Our Mission

Our wish for you and your family is to achieve lifelong dental health to eliminate the need for future dental treatments. We love to see your smile, but we know that seeing it less means it is a healthy smile. We help achieve this goal by creating a healthy mouth and educating and instructing patients during their hygiene visits to prevent issues down the road.


Get To Know Us

Smiles of Mathews


At Smiles of Mathews, our patients are our top priority. We strive to provide the best possible dental care to every one of our patients.


We pride ourselves not only on our outstanding dental services, but also on the relationships that we build with our patients. Our office is a reflection of our small town – everyone feels like family!


We use the latest technology to provide excellent and efficient care to our patients.


We strive to see patients who are in pain as soon as possible, usually the same day that they call for an appointment. Our providers can also be reached after hours in the case of an emergency.


Only minutes from downtown Mathews, our office is conveniently located in the heart of the county. We are right beside the 7-11 and across from the YMCA!


Giving back to the community is very important to us here at The Smile Group. That’s why we donate to organizations and foundations throughout Southeastern Virginia.


Dr. Aaron Marks, DMD, is an associate dentist at James A. Burden & Associates and the sole dental provider at Smiles of Mathews in Mathews County, Virginia. He has been practicing dental care for twelve years and has been with The Smile Group since 2018.

Prior to joining the Smile Family, Dr. Marks attended Oregon Health Science University and graduated from the dental program in 2010. He practiced dentistry for six years in Northern Washington before moving to Virginia.

Dr. Marks and his wife Lauren live in Eastern Virginia with their furry and feathered family! His passion for animals has led him to adopt three dogs (Daisy, Sibley, and Dexter), two cats (Sophie and Jackson), two birds (Lucy and Ollie), and a horse (Aspen).

Registered Dental Hygienist

Katie Duff

Katie Duff is a Registered Dental Hygienist at Smiles of Mathews. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2001 with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has worked as a Dental Hygienist for twenty-one years and has been with The Smile Group for twelve years!

Outside of the office, Katie enjoys spending time with her three kids, working out, traveling and being outdoors!

Office Manager

Nicole Hodges

Nicole Hodges is the Office Manager at Smiles of Mathews. She has been with The Smile Group for over two years, where she began as a dental assistant. She has worked in the dental field for almost twenty years.

When Nicole is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her three children, two dogs, and the rest of her amazing family! She loves baking, being outdoors, and meeting up with friends.

Lead Dental Assistant

Tristen Fary

Dental Assistant

Madison Hamlet

Hygiene Assistant

Kelsey Lineberry

Treatment Plan Coordinator

Cindy Abernathy

Check-In Receptionist

Kayla Harris