Meet The Doctors

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John H. Knight, Jr. DDS

Dr. John H. Knight, Jr. DDS “Jay” grew up here in Charlottesville, Va. In 1960 his Dad John H. Knight, DDS graduated from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). At that time Jay was 2 years old. His Dad and Mom, June Knight moved back to Charlottesville at which time he opened his dental practice.

In 1977 Jay graduated from Albemarle High School  in Charlottesville. This was the last year that all Albemarle County high school students were at the same high school. Dr. Knight attended Elon College in Burlington, North Carolina now called Elon University and graduated in 1982. After early careers in Hotel and Restaurant mangement and Real Estate Development. Dr. Knight  attended The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC graduating in 2001. After graduation Jay joined his Dad’s practice in Charlottesville subsequently purchasing the practice from him in March of 2004. 

 Dr. John Knight continued to work with Jay and the team there until his passing in May of  2012. In December of 2009 Dr. Knight opened Spring Creek Family Dentistry & Orthodontics located at Zion Crossroads, VA at the intersection of I-64 and VA route #15. The practice there serves the communities of Louisa, Fluvanna, Orange, Goochland and Albemarle Counties.

Jay is married and he and his wife Wanda have 4 children and between them, 5 grandchildren.

Jullien Nadeau, DDS

Dr. Nadeau joined our practice in June of 2014. He is a 2009  graduate of the University of Virginia where he received his BA in Biology. After graduating from UVA Dr. Nadeau entered the dental program at Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry (VCU) in Richmond Virginia graduating in 2013.

After graduation form VCU, Dr. Nadeau completed a general practice residency (GPR) program at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He completed his GPR training and this program in 2013 and joining our team of health care professionals. Dr. Nadeau has participated in numerous community service and volunteer activities including: Charlottesville Free Dental Clinic, Co-founder of Global Medical and Dental Brigades while at UVA, Special Olympics volunteer, Miles for Smiles volunteer and a provider in the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy program while at the VA in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Nadeau lives at Spring Creek located at Zion Crossroads. He is an avid golfer and is very passionate about UVA athletics. Dr. Nadeau works at both John H. Knight, Jr. DDS & Associates in Charlottesville as well as Spring Creek Family Dentistry & Orthodontics at Zion Crossroads.

Sarah A. Heeter, DDS

Dr. Heeter is the newest member of our team as of July 2019. Since grade-school, Dr. Heeter knew she wanted to be a dentist. Through her own personal experiences in the dental chair, she is able to empathize with her patients' experiences.
After earning her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Westminster College- a small private school in her home state of Missouri, Dr. Heeter continued her journey into dentistry at the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Dentistry, graduating in 2018. In June of 2019, she completed a General Practice Residency with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Through her residency, Dr. Heeter gained experience in all areas of dentistry including digital dentistry, laser dentistry, and sleep apnea treatments, among other dental therapies.
Dr. Heeter moved to Charlottesville with her husband Keith, who is currently a student at the UVA Darden MBA program. They both enjoy exploring their new Charlottesville home with their chocolate lab, Mokie. They are always taking suggestions for new things to do/try in the area! 

When Dr. Heeter isn't busy saving teeth, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and traveling to new places. Dr. Heeter works at both John H. Knight Jr. DDS & Associates in Charlottesville as well as Spring Creek Family Dentistry & Orthodontics at Zion Crossroads. 

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