Meet Our Team
Dr. Al Stenger
Dr Stenger graduated from the University of Virginia with a chemistry degree, and earned his dental degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at the University of Virginia Hospitals, where he worked with and helped many special needs patients, often involving very complex situations that didn’t necessarily conform to customary treatment plans. While he has always had great compassion for individual needs, it was during his residency that he formulated his patient care philosophy; namely, each person is unique and deserves to be treated as such.
Dr. Stenger believes that taking time to know and understand each patient is the key to providing quality care. Every doctor in the practice shared the belief that spending time with each patient is a priority. In 2013, Dr. Stenger was honored with Richmond Magazine’s “Best Bedside Manner” and also recognized as a “Top Dentist” in Richmond Magazine. Dr Stenger taught at the VCU School of Dentistry for over two decades and was recognized with the VCU “Excellence in Dental Education Award” in 2013.
Dr Stenger has served on the Cross Over Ministry Board of Directors, The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities and the Chesterfield County Special Education Advisory Committee. He also served as President of the Richmond Surge AAU Basketball program and has coached both girls and boys’ basketball. Dr. Stenger has served in many leadership roles in the Richmond Dental Society including various committee chairs, Board of Directors and President. He also has served the Virginia Dental Association in the House of Delegates and as committee chair for the Special Needs Committee and the Virginia Dental Health Foundation. He has volunteered in the VDA Missions of Mercy in Wise County, the Eastern Shore, Grundy and Danville.
Dr. Gregory Cole
Named one of Richmond Magazine’s Top Dentists for 2014 and 2015, Dr. Cole graduated from the University of Richmond in 1997 and earned his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his general practice residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
In addition to providing comprehensive dental care in the office through procedures such as restorations, implants, crowns, root canals and dentures, Dr. Cole also treats patients with special needs and physical disabilities at the practice and at CJW Medical Center – Johnston Willis Hospital. He was recently honored and recognized as, “Best in Dentistry” in hospital dental care in Richmond Magazine for 2014 and 2015.
Dr. Cole also enjoys volunteering medical services through the Virginia Dental Association’s Missions of Mercy project, which provides free dental care for individuals in under-served communities with little or no access to quality dental care. Virginia Dental Association recognized the dental practice in 2014 for their contribution and support of Donated Dental Services (DDS), a program that provides comprehensive dental care to eligible seniors and adults with disabilities.
Dr. Reena Gupta
Smiling faces are what inspire Dr. Gupta to continue pursuing the latest developments in dentistry, constantly bringing you the advances that make dentistry more comfortable, more affordable and more beautiful.
Dr. Gupta received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in 2002. Upon graduation, she moved to Richmond to earn her dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia, now known as Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. There, she also completed an advanced general dentistry residency.
Dr. Gupta is an active member within the community, belonging to the Richmond Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists and American Dental Association. Dr. Gupta enjoys volunteering her time and sharing her expertise in dentistry with underserved communities. She finds joy in helping others of all ages through her work with local dental organizations and service-projects, such as “Give Kids a Smile”. Dr. Gupta offers a broad range of dental skills and here to help you and your entire family with your comprehensive dental needs – ranging from simple fillings to dental implants to advanced cosmetic work, and Invisalign orthodontics. In her spare time, Dr. Gupta enjoys running, yoga and treasures time with her husband and two children.