259 Hydraulic Ridge Road, Suite 203, Charlottesville, VA 22901, 434-973-1222


Dentist in Charlottesville, VA

Our professional staff at Swisher Dental pursues ongoing education to provide the highest level of care.

Charlottesville, VA Dentist Dr. R Scott Knierim, DDSDr. R Scott Knierim, D.D.S.

Dr. R. Scott Knierim is an honor graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He and his wife Karen moved to Charlottesville in 1976 and raised two sons, Hunter and Erik. Dr. Knierim is a career long member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Charlottesville and Albemarle Dental Society. He practices comprehensive general family dentistry.

His special interest in dentistry revolves around prevention and patient education to achieve and maintain a high level of dental health. He is proud that many families have become his patients and have been with him for decades. Dr. Knierim has other strong interests which include international adventure travel, photography, fishing, old style construction techniques with stone masonry, timber frame design, blacksmithing, and water well drilling.

Dr. Brad Swisher, D.D.S.

Charlottesville, VA Dentist Dr. Brad Swisher

Dr. Brad Swisher was born and raised in South Charleston, West Virginia. He graduated from South Charleston High School International Baccalaureate Program. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry. Dr. Swisher also took many computer science classes to gain knowledge in his interest for technology.

Dr. Swisher is an Honor graduate from West Virginia University Doctor of Dental Surgery Program. His philosophy is based on preventive dentistry and patient education to achieve optimal oral and general health. He has had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of new technology currently being introduced into dentistry. He is enthusiastic about offering the best possible treatment for patients based on their own individual needs. As a general dentist, he is currently practicing comprehensive family dentistry. He is devoted to advanced training and attends the best continuing education courses.

Dr. Swisher received several awards in Dental School: The Sabe Issac Howard Memorial Scholarship, Best of the Best Whip Mix Prosthodontics Award, President of Dental Class, Honors Program, and graduated in the top percentage of his class. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society, and the Shenandoah Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Swisher loves the outdoors. He is an avid snowboarder and motorcyclist. He enjoys spending time with his family and Boxer “Zoey”. Dr. Swisher spent most of his childhood going on fishing trips and spending time near the beach.



Mary graduated from Charlottesville High School. She attended PVCC to study business management. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and 4 dogs. Mary can be found greeting our patients when you walk in the door. She has great communication skills and is always doing her best to make sure patients are scheduled and informed.




Stacy grew up in Charleston, WV. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Finance and Accounting from Shepherd University. She moved to Charlottesville with her husband Jamie in 2010. Stacy is a member of the Lake Monticello Volunteer Water Rescue Team and is an EMT-B with the Lake Monticello Rescue Squad.  She is a CPR and First Aid Instructor.  She is currently working on her MBA and Dive Master Certification.  She enjoys outdoor activities including backpacking, diving, and white water. Stacy has been a great practice administer for the Swisher Dental Team. We are excited to have her knowledge and experience!




Kim grew up in Fluvanna County and currently resides here in Charlottesville.  She has attended Piedmont Virginia Community College for basic courses and will continue to work towards a degree in Radiology.  She spends her free time antique shopping, reading, zumba dancing and baking fabulous cupcakes!





Mandy  A native of Gordonsville, VA, Mandy got her start in dentistry as a dental hygiene assistant in 2003. She graduated from Bridgewater College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Science and from East Tennessee State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. When not working, Mandy enjoys spending time with her family, attending church, and exploring the outdoors.




Kendyl Kendyl grew up in Prince George, Va her whole life and recently moved to Charlottesville for a great opportunity to be part of the Swisher Dental Team.  She recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene.  Her main philosophy is to make patient comfortable during their appointment and spreading the word about the importance of oral health. When she isn’t in the office, Kendyl loves to go running and show her 5 gaited American Saddlebred horse “Albert”.




Sherri Sherri grew up in Culpeper, VA and currently resides there with her husband.  Sherri’s experience in the dental field began as a dental assistant in 2002.  After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, she returned to school to earn an Associate in Dental Hygiene from Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA.  Sherri is passionate about patient education.  In her free time, Sherri enjoys spending time with her family (including her Yorkshire Terrier, Ace), traveling, going to concerts, and photography.