Our Staff

Dr. Susan Travis, DDS

Clinical Director


I began working at the Community Dental Center in 2011.  Over the years, nothing has brought me more happiness than changing a child's smile.  Giving children the knowledge and tools to maintain a healthy smile is our focus, and I am so lucky to be a part of that.  I have the best staff and patients!  When not fighting cavities, I enjoy cooking, hiking with my husband and dreaming about Walt Disney World.

Dr. Dierdre Terlep, DDS

Staff Dentist


Dr. Terlep joined the Community Dental Center family in September 2017.  She is a graduate of The VCU School of Dentistry and works most days in her family practice in Waynesboro, VA.  She enjoys hiking and playing with her dog, Kasha.

Colleen Little

Practice Manager


I started working for the Community Dental Center in May of 2012.  I love the kids and knowing that we are making a huge difference in the lives of thousands of children and families.  I also love working with such a positive and fun staff!  In my free time,  I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons mountain biking, hiking or just relaxing with a good book.

Crystal Johnson

Scheduling Coordinator

I have been working at the Community Dental Center since August of 2012  and I am a Certified Dental Assistant.  I love working with children and helping to make their smile brighter.  The staff is great and I love how we work together as a team to help the community.

Laura Arriola

Spanish Interpreter/Dental Assistant


I began working at the Community Dental Center in August of 2015 after graduating from Monticello High School where I attended the CATEC program for dental assistants.  I am fluent in both English and Spanish and I work as a translator, dental assistant and I help with scheduling and other duties when needed.  I love to keep busy and help people as much as I can!  I have a beautiful daughter who is the light of my life and enjoy spending my free time playing soccer with her and going for walks in the park.

Nicole Boldak

Lead Dental Assistant


I have been working with the Community Dental Center since 2008.  I worked at another dental clinic before coming to the Dental Center.  The staff is like my second family.  What I enjoy most about working for the clinic is seeing the beautiful smiles on all our patients' faces and knowing that we took part in creating them.  I have been in the dental field for eight years.  I have an energetic teenage son and I am currently attending PVCC for the sonography program.

Rick Galione

Dental Assistant


Jessica Roach

Dental Assistant

I have been working as a Dental Assistant since the year 2006.  I began my journey here at the Community Dental Center in 2013.  I am very grateful to work for a non-profit organization that is here to help the community.  To be able to offer those services and work with a team that is considered family makes life good!  Working with children has always been my passion.  I have two beautiful daughters of my own, Kiersten and Kaidance, who are an inspiration to me every single day.  My goal is to turn those frowns upside down because a SMILE is the prettiest thing you will ever wear!


Brandy Clausen

Dental Assistant

Toyanne Lawhorne

Dental Assistant

Contact Info

Phone: 434-293-9300


259 Hydraulic Ridge Rd

Charlottesville, Va 22901


Fax: 434-973-9310


Email: clittle@cdcva.org


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday

8am - 5pm


During inclement weather, Community Dental Center follows the City of Charlottesville school closing schedule.


When City Schools are on a 2 hour delay, we will open at 9:45