At Beautiful Smiles by Dr. Jill Bussey, our staff provides an unparalleled experience in dental visits. We have created an office environment that is warm and inviting and our staff are there to answer all your questions and make you feel at ease. Although we are a dental office and not a spa, we do try our best to make you feel as pampered and comfortable as possible by providing services that allow you to have a relaxing, entertaining, and sensory dental experience. These services include therapeutic blankets and pillows, bottled beverages, and iwear video glasses.
Meet Dr. Bussey
Jill Bussey Harris was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Fisk University. In 1987, she graduated from The University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bussey was the first African-American female full time Assistant Professor at VCU/MCV School of Dentistry from 1989-1992.
She is a Cosmetic Dentist, who has been in private practice in the Richmond area for thirty years. She is currently the owner of Beautiful Smiles by Dr. Jill Bussey located in the Richmond museum district. Dr. Bussey presently serves on the SPARC board (School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community), Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Board, and she is a Richmond Ballet Trustee. In 2016 Dr. Bussey was the W.I.S.H. (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) Circle Fairy Godmother for the Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia Foundation and she was featured in Richmond Magazine as one who makes a difference in the Richmond Community. In 2013, Dr. Bussey was awarded the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Alumni Fellow Award. She and her husband established The Monroe E. Harris, Jr. and Jill Bussey Harris Scholarship for African American students at the School of Dentistry.
Kimberley Pleasant was born in Richmond, Virginia. She is a graduate of Charles City High School. Kimberley attended J.S. Reynolds Community College were she completed her Dental Assistant certification. She enjoys fishing, reading, and spending time with her two daughters and husband. Kimberley is the head Dental Assistant, employed with Dr. Bussey since 1994.
A Richmonder of 24 years, Tracie Jamerson, joined the team at Beautiful Smiles by Dr. Jill Bussey in June of 2009 after receiving an associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Northern Virginia Community College. She’s been in the dental field for seventeen years and is dedicated to providing complete and comprehensive care based the individual needs of her clients. She is passionate about her career and a strong believer that education is the first step to empowering the client to take an active role in their personal oral hygiene. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons.
Jessica joined the team here at Beautiful Smiles by Dr. Jill Bussey in October 2016. She graduated from Medical Careers Institute in 2011 where she obtained her Associates Degree of Applied Science in Dental Assisting. She works as the patient coordinator, answering phones and scheduling appointments. Jessica is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality service and attention from our front desk. She enjoys spending her time with her husband and their 2 year old daughter.
Lauren was born and raised in Richmond, Va. Over the past 10 years, she has experience working as a dental assistant, insurance/billing coordinator and office manager. Although she enjoys working clinically, she finds her passion in insurance and billing. Building personal relationships, working through treatment concerns and creating financial plans has inspired her desire to grow in all of those skills as much as she can.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two year old son, Luca and her yorkie, Lillian. She loves watching the Dallas Cowboys and doing any activity that involves being by the water.
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