• Meet The Doctors

  • Meet Dr. Carter

    Dr. Sobia Carter

    Dr. Sobia Carter is a board-certified pediatric dentist who strives to create a positive dental experience for every child she treats. Dr. Carter was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar and graduated with a B.A. degree in Cognitive Science. Dr. Carter first moved to Richmond, Virginia to complete a Certificate program in Genetics at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. She went on to attend dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her D.D.S. degree in 2001.

    Dr. Carter’s passion for providing quality dental care to children inspired her to pursue specialty training in pediatric dentistry. At the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Carter completed a fellowship in pediatric dentistry. She then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. In
    2004, she earned her specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Through her specialty training programs, Dr. Carter received extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric dentistry with a particular emphasis on sedation dentistry and dental care under general anesthesia.

    Dr. Carter met her husband, Dr. R.T. Carter, during their first year of dental school. They enjoyed Richmond so much that they moved back after Dr. Carter finished her residency in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Carter worked as an associate at Children’s Dentistry of Richmond for a number of years while her husband, a general dentist, works at a practice nearby. Dr. Carter has three children, Thomas, Carson and Sara, who keep her hopping from one activity to another. In recent years, Dr. Carter and her family have enjoyed traveling, she also enjoys reading, cooking and spending quality time with family and friends.

    Professional Affiliations

    - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    - Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

    - Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry

    - American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

    - College of Diplomates of Pediatric Dentistry

    - Richmond Association of Women in Dentistry

    -Awarded Top Dentist as chosen by her peers for several years

  • Meet Dr. McAuliffe

    Dr. Jessica McAuliffe

    Dr. Jessica McAuliffe is super excited to be a part of RVA Children’s Dentistry. Dr. Jessica has been a practicing dentist for the past 10 years with a focus on treating children for most of her career. She completed specialty training at VCU where she obtained her master’s degree and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. During this time, she focused on behavior guidance, care of patients with complex medical conditions including physical and developmental disabilities, supervision of orofacial growth and development, caries prevention, sedation, pharmacological management, and hospital dentistry.

    Dr. Jessica attended the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) for undergraduate studies followed by dental school at the University of Kentucky (GO CATS!). She also completed a general practice residency (GPR) at Loyola University Medical Center.

    Dr. Jessica is originally from Brazil. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. In her free time, you’ll find Dr. Jessica spending time with her husband, Patrick, and their three children (Julia, Noah, and Isabela)--whether that’s riding their bicycles around town, having fun at the Children’s Museum, checking out different playgrounds, or going on family trips. She also enjoys playing tennis, going to the pool, being outside, and spending time with family and friends.

    As a mother of three young children, Dr. Jessica understands the challenges of parenthood. She is here to help guide you and your family in a kind and loving way towards having the best oral health practices possible while providing comprehensive preventive and restorative treatment for your child. Dr. Jessica is looking forward to the opportunity to meet you at your next visit!

    Professional Affiliations

    -American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    -American Dental Association

    -Virginia Dental Association

    -Virginia Pediatric Dental

    -Richmond Dental Society