Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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GREEN MEADOWS DENTAL CARE, SHEILA R. FIELD, DDS, PC

Virginia native, Dr. Field brags, “I was a military kid!”

by Ross Reelachart


The Green Meadows Dental Care team. <BR>Back row, from left: Brooke Wood, Dr. Sheila Field, and Kristin DiDomenico <BR>Front row, from left: Kelly Granger, Regina Fucito, and Vercenia Searcy <BR>Photo by Kaiser Custom Images

The Green Meadows Dental Care team.
Back row, from left: Brooke Wood, Dr. Sheila Field, and Kristin DiDomenico
Front row, from left: Kelly Granger, Regina Fucito, and Vercenia Searcy
Photo by Kaiser Custom Images

It is the end of the day at Green Meadows Dental Care. Tucked away along Princess Anne Road, the last of the patients are leaving after receiving their regular check-ups from the friendly, smiling staff there. But the small and intimate space from which they just exited belies a wealth of warmth and care. It is the kind of care that only a small, family-centric practice can deliver. At the center of it all is Sheila R. Field, DDS, who makes sure that the health of her patients comes first before all else. Such a mindset and goal does not come from nowhere, however, and Dr. Field is kind enough to share her path toward bringing her dental care here to Virginia Beach.

When asked if she is a Virginia native, she shows just how in touch with the area she is. “Kind of! I’m a military kid,” Dr. Field says with a chuckle. Her parents were the actual Virginia natives since they were from southwest Virginia. Her dad served in the Navy. Something about that upbringing and the way they raised her instilled the values of care and empathy in her, and she knew that she wanted to be a dentist from a relatively young age.


Dr. Field and her staff
derive a great deal of satisfaction
 from bringing the community
the latest in dental health care
and ensuring that they are cared for
both as patients and as people.



Where most young people might have found their way onto this career path later on, Dr. Field knew right away after a fortunate meeting with an oral health professional in high school that dentistry was what she wanted to do. And this field of study provided another benefit that worked particularly well in her favor. “I was shy and quiet, and dentistry allowed me to work one-on-one with people to find out exactly what they needed individually,” Dr. Field explains.

Though she had grown up in Virginia, Dr. Field chose to go to the University of Florida to earn her Bachelor of Science degree and returned to Virginia to earn her doctorate in dental surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. A chance meeting led to romance when she met her future husband, Marcus, at VCU. Their names came just after each other’s alphabetically and they were assigned to be lab partners. After spending four years studying together, they fell in love and married after graduation.

The doctor chose to return to Virginia to continue her education and set up her dental practice instead of remaining in Florida or going anywhere else. “Virginia is home,” Dr. Field says simply, without a moment’s hesitation. This kind of affection and connection to the community is part of the reason why her patients choose her practice. In addition to being where lifelong friends and family live, Virginia also has its own set of perks that she particularly likes. “When traveling in Virginia, one gets to experience all the seasons,“ Dr. Fields smiles. After living in Florida, which has limited seasonal change, she appreciates the variety Virginia offers with changing landscapes and temperatures.

Dr. Field’s dedication to helping people does not stop once she leaves the office. She takes it with her wherever she goes. Utilizing her dental expertise and experience, she helps deliver quality health care to those in need and teaches others how to do the same. A year and a half ago, she took time to travel to Bland, Virginia, her family’s hometown, to volunteer her services to struggling families in need of dental care.  And soon, she will also be participating in the Jamaica Project, an annual humanitarian project where dental and hygiene students from VCU travel to Jamaica to provide quality dental care to underserved communities. There, she will not only give dental care but she will also help teach the VCU students.

Dr. Field believes deeply in the value of oral health, and that extends beyond the regular check-ups. She explains that oral health is important because it is often the first aspect of health that is affected by illness, but it is also the first line of defense. Things like proper diet and exercise can affect oral health and overall health,  and Green Meadows Dental Care is happy to offer information and education to give patients a more active role in their own oral health.

Of course Green Meadows Dental Care provides check-ups and comprehensive care, and it is now offering Invisalign. Many adults and children are choosing to straighten their teeth with Invisalign, and Dr. Field offers traditional options, too.


“If you ever need anything,
from a cleaning to a new smile,
please come in.
You will find friends happy to help.”

—Dr. Sheila Field



Dr. Field and her staff derive a great deal of satisfaction from bringing the community the latest in dental health care and ensuring that they are cared for both as patients and as people. Sometimes people think they can’t get the help they need, for one reason or another. Dr. Field urges, “If you ever need anything, from a cleaning to a new smile, please come in.  You will find friends happy to help.”





Green Meadows Dental Care

4676 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

757-495-5010