About Us

Leesburg and Loudoun County Cosmetic and Family Dentists — Cardinal Park Family Dental Care

At Cardinal Park Family Dental Care, we provide our patients with exceptional general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry in a warm and welcoming environment. Whether you are in need of a routine checkup, replacement of a metal filling, or a complete smile makeover, we offer services to meet your every dental need at our practice in Leesburg and Loudoun County. Our cosmetic and family dentists—Dr. Gary J. Ashton and Dr. Brian G. Cochran—help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

Our Dentists: Dr. Gary J. Ashton and Dr. Brian G. Cochran

At Cardinal Park Family Dental Care in Leesburg, we are proud to feature two of the most skilled cosmetic and family dentists in the field. Cousins Dr. Gary J. Ashton and Dr. Brian G. Cochran are dedicated to providing patients the best that modern dentistry has to offer. They keep themselves and their staff up to date on the latest technologies and techniques, which allows them to make dental care as comfortable, efficient, and effective as possible for their patients.

Drs. Ashton and Cochran are graduates of the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, and are members of several professional organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Psi Omega Dental Fraternity

Our cosmetic dentists have extensive training and experience in a wide range of cosmetic and general dentistry treatments, from BriteSmile® teeth whitening and the placement of porcelain veneers, to Invisalign® clear braces and the placement and restoration of dental implants. They have the skill and artistic eye needed to combine several of these options into a total smile makeover to help their patients attain the smiles they truly desire.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at our practice in Leesburg, near Loudoun County, with one of our family and cosmetic dentists, contact Dr. Gary J. Ashton and Dr. Brian G. Cochran today.

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Our Office

Our office in Leesburg is convenient to Loudoun County and surrounding communities. Our family and cosmetic dentists pay attention to the details in everything they do. Our office has been designed to ensure comfort, with special touches and a soothing atmosphere that enhance our patients’ overall experience. We put the well-being of our patients above all else, and utilize advanced dental technologies such as the Wand® anesthetic delivery system and digital x-rays to make dental care safe, efficient, and comfortable.

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Our Staff

We have assembled an outstanding team of dental professionals who assist our patients and cosmetic dentists:

 

Front Office Staff

Christie Darton, Office Assistant

Dental Assistants

Ashton Echols
Ashton was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Ashton and her family have been long time patients of Dr. Ashton’s. She started working as his assistant in 2007.

Molly Pierce
Molly was born and raised here in the Northern Virginia area. She is currently living in Clarke County and has been Dr. Cochran’s assistant for almost 4 years.

Dental Hygienists

Kimberly Santmyer
Kim lives in Lovettsville, Virginia. She attended the Dental hygiene program at Northern Virginia Community College. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 28 years here in Northern Virginia and has worked for Cardinal Park Dentistry for the last 8 years. She plans to work here until she retires.

Vicki Herter
Vicki has been a hygienist with Cardinal Park Family Dental Care since 2001. After 25 years in the dental field, she finds her job especially rewarding when she is able to help a fearful patient enjoy their visit. Vicki is a native of Northern Virginia and lives in Leesburg with her husband and two teenagers.

Hannah Heglund
Hannah Heglund, R.D.H. has been with Cardinal Park Family Dentistry since graduating from NVCC’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2003. Hannah worked as a full time hygienist until having her beautiful twin boys in April of 2008 and is now working on a part time basis. She enjoys the personal and professional relationships she has built with her patients over the years, and often says that Cardinal Park has absolutely the best patients and staff!

Laura Ahearn
Laura grew up in Cleveland Ohio. She started in the dental field in 1994 as a dental assistant. She attended the Dental Hygiene program at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland and graduated with an Associates of Science degree in 2000. She worked as a hygienist in the Cleveland area until she moved to Northern Virginia in January of 2004. She has worked with our office for 3 years. She lives in the Ashburn area along with her husband and two young boys.

Susan Nardiello
Susan, R.D.H is a native of Virginia who has been in the dental field for 30 years as both a dental assistant and dental hygienist. Susan has enjoyed working with Dr.’s Ashton and Cochran for three years in their state-of-the-art practice. “The nice thing about family practice,” she states, “is you truly have an opportunity to provide for families, sometimes having three generations.” She looks forward to working with and watching Cardinal Park Family Dental Care continue to grow.

Eileen Valentino
Eileen, originally from New York, has resided in Virginia with her family for fifteen years. She began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant 35 years ago. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1980 with BS in Dental Hygiene Education. She has been employed at our office for 4 years.

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Free Consultations

You may know that your teeth need a little work, but you may not know where to begin. We want you to be confident in the treatments and procedures you choose, and that’s why we offer free consultations. If you are interested in any of our restorative, family, or cosmetic options, our dentists will work with you to help you decide which are right for you. In addition, if you have been suggested a course of treatment by another dentist, we offer free second opinions so that you understand all of the options available to you.

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Payment Options

To help you undergo the dental care you need and want, we offer a range of payment options. We will help you maximize your insurance coverage by filing your claims for services directly to your insurance company. We are excited to announce that we are now participating providers of Delta Dental Insurance. When you first visit our practice, we will acquire your detailed dental plan information. In addition, we accept cash, checks, and major credit cards including VISA® and MasterCard®. We also offer Care Credit, for those looking for low monthly payment financing.

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Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Cosmetic and Family Dentists

If you are interested in improving your smile, schedule a free consultation at our Leesburg practice, near Loudoun County, with one of our family and cosmetic dentists. Dr. Gary J. Ashton and Dr. Brian G. Cochran will help you decide which treatment options are right for you, and will help you attain the smile you have always wanted. Patients from throughout Northern Virginia, including Reston, Hamilton, Purcellville, and Loudoun County, visit our practice because of the amazing results our cosmetic dentists are known for consistently achieving.

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