Meet your Rockville, MD Team
We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I wear many hats in the practice. As an Office Administrator I make sure everything runs smoothly so our team can focus on providing a seamless, wonderful experience for each patient. I oversee our team by coordinating all aspects of staff relations, plan staff meetings and continuing educations classes, and provide training to new employees. I am responsible for all communication with vendors, I track, order supplies, and meet with vendors to review new products. I am an Expanded Functions certified Dental Assistant and also a Dental Radiation Technologist. In this capacity I assist with all clinical procedures. I also provide my designing skills to fabricate same day dental crowns using the newest technology in our office, Cerec. In 2017 I was certified by the American Sleep and Breathing Academy as a Dental Sleep Coordinator. I help facilitate the practice’s sleep program for existing and new patients. We screen patient’s airway to check for obstructions using a Pharyngometer & Rhinometer. We also offer at home sleep tests to assess whether or not the patient may have any sleep breathing disorders. If you have any questions or you want to learn more, I’d love to meet with you and answer your questions.
Our patients are my favorite part of my job. They come to us because they know we provide the best care. They’re smiling and thanking us when they leave because we’ve exceeded their expectations. Each of them is fascinating, and I love getting to know them and their families.
Outside the office, I spend my free time with my husband Orlando, our son “Oreo”, our daughter Sofia, and our Mini Pinscher, Max. My husband and I love to cook together and we also enjoying spending time outdoors with our children.
I love the chats I have with our patients, to catch up on the news about what’s been happening in their lives and their families, or learning about the interests of someone who’s new to our office. These conversations are interesting and I learn a lot. I spend individual time with each patient during their visit explaining the procedures we will be performing, answering any questions and attending to their needs. I assist Dr. Callahan provide excellent dental care, in addition I take digital X-rays, impressions, and perform any necessary lab work. I always focus on the patient—assuring they are comfortable and relaxed. I am also responsible for sterilization of instruments, OSHA monitoring and all coordination with the outside laboratories.
I’m happily married to Vincent. Together we enjoy spending time with our daughters Vivian and Isabella. We also enjoy hanging out with friends & family, shopping, and going to the movies.
Registered Dental Hygienist
As the dental hygienist, I provide all preventive and non-surgical periodontal treatment including prophylaxis, scaling and root planning, applying sealants, utilizing local anesthesia and monitoring nitrous oxide administration. I also provide dental, oral health, and nutritional education, as well as oral cancer screening, evaluating for risk factors in sleep apnea and taking blood pressure. We are on the cutting edge with the newest technology which allows me to utilize the Itero scanner to perform intraoral scanning for models and Invisalign and take intra and extra oral photographs. I am cross trained in many administrative (scheduling appointments, taking payments, answering insurance questions) and other clinical procedures (sterilization, assisting the doctor in restorative and laboratory procedures).
My favorite part of my job is interacting with my patients. I enjoy getting to know them, discussing their needs, and answering their questions and concerns. It is very rewarding for me to share my knowledge and love of dentistry through dental health education.
In 1988, I began working in dentistry as a dental receptionist, after 2 years, I went on to become a dental assistant. In 1992, I was accepted into the dental hygiene program at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA where I earned my AAS degree in Dental Hygiene.
I am married to my wonderful and loving husband, Andre and have 2 sons, Devin, and Darian. I absolutely love animals and have a dog Layla who is a shih tzu and yorkshire terrier mix. In my free time I love to travel, cook, bicycle, walk, and spend time with family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
As a dental hygienist, I provide preventative dental cleanings, sealants, and non-surgical periodontal treatment in addition to gathering valuable diagnostic information such as radiographs, periodontal charting, Itero intraoral scanning and intra- and extra-oral photographs. I also provide oral cancer and blood pressure screenings. I am board licensed as a dental hygienist to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation to help keep patients comfortable. I educate patients about their teeth, gums, and the links between oral and systemic health, including advice on nutrition, sleep apnea and Invisalign. I often suggest various tools and products to help patients improve their home care and results. I work with the rest of the team to follow CDC and OSHA protocols for sterilization and disinfection of instruments and equipment. Furthermore, I am able to assist patients by scheduling appointments, taking payments, and answering insurance questions. I am also cross trained to assist the doctor in restorative and laboratory procedures.
I love getting to know my patients and their families and assisting them on their path to oral health and wellness. Being able to break down the science of oral health in a way that patients can understand gives me great pleasure, and I love seeing them have that “a-ha!” moment where it all clicks!
Working with Dr. Callahan and the team is a joy because we all hold high standards for patient care and satisfaction and always work together to meet our goals.
When not at the office I can usually be found curled up with a good book and my two cats: Roxanne and Beebee. I also enjoy yoga, hiking, and exploring the many museums DC has to offer.
As the business manager, I am the first person to meet all of our patients whether it is on the phone, in person, by email or text. I am responsible for all of the procedures associated with the business operations of the office: these include scheduling reservations, processing procedures, payments and insurance claims, coordinating care with specialists, managing the schedule for all of the providers, and answering questions as they arise. All of the day to day administrative duties require my attention. I ensure that we provide excellent customer service and patient support services consistently. Technology is an important part of our office as we are always pursuing innovation. I keep the office running smoothly by following implemented policies and processes proven to ensure everything is ready for each day.
Establishing and growing relationships with our amazing patients and their families gives me great satisfaction. I am proud to be part of a team dedicated to improving the oral health in our community. I also love working with our group of intelligent and motivating women. We are honored to care for your family and welcome you to ours.
I am married with 2 children. I have 2 rescue dogs and a plump cat who runs the show. I am from the Midwest and love being and doing anything outdoors. When I am not chasing after my children, I like hiking, camping, fishing, boating, exploring museums, traveling and reading. I love cooking and trying new restaurants.
I am interning with Dr. Callahan this year while I am applying to dental school. This opportunity is providing me with the opportunity to learn many of the clinical and administrative aspects of a dental office. I am learning to - assist Dr. Callahan with many of the dental procedures as well performing several laboratory procedures, sterilization and infection control procedures. I am also learning the day to day business and administrative procedures that are involved in operating a dental office.
I received a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2017. In May 2018 I graduated with a M.S. in Cell & Molecular Biology from Tulane University. In my free time, I enjoy reading, travelling, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
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