Cosmetic Dentistry at South Side Dental Center


Office Manager

Melissa has been with working with Dr. Spano since the 20th Century. Most of you will recognize her calming voice on the phone, or the person who spent 20 minutes talking to you about your treatment. The Mama Bear of the office, she keeps the staff in line including the Doctors!



Amy has been with us since 2004. She received her hygiene degree from Virginia Western in Roanoke. Patients love her gentle touch, but often complain of her Hokie allegiance.



After a lengthy search, we were lucky enough to recruit Laura to our office in 2014. Just like Dr. Spano, her father was a dentist, and she has been dreaming about teeth since the day she was born.


Clinical Assistant

Originally from Wisconsin, Jessica has been with us since 2010. Jessica received her dental assisting training in Wisconsin before realizing that Charlottesville was the place to be. Jessica’s infectious smile makes our patients feel at ease.


Clinical Assistant

Ashley is in charge of our Free Whitening for Life Program, and likes white teeth! Don’t be surprised if she pulls you aside to give you a brighter smile!


Clinical Assistant

A team member since 2016, Harley is one of our hard working assistants.  We will forgive her for taking time off to have a baby.  Maybe.

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Insurance Coordinator

Tichina is your new best friend, especially when she gives you good news. She is the one that unravels the mystery of the insurance nightmare. Keep your fingers crossed .


Clinical Assistant

Despite being one of our newest team members, Jo is not afraid to put the Doctors in their place.  Her bubbly personality is a favorite of many of our patients.


Front Desk Administrator

One of the first people you will see upon your visit, Kacey joined our team in 2016. She is the voice you recognize from all your calls!