Learn More About Our Practice

We are Drs. Mullin and we would like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.


At Shore Smiles, we tailor our dental services to your individual needs. No two patients are the same, so neither is their treatment. From preventive care to implant surgery to full mouth rehabilitation, we deliver skilled and comprehensive dental care for you and your family through efficient visits and a relaxing environment. And if you or a loved one are in dental pain, same-day emergency visits are available to quickly resolve the problem.  

Additionally, we respect and understand that many patients experience dental anxiety, which is why we also offer nitrous oxide to alleviate your concerns during procedures. For these reasons, we know that you have come to the right place for your dental care.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Christian Mullin

Dr. Christian Mullin is a general dentist who provides gentle and comprehensive dentistry with a focus on technology, education, and high level patient centered outcomes. He is a Michigander at heart born and raised in East Lansing, MI and a second generation dentist that followed in his father’s footsteps…kind of - his dad specialized in endodontics!

Dr. Mullin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Elmhurst College where he played four years of college soccer, two of which he was team captain. Dr. Mullin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD where he enjoyed volunteering for the Mission of Mercy providing free dental care for those in need. He is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and has far exceeded his continuing education requirements since graduating (over 300 hours!) with the goal of becoming a fellow of the AGD within the next two years - only 6% of dentists achieve this.

Dr. Tanya Mullin

Dr. Tanya Mullin, also known as the better half, is a general dentist whose super power is listening to patient goals, educating patients, and providing pain free, gentle dental care. She is a Virginia Beach native coming from our very own Ocean Lakes High School. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, she graduated from ODU with honors, went to the University of Maryland Dental School where Dr. Christian Mullin and her met.

She then went onto complete a 1 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry with the United States Navy at Sewell’s Point. She is an active duty military officer and is currently serving in Newport News, VA at the shipyard aboard the U.S.S. John C. Stennis. She will be in and out of the office moonlighting over the next few years and is excited to serve you all!


Lani (Dog/Mascot)

Lani (La-Nee) will be joining the practice as our team mascot! Her name means heaven in hawaiian and she is named after the place we wed at. She loves long walks especially at Chick’s Beach, sitting on the couch like a cat, barking at nothing, and head scratches. She’s very affectionate, but can be shy when you first meet her. She’s super soft and when she’s not matted, she resembles a living stuffed teddy bear. She hangs out at the front with our amazing team! Say hi to her and give her some love!

Video Testimonials

Our patients say.

"I'm so happy I found Dr. Mullin and this practice! He and the staff go out of their way to make it a great experience. The positivity is contagious 😊.."

Julie R.

"I was a new patient and I was in and out in 45 minutes. Great quality work. Dr. Sweeney and her assistant were very kind and gentle. My end result was amazing."

Annette C.

“The entire staff was amazingly accommodating and kind. From check in, to settling up with their amazing check out lady (I dealt with Beth), I couldn’t give higher praise. No one enjoys emergency dental care, but this team made it as painless as possible!

Joseph H.

“I have been a patient for five years. I’ve had a terrible fear of dentists since a childhood trauma. Dr. Sweeney and Dr. Utterback are the best dentists I’ve had in my 66 years. The entire staff is kind, compassionate, and caring. I still don’t love dental work, but they are aware of my fears and do whatever it takes to ensure my comfort. I’m so grateful I found them.”

Debbie T.

“My wife and I have been treated at this practice for many years and love the entire staff. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Maria is very caring and thorough! Extremely happy with Dr. Mullin’s care. He took the time to fully explain treatment recommendations and options. Great demeanor. While we’ll certainly miss Dr. Utterback, Dr. Mullin seems perfect to step in and provide the type of care and attention we are used to.”

Cova J.

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