Dr. Diane Nelson Iachini (pronounced Eye-a-keenie) grew up Ridgewood, New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate training at Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she received her degree in Psychology. She then went on to earn her D.D.S. from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2010. Following dental school, Dr. Iachini completed one year of a General Practice Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. During this time she gained extensive training in the management of individuals with complex medical problems, head and neck cancer, physical and intellectual disabilities, and traumatic and infectious dental emergencies. She has multifaceted experience in many areas including cosmetic and full-mouth reconstructive procedures, surgical procedures, and implant placement and restoration.
Dr. Iachini prides herself on making her patients feel comfortable in her chair. Above all, Dr. Iachini wants her patients to be partners in their own care. “One of the responsibilities I take most seriously as a doctor is patient education,” she says. “I wouldn’t consider any treatment successful until every patient is comfortable with the decisions they have made.”
Dr. Iachini is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Special Care Dentistry Association. When she is not working, Dr. Iachini can be found spending time outdoors, hiking with her husband and dog, running, and snowboarding. She also enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.