Meet The Team

Our Doctors

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Dr. Robert F. Morrison
CEO and Clinical Director

Dr. Morrison is the owner and founder of Robert F. Morrison, DMD, PC, a General Williamsburg Dentist Practice for children and adults since 1992. 

Dr. Morrison founded the practice after returning from being stationed with the U.S. Navy in England with the goal of providing genuine and compassionate care for the families of Williamsburg and the greater Hampton-Roads area.

The practice has grown to incorporate some of the latest dental technologies as well as continue to provide extensive and patient-oriented care for families and individuals. With a great team of Williamsburg dentists and staff, the offices of Morrison Dental Group pride themselves on the personal attention and skill that they can offer their patients.

Dr. Morrison graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1979. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 1982, completing a post-doctoral residency in Comprehensive Dentistry. He served as a dental officer ashore and afloat from 1982-1991 in the U.S. Navy and was the dentistry department head afloat the U.S.S. Guam. Dr. Morrison was head of the Pediatric Department from 1987-1988, Dental Clinic, Norfolk Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Morrison is married to Alison, who serves as Morrison Dental Group’s CFO. They have two sons: Frank, a LCDR in the United States Coast Guard and Alex, who also works with Morrison Dental Group as the Chief Compliance Officer. In his spare time, Dr. Morrison is a dedicated family man and enjoys fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, as well as kayaking and restoring British MG cars.

Dr. Morrison is a member of the ADA, VDA, and AADSM.

      

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Dr. Jesus Sanchez

For Dr. Jesús Sánchez, dentistry has been a part of his entire life. Growing up in Puerto Rico, he visited his parents’ dental practice daily and the field always intrigued him. 

As he grew older, Dr. Sánchez realized the importance of his parents’ work, and helping people in their community, which is what fuels his passion for dentistry today. Dr. Sánchez remembers, “As I was growing up, I understood that in the field of dentistry I would be able to do something I enjoy and give back. That mentality of helping people is what drives me to work and do the best that I can.” Dr. Sánchez is thrilled to be a part of Morrison Dental Group and is excited to meet new patients. He is an “eternal student,” constantly looking to learn more about new technologies in the dental field and how he can better serve his patients.

Dr. Sánchez attended the University of Puerto Rico of Dental Medicine and completed two residencies, one being a General Practice Residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA, and the second at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ with a focus on Oral Surgery.

Dr. Sánchez is a proud Eagle Scout and is looking forward to sharing his love for the outdoors with his children. Dr. Sánchez enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, water sports, and being a part of the community. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Susana, a former dancer and wedding coordinator who now dedicates her days to being a stay-at-home mom for their sons, Lorenzo and Javier. The family lives in Williamsburg with their dog, Emma, whom they adopted from the Humane Society on the couple’s first anniversary.

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Dr. Evan Rurak

Dr. Evan Rurak grew up in Boston, MA, and attended Tufts University for his undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in entrepreneurship where he was the president of the Pre-Dental Society. 

He then went on to attend University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine for his DMD before joining the Navy. In his time in the Navy he was stationed at Parris Island, USS Eisenhower, and the Naval Medical Center of Portsmouth. He was first drawn to dentistry in high school when he found himself interested in medicine but wanting a career where he could work with his hands.

Dr. Rurak enjoys dentistry the most because he loves to help patients go from a place of discomfort or pain to a healthy, new smile. He loves seeing a patient from start to finish and brightening their day. “There is an immediate satisfaction” with many procedures that he enjoys sharing with his patients. Before attending dental school, Dr. Rurak volunteered as a dental assistant in an inner-city free clinic in Lawrence, MA. He is excited for the opportunity to volunteer with Smiles for Heroes while working with Morrison Dental Group.

In his spare time, Dr. Rurak enjoys lifting and competitive bodybuilding. He appreciates a good game of pick-up basketball and investing in real-estate. He loves spending time at the beach and brunching on the weekends and he is a big Boston sports fan. He describes himself as motivated, confident, quirky and extroverted.

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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen Nguyen was born and raised in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 2005. She went to college in Boston and then attended the Medical College of Virginia’s Dental School at VCU. After graduating she did a general dentistry residency in Worchester, MA.

During her time in dental school, she volunteered with the Mom Project, Give Kids a Smile, and she has been very involved in the Vietnamese community. She hopes to get involved in the Vietnamese community locally here in Virginia. 

Dr. Nguyen was first interested in dentistry after she completed college. She was working in a medical lab at a cancer institute but wasn’t feeling completely fulfilled. She wasn’t getting the personal contact with other people that she really desired. A friend of hers mentioned that she was going to dental school and Dr. Nguyen’s interest was piqued. After doing some research, she applied to dental school and was immediately excited about how the field ties together science, art, business, and people! When asked what her favorite part of the dental field is, Dr. Nguyen answers, “Everything!” 

Dr. Nguyen describes herself as a little bit introverted and extroverted. She is interested in things that are unique or out of the ordinary, and she has a very innocent sense of humor. In her spare time, you can find Dr. Nguyen painting, doing DIY projects, or watching movies. A fun fact about Dr. Nguyen is that she loves to express herself with her earrings and she enjoys singing.

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Dr. Xiaoying Deng

Dr. Xiaoying Deng was born in China and moved to the United States in 2010. She lived in New York City. 

She went to undergraduate school in China and then attended Rutgers University for her Master’s Degree in Statistics. After a few years working, she attended the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where she earned her D.D.S. in 2018. 

During her time at USC, Dr. Deng gave a lot of her talents to volunteer opportunities. She volunteered with AYUDA International in Mexico, went on trips to Guatemala with the Christian Dental and Medical Association, and the Chinese Student Dental Association. As a part of USC’s program, Dr. Deng also spent time at a free clinic giving dental care to the homeless population on Skid Row.  

Dr. Deng enjoys being a dentist,  because she loves being in a field where she can change lives and improve the community with her skills. She loves to educate her patients and teach them how to better care for their dental health. Dr. Deng wants patients to be informed about everything she is doing so she works alongside them as she advises them about their oral health.

In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing, going to the gym, cross-stitching, and cooking. She hopes to return someday to Guatemala with the CDMA.  

Dr. Deng is a member of the ADA and VDA.

   

Our Staff

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Priscilla Hansen, Regional Manager

Priscilla Hansen joined Morrison Dental Group in 2013 as an office coordinator after spending 10 years working in Human Resources. She was born in Panama to military parents and grew up in rural Pennsylvania.

She moved to Williamsburg in 2012 due to her husband being stationed at Ft. Eustis. After spending four years as an office coordinator, she became a Regional Manager for our south side offices. Priscilla most enjoys the dental field because of how much she cares for our patients. She loves being a part of their emotional journey as they come into the office in pain and leave with instant gratification. In her spare time, Priscilla enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on Penn State. She is most proud of the time she is able to give back to the community volunteering for things such as Girl Scouts, Smiles for Heroes, and many more!

Jennifer Grayson, Office Coordinator/Area Manager

Jennifer joined the Morrison Dental Group team in October of 2018. She was born in Kentucky but grew up in a military family and moved all over the United States ultimately ending up in Virginia in the early 2000s.

Jennifer spent four years serving in the Air Force working as a medical technician before finishing her degree in health care management. She spent some time as a practice manager for a family health clinic in Chesapeake before joining MDG. Jennifer most enjoys her job because of how much fun she has with patients and coworkers alike. She is on two local soccer leagues and loves spending time at the beach. Jennifer describes herself as a big kid at heart.