Meet our Dentists

Peter Lanigan, D.D.S.
Dr. Peter Lanigan hails from Brandywine, Pennsylvania. A former electrical and biomedical engineer, Dr. Lanigan found his true passion in dentistry because he loves to work with his hands and help people. He joined Konikoff Dentistry in 2013 after working at a private practice in Virginia Beach where he lives with his wife and three children. His wife, Dr. Jackie Lanigan, also works for Konikoff Dentistry. The Lanigans love to spend time as a family enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Lanigan earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia. He received his D.D.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. Dr. Lanigan says he enjoys working at Konikoff Dentistry because everyone shares the same professional values.

Ivetta Maclin, D.D.S.
Ivetta is a long way from her Houston hometown, but we’re thrilled that she joined Konikoff Dentistry back in 2002. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, and she earned her D.D.S. at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. Maclin also completed a 1-year residency in hospital dentistry prior to spending four years as a dental officer in the U.S. Navy. With a quick and ready smile herself, genuine concern and gentle touch, Ivetta enjoys helping create beautiful smiles for her patients. Her attraction to the Konikoff practice comes from our concern for our patients’ oral health and their overall happiness and outlook on life. Ivetta is married with two children and enjoys spending “quality” time with her family. Dr. Maclin is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Women’s Dental Network.

Benjamin McCarty, D.D.S.
Growing up in Hawesville, a small town in western Kentucky, Dr. Benjamin McCarty knew that he wanted to help people through his profession. He attended the College of Wooster in Ohio for his undergraduate degree then proceeded on to the University of Louisville Dental School to follow his dreams. Konikoff Dentistry is pleased to welcome Dr. McCarty as part of our team because of his love for dentistry. Dr. McCarty particularly enjoys being able to solve tricky cases helping patients back to their best form, function, and health. McCarty says that every case is unique and different. Seeing a patient happy with an outcome of treatment is what makes his day.

Damdy C. Richards, D.D.S.
Damdy obtained her undergraduate degree from George Mason University and followed that with her D.D.S. degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Quite an achievement, considering she didn’t learn to speak English until she moved here from her native Laos at the age of 16. Dr. Richards joined Konikoff Dentistry in 1997 and loves working with – as she describes it – a great group of talented people in a friendly, rewarding environment. Dr. Richards gets tremendous satisfaction from working to improve her patients’ smiles and, as a result, their confidence and happiness. In that same spirit, Damdy enjoys cooking and entertaining, and spending time with her husband and their two boys. Dr. Richards is a member of the Virginia Beach Dental Association and the Virginia Beach Professional Women’s Club.