Meet Our Doctors

Our dentists are dedicated to providing individualized dental care for every patient. His goal is to deliver the best preventive and restorative care to help every patient have a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime.

Dr. Stephen E. Konikoff, DDS

Stephen E. Konikoff, DDS

Brambleton Office
Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Richmond, 1971
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University, 1975

Expertise
  • General Dentistry & Routine Family Care
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Implant Restorative Dentistry
  • Dentures
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Emergency Services
About

Dr. Stephen Konikoff was born in 1950 in Buffalo NY, but the weather proved to be too cold so he moved to Norfolk, Virginia in 1952. After graduating from VCU School of Dentistry in 1975, Dr. Konikoff began his practice in general dentistry and still has that same enthusiasm and excitement in his practice today. He specializes in general dentistry along with an emphasis on cosmetic and implant dentistry, and his attention to detail and adherence to excellent patient care and outcomes are second to none. His love of dentistry and compassionate patient care is only exceeded by his patients' loyalty and friendship.

Dr. Konikoff resides in the Norfolk area with his wife of 46 years. He has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He loves to sing (though not well), golf and paint. Dr. Konikoff has been involved with Operation Smile since its inception in 1982.

Dr. Alisa Smith-Kayal, DDS

Dr. Alisa Smith-Kayal, DDS

Granby Office
Education

Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Wesleyan University, 1987
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University, 1975

Expertise
  • General Dentistry & Routine Family Care
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Implant Restorative Dentistry
  • Root Canals
  • Oral Surgery & Extractions
  • Dentures
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Emergency Services
  • Invisalign
About

Dr. Smith-Kayal is dedicated to advancing the practice of dentistry and takes a proactive approach to dental health and hygiene. Along with her team of assistants and hygienists, Dr. Smith-Kayal provides excellent preventive care for patients of all ages.

Dr. Smith-Kayal, her husband and twin daughters reside in the Chesapeake area. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, traveling, working with Girl Scouts, and volunteering in the community.

Dr. Maryam Malik, DMD

Maryam Malik, DMD

Brambleton Office
Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Georgia, 2011
Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Louisville, 2015

Expertise
  • General Dentistry & Routine Family Care
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Implant Restorative Dentistry
  • Root Canals
  • Oral Surgery & Extractions
  • Dentures
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Emergency Services
  • Invisalign
About

Dr. Maryam Malik was born in Pakistan and obtained her BA in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville. She specializes in general dentistry and is a certified Invisalign provider. She is dedicated to her patients and has a great chairside demeanor. Dr. Malik believes strongly in cosmetic dentistry and preventive dentistry, and the positive impact a healthy smile can have on an individual's well-being.

Dr. Malik enjoys yoga, painting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Ryan C. Dodge, DDS

Dr. Ryan C. Dodge, DDS

Granby Office
Education

Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, 2015
Marquette University School of Dentistry, 2018

Expertise
  • Family Dentistry for patients of all ages
  • Patients with Dental Anxiety
Organizations
  • Organized Dentistry
  • Tidewater Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
About

Dr. Dodge models his patient care philosophy after the Jesuit ideal of Cura Personalis or "care for the whole person." Therefore, he emphatically believes that exceptional dental health allows patients to improve the many aspects that contribute to overall health.

Dr. Dodge married his wife Dr. Emma Dodge in June of 2018. His wife is currently serving as a Dentist in the United States Navy. Dr. Dodge is an avid cook and baker and is always willing to share recipes! Dr. Dodge is also a musician and frequently sings and plays his trumpet for community events. Together the Dr’s Dodge enjoy hiking, white water rafting, water skiing, biking, running, and finding new roasts of coffee beans to try!

Dr. Joy Cocchiola

Dr. Joy Cocchiola

Providence Office
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Clark University
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford Connecticut

Expertise
  • Composite Restorations
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Implant Restoration
  • Invisalign
  • Zoom Whitening
About

Dr. Joy Cocchiola was born and raised in Trumbull Connecticut and spent 25 years in family practice with her father. After her father retired, she moved to a large multi-doctor practice but was not happy. Moving to the Providence location is bringing her back to the family atmosphere practice where she feels that she can develop a deeper relationship with her patients.