the VCO Superstars

From the first time you call our office to the last appointment, you will experience the difference with our exceptional team. Lovin our job...handin out smiles :) 

Shannon Mccarthy
Office manager

Shannon comes to our practice from NY. She helps all new patients begin treatment and answers any questions you might have about insurance. Shannon graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance. Shannon is really fond of her Irish roots and is very particular about bagels (apparently New Yorkers know their bagels!!!)


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audrey pfingston
patient care coordinator

You will see Audrey’s smiling face when you first come to the office!  She was born and raised in Pennsylvania then served 20+ years in the Air Force. She has an MBA from Regis University. After serving nearly half of her career at the Pentagon, she considers Northern Virginia home. A huge shout-out to all of our military families - Audrey will help you settle in with VCO! She’s passionate about healthy living, outdoor activities and yoga. 

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Katie Greenough
Patient Care Coordinator

Katie is from Long Island and received her B.S. in Biology from James Madison University. She is the VCO expert baker. You know those fresh cookies we have in the office...Katie's got your sweet tooth covered! :) Katie helps our office connect with the community and you can talk to her about sponsoring your school, team, Girls Scouts or Boy Scouts troop. 


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Sarah Fulk
Orthodontic Assistant

A VA native, Sarah decided to pursue a career in orthodontics by attending a dental program in her hometown located in the Shenandoah Valley following her Biology degree at Radford University. She is a busy mama to her adorable princess, Cora. She loves to spoil the rest of the VCO team by making her famous stuffed shells and banana bread. She can't wait to help bring your perfect smile to life!


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Natalie Lopez
Orthodontic Assistant

Natalie is the bomb-dot-com! Her kindness and gentle approach makes every patient feel at ease. If you need a recommendation for a girl's gift, just ask Natalie. She has 4 adorable kiddos and guess what - all girls! 

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Kristin Haynes
Orthodontic Assistant

Kristin ​is an orthodontic pro, with over 15 years of experience. She is not only a very talented orthodontics whiz but is one of the most generous people you will ever meet! She volunteers countless hours in the Arlington community and has a big heart for helping people. Ask her about about our Kids Rewards Club

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Bob the traveling monkey
Office Mascot

Bob and his monkey friends hang out around the office. Patients bring one of our monkeys on their trips around the world. Bob has had many adventures, from Beijing to Paris to right here in the US! Come in today and see our map of where our monkey mascots have been. 


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