Meet our Dentists
Carolyn Norton, D.M.D.
Creating smiles inside and out is why Dr. Carolyn Norton comes to work. She loves helping her patients achieve oral health and confidence through their time together. Dr. Norton joined Konikoff Dentistry because she was attracted to the practice’s positive energy and team-based environment. Dr. Norton was born in Hartford, Conn., and grew up in Stuart, Fla. She earned her B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Miami and her D.M.D. from the University of Florida. She completed a general practice residency at the University of Chicago before finally settling in Virginia.
Fusing her love for dentistry and writing, Dr. Norton served two years as a national contributing editor for the American Student Dental Association. She remains involved in organized dentistry through the Virginia Dental Association and contributes to the American Dental Association’s New Dentist Blog. Dr. Norton loves to try new restaurants and go running in her spare time. She also loves the beach weather in South Hampton Roads, which she enjoys with plenty of sunscreen.
Estelito “E.B.” Santos, Jr. D.D.S.
E.B. knew in his heart that he could do something special as a dentist. To him dentistry means providing the best oral health care possible to all of his patients in the most honest and caring manner.
Born in Huntington, West Virginia, E.B. graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH (1994) with a B.S. Degree in Natural Sciences, and later he graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown, WV (2001) where he obtained a D.D.S. degree.
He’s been in private practice for the past seven years, and we are glad that such an experienced dentist has joined Konikoff Dentistry. E.B. enjoys the positive and professional atmosphere here and appreciates the team approach of all the doctors, hygienists, office staff and lab personnel. He and his beautiful wife, Beth, live in the Great Bridge/Chesapeake area and are truly excited about being here and starting a family.
Jack Summerlin, D.D.S.
Dr. Summerlin was born and raised in Indiana, Ind. The son of a dentist, Dr. Summerlin followed his father’s career path. He earned his bachelor’s degree in science from Indiana University and his D.D.S. from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Summerlin served in the U.S. Navy for three years as a dentist. He also spent two years in private practice with his father. Dr. Summerlin’s wife is also a dentist. Dr. Summerlin joined Konikoff Dentistry after his U.S. Navy buddy Dr. Reichley, who is also a dentist at Konikoff Dentistry, recommended the practice.
Dr. Summerlin also enjoys volunteering his medical services. He was one of the first responders providing emergency dental care to those affected by the Haiti earthquake in 2010. He served on the USS Carl Vinson. The aircraft carrier arrived in Haiti two days after the hurricane struck. “It was an honor to help so many people who were in such great need,” Dr. Summerlin said, “Volunteering is very rewarding.”
Lucia Troisi, D.M.D.
A scientist at heart, Dr. Lucia Perez Troisi found dentistry the perfect career for her to combine her natural curiosity for the world and her commitment to caring for others.
Born in Venezuela, Dr. Troisi is fluent in Spanish and English. She started her dental career early, working in dental offices before she moved to the United States. She earned her DMD from Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine in Florida. Her specialty interests include Invisalign® and orthodontics, which she studied at New York University. She uses this knowledge to help treat children who might have improper bites or crooked teeth.
Dr. Troisi’s devotion to dentistry runs in the family. She has two sisters pursuing their dental degrees.
In her spare time, Dr. Troisi loves Flamenco dancing. A resident of Carrollton, she also enjoys boating and fishing.