Kittrell Family Dentistry
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Meet the Team at Kittrell Family Dentistry

At Kittrell Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering our patients a one stop shop experience when it comes to providing the best in dental care. Whether you are in need of complex cosmetic dentistry or a run-of-the-mill filling, we can take care of your needs right here in our office. One of the goals of our practice is to make dental care accessible for everyone. And we want to do it as comfortably and painlessly as possible for our patients. In addition to the warm, friendly atmosphere you’ll find when you walk through our doors, you will see that our practice also offers the latest in high-tech dental equipment. Our commitment to staying current with technology means our patients enjoy those benefits.

Our team of passionate professionals loves what they do and believes in providing patients with the very best in modern dentistry. Come in and see for yourself why so many of our patients have been coming to our practice for so many years. Our mission is to give you the best service possible in a personal, caring, and enthusiastic manner. We work hard to earn your trust and respect, and we look forward to a lasting professional relationship with you and your family. Our work is focused on preventive programs to help you enjoy healthy, beautiful teeth and gums for life. That takes continuing care visits, which we will individualize to fit your needs. 

John S. Kittrell, DDS

Dr. John S. Kittrell has been taking care of Richmonders and their dental needs for over three decades. He received his undergraduate degree from VCU and is a graduate of the VCU/MCV School of Dentistry.

As past president of the Richmond Dental Society, the Commonwealth Dental Academy Study Club, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and Fellow of the Virginia Dental Association, Dr. Kittrell is actively involved in the region’s health care community and focuses on staying up-to-date with the latest dental techniques and technology. Giving back to the community is also very important to Dr. Kittrell, who donates his services through the Missions of Mercy (MOM) projects and Donated Dental Services.

Dr. Kittrell has lived in the Fan since opening his private, family and cosmetic dentistry practice on Grove Avenue and N. Robinson Street in 1982. He’s been married to his wife, Kathy, for 39 years. Dr. Kittrell enjoys spending time with Kathy and his adult sons, Matthew and Stephen, and daughter-in-law Shannon. In his free time, he loves to catch tuna and fish in the Outer Banks and Chesapeake Bay.

Shannon A. Kittrell, DDS

Dr. Shannon Kittrell started working in dentistry as a dental assistant during her summer breaks from undergraduate education. Her love for the profession grew as she found it was an incredibly rewarding avenue for her natural talent in artistic hand skill. Soon after Dr. Kittrell completed her B.S. in biology and M.S. in biochemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University, she achieved doctor of dental surgery at VCU School of Dentistry. Go RAMS!

Dr. Kittrell is passionate about providing excellent dental care in a comfortable atmosphere and enjoys working with children and families. Dr. Kittrell is an active member of the American Dental Association. She emphasizes on providing the profession’s leading dental care procedures, while utilizing the most current evidence based dental technologies.

Dr. Kittrell moved frequently throughout her childhood as her father was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. She now resides in the North side of Richmond with her husband, Stephen, and their two dogs, Corbin and Abigail. In her spare time, Dr. Kittrell enjoys outdoor activities; especially fly fishing, rafting, and relaxing at the James River.

Shari L. Ball, DDS

Dr. Shari Ball has practiced dentistry since 1990.

Before earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Dr. Ball graduated from Old Dominion University School of Dental Hygiene. She also completed a General Practice Dental Residency at MCV School of Dentistry. She is actively involved in the dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and the Richmond Dental Society. 

To give back to the community, she volunteers at her church, in her children's schools, and with the American Heart Association. She is also on the board of directors of her neighborhood association. 

During her free time, she enjoys gardening and cooking.

Laura Byrne, DDS

Dr. Laura Byrne is a 3rd generation dentist from Staunton, VA.  She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000 with a B.S. in Business and Computer Science.  After working in New York City for 3 years she decided to pursue a career in dentistry.  Dr. Byrne graduated from the VCU School of Dentistry and completed an elective residency at VCU’s School of Dentistry Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  During that year of advanced study, she focused on comprehensive cosmetic and implant restorative dentistry.  She has been in private practice continuously since graduation.

Dr. Byrne and her husband Michael, a Urologist at Virginia Urology, live in Richmond with their 3 daughters Bridget, Gina, and Frances.  When she is not hanging out with her children or cleaning up the most recent glitter disaster, she enjoys exploring new restaurants with her husband and rooting for the Hoo’s during March Madness.

Shannon Davis McCabe

Dental Hygienist

Shannon has been a practicing Dental Hygienist since 2009. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University from 2004-2007 where she pursued an undergraduate study for dental hygiene and received a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in 2009. Shannon is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and has a true passion for her profession. She enjoys helping others have confidence in their oral health. 


Originally from Prince George, Virginia, Shannon resides in Colonial Heights with her husband, Mike, her two step-daughters, Riley and Taylor, her newborn son, Knox and several “fur babies.” She enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends as much as possible! 

Keria Coleman

Dental Assistant

Keria has been a Dental Assistant for five years. Originally from Richmond, she graduated from Centura College in 2015. She is currently attending John Tyler Community College and plans to transfer to VCU School of Dentistry. She is studying to be a dentist and her passion for dentistry is to make every patient feel comfortable. 

Keria enjoys studying in school, exercising and reading books. She believes nothing is more important than wearing your smile!

Paula Kirby

Office Coordinator

Paula has been in the dental field for almost 30 years. She is prided with her dental insurance experience. Paula loves working with patients and helping them be knowledgeable regarding their treatment and how their insurance will work best for them.

Paula lives in Chester with her husband of 35 years. She is the proud mother of 3 grown sons and 3 adorable grandchildren.

In her spare time, Paula is a Certified Wedding Coordinator and Floral Designer. She loves the "Rivah," spending time with her family and the Outer Banks.

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