Maniella – Registered Dental Hygienist
Maniella’s favorite part about working in the dental field is seeing patients achieve their goals of healthy teeth and gums. She loves to see them smile! Educated at Howard University, Maniella began working as a dental hygienist in 1990, and became a part of our team in 1999. She describes her patients as “friendly and wonderful,” and truly looks forward to interacting with them on a daily basis.
In her free time, Maniella enjoys travel, photography, and soaking up what life has to offer with her two wonderful kids.
Laurie – Registered Dental Hygienist
As an experienced dental hygienist, Laurie gently and thoroughly cleans our patients’ teeth as well as provides them with the vital knowledge that empowers them to effectively care for their teeth and gums at home. She joined our team in 2001, and says she love everything about her job! Laurie is a people-person, always interested in building a relationship of trust with others-and our patients appreciate her friendly and professional attitude.
Laurie was trained at the University of Vermont, and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. She and her husband have two sons.
Natalie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Born in Mexico and raised in Texas, Natalie and her husband moved to the DC metro area over a year ago. She attended dental hygiene school at Amarillo College where she received her A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene while specializing in Nutrition & Health Science. She not only loves to serve her patients by providing quality care with a gentle touch, but also thrives on serving her community. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is building relationships with others. Outside of the office you may find her biking around the city, singing or camping.
Kim – Office Manager
Kim completed her undergraduate education at Queensborough Community College & Queens College of NY before coming on board with Dr. Ho in 1999. Kim keeps our office running smoothly—we wouldn’t want to do without her! She loves meeting our great patients and enjoys the welcoming family atmosphere we’ve created at the office.
Kim enjoys spending time with her son and is rounded out by Rocky the dog.
Kathy – Dental/Orthodontic Assistant
Kathy has worked in diverse capacities throughout her career in dentistry, and we’re glad to have her and her considerable knowledge at the office! An outgoing, fun-loving care provider, Kathy has a knack for making patients of all ages feel at ease and at home during their visit. She has completed many continuing education courses to keep up-to-date on the latest advancements in dentistry, including obtaining X-ray certification.
Kathy has been married since 1982, and she and her husband have three fantastic children together. When she’s not making our patients smile, Kathy enjoys going to the beach, hiking, music, car shows, and spending time with her family.
Maria – Dental Assistant
Maria works with Dr. Ho and Dr. Mistry during treatment, keeping our patients comfortable and making sure the doctors can provide the highest level of care. Originally from El Salvador, Maria has lived in the US since 1996. She says she loves working with her friends, and considers our team a second family. The friendly environment that exists between the staff and our patients creates a wonderful working environment of trust and exceptional care.
Maria and her husband have four beautiful children, and she greatly enjoys caring for and spending time with her family.