The entire dental staff at Southpoint Quality Dental is dedicated to the comfort and wellbeing of each of our patients.
Our Experienced Doctors And Staff Members Want To Change The Way Patients Experience Dental Care By Making It:
We are committed to going the extra mile to make each and every visit a positive one. Our teams in Fredericksburg and Stafford are skilled, highly trained and love working with people.
Dr. Swanson was born and raised in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area. He has an extensive history in the dental field, working in the family business as a dental lab technician all through high school and college, and then as a dental assistant, working throughout his collegiate career.
Dr. Swanson is an alumnus of Brooke Point High School in Stafford County, Virginia. He completed his undergraduate education at Virginia Tech, where he earned a BS in Biology. He then continued his education at The University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Louisville, KY, for four years.
Dr. Swanson has been married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa, since 2004. They have a son, Fate, and two daughters, Scarlett and Savannah. The entire family are all huge Hokie football fans (Go Hokies!) and enjoy serving through their church.
Dr. Swanson remains committed to staying up-to-date with the latest practices, materials, and technology in the ever-evolving field of dentistry. With this in mind, Dr. Swanson maintains a rigorous schedule of continuing education, giving him advanced skills in areas such as orthodontics, sedation dentistry, implants, and cosmetics. In addition, he maintains membership in such organizations as the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentists, the Richmond Dental Society, Spear Education, DOCS Education, and the United States Dental Institute.
Dr. Swanson has also volunteered his time and expertise in Mission of Mercy (MOM) projects, as well as Donated Dental Services (DDS) serving the disadvantaged throughout the state of Virginia since 2004. He has been dedicated to working with a great group of doctors as a part of the Denture Team, and now leads the Partial Denture Team for the Virginia MOM Projects.
Through all of Dr. Swanson’s different experiences, he has arrived at a single conclusion. He and his family have been truly blessed by God, Virginia is his home, and his goal is to serve the oral health needs of the community he loves to the very best of his ability and be a blessing to others. He is proud to be a part of such a fine community and is honored you entrust him as your partner in oral healthcare.
Dr. Bratic grew up in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys the desert and all the outdoor activities it has to offer. She loves running, hiking and spending time with her 2-year-old German Shepherd, Quinn.
She attended Arizona State University, where she received her BS in Kinesiology and her MS in Business Management. Go Sun Devils! She went to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry to obtain her D.M.D. After completing dental school in Kentucky, she moved to Virginia with her husband, who is also a dentist.
Dr. Bratic is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and the Richmond Dental Society.
“Melissa has worked alongside Dr. Swanson since the practice opened in Fredericksburg on March 1, 2011. Melissa is a graduate of Virginia Tech. She oversees all functions of the practice to ensure that patients receive the highest quality dental care possible. She resides in Spotsylvania County and grew up in Stafford County. She is a proud mother of 3 energetic and beautiful children. She loves to be outdoors and takes a special interest in ornamental gardening. When time allows, her favorite thing to do is take weekend trips with her family. She is active with her community church and loves the opportunity to love on the little ones at the church day care. She has a strong faith in the Lord and believes each day is truly a gift. She is very thankful for the opportunity God has provided her to serve the community through her work with Southpoint Quality Dental.”
“Jackie started out as a patient at Southpoint Quality Dental, but loved the people and atmosphere so much that she left working for the government to join the Quality Dental Team. She is now an integral part of the team and brings the personality and care that helps set Quality Dental apart.”
“Patty has been a dental assistant since 1997 and has worked with Dr. Swanson since 2010. Patty is a native Spotsy County girl. Patty is married to her husband Stuart and has two kids Zack and Amanda. She enjoys camping and Nascar.”
“Erin began working as a hygiene assistant in 2008 and shortly after became a dental assistant. Erin is married to her husband Stephen with two children Landon and Caroline. She loves going to the Washington Nationals baseball games, visiting the beach, and most of all spending time with her family!”
“Theresa (Thez) has been working in the dental field since 1993, when she migrated from the beautiful island of the Philippines to Long Beach, California. She has been working with Dr. Swanson since his return to the area, even prior to the opening of his own practice. Thez currently resides in Colonial Beach, Virginia, with her only son Kyle, a freshman in college at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a huge fan of both baseball and basketball, and loves to travel with her son.”
“Vichele graduated from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in 2011. Her tenure with us began in 2015 when she began working with us as a part-time hygienist. Vichele’s relationship with our practice solidified in the latter half of 2016 when she accepted a position as the Stafford Office’s Lead Hygienist. In her spare time, Vichele enjoys spending time with her two sons and traveling.”
“Debra joined the Southpoint Quality Dental team in March of 2015. When not assisting the Dentists and Hygienists with patient treatment as a Hygiene/Dental Assistant, she directly supports the Front Desk staff by taking on administrative responsibilities. Debra has two amazing sons and a beautiful niece with whom she enjoys spending all of her free time, often traveling to exciting places with her children. She loves to read and is a huge fan of action-packed movies.”
“Allison began working in the dental field in 1988, becoming part of the Southpoint Quality Dental team in December, 2016. She is now one of the Patient Benefit Coordinators at our Stafford location, where she handles patient check-in and scheduling at the front desk. Allison is native to the region, having been raised in Spotsylvania County. She loves the area, and still resides in Spotsylvania with her husband and two boys. When not at work, you will most likely find her watching her boys play either baseball or soccer. Her free time consists of being a mom to her boys, playing with her four dogs, and tending to her family’s chickens. Allison loves to spend time at the beach, to go on cruises, and to tend her gardens.”
“Cindy began her tenure with Southpoint Quality dental in June 2012 after retiring from 26 years in education. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Washinton University and her master’s degree from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Her primary responsibilities at SPQD include conducting account audit for accuracy, and verifying patient benefits and insurance eligibility at both the Fredericksburg and Stafford offices. Her greatest joy is spending time with her grandchildren, but she also enjoys reading, horseback riding and painting.”
“After growing up in Central Indiana, Alicia married her husband and traveled the country, along with him, as he served in the military. She graduated with honors from Fayetteville Technical Community College in NC and brings 20 years dental experience to our practice. After settling with her family in South Stafford, she joined our team in early 2018, as a part-time dental hygienist. When away from the office, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, teenage twin boys and two dogs. She can be found frequently watching their boys participate in sports, serving others through various local church missions, or watching the sunset from their backyard.”
“Nicole has been working as a Dental Assistant since 2009. She specializes in ortho as well as general dentistry. She has one son Giovanni. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her son, boyfriend, and family. Her hobbies include hiking, being a football mom, and watching her redskins LOSE! She joined our family almost 2 Years ago. She enjoys making people smile!”
“Kayla graduated first in her class from Allegany College of Maryland in 2010. Her employment with our practice began in 2013 following her family’s move from Pennsylvania (Steelers Country). She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and son, traveling, and cheering for both the Steelers and the Nittany Lions.”
“Rachel is a wonderful energetic part of our team. She has lived in Spotsylvania since she was 4 years old. She has a love for children (especially Dr. Swanson’s 3 kids), Chick-Fil-A, and Donuts. Rachel works as a Hygiene assistant as well as front desk as specializes in bringing joy to any situation.”
“Natalie began here at Southpoint as a patient in 2011, but later found a home at Southpoint as a Patient Coordinator. Natalie was born and raised in Tennessee, GO VOLS! When Natalie is not at work, you can find her spending time and traveling with her fiancé Brandon. Together Natalie and Brandon have a 2 year old Great Pyrenees, named Finley.”