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Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As your dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options to our patients. As your doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us and our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship. Together, Drs Boxx, Blaney, Lachine and Wendell have over 70 years of experience as dental professionals.
We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit our website and find out more about our dental practice, our team, and the many dental services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.
Dr. Eric Boxx
It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from dentistry effective December 31, 2021. Since Dr. Blaney and I purchased the practice in 1988, it has been an honor to provide your dental care. Along the way, I was fortunate enough to establish personal relationships with many of you, which has been just as fulfilling as caring for your dental needs. Thanks for going on the ride with me as we watched our lives unfold. Your trust, kindness, and friendship have truly meant a lot to me. After 33 years in dentistry, it is now time for me to start another chapter in my life. I plan to continue living in Yorktown and staying active in the community. With more free time, I’m looking forward to more golf, as well as traveling.
Most of you have already met Dr. Blaney, Lachine and Wendell. During these years that we have worked together. I have complete confidence that all of these doctors will continue our tradition of excellence in dentistry and personalized care.
In addition, I am pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Alexis Pino to our team. Dr. Pino was born in Warren, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oakland University in 2017. She later completed her clinical training at Midwestern University in Illinois and graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Her passion and dedication for dentistry has allowed her to gain a wide range of experiences in multiple branches of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, implant placement, and endodontics.
Our outstanding Team of clinical assistants, dental hygienists, and business office personnel will continue to serve your needs, so you will still see the same familiar faces in our office. As I step away from dentistry, it is comforting to know that you will still be provided with the excellent dentistry, kindness, and compassion that you deserve.
Thank you again for the privilege of serving as your dentist. I wish each of you the very best of health and happiness in the future.
With sincere gratitude,
Dr. Eric Boxx
Dr. Ted Blaney
Dr. Blaney attended Clemson University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology degree in 1980. He was a member of the Pre-Medical Honor Society in college as an undergraduate.
Following his graduation from Clemson, Dr. Blaney attended the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and obtained a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 1984.
After graduation from the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Blaney completed a post-graduate General Practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio in 1985.
His first years in private practice were in general dentistry as an associate in Alexandria and Springfield, Virginia until 1986. He then moved to Hampton Roads with his family, where he opened their first office in Yorktown. Years later, after Dr. Lachine joined, they opened their second office location in Williamsburg where he and his wife of 35 years currently reside.
"...the staff members at both of our offices are here to make each patient feel welcome and comfortable. They have extensive training and experience in the field of dentistry. We have always taken pride in our abilities and strive to provide excellent care for each individual person".
Dr. Blaney excels at all facets of general dentistry, including full-mouth reconstructive and surgical care. Dr. Blaney is also one of the few dentists in the region to be Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified and licensed to perform I.V. Conscious Sedation. Conscious Sedation Permit by the Department of Health Professions/State of Virginia. Many of his patients have referred their friends and family members after their initial visit which is the primary source of advertising for the practice. He also finds time to volunteer services for those in need at locations like Lackey Free Medical/Dental Clinic, etc.
Dr Blaney is currently a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association and the Peninsula Dental Society.
Dr. Richard Lachine
Dr. Richard Lachine, a native of Virginia, was born in Alexandria, Virginia but spent most of his youth in the Shenandoah Valley. After graduating from James Madison University, with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Design in 1987, Dr. Lachine worked for a number of international architectural design firms in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.
Once in Richmond, Dr. Lachine (called Josh by most of his friends) attended Dental school at the Medical College of Virginia/VCU where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating with honors in 1998.
Following dental school, Josh did a one-year internship in surgical/reconstructive dentistry in Richmond, Virginia under the supervision of Dr. Baxter Perkinson, a nationally recognized clinician, lecturer and artist.
Moving to Williamsburg in 1999, Dr. Lachine joined Drs Blaney and Boxx and was integral in establishing the current Williamsburg office. He currently sees patients in both the Williamsburg, and the Yorktown office. In 2004 Dr. Lachine helped establish the dental clinic at the Lackey Free Family Medical Clinic in Lackey, Virginia and served on its Board of Directors from 2005-2008. He also enjoys using his skills in mission work both locally with the VDA sponsored M.O.M. Projects, and internationally.
With an eye for cosmetics, Dr. Lachine enjoys cosmetic dentistry, as well as utilizing his reconstructive training in implant dentistry, and complex multi-disciplinany dentistry. Dr. Lachine is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association and the Peninsula Dental Society.
When he's not in the office Dr. Lachine spends his free time with his wife Cathy and his four wonderful children. He also enjoys kayaking, camping, photography, and working out.
Dr. Bryan Wendell
Dr. Bryan Wendell is originally from Hampton Roads, having graduated high school from Hampton Roads Academy. He went on to study at James Madison University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2003.
Dr. Wendell continued his education at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2011.
After receiving his degree, Dr. Wendell continued his clinical training at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY in a General Practice Residency program.
Dr. Wendell is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Peninsula Dental Society. Dr. Wendell also gives his time and skills as a volunteer for the annual Give Kids a Smile Day and has served as a volunteer dentist to various underserved areas both locally and internationally.
In his free time, he enjoys working out, running, tennis, golf, and various other outdoor activities. A native of Newport News, VA, Dr. Wendell joined the practice in 2012 and is very happy to be practicing back in his hometown.
Dr. Alexis Pino
Dr.Pino was born in Warren, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oakland University in 2017. She later completed her clinical training at Midwestern University in Illinois and graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Her passion and dedication for dentistry has allowed her to gain a wide range of experiences in multiple branches of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, implant placement, and endodontics.
In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and is the eldest of five siblings. She enjoys cooking and baking, hiking, and playing volleyball. Dr. Pino loves to travel and has found the most rewarding trips are the ones where she can give back to the community. She is ecstatic to be in healthcare which allows her to help the community in such a powerful way both locally and abroad.
Taking into consideration patients’ concerns and needs, and familiar with the latest technology in dentistry, Dr. Pino is dedicated to delivering ethical and quality dental care. “