Meet The Parham Dental Team |
3312 N. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23294

Meet The Team


Dr. Michael Whyte, DDS


Dr. Michael Whyte is a native of Utah and Washington State. He received bachelor’s degrees in both Biology and Economics from Utah State University. He graduated from VCU School of Dentistry in 2013, and completed comprehensive Conscious Sedation Training and Certification in 2015.

Dr. Whyte’s passion for dentistry is centered in quality work, making connections with people, and alleviating any patients’ fear or anxiety of dental procedures. His key goal is to help his patients keep their teeth for a lifetime.

An avid believer of health and fitness, he enjoys rock climbing, camping, kayaking, hiking and beach combing. He especially enjoys doing these activities with his two daughters and his son, who are each equally adventurous.

Dr. Whyte is very personable and optimistic. He loves to laugh, and often tells “dad jokes” while he works. He genuinely believes in the power of positivity to overcome obstacles, and in serving each of his patients with care and expertise.


Practice Manager

Diane is a native Richmonder, she and her husband Frankie have been married 32 years. They have twins, a boy and a girl. She started out as a pediatric dental assistant and has worked in the dental field for over 30 years. Diane enjoys spending time with her family and loves to exercise, especially working out at Pure Barre.


Patient Coordinator

Lisa has worked in the dental field for over 30 years. She lives with her husband of almost 30 years and has 2 sons. In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with family and working in her garden. She also enjoys a little traveling from time to time. 

Christine, RDH BSDH

Dental Hygienist

Christine attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate studies, majoring in forensic science and Arabic. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at the VCU School of Dentistry in 2010. She received the Colgate STAR Award and has written several oral health articles, published in Your Health magazine.
She has been with this practice for almost eight years and absolutely loves her profession. She sees hygiene patients at our office full time and also does our permanent in office teeth whitening. In addition to her career, she also has a passion for fitness and enjoys working out at Orange Theory, almost every day.
In her free time Christine travels the world on standby, thanks to her flight attendant sister. If you have Christine as your hygienist be sure to ask why she chose dental hygiene as her profession, which actually happened by chance!


Dental Hygienist

Joanne graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the VCU School of Dentistry in 1994.  She lives in Mechanicsville with her husband, Brian, and two teenage sons.  Joanne enjoys reading, serving at her church, and watching the boys swim and play baseball.  


Dental Hygienist

Richmond has been home for Chris for most of her life. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the VCU School of Dentistry in 1993. She and her husband Rick have two teenage sons who keep them very busy. Chris loves to travel, go camping with her family, and is very involved with her church. 


Jody, CDA

Dental Assistant

Jody has 5 years of dental experience and loves her job! Jody’s mom was one of the first dental assistants at the VCU School of Dentistry. She enjoys working with our team because she feels everyone is professional and easy to get along with. Jody enjoys fishing, boating and anything that involves the water. She also enjoys girly things like shopping and watching The Bachelor! The light of her life is her 9 month old little boy, Tanner Michael!


Insurance Specialist

Heather has worked in the dental field for over 25 years. She comes to our practice from the VCU School of Dentistry specializing in Perio assisting, insurance billing and office management. She enjoys the daily interaction with patients and other team members. In her free time she is a mom of 3 girls and a wife of 30 years.