Meet Our Team
We believe it is a privilege to serve and we are committed to earning the trust and respect of our patients by exceeding their expectations and providing a professional, safe, gentle and compassionate experience.
Paul Jiral, DDS – Dental Practitioner / Advantage Dental
Dr. Jiral has an excellent reputation and has been practicing in the Fredericksburg/ Richmond area for over 25 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and has been adjunct faculty at VCU. Dr. Jiral focuses on the whole individual in delivering dental care. He and his team are constantly improving their clinical skills by keeping up with all the latest advances in the profession. Dr. Jiral is pleased to have the benefit of working with such a talented clinical team and is enthusiastic about the new patients he will meet in 2019.
Celia Jiral – Director of Operations
We believe in providing state of the art, relationship based, comprehensive care that is tailored to fit the individual needs, lives and budgets of our patients. Supporting our talented dental team is my priority as they are committed to maintaining a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience for all our patients. I enjoy cooking, gardening and spending time with my son and husband, Paul.
Judy Alden – Registered Dental Hygienist
While serving in the Navy I was given the opportunity to volunteer as a dental assistant at a Naval clinic in Japan. The experience was so rewarding that I decided to pursue a career as a dental hygienist and later graduated with honors from Old Dominion University. The most rewarding part of my work is educating patients in order to help them attain optimal oral health. When I’m not assisting patients, I’m enjoying a variety of activities with my husband and son and look for opportunities to hike in the beautiful state of Virginia!
Jennifer Louk – Registered Dental Hygienist
In 2006 I began my career in dentistry as a dental assistant. I found the work so rewarding I decided to further my education in order to specialize in dental hygiene. After completing the required classes in 2009 I was accepted by Northern Virginia Community College and graduated in 2011. I look forward to assisting our patients and when I’m not working my husband and I enjoy life on our farm and spending time with our sons and grandsons at the beach or camping in the mountains.
Kody Watkins – Dental Assistant
After graduation from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) in 2013, I started my career in the dental field. I joined the team at Advantage Dental in 2019 and couldn’t be happier. Our team is dedicated, easy to work with and we all love assisting patients. I plan on continuing my education in dentistry with studies in dental hygiene. My free time is all about my son and our dog – we enjoy a variety of activities together and spend most of our time outdoors.
Deisy Escobar – Hygiene Assistant
In 2015 I earned my Associates Degree as a Dental Assistant in Alabama. After several years working in dentistry I accepted a position at Advantage Dental and look forward to furthering my education. With a husband in the military, I have had the opportunity to live in different states, including Texas and recently moved to Virginia. During my free time I look forward to outdoor activities and travel.
Mary Jo Campbell – Senior Financial Coordinator
I love the many rewards and challenges of working in the medical field. What attracted me to dentistry was the opportunity it gives me to help people in a meaningful way. My specialty is working in patient accounts; a role that I have a true passion for. Originally from Michigan, I now live in Stafford with my husband of 29 years. We have 6 amazing adult children and 3 wonderful grandchildren. When I’m not spending time with family, I’m baking, working in the garden or enjoying weekend excursions.
Brandie Sellers – Scheduling Coordinator
In 2009 I had the opportunity to work with my father-in-law in his dental practice until he retired in 2018. It was such a great experience connecting with his patients and supporting their needs that I wanted to continue to work in this field and was hired by Advantage Dental in 2019! I married my high school sweetheart and when I’m not enjoying his company I’m blogging, taking photos, exploring thrift and antique stores and journaling.
We look forward to a new member of our administrative team joining us soon!