About us


Dr. Lida Sadr, D.D.S. is a Virginia licensed dentist since 1997, specializing in Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry as well as Full Mouth Rehabilitation.

Dr. Sadr received her D.D.S. diploma from Lunds University in 1996. She attended a one-year post-doctoral advanced program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and later a 3-year post-doctoral Prosthodontics specialty program. Her field of specialty is cosmetic and restorative dentistry, implant restorations, removable dentures and partials. Dr. Sadr firmly believes in continuing education to keep abreast of the latest techniques in the dental field. She attends dental conferences on a regular basis and is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and Tidewater Dental Association. Dr. Sadr lives in Virginia Beach and lives with her husband and her two children. She enjoys reading, traveling and outdoor activities. Dr. Sadr received the title of “Top Dentist” from Northern Virginia Magazine and Coastal Virginia Magazine.

Dr. Bijan Kooshki received his degree of DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from Lund University in Sweden in 1996. Later he attended a post-doctoral advanced program at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas and a three year periodontal residency program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. His field of specialty is gum treatment, implant placement and extractions. Dr. Kooshki has been practicing in the field of Periodontics and dental Implant placement in the Virginia area since year 2000 with an excellent reputation. He was voted “ Top Dentist” in Northern Virginia Magazine and Coastal Virginia Magazine.

Dr. Kooshki held a position as an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry from 2008 to 2024. He is an active member of American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and Tidewater Dental Association.

Dr. Kooshki lives with his wife and their two children in Virginia Beach and he enjoys reading, swimming and traveling

Dr. I. Lorena Bush earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Central University of Venezuela. Dr. I. Lorena Bush was certified by the State of Virginia to Practice General Dentistry in November of 2009.

Dr. Bush is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Hispanic Dental Association.

Dr. Bush resides in Virginia Beach. She is happily married to Sam and a proud mother of her son Gregory. In her free time, she enjoys traveling around the world, going to concerts, doing sports, spending time at the beach, and dancing. 

Dr. Bernadette Mabanglo-Samson is home grown from Virginia Beach. Bernadette received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery, both from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. She also pursued an additional two years of training at the University of Maryland’s Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program in 2011. She is also a member of the American Dental Association. 

In her spare time, Dr. Mabanglo-Samson loves spending time with her family and friends.  She is happily married to her Husband Domini and they have two delightful children.  Together they enjoy dancing, movies, and they appreciate various kinds of food.  She also likes to work with her hands creating handmade crafts.  She participates in various church and community activities.  She is looking forward to serving the surrounding community by providing quality dental care.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lorrie SanJuan

Lorrie graduated from Old Dominion University School of Health Sciences, Dental Hygiene Program in 1999. She joined Bright Smiles Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in 2017. You will find that she is compassionate, friendly, able to put her patients at ease and ensures a positive dental experience. Lorrie loves her career as a dental hygienist and considers all her patients as family. Lorrie also works as a hygiene professional educator on behalf of Waterpik where she is responsible for locating and networking local dental offices in the Hampton Roads area. 

Lorrie loves traveling, indoor cycling, going to her sons’ basketball games, walking her two Golden Doodles and most of all spending time with family.

Office Manager

Martina Villanda

 Martina is a Virginia Beach native and has worked with Bright Smiles since 2016.  Martina began her dental career in 2006 as a dental assistant.  Her current role is that of front office manager.  She enjoys helping and interacting with patients. Martina also helps our practice to run smoothly and efficiently by making sure our team has everything needed to perform successful treatments. Our patients and staff enjoy her friendly & positive personality. Martina loves to travel, dine out and spend time outdoors.  She values quality time with her family and two children.

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