Deborah R. Blanchard, DDS, FAGD has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 2004. Dr. Blanchard graduated with honors from the Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. She completed her advanced education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency at Sewell’s Point Dental Clinic, Norfolk Virginia and served as the Dental Department Head on the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3) from 2005-2007. She earned her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 2009. Only six percent of dentists have earned their AGD Fellowship.
Dr. Blanchard is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Tidewater Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She was named a “Top Dentist” in Virginia Living Magazine voted on by her peers in 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. She was named Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Dentist in 2017 and 2018.
A graduate of the American University, Washington, DC with a degree in International Studies, Dr. Blanchard was commissioned a Marine Corps Officer is 1984 and later, a Navy Officer in 1987. She served for 14 years on both active duty and in the Reserves before deciding to earn her doctorate in dental surgery. She earned her third commission as a Navy Dental Corps Officer in 2000. Dr. Blanchard’s service as an officer in the Marine Corps has had a significant impact on her career as a dentist, giving her the techniques and skills needed to help her patients conquer their dental fears and receive the care that they need. Dr. Blanchard especially enjoys helping children develop confidence and successful strategies for adapting to dental treatment.
Dr. Blanchard lives in the north end of Virginia Beach with her husband, Robert and has two grown sons, Michael and David. She enjoys reading, running, and cooking.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team at Bay Colony Dentistry is excited to meet you! Our team is the core of our practice and is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral and overall health. We provide one-on-one dental care in order to meet your unique needs and go above and beyond to ensure that you feel comfortable in our office. To make your appointment with our dentist in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and learn more about our dental services, please call us today at 757-333-0922!
Judy Jacobsen – Office Manager
Judy has been greeting patients at Bay Colony Dentistry since August of 2011. Multitasker extraordinaire, Judy always has a smile and is ready to assist patients with scheduling treatment or answering insurance questions. Judy lives in Norfolk with her husband Jake, and son Kenny. Her daughter Krystine is happily married to Matt, an Army Lt., and is stationed in Kansas.
Candy Zuhars – RDH, BSDH
Dental Hygienist, Candy Zuhars, joined the Bay Colony Dentistry in 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. She lives at the north end with her husband and dog named Zeek. She is the mother of two married sons and has a granddaughter on the way. Candy is a “foodie” and also enjoys hiking, cooking, and gardening. She is happy working with Dr. Blanchard, our staff and appreciates the opportunity to meet new patients, many of whom are friends and neighbors.
Crystal DuBois, RDH, BSDH – Dental Hygienist
Crystal DuBois came to Bay Colony Dentistry in 2014. She earned her Bachelors’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. She lives in the north end of Virginia Beach with her husband, Scott, and their three beautiful children. When not at our office she enjoys playing tennis and gardening.
Tami Kenny, RDH, BSDH – Office Administrative Assistant
Tami started her career as a Dental Hygienist but is currently working as a dental receptionist and marketing coordinator at Bay Colony Dentistry. She is a “people” person and strives to make our patients feel like they are each a special part of our dental family. She is the mother of two grown children and a toy poodle named “Sophie”. She enjoys travelling to visit her children in Colorado and Utah. Tami’s hobbies include boating, hiking and road trips to our National Parks.
Leslie Rode – Dental Assistant
Leslie was born in Norfolk and grew up in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake area where she currently resides. A Navy junior, she is very empathetic to patients who share her military family background. Leslie enjoys going to the beach as well as fishing when not working at Bay Colony Dentistry. Leslie is married and has two boys.