Meet Our Team

The doctors and staff at Vacendak Dentistry are passionate about caring for you and your teeth! Our credentials and commitment to staying up-to-date on the newest developments in dentistry make us the perfect choice for you and your family. Call Vacendak Dentistry at 757-609-3510 or contact us online to schedule a dental consultation.

Dr. Sheila Vacendak

VanDen2-025cDr. Sheila Vacendak graduated Magna Cum Laude from VCU’s Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1997 and was inducted as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honorary society.  During dental school, Dr. Vacendak completed two summers of the American Cancer Society Fellowship program.  During her senior year, she was awarded the Hinman Scholarship.  She went on to complete a one year residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, also at MCV.

Dr. Sheila Vacendak recently relocated to Virginia from Chicago to start Vacendak Dentistry with her son.  In Chicago, she practiced general dentistry with an emphasis on treating geriatric and medically compromised patients.  Dr. Vacendak worked closely with the ENT and Radiation Oncology departments at the University of Chicago, providing dental care for oral cancer patients.  She has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education focusing on conservative, comprehensive dentistry.

Dr. Vacendak is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.  In her spare time, Dr. Vacendak loves to do yoga, read, travel and spend time at her cabin in Alaska.


Dr. Daniel Vacendak

VanDen2-022cDr. Daniel Vacendak is a Hampton Roads native and graduated from Norfolk Academy in 2002.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wake Forest University in 2006.  Dr. Vacendak then went on to obtain a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.  Before returning home to Hampton Roads to join his mother at Vacendak Dentistry, Dr. Vacendak practiced dentistry in Charlottesville, VA.

While he enjoys all fields in dentistry, Dr. Daniel Vacendak has a specific interest in community service and dento-alveolar surgery.  As a student, he attended multiple Mission of Mercy projects to provide dental care to those without access in under-served areas in Virginia, including Wise, Orange, Roanoke, and the Eastern Shore.  While practicing dentistry in Charlottesville, Dr. Vacendak worked a few days every week at the Charlottesville Free Clinic, providing emergency and basic dental care to those without access.  These patients often were medically compromised.  He also developed an active interest in dento-alveolar surgery, and during school, Dr. Vacendak was awarded the Academy of Osseointegration’s Outstanding Student in Implant Dentistry award in 2011.

Dr. Vacendak is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.


Terry Robelen-Bonkoski, Office Manager

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Terry is a native of Long Island, NY and a resident of Virginia Beach for 26 years.  Terry has nearly 29 years of experience in the dental field.  She has done everything from dental assisting to managing a large, busy office.

Terry is a self-described “people-person” and loves to help everyone.  Her smile, warmth and genuine, caring nature make her a perfect team member at Vacendak Dentistry.

In her spare time, Terry loves to shop and garden.

 


Clare Beasley, Dental Assistant

VanDen2-016cA Hampton Roads Native, Clare has an impressive 25 years experience in the industry. Her favorite thing about dental assisting is the opportunity to help provide a positive experience for those who may find dental visits stressful or challenging. In her spare time, Clare enjoys seeing movies and theater, eating out, going to the beach and spending time with family (Husband Scott, children Grady and Madison, and dogs Baxter and Zoe). Clare received her education from the Old Dominion University School of Dental Assisting.


Brooke Funk, Dental Assistant

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Brooke Funk is a Chesapeake native who recently graduated from Tidewater Community College. She truly enjoys her job as a dental assistant because it gives her the opportunity to help patients understand proper oral hygiene methods and establish better habits! Outside of work, Brooke spends her time going to the movies, hanging out with friends and family, and buying makeup. Her favorite vacation spot is Frisco, NC, on Hatteras Island. Brooke lives in Chesapeake with her boyfriend, Max, his dog, Twiggy, and her dog, Keagan.

 

 


 

Willow Vacendak

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Willow was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska.  Andy and Sheila Vacendak adopted her when she was eight months old.

Willow loves snacks, walks, toad hunting and tug-of-war.