Meet Our Staff
Hi, I’m Dr. Coker and I’d like to welcome you to my dental practice. Before becoming a dentist, I always dreamed of working in a field where my work would have a direct positive impact on others. I finally achieved that goal when I graduated from the VCU School of Dentistry in Richmond in 2008. I get a lot of satisfaction interacting with my patients, from the toddler’s first visit to the dentist, the emergency with a painful tooth, or the individual seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile. No two patients are ever the same, so every day at the office is a new experience. Before leaving my hometown of Newport News to attend dental school I completed my undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech. When not working in the office I like to spend my time landscaping, jogging and cycling and, most of all, spending as much time as possible with my wife Janet and my boys Will and Ben.
Patricia Smith, Office Manager
Patti has been with Dr. Coker since he opened his practice in 2009. She has over 30 years experience working in the dental industry and understands the business inside and out. As our office manager, she ensures everything runs like a well-oiled machine. In addition to scheduling appointments, she is the go-to person when it comes helping patients understand insurance benefits and billing issues. When not working at Coker Dental Patti likes spending time with her kids and keeping her garden in the green!
Jessica Atkins, Dental Assistant
Jessica Atkins is our Dental Assistant. She’s ready to greet you with a big smile and do her best to make you feel at home in our office. Jessica likes keeping everything in order in the operatories and assisting Dr. Coker in making your dental experience a pleasant one.