Derek Galatro, DDS
Before starting college, Dr. Galatro served as an enlisted sailor in the United States Navy. In completion of his service in the United States Navy, he attended Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, where he received an Associate's Degree in Science. He then attended Old Dominion University where he recieved a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Dr. Galatro attended VCU/MCV School of Dentistry, in Richmond, VA and graduated in 1997. During dental school he participated in a surgical summer externship at the St. Petersburg campus. After completing dental school, Dr. Galatro moved to the Fredericksburg area in 1997 where he started to practice Dentistry.
Background Dr. Galatro is proficient in all aspects of Dentistry with a concentration in Extraction of wisdom teeth, implant placement, Endodontics (Root Canals), and restorations. Dr. Galatro holds memberships with: The American Dental Association (ADA), The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), The Virginia Dental Academy (VDA), and The Richmond Dental Society.
In his spare time, Dr. Galatro enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys, running, golfing, and sailing.
Jennifer Wadiak, DDS
Dr. Wadiak attended Old Dominion Univeristy and Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate studies. She attended VCU School of Dentistry . She and Dr. Galatro have been married for over 20 years and have been practicing dentistry together since she graduated in 1999. They enjoy skiing, boating and traveling as family with their children.
Dr. Wadiak is Invisalign Certified. She is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. In dental school, she was president of her class during her Freshman year and secretary of the student body government. Dr. Wadiak is currently involved in the community serving as the Vice President on the the board of Empowerhouse (formerly the Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence). She is also a member of Decoding Dyslexia of Virginia working to improve education opportunities and support legislation for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Lauren Snyder, DDS
Dr. Lauren Kachurak is originally from Rochester, NY. Her love for dentistry began at a young age when she would make 'retainers' from Bazooka bubblegum. She began her educational journey at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned her Bachelors in Biology. Subsequently, Dr. Kachurak pursued a master's degree in health management systems from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. The journey continued at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. The final stop was a one year General Practice Residency in York, PA. It was there that she refined her clinical skills with respect to oral surgery, implant dentistry, children, and medically compromised patients.
Dr. Kachurak has always had a passion for dentistry and helping others build confidence through their smile. She thrives when helping the less fortunate and has volunteered in multiple underserved areas; taking part in Mission of Mercy (MOM) Projects, Special Olympics and Give Kids a Smile Day. Dr. K's goal as a dentist is to provide the best quality of care and to make sure each patient leaves the office feeling satisfied with his/her experience. She values the development of a strong doctor-patient relationship with each patient in her care. Dr. Kachurak is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Virginia Dental Association (VDA), the Richmond Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, and practicing yoga. She lives in Fredericksburg, VA with her husband, Josh and their furbaby, Gracie, a havanese poodle.
Cody Emeigh, DMD
'My mission is to help every patient succeed in managing his or her own oral health care with guidance from the dental team. It is important to realize every patient is different and requires a unique treatment plan to match the goals of each patient. I enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level, while building trust. I hope all of my patients leave the office having had a positive experience with a smile they are excited to show the world.'
Dr. Emeigh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia. GO HOKIES! Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Emeigh attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, for his graduate studies prior to obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Emeigh is currently an active member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. He is also Invisalign and Soft Tissue/Diode Laser Certified.
In his spare time, Dr. Emeigh enjoys spending quality time with his wife and 2 spoiled dogs. He also loves physical fitness, golfing, traveling, and being lazy while watching movies.