All professionals at Sapon & Swisher Dental, PLLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field and are ADA members. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Mark P. Sapon
Dr. Mark Sapon is a graduate of West Virginia University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Biology and then a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from West Virginia School of Dentistry.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and Charlottesville-Albemarle Dental Society.
His primary focus in practice is providing quality dental care in a gentle, comprehensive manner with an emphasis on positive and caring patient relationships.
He enjoys playing golf, watching WVU football and basketball, and spending time with his wife Meaghan and their two boys, Mason and Landon.
Dr. Paige Crowder
Dr. Paige Crowder is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. She also is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, the Shenandoah Valley Dental Association, and the Waynesboro Rotary Club. When Dr. Crowder is not working on teeth in our practice, she enjoys looking for fossilized shark teeth, running, biking, kayaking, and spending time with her son.
Kim D. Lupachino, RDH
I have been practicing Dental Hygiene more than 22 years. I am a former Clinical Dental Hygiene Instructor. I received my education in Pennsylvania. I now live in the beautiful Shennandoah Valley, near Middlebrook. I have been married to my husband, Walter, for over 40 years.Together we enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, sightseeing and spending time with our daughter.
I was born and raised in a small town one hour South of Chicago. I attended Southern Illinois University-Carlondale, and renewed my bachelor of science in dental hygiene in 2009. Afterward, I moved to Northern Va, where I worked as a hygienist and rock climbing instructor before moving to Charlottesville in 2014. In my free time I enjoy traveling, cycling, gardening, and exploring the area. On the weekends from May – October I can usually be found as different venues photographing weddings. In between all that I raise chickens and plan out my future adventures.
Stacy grew up in Charleston, WV. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Finance and Accounting from Shepherd University, as well as, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Charleston. Stacy and her family moved to Charlottesville in 2010. She is a CPR and First Aid instructor. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, scuba diving, whitewater kayaking, camping and fishing.
Ashley was originally born in California, but moved to Waynesboro at the young age of 8, so this has been considered 'home' now for quite some time. She currently lives in Fishersville with her crazy dog child, Colt. She attended Bridgewater College and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Allied Health Science. She also attended the Virginia School of Massage in Charlottesville and became a Certified Massage Therapist. After working in the clinical/hands on side of healthcare for several years, she quickly found that she preferred the administrative side of the office much better. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, watching as well as playing sports, exploring all of the wineries and history that our area has to offer, spending time with her family, being outdoors, and traveling.
Christel Childress was born and raised in Waynesboro. She has been dental assisting for over 20 years, including assisting general practice, oral surgery, and orthodontics. She enjoys running, playing with her German shepherds, and spending time with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.
Dr. Brad Swisher
Dr. Brad Swisher was born and raised in South Charleston, West Virginia. He graduated from South Charleston High School International Baccalaureate Program. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry. Dr. Swisher also took many computer science classes to gain knowledge in his interest for technology.
Dr. Swisher is an Honor graduate from West Virginia University Doctor of Dental Surgery Program. His philosophy is based on preventive dentistry and patient education to achieve optimal oral and general health. He has had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of new technology currently being introduced into dentistry. He is enthusiastic about offering the best possible treatment for patients based on their own individual needs. As a general dentist, he is currently practicing comprehensive family dentistry. He is devoted to advanced training and attends the best continuing education courses.
Dr. Swisher received several awards in Dental School: The Sabe Issac Howard Memorial Scholarship, Best of the Best Whip Mix Prosthodontics Award, President of Dental Class, Honors Program, and graduated in the top percentage of his class. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society, and the Shenandoah Valley Dental Society.
Dr. Swisher loves the outdoors. He is an avid snowboarder and motorcyclist. He enjoys spending time with his family and Boxer “Zoey”. Dr. Swisher spent most of his childhood going on fishing trips and spending time near the beach.