Jessica - Business Administrator

Jessica has been in the dental field for over 18 years, with experience in General dentistry, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.  Jessica goes above and beyond to help patients understand their insurance and assist with their financial needs.  She helps to keep the team running as efficiently as possible. 

Jessica and her husband Matthew have 3 wonderful boys: Christopher, Landyn and Samuel.  In Jessica’s limited spare time she is at the baseball field, or promoting her son’s music career and occasionally gets to use her camper.  Yes! I am busy but the time we spend with our children is short and precious! 

Samuel - Goochland DentistrySamuel is the most recent addition to our front office team, and recently moved to the Richmond area from Northern Virginia, where he has lived most of his life.  In his free time Samuel enjoys reading, painting, and musical theatre.

Samuel has been working in the field of dental administration for a little over 3 years, and specializes in helping our patients to navigate the ins and outs of the modern dental insurance industry.

Samuel lives in Richmond with his beautiful fiancé Angelica, and their two adorable cats: Chi-Chi and Bug.  

Marie - Goochland DentistryMarie was born and raised in the Short Pump area.  She moved to Goochland about 11 years ago to build and grow her family.  Her and her husband have 4 children who keep them very busy with sports and other activities! 

Marie has been in dentistry for about 8 months but was a long-time patient of Dr. Murchie before working here.  In her spare time, Marie enjoys watching her children play sports and spending time with family.  She is happy to greet our patients with a welcoming smile and ready to help you get scheduled for your next appointment!

Lee - Dental Hygienist

Lee has been with Goochland Dentistry for over 2 years, and has been practicing hygiene for nearly 30 years. She still loves what she does!  Lee has a grown son and a grand dog named Bella, whom she loves spending time with. She enjoys watching sports, going to the beach, and spending time with friends!

Christine - Dental Hygienist

Christine was born and raised in Midlothian, VA before attending Old Dominion University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene along with a minor in Sociology. With her unique educational background, Christine offers an experienced and calming hand to our practice, making our patients feel at home.

Christine married her college sweetheart Judah and they are new parents to a little boy named Liam. They also have a rescue tripod Plott Hound named Ronin who loves his new little brother. The little family resides in Chesterfield County and love walking the trails and going to local parks.


Sami - Dental HygienistMeet Sami, one of our great hygienists! She grew up in the small town of Lebanon, in the Appalachian mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Sami has been in the dental field for over 2 decades and besides her current title of lead dental hygienist, she has been a dental assistant, office manager, and insurance coordinator.

Sami loves getting to know her patients on a personal level and will work in conjunction with you to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. 

She married her college sweetheart J.C. and they are the proud parents of teenage twins Brooke & Brady. They recently added 2 Aussie-doodles to the family as well, Axl and Jett.  On the weekends you can find her on the soccer field cheering the twins to victory, watching Notre Dame football or Duke basketball.

Jennifer Owen - Dental HygienistSince graduating cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2001, she has been practicing in and around the Richmond area. I am determined to provide comprehensive and comfortable care to all patients. When away from the office, I like to cook and enjoy time outdoors with my husband and two teenage sons.

Himani - Goochland DentistryHimani was born and brought up in India.  Being born into a family of healthcare professionals, she aspired to become one herself.  She earned her Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery in India before moving to the United States in 2020 to be close to her family.  She started shadowing dentists here and was amazed by the advanced technology used in the field of dentistry, motivating her to become a dental assistant.  She has been a dental assistant for the last two years and loves to help patients get out of pain and help them with their smiles.  She aims to return to dental school to receive her dental license here in the United States.

Himani lives with her parents in Richmond, and in her free time she loves exploring new places, hiking, and watching movies.

Sara - Dental AssistantMy name is Sara, I am a dental assistant at Goochland Dentistry, I have been a assistant for 23 years, I love what I do, and to see patients happy, in my spare time I like hiking and cooking

Amelia - Dental AssistantAmelia was raised in York County, and moved to the Richmond area eight years ago. She has been in dentistry for just under a year and quickly fell in love with the field! She has a passion for making our patients feel comfortable and safe during treatment.
In her spare time, Amelia enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Himani - An introduction to the team at Goochland Dentistry by Dr. Peter R. Murchie
At Goochland Dentistry we always focus on expanding our team by attracting new talent. This video is an introduction to our team member Himani who is working with us as a dental assistant

This is Dr. Murchie, and I want to introduce you to Himani. She joined our office back in April, and I want to give her an opportunity to tell all about herself.

So Himani, tell us, how did you get into dentistry?

I went to dental school in India and did my bachelors there. Then I got an opportunity to come to the United States.

Then I shadowed a couple of dentists and was amazed by the technology and everything. That’s when I decided to become a dental assistant here.

Then I got this opportunity to be a part of Goochland Dentistry, and I am very happy to be a part of this office.

Awesome! So what are some of your favorite things we do here at the office?

I love digital dentistry and the technology the office has. Especially the 3D printer and the digital scanners. We recently made some mouthguards that were amazing.

What are you looking forward to?

I definitely would want to work here more and learn more about dentistry. I am learning a lot of stuff here, something new every day.

I look forward to taking people out of pain and making their smiles beautiful.

Make an appointment with us today for all your dental needs.

Sam - An introduction to the team at Goochland Dentistry by Dr. Peter R. Murchie
This is an introduction to our team member Sam who has been working with us as a dental assistant on PRP procedures.

This is Dr. Murchie, and I hope you are doing well. We have got Sam here and want to update you on some of the things Sam has been working on.

What are some of the things that you have been excited about?

I have been excited about doing the PRP, our Platelet Rich Plasma. This is where we take your healing components, and you heal two times faster.

That has played a huge role in our dental implants and 3D technology, where we can use surgical guides to help with the placement of implants, and the healing has been much better than before.

With platelet-rich plasma, we draw a little blood, and then what happens with that blood we draw?

We spin it in our centrifuge, and then we will have a concentrated amount of your platelets. We are then able to use those platelets in the process of your healing or placing an implant.

This is really cool, and we have had a tremendous amount of healing. It has been great for our patients.

What do you look forward to?

I look forward to more of the surgical guides we have been working with. Now that we are doing dental hybrids with our surgical guides, I look forward to taking that prosthetic route with it.

Make an appointment with us today for all your dental needs.