Meet The Doctors

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John H. Knight, Jr. DDS

Practice Owner

John H. Knight, Jr. also know as Jay was born in Richmond Virginia where his Dad was attending Dental School at the Medical College of Virginia. upon graduating in 1960 his Dad John H. Knight moved the family back to Charlottesville Virginia where he opened up his Dental practice.

jay attended Albemarle High School graduating in 1977. He attended Elon college now called Elon University in North Carolina graduating in 1982. After a career in hotel & restaurant management as well as real estate development Jay decided to pursue his true calling and entered Dental School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduating in 2001.

He moved back to Charlottesville working along side his Dad eventually purchasing the practice form him in 2004. Jay is married to his wonderful wife Wanda and live in Albermarle county just outside Charlottesville. Between them they have 3 wonderful children whom they are very proud of along with 5 grandchildren and a very special foster child.

Jay has been very involved in organized Dentistry in Virginia. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Shennandoah Valley Dental Association and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Dental Society. He is past president of both the SVDA & CADS. He has served the VDA as a member and Chairman of the Political Action Committie (VDA-PAC). He is a fellow in the International congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI) and currently serves on the board of Love, INC in Charlottesville.

Jullien Nadeau, DDS

Dr. Julien Nadeau is a 2009 graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned his BA in Biology. He is a 2013 graduate of The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. After completing Dental School Dr. Nadeau completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dental Clinic in 2014.

In 2014 Dr. Nadeau joined Spring Creek Family Dentistry & Orthodontics and our other office John H. Knight, Jr. DDS & Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Nadeau has served the communities he has lived in in several areas. He has worked as a volunteer at the Charlottesville Free Dental Clinic, Special Smiles Program and Miles for Smiles as a volunteer in Richmond. He also was a volunteer at Oklahoma’s Mission of Mercy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While attending the University of Virginia as an undergraduate he Co-founded the Global Medical and Dental Bridges chapter there. While at UVA Dr. Nadeau coordinated 3 and participated in 2 missions to Honduras in an effort to bring Dental care to those in need in that Country.

Dr. Nadeau is an avid golfer and lives next door in the neighborhood of Spring Creek. He loves all types of sports especially the Wahoos!! He has an excellent, genuine, and infectious personality that all of his patients love.

Matthew Cline, DDS

Orthodontic Specialist

Dr. Matthew Cline received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Richmond in Virginia followed by Dental School at the University of Maryland. Upon returning to Virginia Dr. Cline completed a General Practice Residency program GPR at the University of Virginia Department of Dentistry serving as Chief Resident.

Dr. Cline practiced for several years in Charlottesville as a general dentist before further specializing in Orthodontics at a 3 year Orthodontic residency in New York City, New York. Dr. Cline now practices Orthodontics in both the Charlottesville and Richmond areas. He is loved by his patients for his high standards of care and friendly, comforting chairside manner.

Dr. Lana Qaqish

Dr. Lana Qaqish grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and pursued her passion for dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned both her B.S. in Chemistry (2015) and Doctorate in Dental Surgery (2021). She received several scholarships in dental school and was selected among a small group of dental students for additional training in endodontics in her senior year. She was also a Senior Teaching Assistant, teaching second year dental students the clinical skills necessary to become competent dentists. She graduated with honors and was awarded the International Digital Dentistry Senior Student Award for her performance in the use of digital technologies.

Dr. Qaqish’s practice philosophy is centered upon comprehensive, preventative care with an emphasis on building long-term relationships with her patients through compassion and empathy. She strives to make every patient feel as comfortable as possible from the first time they sit in the dental chair. She takes pride in being an active member in the community and has volunteered with the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps, several free clinics in the Commonwealth, and Give Kids a Smile Day. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentists, and the American Association of Women Dentists.

In addition to speaking English, Dr. Qaqish is fluent in Arabic and can speak some Spanish. In her free time, Dr. Qaqish enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved shih tzu, Leo. She loves exploring new restaurants, traveling, watching stand up comedy, baking, and spending time outdoors.

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