“As an orthodontist, I have the greatest job in the world: making people smile for a lifetime. I get to hang out with kids, teens and adults. I get to know each of them well, watch them grow, and see their confidence and self-esteem soar.”

“Creating lifelong, beautiful smiles is a true passion I am able to achieve every day as an orthodontist. It is extremely gratifying to have the opportunity to make such a profound impact on my patients’ lives. I truly enjoy forming relationships with my patients and watching their transformation from the beginning to the end of treatment.” — Dr. Nick Pappas


Dr. Pappas grew up in Poquoson and attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in biology. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.

After dental school, Dr. Pappas was commissioned as an officer and dentist in the United States Air Force. During his service with the Air Force, he completed a one-year advanced education general dentistry residency at David Grant Medical Center and Travis Air Force Base in California. Dr. Pappas served three years as a general dentist in the United States Air Force before completing his orthodontic residency and Master of Science at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Pappas has a passion for learning. He consistently works to stay on the cutting edge of information, techniques and materials used in the practice of orthodontics. He and his staff spend a great deal of their professional time perfecting their orthodontic skills and keeping current with the latest orthodontic innovations through continuing education programs and orthodontic seminars.


Dr. Pappas is also a Board Certified orthodontist with the American Board of Orthodontics, one of only a handful in the Hampton Roads area with that distinction. Board certification confirms an orthodontist’s personal commitment to providing lifelong, high-quality patient care. Fewer than 30% of orthodontists are board certified.


Dr. Pappas has a loving wife, Kelly, who also helps with the family business. He has a son, Shepherd, a daughter, Thompson, and rescue dog named Chapman. His parents, sister, niece and nephew all live locally as well.

In his spare time, Dr. Pappas likes to play pickleball and tennis, eat Chipotle burritos, search for his golf ball in the woods and spend time with his friends, family and dog.

Dr. Pappas also enjoys giving back to the community through the Mission of Mercy projects, for which he has traveled to underserved areas of Virginia, as well as to rural communities in Jamaica and Honduras, to provide dental care.

Meet Our Team

Has the time come to straighten your smile? Does your child need orthodontic care in Yorktown, or Gloucester Virginia? The team at Pappas Orthodontics is waiting to meet you! Our friendly team members will help our orthodontist create your new smile while making you feel welcome and making sure that you understand the treatment process. You can meet our team below, and we invite you to call our office today for an appointment.


Administrative Coordinator

Rebecca’s favorite part of Pappas Orthodontics is our patients! Rebecca and her husband, Van, have three children: Aleah, Caleb and Skyler. She likes to spend her spare time in the outdoors and enjoys hiking, boating, going to the beach and traveling.


Orthodontic Assistant

A fantastic addition to our team, Sarah loves the friendly atmosphere at our office and watching patients walk out with beautiful smiles.

Sarah and her fiancé, Kris, have four children: Dylan, Preston, Trenton and Ariana. She likes to play volleyball and golf and loves to travel.


Team Lead

Tammy has over 20 years of experience in orthodontics. She enjoys seeing our patients achieve beautiful new smiles!

Tammy and her husband live in Gloucester and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. She likes to spend time painting, fishing and boating.


Orthodontic Assistant

Everyone at our office has made her feel like part of the family from the first day that she walked through the doors, and she really enjoys helping every patient find their perfect smile. It brightens her day to work with such an amazing team and wonderful patients. She likes the way Dr. Pappas shows his appreciation for his team, which makes for an exceptional work environment. She has learned the value of kindness, teamwork and communication and is eager to learn more and improve her work every day. One of the things she loves to do at our office is full bandings, and she also looks forward to seeing the smiles on our patients’ faces.

Bekah’s family is her whole world. She and her husband have one son and a cat named Bailey. She likes to spend time Cricut® crafting and cooking. On the weekends, she and her family enjoy going to museums and forts.


New Patient Coordinator

Kelly graduated from Morrison Education Center in 2014. She loves the positive work atmosphere at Pappas Orthodontics and how everything is always organized and structured, allowing patients to be confident in their smile. Kelly helps our office by welcoming new patients, advising and educating them on recommended treatment plans and helping them feel comfortable. She lives with her grandparents and has a cat named Lacey. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys serving at her church, walking, being outdoors and reading. She appreciates the simple joys in life.


Orthodontic Assistant/Sterilization

Carol has been an orthodontic assistant for 25 years and she is very knowledgeable. She loves the reputation of Pappas Orthodontics, the teamwork, the friendships she has made here and seeing patients’ final results after treatment. She has two sons and two grandchildren.


Orthodontic Assistant

Avery completed the dental assistant program at East Texas Dental Assisting School in 2014. She was inspired to pursue her career because when she was younger, she went through extensive orthodontic treatment and underwent maxillary osteotomy surgery. As a teenager prior to her treatment, she did not have the confidence in herself that she had after healing. Her doctors and assistants were always so nice and helpful throughout her whole treatment, and she wants to provide the same care to children and adults and help them be happy with their smiles. Avery loves providing high-quality care to each patient, being able to build relationships with patients, their families and her coworkers and watching them grow to be the best versions of themselves

Her family consists of her sweet husband, Gary, and her little rottie girl, Molly. In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors: hiking, swimming and going to the beach. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places.


Orthodontic Assistant

Casey joined our practice in May 2023, and brings with her a great sense of humor that makes our patients and her coworkers smile. She is a Richmond, VA, native and lived all over the country during her husband’s time in the U.S. Coast Guard before deciding to settle down in Yorktown. She found her passion and purpose in the orthodontic field and cannot imagine doing anything else.

Casey married her high school sweetheart, Brandon, and together they have two kids, two dogs and a cat. Outside the office she loves reading, attending her children’s sporting events and rollerblading as a family on the weekends.


Orthodontic Assistant

Lex joined our team in October 2024, and enjoys seeing people’s confidence grow with their new smile as well as being part of a team where everyone is welcoming.

Lex lives with her fiancé, Peyton, and has two huskies and two cats. Outside the office, her hobbies include renovating our house, walking with the dogs and reading.


Scheduling Coordinator

Callie graduated from Shepherd University with a degree in mass communications and journalism. She joined our team in October 2023, and brings a smile to work with her every day. She loves being part of a practice that laughs together all day long and genuinely enjoys each other’s company.

Callie is the oldest of four siblings and is grateful that most of her family lives relatively close. She and her son are happy to call Yorktown home. When not in the office, she can be found boating or at the beach any chance she gets. Callie is also an avid reader and enjoys workout classes, yoga, dancing and whatever adventures her son dreams up.