Meet our Dentists
Megan Mazarella, D.M.D.
Dr. Megan Mazzarella knew she wanted to be a dentist early on in life. Inspired by her own family’s dentist, Dr. Mazzarella loves being able to help patients enjoy good health.
Born in Vero Beach, Florida, Dr. Mazzarella grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. An avid soccer player, she played on the Division 1 soccer team all four of her college years at UNC Charlotte. After earning her BS in biology at UNC, she attended dental school at East Carolina University for her DMD.
After graduation, Dr. Mazzarella worked at family dental practice where she forged relationships with patients of all ages.
Today, Dr. Mazzarella still enjoys playing soccer. When she’s not helping patients at Konikoff Dentistry, she loves to travel, shop and spend time with her family.
Catherine Ashley Muldoon, D.M.D.
Dr. Muldoon has been around dental offices since she was 15 years old. “I feel like dentistry is an art, and teeth are my canvas. I love to make beauty in the world,” says Catherine. As a child, Dr. Muldoon learned about the importance of dentistry when she required multiple complex dental procedures to correct a congenital condition. Going through the transformational process allowed her to realize that changing a person’s smile not only improves self confidence, but also that change has the power to positively impact those around them. “Smiles are contagious”, she says. Dr. Muldoon grew up all over the country including New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia and now finally Virginia Beach. She joined Konikoff Dentistry in 2011 after graduating from New York University, College of Arts and sciences graduating magna cum laude, and with honors in the DMD program from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Catherine was also named Miss Virginia USA 2012.
Michael J. Newman, D.M.D.
We’re proud to introduce a smile team member who was an emerging dentist with the Konikoff practice for more than 8 years. Michael began with us as a pedio-hygienist, and spent his summers shadowing Dr. Konikoff. It didn’t take long for him to realize his passion was to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Newman earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University and his DMD from the University of Florida. He loves being a dentist and loves his patients just as much. “I enjoy the opportunity to build life-long relationships with my colleagues and patients. It makes me feel good to see my patients feel good about themselves.” Michael has come full circle after all these years with the Konikoff family and we’re proud that he’s back with us lending his amazing personality to our smile team.
Amy Tam, D.D.S.
After obtaining her B.S. in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan, Dr. Tam moved to New York City where she received her D.D.S. from Columbia University. Enthralled with the urban life, she continued her training and attained her A.E.G.D. from Columbia University as well. Amy knew she wanted to be a dentist when she compulsively brushed 7 times a day when she had braces.
Amy enjoys making a difference in people’s lives. The gratitude she receives from her work is seeing her patients smile. When not practicing dentistry, you can find Amy hiking, dining around town and laughing it up with friends. Amy’s guilty pleasure: singing karaoke!