Meet the Team

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Meet the Team

Dr North Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry

Lindsey North, DDS, MS

Lindsey North is beyond excited to meet you and your family!

She attended the College of William & Mary for her BS in Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry for her DDS, and completed two additional years of study at the University of Illinois at Chicago for her specialty degree in pediatric dentistry as well as her master’s degree in Oral Sciences.  Throughout her career and during her studies, she has focused on preventative dentistry and loves sharing this passion and knowledge with parents and patients.  She works hard to make sure each patient is comfortable and has received the “Best Bedside Manner in Pediatric Dentistry” award as 2nd place in 2018 and honorable mention in 2019 with the Our Health Virginia Magazine.

She lives in Richmond with her fiancé and her three rescue dogs: Jackson (Boston terrier), Bear (Boston terrier), and Mia (greyhound).  In her spare time, you can find her running 5Ks or doing spin classes, doing home improvement projects and stained glass projects, volunteering with animal rescue agencies, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. North is a board-certified pediatric dentist and diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Richmond Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

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Dr. Mackenzie Bates

Dr. Mackenzie Bates

Dr. Mackenzie Bates grew up in a small town in Central Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech. After her undergraduate studies, she pursued dentistry and earned her DDS at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.  She then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana for two years to earn a post-graduate specialty degree in pediatric dentistry at Riley Hospital for Children/Indiana University School of Dentistry. During her residency at Riley Hospital for Children, she earned a Master of Science Degree (MSD) and received a diverse education in treating medically complex children, dental trauma, and craniofacial growth/development.
 
She and her husband are excited to return to Virginia and call Richmond home. Outside the office, she enjoys exploring the Richmond food scene, trying new breweries, taking long walks around The Fan, exploring the local farmers markets, and enjoying everything Richmond has to offer.
 
Dr. Bates is a board-eligible pediatric dentist and an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

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Get to know the Bitty Bites Staff

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Dieter

Manager

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Improving the experience for patients and their families to make it all a fun process

What are your favorite hobbies?
Soccer and hanging out with my beautiful wife, Dr. North

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Hawaii, because the weather is perfect and it is beautiful!

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Food, sleep, playing

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Angie

Dental Assistant

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Making kids smile and seeing my co-workers every day!

What are your favorite hobbies?
Shopping, going out to eat, and sleeping.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Bora Bora! But, I really would love to travel around the world.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
How famous he is because so many kids come to see him.

Angie
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Marisa

Dental Assistant

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Making patients comfortable and having a fun dentist appointment

What are your favorite hobbies?
Hanging out at home with my husband and dogs

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Anywhere in the Virgin Islands

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Toys, treats, and naps

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Chea

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
All the staff members.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Cooking.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Cambodia.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Very friendly.

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Diana

Diana

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
You never know what to expect, everyday is filled with surprises. It's also a bonus to work with your friends.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Traveling and experiencing new place and food, while listening to Bad Bunny.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Hawaii, Maldives, anywhere warm with beautiful clear water.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
What can I do to get an extra treat?

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Daniela

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Meeting new little people everyday.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to sleep and go to the gym.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would go to Dubai and ride a camel.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Toys.

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Joni

Joni

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
The level of excellent care and love spent with the children by Dr. North and her fabulous staff. I am proud to be associated with Bitty Bites.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Going to the movies, bike rides, work outs and exercise at the gym. Weekend drives to the mountains and wineries with family and friends.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Return to Sedona, Arizona. The red sandstone formations are absolutely beautiful!

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Bear thinks about the pettings, hugs, treats, and smiling faces that all encounter. By the way, Bear snores while napping throughout the day. He is so precious!

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Jeidy

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
I enjoy working with kids and my goofy coworkers.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Making balloon animals and trying new foods.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would like to travel to my country, the Philippines, to explore every part of it.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Warm hugs, naps, and treats.

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Rene

Rene

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
I like being able to meet new people, and have a good time with my coworkers.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Playing sports, like soccer, volleyball, and table tennis.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Spain, for the bull run festival.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Where is the best place to take a nap.

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Tamia

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Being able to work with kids everyday!

What are your favorite hobbies?
Painting, cleaning teeth, and shopping.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Paris.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Treats, patients, and his next nap.

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Vickie

Vickie

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
The caring staff and team. And Bear.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, hiking, gardening, and floating the river.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Santorini, Crete, or Portugal.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Food, sleep, and petting time.

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Melanie

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Definitely the Bitty Bites team and getting to see all the lovely kids.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Going to the gym and traveling. My newest hobby is crocheting blankets.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to travel to Greece or visit Spain for the third time.

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Why Melanie and Diana wont’ ever keep it down when I’m napping.

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Janay

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
I love working with kids! I used to work in a day care as well, and love kids’ conversations. They say the funniest things.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Crafting! I love making cups, shirts and anything our of epoxy resin with my daughter.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Anywhere with clear water!

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
When is my next snack.

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Katarzyna (Katie)

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Interacting with kids and making them smile!

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, eating at new restaurants in RVA and spending time with my daughter.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Poland!

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Sleep. Treats. Repeat.

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Hunter

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Making kids smile and seeing my coworkers everyday!

What are your favorite hobbies?
Listening to music, going to the park with my son and trying new restaurants.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Italy or France

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
When is the next time I can take a nap?

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Elsabeth

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
Everyone is so welcoming and seeing the kids faces everyday

What are your favorite hobbies?
Working out, puzzles and going out with all my friends.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to travel to Santorini, Greece

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
Treats and sleep

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Savannah

What is your favorite part of working at Bitty Bites?
My favorite part of working here is working with everyone here and positive and supportive environment. And also getting to interact and meet new people.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Shopping, going to the gym, traveling

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Hawaii

What do you think Bear thinks about all day?
How fun and comforting it is to be here

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