Meet the Doctors at Penterson & Booth Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Stephen Booth – Midlothian Dentist
Dr. Steve Booth was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and was raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary, where he also played collegiate baseball. Following graduation, Dr. Booth attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated magna cum laude. While in dental school, he received other academic honors, including four consecutive years on the Dean’s List, a Commonwealth Scholarship based on academic merit, appointment to the Honor Council for four years, appointment as co-chair for the New Dentist Committee, appointment as a student instructor, and placement on the student admissions committee.
Dr. Booth joined Dr. Penterson in 2005 and also works part-time as a dentist for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Presently, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In his spare time, Dr. Booth enjoys sports, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
When asked about his thoughts concerning the practice, Dr. Booth stated, “I am very excited to be a part of such an outstanding dental practice. Our facility is state of the art, and our team is highly skilled and devoted to making our patients’ visits as enjoyable as possible. It is a great place to practice. Dr. Penterson has always been very supportive, and Lynn is a great asset with her personality and her dental abilities. Lastly, I am very grateful to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people as patients and co-workers.”
Dr. Lynn Penterson Booth – Midlothian Dentist
Dr. Lynn Booth was married to Dr.Steve Booth in 2005. She was raised in the Midlothian area and is a graduate of Clover Hill High School. She also attended Virginia Tech where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Science of Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. Dr. Lynn Booth graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University Dental School in May 2007. While in school, she volunteered her time as a student teacher in operative dentistry and spent time continuing her training in Invisalign orthodontics. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, tennis, skiing, running, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. She is a mom to three wonderful girls, Caroline, Madelynn, and Kamryn. They keep her very busy when she is not at work.
When asked about her future in dentistry, Lynn replied, “I am enjoying working in a family practice with both my father and husband. We have the opportunity to pursue our individual interests within the dental field, which adds to the service we provide our patients. I enjoy working with children and believe we provide a fun, caring, and comfortable dental experience for them. I am also a Preferred Provider for Invisalign and enjoy using this tool along with other cosmetic procedures to satisfy patients’ desires and improve their smiles. A smile goes a long way, and it is extremely rewarding to me if I can be a part of making someone more confident about their smile.”
Dr. Bob Penterson
Dr. Penterson grew up in White Plains, New York and went to Lehigh for his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. From there he moved to Northern Virginia to get his Master’s in Business from George Mason University. He met his wife Cathy while working as an engineer at PEPCO. He decided to make a career change and pursue dentistry at VCU School of Dentistry. He and his wife Cathy fell in love with the Richmond area, leading him to open the practice in Midlothian in 1981. Since then, Dr. Penterson has formed many connections within the community and established great bonds with his patients. He retired in 2018 however, he has come out of retirement to help see patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Penterson has many hobbies and interests including sailing, tennis, and woodworking. He and Cathy also love cooking, traveling, and spending time with their grandchildren.