Our Team

Meet Your Team

We believe you should be free to be. Orthodontics is a craft and your treatment should be convenient, affordable, and timely. Our team shares a love for orthodontics and serving our patients throughout their entire smile process.

DR. MARKUS
DR. MARKUS
The Smile Smith

Dr. Markus Niepraschk was born and raised in Virginia. After completing his undergraduate studies in nutritional science at Brigham Young University, he attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University. While there he received numerous awards for academic and clinical excellence and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

LAURA
LAURA
Office Manager / Treatment Coordinator

Laura is married, has two boys and a dog named Misty. She likes to bike, watch movies, and loves to travel. A fun fact is she once got to shark cage dive in South Africa!

BROOKS
BROOKS
Clinical Assistant / Marketing Director

Brooks bonded with her future husband over their shared love of Kesha, and later shared their first dance to one of her songs. She’s a mama to a future dinosaur-ballerina-astronaut. She earned a Bachelors in Social and Personality Psychology.

SAMANTHA
SAMANTHA
Clinical Assistant / 3D Tech Director

When Samantha isn’t at the office, she enjoys hunting and fishing. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. She is obsessed with Taco Bell!

ANGELA
ANGELA
Scheduling Coordinator

Angela has been married to her husband for 35 years . She has two grown children and one grandchild. She loves to travel and explore all the breweries and wineries in Virginia.

KIRSTEN
KIRSTEN
Financial Coordinator

Kirsten is a Hokie girl in a Cavalier’s world. She enjoys playing volleyball, writing, baking, and event planning, and snuggling her rescue kitty Lila in her spare time. She has her B.S. in Business Communication and also holds an M.B.A. She is here to help with your financial needs!

MACKENZEY
MACKENZEY
Clinical Assistant / Records Technician

Mackenzey comes from a big family and is an expert at helping patients have fun during their appointments. She is in school on track to becoming a dental hygienist. She also lived in Germany for 4 years!

BRITTANY
BRITTANY
Clinical Assistant / Invisalign Specialist

Brittany has been an orthodontic assistant for over 6 years and lives in Ruckersville with her husband, daughter, and beloved dog Charlie. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and catching up on true crime podcasts.