Progressive Dental of Fredericksburg

Welcome to our practice!! We are here for you and your entire family! Our team provides comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Welcome to Progressive Dental of Fredericksburg! Our team is dedicated to making your visit to our office the best it possibly can be. Whether you are visiting with us for your routine cleaning and check up, your child’s first visit to the dentist, or you have a dental emergency, we will do everything we possibly can to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.


We strive to provide comprehensive dental care and oral health education to our patients. Our friendly team stays current with the latest treatments and materials in the dental field. We work with you to meet your dental needs and focus on preventative treatment. Your oral health is extremely important, and it can affect your overall health quite profoundly. By working together, we will help you accomplish your dental goals and create a relationship based on respect and trust.

Please scroll down to meet our team and learn more about our practice.

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Scott Shirk, DDS

Dr. Shirk is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia. Since his graduation, Dr. Shirk has received advanced training in several specialty areas of dentistry including: Implant Placement and Restoration, Root Canal Therapy, Occlusion, Orthodontics, Full Mouth Reconstruction and Dental Sleep Appliances. What this means for our patients is that we will be able to perform many more procedures in our office that we had to previously refer to other doctors. Dr. Shirk believes in giving back to the community, and has been a volunteer dentist at the Moss Free Clinic of Fredericksburg as well as participating in many other community outreach programs over the past 5 years.

Dr. Shirk has lived in the Fredericksburg area for over twenty years along with his wife Amy and their two sons, Brendan and Aaron. They are members of the Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church. Dr. Shirk and his family all enjoy music and are very active in studying, teaching, and performing many types of music. Beyond music, Dr. Shirk enjoys running (as evidenced by his sneaker collection), golfing, and attending concerts. 

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Nicole Mullen, RDH

Nicole was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Valley View High school she entered the dental world as a dental assistant for 2 years. It was then she found her love for dentistry and decided to further her education.  She graduated with and Associates in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene in 1997 from SUNY Broome in Binghamton, New York.  After graduation she has worked in both general and pediatric dentistry. 

Nicole continues her passion to learn by attending regular continue education classes. In 1999 she moved to Spotsylvania, Virginia after she married her husband, Andy.  They have three beautiful children, Abigail, Andrew and Dominic.  When Nicole is not seen in the dental office she is running her children to voice lessons, piano and soccer.  In her spare time she enjoys beach trips with her family and friends, scrapbooking, and movie nights at home with her husband and children.

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Stephanie Garrett, RDH

Stephanie is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia. After graduating from Gar-field High School, she went on to obtain her Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in 1996. She and her husband, Dave, moved to Fredericksburg in 2003. Stephanie has been with the practice since 2006.

She has two amazing children, Madison and Dawson. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys the lake life at her second home on Lake Gaston in North Carolina.

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Mona Wiskur, Insurance Coordinator

Mona was born and raised in California. She has enjoyed living in the local area for the past 28 years. Mona and her husband Todd have 3 children, Charley, Kyle and Christian.

Mona has been in the dental field for numerous years, and has had many different roles within her career. She finds working as the Insurance Coordinator challenging, yet a fulfilling way to serve others.

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Stephanie Hiner , Office Manager

In 2007 Stephanie entered into the field of dentistry, after majoring in Business Management from 2002 to 2006 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Stephanie was born and raised in Fredericksburg. She assists the office as the bubbly personality at the front desk, with extensive knowledge in the day to day operations of the office, and dental insurance.

Currently, Stephanie resides in Spotsylvania, Virginia with her husband Chad, and their 3 adorable children, where they also attend Lifepoint Church. Stephanie is also an active Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Elite. It is clear that her passion is helping others!

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Alexandra Bergeron, Dental Assistant

Alex was born in Kodiak, Alaska. Due to her father being in the military, she has moved across the country several times. Moving to Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2000, this has been her family’s longest residence. Alex was a graduate of Chancellor High School, and received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from the University of Phoenix in January 2018. 

Alex has been with Progressive Dental of Fredericksburg since fall of 2016. She’s enjoyed working at the front desk with her welcoming personality and working in the back with the clinical staff. 

Alex lives with her boyfriend Casey in Spotsylvania, Virginia, alongside their beloved pet cat, Bagheera. In Alex’s spare time, she enjoys going trail riding on their UTV and taking vacations to the beach. 

Samantha “Samye”, Dental Assistant (photo coming soon)

Samye was born and raised in Southern Ohio. She and her son, Cameron, who was born in Jacksonville, N.C. have traveled to numerous states. They moved to Virginia in 2011, where they have planted their family roots.

Samye has been working in the retail industry since 2008, and began her dental assisting career in 2014. She is our NEWEST addition to the team/ Progressive Dental of Fredericksburg family, with her boisterous personality!

Samye enjoys going to sporting events with her son, the outdoors and fishing in her spare time. Whenever the opportunity arrises, she hits the road to travel and see family.