Our Doctors

High-quality dentistry dedicated to complete and excellent pediatric care and outpatient anesthesia


Kari Cwiak, DMD

Co-Founder, Pediatric Dentist

Kari Cwiak was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in biology. For two years, Dr. Kari was a high school biology and earth science teacher in the Spotsylvania County school system.

Dr. Kari attended and graduated from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. There, she was selected and inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society. During Dr. Kari’s tenure as a dental student, she played an active role serving as class secretary, treasurer, president, student ambassador, and student representative on the clinical activities committee. Her ventures included a dental mission to Peru, among other activities.

Dr. Cwiak completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the Lutheran Medical Center, in Tucson, Arizona. She is a board-eligible pediatric dentist and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.


Jonathan L. Wong, DMD

Co-Founder, Dentist Anesthesiologist

Jonathan Wong is a Dentist Anesthesiologist with extensive postgraduate hospital training in delivering dentistry, oral surgery, and anesthesia. He graduated with honors, receiving his Bachelor’s of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Southern Illinois University. He completed his General Practice Residency/Hospital Dentistry training at Saint John’s Mercy Medical Center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Dr. Wong then completed two years of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and anesthesia training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. After realizing the importance of anesthesia in providing safe and comfortable dental care, he completed his residency and was appointed as Chief Resident at Stony Brook Medical Center in New York. Here, he provided sedation and general anesthesia to children and adults undergoing medical and dental procedures, both in and out of the hospital.

Dr. Wong maintains certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is a Diplomate of both the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Wong lectures both locally and nationally to other dentists and healthcare professionals on anesthesia safety. He volunteers with Chesapeake Care Clinic and Mission of Mercy. He is also an affiliate instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Coastal Pediatric Dental & Anesthesia Team

We have hand-selected a team of doctors, nurses, dental assistants, and staff to ensure you receive the best dental care possible. In addition, our Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist will help you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth and smile.

If you or your child needs a little extra help reaching oral health goals, our Board-Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist can provide a full range of anesthesia services. These services include outpatient ambulatory general anesthesia.

Our practice's use of anesthesia allows us to expand access to care for many patients who might otherwise not be able to receive dental care. These include patients with dental phobias and special healthcare needs. Meanwhile, our support staff is ready to assist you each step of the way. Remember, choosing Coastal Pediatric Dental & Anesthesia as your dental home means you will be treated like family.