental Assistant

Madisyn graduated from Liberty High School in 2019 and immediately started taking classes at Lord Fairfax Community College. Madisyn has been a patient of ours since she was a little girl and is now pursing her career in dental hygiene, she has been working with us since 2021. Madisyn works primarily with Dr. Antonelli and aspires to enter the Dental Hygiene program very soon! In Madisyn’s free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and relaxing while watching her favorite shows with Starbucks in hand.

Cesar Lemus, Clinical Dental Assistant
Cesar Lemus, Clinical Dental Assistant

Cesar graduated from Fauquier High School in 2011. He has over 9 years of experience as a dental assistant and has been with us since 2021. He loves all aspects of dentistry; he even teaches dental assisting at the DATS school when he’s not here assisting at Warrenton Dentistry. Cesar loves traveling, getting to know new people, and visiting new places. He enjoys long walks, the outdoors, festivals, and electronic music. He most recently was introduced to country music- which he loves. Cesar also has a love for animals. Cesar is bi-lingual and is always willing to help our Spanish-speaking patients!

Carrie Gochnour, Clinical Dental Assistant
Carrie Gochnour, Clinical Dental Assistant

Carrie graduated from Eastern View High school in 2010 and jumped straight into dentistry shortly after having her first born. She has been a dental assistant for 13 years and counting, and started with Warrenton Dentistry in 2023. Carrie’s favorite part of her job is making her patients feel comfortable and right at home! Carrie lives in Culpeper with her husband, 3 children, two dogs, cat and her chickens. She loves being a mother and making memories with her family. When she’s not at work, you will find her on the sidelines at the football field or wrestling mat supporting those sweet babies! Carrie also loves the outdoors, hunting, fitness, passing out some fresh eggs and enjoying some good food!

Caleb Childress, Dental Assistant
Caleb Childress, Dental Assistant

Caleb is the eldest child of Dr. Jamie Childress. He has been working with our team as a dental assistant and sterilization tech since he was 14 years old. Caleb will begin his pre-dental studies at Virginia Tech in the Fall of 2022. He plans to complete dental school and return home to join us at Warrenton Dentistry.

Sarah “Geary,” Sterilization Technician
Sarah “Geary,” Sterilization Technician

Sarah joined our team in 2023 as our Sterilization Technician. She completed the ADATS program and is a Warrenton native. Don’t be surprised when she introduces herself as Geary… we have three employees named Sarah in the office so we have to get creative!

Angie Hickerson, Office Manager
Angie Hickerson, Office Manager

Angie graduated from Rappahannock County High School in 1995. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field and has been with Warrenton Dentistry since 2007. Patient relationships are, by far, Angie’s favorite part of dentistry. She has such a sincere heart for people. Our patients truly become friends and family with her. Angie takes pride in pursuing the insurance companies to get the best insurance benefits possible for our patients. She spends countless hours on the phone, fighting for you to get what you deserve! It takes far more than one denial for her to give up! Angie grew up in Rappahannock County and now lives in Luray. She has been married to her husband, Greg since 2000, they have a daughter, Abigail, and two dogs, Buddy & Bitty. Angie loves to read, go to the beach, and visit Lancaster, PA. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and her church family!

Ashley McDowell, Insurance Coordinator
Ashley McDowell, Insurance Coordinator

Ashley graduated in 2005 from a home-based high school. Ashley married her husband, Josh in 2023 and they live in Orange County with her daughter, Brooklyn and their chocolate lab, Buck. She came to us with years of experience and has been with Warrenton Dentistry since 2015 as a pivotal member of the front desk team. Ashley oversees all of our scheduling, new patient establishment, and the coordination of insurance benefits information. You will find her friendly face behind the check-out station! Ashley loves the relationship she has with our patients and prides herself in knowing names and faces so that they feel like family. She goes above and beyond to provide you with the best experience possible. When she’s not at work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking trips to the beach, and visiting local wineries.

Cynthia Gray, Scheduling Coordinator
Cynthia Gray, Scheduling Coordinator
Charleston Peaches Childress, “Charlee,” Therapy Dog
Charleston Peaches Childress, “Charlee,” Therapy Dog

Born on December 4, 2015, Charlee began “working” in our office when she was 8 weeks old! Our staff and patients immediately fell in love with her and her sweet temperament! Charlee went away for formal training with OffLeash K9 training when she was 5 months old. She was trained officially as a therapy/emotional support animal. Charlee absolutely loves her job and takes her responsibilities to heart! She loves to greet patients as they come in the office and to sit in their laps while they are receiving dental care. In her free time, Charlee enjoys belly rubs, long naps and treats! Peanut butter is her most favorite thing in the whole wide world!

Diane Simonson, Dental Assistant
Diane Simonson, Dental Assistant

What Diane enjoys most about her work is interacting with the patients. She is an incredibly caring and tender-hearted person and strives to make our patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

Ashley “Halsey”, Dental Assistant
Ashley “Halsey”, Dental Assistant
Courtlynn Sheads, Dental Assistant
Courtlynn Sheads, Dental Assistant

What Our Patients Are Saying

Dentist in Warrenton

“All state of the art equipment, knowledgeable and patient staff, and the first dentist I actually enjoy going to. And my 5 year old loves it too! That’s the true testament!”

- Kate B.

“Top notch service! My first visit was an emergency and they fit me in with no problem. Such friendly and professional staff. They took their time with me even though I wasn’t scheduled. I highly recommend this practice!”

- Vanessa G.

“I’ve been a patient here my entire life and I wouldn’t go anywhere else! I live in Richmond now but I still come up to Warrenton Dentistry for all my dental needs! Love this office!”

- Brooke B.

“I have not been to a Dentist in quite a few years! Reason…FEAR. Bad karma between me and a Dentist over 50 years ago, left me scared to this day. However, Dr. Murray and his staff are top shelf. After he came into the examining room, a half century of fear went back to Philadelphia.”

- Chuck W.
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