All professionals at Sayyar Family Dentistry & Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Sean Sayyar, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Sayyar is a gentle, caring dentist who has worked in the Richmond area as a general dentist since 1998. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Old Dominion University in 1992, before attending Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Sayyar has also completed the requirements for fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, as set forth by the board of trustees and House of Delegates.
Dr. Sayyar has the following accolades:
- Member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
- Member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
- Member of the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education.
- Master in the College of Sedation.
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
In addition to his work at the office, he is also an assistant professor in the department of General Practice at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry and in his spare time he volunteers at the Goochland Free Clinic.
Dr. Sayyar practices comfortable, health centered dentistry using only the most advanced materials and procedures.
In his spare time he likes to run marathons, go hiking, and scuba dive.
Stanislaw Szubiak, DDS
Dr. Szubiak is originally from Poland, but grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University in 2007. (Go Hoosiers!) Most of his career has been spent working in community, corporate, and private clinics here in Virginia. Dr. Szubiak enjoys working with children, joining our office from a pediatric practice. He specializes not only in pediatrics, but adult dentistry including extractions, fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and his main goal is to educate each and every patient, not only on their dental health, but their overall health. His attention to detail is what makes Dr. Szubiak stand out among others. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Virginia Dental Association.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world, white water rafting, hiking, and helping out in the community.
Behnaz Movahed, DDS
Before moving to Richmond in 1999, she lived in Dallas and the suburbs of Philadelphia. She pursued her studies at VCU School of Business and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in accounting. Dr. Movahed graduated in May of 2018 from VCU School of Dentistry. She strives to have a strong and trusting relationship with her patients and to empower them to achieve optimum oral health. She is also dedicated in pursuing continuing education in various fields of dentistry to stay abreast of the new research and technology. She is a member of American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Richmond Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her two children, friends, family, and her dog. Some of her hobbies include traveling, cooking, dancing, and photography.
Barbara Hepner, Office Manager
Barbara joined our team in November of 2016 as an office manager for our Glen Allen location. She comes to us with 11+ years of dental experience including 9 years of pediatric dental care and both clinical and administrative knowledge. Barbara absolutely loves making your family's dental visit feel comfortable and enjoyable.
Barbara resides in New Kent County with her husband and their two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, home D.I.Y projects and weekend road trips.
Brittany Grimmett, Insurance Coordinator
Throughout her experience and education in Dental Assisting, she’s maintained the highest performance standards with an assorted range of auxiliary functions, demonstrated by her past success. A graduate of the J.Sargeant Reynolds Dental Assistant Program and now a current member of the Dental Assisting Advisory Committee Board, Brittany stays very involved in the ever changing world of dentistry. Her passion for dentistry began as a young child and has evolved from mainly working as a clinical dental assistant, to now being an insurance coordinator.
Brittany is a passionate, well rounded individual who loves creativity and teamwork. Being a mother of two young children has further taught her how to sympathize with patients’ uncertainties and reservations, as well as how to have great patience and understanding.
Andrea Turner, Dental Assistant
Andrea has been a great addition to our team. She is able to put up with Dr. Sayyar's beautiful singing as well as Dr. Stan's jokes, which in itself is an accomplishment. She graduated in 2016 with honors from J. Sargeant Reynolds Dental Assisting program and is very skilled in all aspects of dentistry. She is very knowledgeable, personable, and loves meeting our patients.
She has four children and enjoys spending her free time with her kids and doing outdoor activities.
Jennifer Donahue, Hygienist
Jennifer started her dental career as a periodontal surgical assistant in
2004. After becoming an assistant, she then went on to
graduate and obtain her Dental Hygiene License in 2009 from Palm Beach
State College. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Science
in Dental Hygiene at St. Petersburg College, all whilst working as our full
time Hygienist. Jennifer has one daughter who is the light of her life. She
was born and raised in Florida, but is happy to now call
Virginia her home.