As a dentist, Dr. Ashley Nester understands that patient care is more than just fixing teeth. She makes an effort to understand each patient’s unique concerns in order to enhance the level of care she can provide. Dr. Nester feels privileged to be a partner in a patient’s journey to achieving dental health. She finds it immensely rewarding to see her patients happy because they are no longer in pain, or because they feel more confident about their smile.
Dr. Nester graduated with honors from James Madison University. She was among the top graduates in her class in earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Nester completed a General Practice Residency Program at the Veterans Health Administration in San Diego and subsequently served as a member of the National Health Service Corps. For the past five years, she has had the satisfaction of helping patients achieve dental health in the private practice setting.
Dr. Nester is currently an active board member of the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg, and also enjoys participating in many community dental outreach programs. She is a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, as well as the American Dental Association and it’s local chapters.
Dr. Nester grew up in Chesterfield, VA, but loves living in the Hampton Roads area. She is fond of the proximity to both the mountains and the water and enjoys experiencing the distinct seasons that Virginia has to offer.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Nester enjoys traveling, reading, amateur photography, and most of all spending time with her family and friends.