Our Team

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

 

Aaron Stump, D.D.S.

Dr. Stump was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana. After high school Dr. Stump attended a small liberal arts college in the countryside of Indiana called Wabash College. He majored in History and double minored in Chemistry and Biology. Aaron attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry where he met his wife, Dr. Lauren Stump. He graduated dental school with a research honors certificate and induction to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. After dental school, Dr. Stump received his pediatric dental certificate at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 2012 where he served as his program’s chief resident. Dr. Stump loves teeth and educating his patients about them. He is excited to share his enthusiasm and preventive approach to oral health. In his free time, Dr. Stump enjoys anything outdoors including running, mountain biking, hiking, and snowboarding. His indoor hobbies include reading, watching movies, playing guitar, and eating good food.

 

Research

Dr. Stump conducted his predoctoral research at the Indiana University Oral Health Institute. He completed a series of studies from 2007-2010 regarding the detection and treatment of cavities using magnification. He won several research awards at the local and national level. He was awarded an honors certificate upon graduation of dental school for his commitment to research.
Dr. Stump conducted his postdoctoral research at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee while pursuing his specialty in pediatric dentistry. His research was titled The Effect of a Brief Motivational Interview on the Follow-up of Children that Receive Dental Rehabilitation under General Anesthesia. This study focused on a specific counseling technique used to help better understand and treat patients on a more individualized basis.

 

Professional Affiliations



Jennifer Dixon, D.D.S.

Dr. Dixon grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and graduated from Salem High School in 1995. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1999, from The College of William and Mary, where she majored in Biology, minored in Chemistry. In 2003, she graduated cum laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Dr. Dixon continued her education at MCV, where she earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry and her Master of Science degree in 2005. Dr. Dixon is a recipient of the prestigious Richard Pugh Award. She was recognized at the 2006 Annual American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Meeting for scoring in the top 3% in the country on her Pediatric Board Exam.

Dr. Dixon is happily married to her high school sweetheart Mark S. Dixon. Dr. Dixon and her husband are the loving parents of Kate and Emma. In her spare time, Dr. Dixon enjoys cooking, entertaining family and friends, and taking her daughters on playdates.

Research

 

Dr. Dixon did her undergraduate dental research in the Department of Oral Craniofacial Molecular Biology.  Her research was titled The Genetic Analysis of Streptococcus parasanguis fim A.  The focus of this research was to develop a vaccine to help protect patients against developing bacterial endocarditis.

Dr. Dixon’s master’s thesis was on Child’s Temperament and Conscious Sedation Outcomes.  Her work in sedation dentistry has enabled her to understand and appreciate the unique relationship between child temperament and sedation outcomes.

Professional Affiliations


Our Team

 

.Alease
Alease has been the office manager for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2008. She has a beautiful American bulldog. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her friends. She is known in our office as the multitasker. 
1. Favorite Color: Pink 
2. Favorite Disney Movie: Finding Nemo 
3. Favorite Ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip 
4. Favorite Restaurant: Sakura 
5. Favorite Music: Rock 
6. Favorite Flower: Lillies 

 

 

 

Jessica
Jessi has been in the dental field since 2002. She has worked for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2008. She is married with two beautiful daughters. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking and hiking along the river. She is known in our office as the resto queen. 
1. Favorite Color: Blue 
2. Favorite Disney Movie: Madagascar 
3. Favorite Ice cream: Butter Pecan 
4. Favorite Restaurant: Chilis 
5. Favorite Music: Alternative Rock 
6. Favorite Flower: Tulips 

 

 

 

Suzi
Suzi has been in the dental field since 2005. She took a 3.5 year break from dentistry to nanny for Dr. Dixon’s beautiful daughters. In 2010 she returned to dentistry. She is married and a mother and step mother to two wonderful boys. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending one on one time with each of her boys. In our office she is known as Suzi Sunshine. 
1. Favorite Color: Green 
2. Favorite Disney Movie: Peter Pan 
3. Favorite Ice cream: Reese Peanutbutter Cup 
4. Favorite Restaurant: Shang hai 
5. Favorite Music: Christian 
6. Favorite Flower: Tulips 

 

 

 

Dana
Dana has worked for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2012. She comes from a large family and has always loved interacting and caring for small children. She loves animals and is the proud owner of 4 adorable dogs. In her spare time she likes spending time outdoors. She is known in our office as the Princess. 
1.Favorite Color: Camo 
2.Favorite Disney Movie: Little Mermaid 
3.Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip 
4.Favorite Restaurant: Sakura 
5.Favorite Music: Country 
6.Favorite Flower: Tulips 

 

 

 

 

 

Carestin
Carestin has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2015. She has 2 adorable dogs, Hank and Oakley. In her spare time Carestin enjoys baking, shopping and playing with her dogs.
1.Favorite Color: Navy 
2.Favorite Disney Movie: Finding Nemo 
3.Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough 
4.Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse 
5.Favorite Music: Country 
6.Favorite Flower: Daisy 

 

 

 

 

Courtney 
Courtney has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2014. She has a beautiful son and 2 wonderful dogs. In her spare time Courtney enjoys spending time outdoors with her loving family.
1.Favorite Color: Mint Apple 
2.Favorite Disney Movie: Nightmare before Christmas 
3.Favorite Ice Cream: Fudge Swirl 
4.Favorite Restaurant: Marco and Luca
5.Favorite Music: Country
6.Favorite Flower: Lily of the Valley 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kelly
Kelly has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2016. She is a proud mom to a sweet kitty cat, named Kitty. She likes spending time at home watching "I Love Lucy" and "Jeopardy". She is known in the office as the Old Lady. 
1.Favorite Color: Green 
2.Favorite Disney Movie: UP 
3.Favorite Ice Cream: Banana Split 
4.Favorite Restaurant: Maggiano's 
5.Favorite Music: Everything! 
6.Favorite Flower: Tulips & Poppy Flowers