Meet The Staff

Ning is our lead dental assistant. She is a foreign-trained dental therapist from Angthong, Thailand, where she treated patients for 11 years before moving to the U.S. in 2009. Ning is advanced trained in CADCAM crown workflow. She is excellent at putting patients to ease and treats everyone as family. Ning is also a fantastic Thai cook – we love whatever she brings to the office. She lives in Silver Spring with her husband, Jason. In her spare time, she shops, does gardening, and cooks for friends.


Abby is our dental assistant who loves cheering on everyone. She focuses on coordinating dental labs and tracking cases, as well as aseptic protocols. She has been in D.C. area since 2016 after she lived in Ethiopia and UAE. She has 2 gorgeous twin girls – Gelila and Betanya. Abby hosts parties for her church friends in her spare time and cooks delicious Ethiopian cuisine.


Nikki is our dental hygienist diva who graduated from Howard University. She has been in the dental field since 2000. She has been married to her husband Willie since 2002. They were blessed with a son, Cemal. Nikki’s passion for dentistry, along with her bubbly personality, makes her the perfect addition to our family. We are excited for our patients to experience the exceptional care she gives to each and every individual she meets. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends as well as shopping.


Taylor is a dental hygienist and has been with the practice since 2016. She strives to make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed during hygiene visits. Building patient relationships is very important to Taylor, along with ensuring your oral health is in the best shape. She is originally from Flint, Michigan (GO BLUE!), graduated in 2013, and relocated to the DMV area. She has a golden retriever named Eloise and would love to see pics of your animals if you find yourself in her chair. In her spare time, you can find her at Nats games or try new restaurants in the DMV. She loves traveling, going to concerts, and is a big supporter of women’s sports! You can always count on a great playlist coming from her room while you’re here for your visit!


Moira is our dental hygienist who received her associate degree in Vermont, where she grew up. She joined the practice in 2022, and has been practicing dental hygiene since 1991. Moira has been living in DC since 1999. Despite working hard, Moira makes sure to spare moments for family trips with her spouse and son.


Kim is our patient coordinator. She ensures the schedule accommodates each patient’s needs. Kim has been with the practice since 2016. She was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Kim has a son Mahlik, and she is highly in love with her grandson Keynan. In a free time, she enjoys shopping and spending time with family.


Melissa is our operations manager and has been since 2016. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY and now resides in Maryland with her daughter and her family. She received her Cosmetology License in 2008 and decided to convert over to dentistry in 2010. During free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and doing karaoke.


Samia is our dental assistant with experience from 2014 who joined us in 2022. Born and raised in DMV, she thrives on providing high-quality support to the team and comforting patients – easing anxiety and building trust with the local community. She loved seeing the smiles transform. Samia’s hobbies are roller skating, watching films, and running her candle business.


Arkadiy (Ark) is a dental assistant who is a foreign-trained dentist from Russia with Armenian origins. He came to the U.S. in 2015 to pursue his dream of becoming a certified dentist. He lives in Bethesda with his wife Anna, and a newborn son Marcel. Ark is responsible for numerous tasks in the office as he brings value to all parts of patient satisfaction. In his spare time, Ark makes online videos on dentistry topics.


Priscilla is our office manager and insurance/treatment coordinator. She is originally from the Dominican Republic. She has two lovely sons, a husband, and a dog, whom she adores. She has been with our office since 2015. Priscilla recently moved to Boston and continues working distantly with the same passion. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves a good book in her spare time.