Dr. Bennett A. Thomas, DDS and Associates
A Great Dentist

Dr. Chanel von Schlichting

Dr. Chanel, as she likes to be called, graduated from Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences ( with a minor in psychology) and Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Dentistry where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2020.  She is the recipient of the Hugh Douglas, Jr. Award for excellence in Prosthodontics and the William C Brokaw Memorial Award in Pediatric Dentistry.

Prior to joining our practice in 2020, Dr. Chanel spent the last ten years pursuing her passion for dentistry by volunteering on mission trips throughout Virginia, as well as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.  She provides excellent dental care blended with kindness, gentleness and a smile.

In her spare time, Dr. Chanel loves to travel and experience new cultures and foods.  Traveling has become second nature to her because, although she is a native of Virginia Beach, many of her family members live in South Africa!  She also enjoys painting and staying healthy by running 8K, 10K and half marathon races with her sister and dad.


"I believe dentistry is an incredible field that involves life-long learning, compassion and fulfillment from helping others!"

John M.
John M.

Drs. Thomas, Thomas and Holwick and team are very professional.  They completed my treatment and took into consideration my concerns and needs. - John

By utilizing implants to stabilize dentures we were able to provide this patient with a smile that he can be proud of.  He does not have to worry about movement in his dentures when he laughs, smiles, or eats.  The implants help the denture snap into place to provide the stability he desired.  Look at how natural his smile appears! 

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We want our patients to be aware that their safety is our primary concern. Our office has placed additional precautions to protect our patients and staff during this unprecedented time. In addition to the recommendations by the ADA (American Dental Association) and CDC (Center for Disease Control), we have implemented the following in our office:
1. The office was recently equipped with a UV air filtration disinfectant system, located in each operatory. 
2. Prior to entering the office, all staff members and patients will complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire and have their temperature taken and recorded. 
3. Strict rules of social distancing will be followed. Patients will stay in their cars until notified to enter the building. Only patients will be allowed in the operatory rooms. Please call ahead if any special accommodations are needed. 
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