All our professionals at New Town Dental Arts maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.
Sebastiana Gagliano Springmann, DDS
Williamsburg, VA DentistNew Town Dental Arts
Sebastiana Gagliano Springmann has practiced dentistry in Williamsburg since 1992. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she attended New York University, trained as a biomedical sculptor and was on staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center providing prosthetic rehabilitation. Upon deciding to further her studies, she relocated to Williamsburg and attended The College of William and Mary and then The Medical College of Virginia where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
Dr. Springmann is very active in professional and community affairs. She has worked as a public health dentist for schoolchildren in New Kent County, chaired the Children's Dental Health Committee for the Peninsula Dental Society, acted as an advisor to the Virginia Dental Assistants' Association and the Medical Careers Institute's Dental Assisting program and served as the Chief of Dental Service, Williamsburg Community Hospital. She has raised funds for national and local childrens' charities through the Smiles for Life campaign, notably Child Development Resources, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williamsburg, Colonial CASA and DreamCatchers. She has restored smiles for less fortunate patients through Donated Dental Services and Smiles for Success. She is an active supporter of William and Mary athletics and served as secretary, vice president, and then president of the Williamsburg Chapter of the Society of the Alumni of William and Mary and currently serves on the Lord Botetourt Auction Committee. She has been active in the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, Junior Women's Club and serves on the Colonial Italian American Organization (CIAO) Scholarship Committee and the United Way Campaign Cabinet.
Dr. Springmann was appointed by Governor McDonnell as a Member of the Radiation Advisory Board for the Commonwealth and is also on the Advisory Board for Thomas Nelson Community College's Dental Hygiene Program. Dr. Springmann is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Peninsula Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Association of Women Dentists and the Crown Council.
Along with her husband, Doug, she is a marathon runner, and an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying hiking, backpacking, kayaking and competitive shooting. They enjoy the arts in Williamsburg and are proud to support the Williamsburg Symphonia, Symphonia League and This Century Art Gallery. A loyal supporter of the Heritage Humane Society, she has several rescued companion animals.
Harper A Thompson, DDS
Williamsburg, VA Dentist
New Town Dental Arts
Harper A. Thompson, DDS was born and raised in the small Western Tidewater town of Courtland, Virginia. There he got a firsthand look at his future profession by shadowing his father who is also a dentist of 35+ years! He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College where he majored in Biology and played Free Safety for the football team. He received his DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Thompson then furthered his education by completing a 2 year General Practice Residency at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. While serving our Veterans, he gained advanced training in dental implants, sedation, extractions, dentures and treating medically compromised patients. Prior to joining New Town Dental Arts, he had been in private practice in Richmond, VA. Dr. Thompson's family ties to Williamsburg date back to Colonial times. He can list George Wythe and the Taliaferros among his relations. Dr. Thompson has a passion to give back to his community. He has volunteered for over 15 Mission of Mercy Projects throughout Virginia and is getting involved in the Williamsburg community.
Away from dentistry, Dr. Thompson wed his beautiful bride, Annie Leffingwell, a dental hygienist, in May 2013. He loves fishing, hiking, golf, exercising, and watching all sports. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, which include his chocolate lab, Bear.
Karen A Parvin, DMD
Williamsburg, VA Dentist
New Town Dental Arts
Karen A. Parvin, DMD was born in Melbourne, Florida, and spent her childhood in New York, California and Florida. She has been calling Virginia home since 1999. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and earned her DMD from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Parvin was commissioned as an officer in the United State Navy where she completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Norfolk, VA and served with the Marines in Parris Island, SC. She has been working in private practice in the Hampton Roads area since 2008. Dr. Parvin is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, as well as several local dental study clubs.
Outside of her professional life, Dr. Parvin enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad, and their two children, Calla and Quinn. They keep her busy with volunteer work at their schools and with their sports and activities. She is active with her church, and teaches Sunday School for preschoolers and early elementary children. Dr. Parvin loves the outdoors, and all the beauty that our area offers, especially the beaches and coastline. In her downtime, she enjoys practicing yoga, knitting, and cooking.
Christopher Oswald, DMD
Williamsburg, VA Endodontist
New Town Dental Arts
Christopher Oswald was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area. He attended Virginia Tech where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, then moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he received his DMD Degree. It was here also where he accepted the Military Health Professions Scholarship and agreed to serve with the United States Navy upon graduation.
For three years after dental school, Dr. Oswald served alongside the Marines in Camp Pendleton, CA as a general dentist and deployed with them to the Middle East as part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2008. Dr. Oswald completed the Advanced Endodontics Program at the University of Southern California and received his Certificate in Endodontics in the summer of 2011.
He has through this time remained on active duty status with the United States Navy and now serves a commitment here in Hampton Roads as an Endodontist. With an ongoing effort to practice quality Endodontics outside the military environment, he has embarked upon the opportunity to work here in the Williamsburg community.
Dr. Oswald is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists. Outside of his professional career, he enjoys running, biking, swimming, tennis, and snowboarding. He looks forward to re-discovering his home state of Virginia and serving the community of people that make Williamsburg their home.