Meet our Dentists
David B. Konikoff, D.D.S.
Born and raised in Norfolk, David is a product of Granby High School, the University of South Carolina, Old Dominion University, and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. Dr. Konikoff opened his first office in Virginia Beach in 1980 and now has offices in that city, as well as in Chesapeake and Suffolk.
In addition to his skills as a dentist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Konikoff’s success can be attributed to his love for people, his engaging and humorous style around the office, and the respect with which he treats his staff and patients alike. Never one to take himself too seriously, Dr. Konikoff has been known to don costumes or wear cartoon character-embroidered shirts to make people, especially children, feel comfortable in the dental chair. David enjoys life with his family, golf and water sports in his leisure time.
Priyanka Kataria, D.D.S.
Years ago, Dr. Priyanka Kataria knew she was going to follow her sister’s footsteps into dentistry when she saw how it would enable her to truly help other people. Today, she is inspired by her patients at Konikoff Dentistry. Taking care of their dental needs and witnessing the transformation it makes in their lives motivates Dr. Kataria everyday. “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” she says. Dr. Kataria’s career path to dentistry began in California. She attended California State University Sacramento before dental school at University of California San Francisco, where she earned her DDS. Dr. Kataria joined Konikoff Dentistry after working for family practices out of state. She moved to the Hampton Roads area with her husband, who is an endodontist at Konikoff. In their free time, the couple loves to spend time at the park and beach with their son. A native of Mumbai, India, Dr. Kataria speaks three languages.
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!