Dental Staff

All professionals at VB Family & Cosmetic Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Meet Your Doctor

Dr. Mary Lewis is a Tidewater native and has been practicing dentistry since 1990. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, two teenage sons, and Labrador, Lilly. Dr. Lewis comes from a Greek background and is fluent in the language. She is a family and patient-oriented individual who loves helping others. Dr. Lewis graduated from the University of Virginia with a biology major, then graduated the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Dr. Lewis scored in the top 98th percentile on the national dental board examination. She was accepted into the prestigious UNC Chapel Hill Dental Residency program – the top ranking program in the country. There she worked in the UNC Hospital dental clinic on many medically compromised patients, rotating through the ER, OR, and Oral Surgery departments as well as the local Veterans Affairs medical center in Fayetteville, NC. Furthermore, Dr. Lewis is Dawson and Pankey-trained alumnus in Advanced Dental Occlusion. Dr. Lewis adheres strictly to this philosophy – it is the cornerstone of her skill in creating beautiful, long-lasting dental restorations.

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Our Team

Sarah-Lead Dental Assistant

Sarah Vander Haeghe

A native of Virginia Beach, Sarah graduated from Green Run High School in 2004. Sarah took an early interest in dental assisting and attended the Practical Dental Assistant School of Virginia Beach in 2005. Sarah and Dr. Lewis have worked together for 10 years, and consider each other family. She takes pride in assisting her patients with desired and diagnosed treatment. Sarah feels rewarded by a simple smile from her patients and loves getting to know each individual!

Some of Sarah’s hobbies outside of the office are spending time with her family, restoring old furniture, and photography.


Samantha-Office Manager

Samantha Cipriano

Samantha, native of Virginia Beach for 20 years. She has been in the Dental Community for over 12 years. Her background in office management, Dental Insurance knowledge, Treatment plannning, Billing Coordinating and Patient Coordinating is a huge benefit to our patients. Samantha's knowledge makes her the perfect contact for any questions you may have as a new patient or current patient.

In her free time she enjoys coordinating events and weddings, as part of her Business CMT Event Planning. When she is not doing that, she loves spending time with her family and friends, Painting, Drawing, Home improvement to name a few.


Amber- Dental Hygienist

Amber Anderson, BSDH, RDH

Amber is a Chesapeake native. She attended Westeren Branch High School, then went on to study Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University. Entering the dental hygiene field in 2017, Amber stays up to date on the latest dental hygiene updates because she is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. As a member, she attends annual conference every year to learn about new products and latest research.

During her free time she enjoys spending tiem with family, traveling, trying new restaurants, hanging out by the water, watching sports, and going to concerts.


Samantha- Patient Coordinator

Samantha Coles

Samantha (Sam) is a Virginia Beach native of 25+ years. She graduated from Ocean Lakes High School. Her background was in pediatric dental administration. She is now excited to assist patients of all ages as Patient Coordinator. Sam believes that going to the dentist should be a postive experience! She loves keeping current patients on the right track for their six-month cleanings, dental treatment and welcoming every new face to the practice. 

In her free time, she enjoys playing board games with her family and friends, reading karaoke, and catching the latest Marvel movie in theaters.


Minnie-Certified Therapy Dog


She loves to sit in your lap and giving kisses! She can be found sleeping on the job alot.