Dr. Cathie Hidalgo Seaman
Dr. Cathie Hidalgo Seaman
DDS, Founder

Dr. Cathie Hidalgo Seaman received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia. She attended dental hygiene school at Old Dominion University and has been in private practice in Fredericksburg since 1985. She has extensive training and certification in all procedures of General Dentistry. In 2004 Dr. Hidalgo was voted “Best Dentist” by Fredericksburg Guide Book and in 2006 she received the Commonwealth Council of Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award for Community Service.

Dr. Hidalgo Seaman has two boys, Joel and Trent. She is committed to our community through the annual Smiles With a Heart and various non-profit organizations.

Dr. Joel S. Butterworth
Dr. Joel S. Butterworth
DDS & Co-Owner

Dr. Joel Butterworth, son of Fredericksburg Smile Center founder Dr. Cathie Hidalgo, is a native of the area. Dr. Butterworth grew up in Bowling Green and Fredericksburg where he graduated from Fredericksburg Academy. Dr. Butterworth attended The College of Charleston and graduated with a B.S. in Biology and received minors in Political Science and Spanish. He received his D.D.S from Howard University College of Dentistry in 2015. Upon graduation, Dr. Butterworth completed a General Practice Residency at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Working with veterans, he has extensive training in hospital dentistry and clinical experience with medically compromised patients. In addition to advanced work in all fields on dentistry, Joel’s training includes advanced anesthesia and pain control, TMJ disorders, dental oncology and emergency medicine. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, tennis, cooking and traveling.


We are proud members of the following organizations:

Rappahannock Valley Dental Society

Virginia Dental Association

Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce

Ducks Unlimited: Wetlands Conservation Association