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.

Dr. Lana Qaqish

Dr. Lana Qaqish grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and pursued her passion for dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned both her B.S. in Chemistry (2015) and Doctorate in Dental Surgery (2021). She received several scholarships in dental school and was selected among a small group of dental students for additional training in endodontics in her senior year. She was also a Senior Teaching Assistant, teaching second year dental students the clinical skills necessary to become competent dentists. She graduated with honors and was awarded the International Digital Dentistry Senior Student Award for her performance in the use of digital technologies.

Dr. Qaqish’s practice philosophy is centered upon comprehensive, preventative care with an emphasis on building long-term relationships with her patients through compassion and empathy. She strives to make every patient feel as comfortable as possible from the first time they sit in the dental chair. She takes pride in being an active member in the community and has volunteered with the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps, several free clinics in the Commonwealth, and Give Kids a Smile Day. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentists, and the American Association of Women Dentists.

In addition to speaking English, Dr. Qaqish is fluent in Arabic and can speak some Spanish. In her free time, Dr. Qaqish enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved shih tzu, Leo. She loves exploring new restaurants, traveling, watching stand up comedy, baking, and spending time outdoors.

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