Meet the 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.


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Winnie M.

Dental Hygienist

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Winnie was born and raised in Montgomery County. She graduated from the Community College of Baltimore dental hygiene program in 1972 and received a B.S. in health education from the University of Maryland. Winnie has practiced dental hygiene for almost 40 years in the D.C. metro area and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Dental Hygiene Honor Society. Also a certified dental assistant, Winnie maintains her professional license through continuing education courses. 

Winnie lives in Crofton and has been married to her husband John for 25 years. They have two children, Brew and Jack.

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Karolynn H.

Dental Hygienist

From Grand Rapids, Michigan, Karolynn relocated to the metropolitan D.C. area to pursue her career in dental hygiene. She graduated from Kalamazoo Community College in 2009 and finished her Bachelor of Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has a passion for the dental profession and its constant growth. Karolynn is also active in dental mission trips, to provide dental care in underserved populations. 

During her free time, Karolynn enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and teaching yoga.

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Irena R.

Dental Assistant

Originally from Katowice, Poland, Irena has been here in Montgomery County for almost 30 years. Prior to Maryland, Irena served the dental community in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She has been in the dental field for close to 45 years. Irena maintains her dental assisting licensure through regular continuing education and maintains an intense desire for perfection in the clinical field.

Married to her husband Alan, Irena has two children and three grandchildren, all here in Maryland. Her endless energy and desire to learn about new technology and materials keeps us on our toes!

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Nyah Q.

Dental Assistant

Born in Liberia, Nyah grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and remains a Montgomery County resident. She has been a dental assistant in our practice for seven years. Nyah’s great enthusiasm and infectious personality are her trademarks, and she enjoys maintaining that our dental practice truly “treats your family like family.”

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Mariela T.

Office Manager

Mariela has been in the medical and dental fields for several years. At our office’s front desk, she runs the show. Whether she’s coordinating treatment plans, patient accounts, or insurance claims, Mariela is the point person. She loves coming to work and contributing to such a positive environment on a daily basis.

In her spare time, Mariela enjoys painting, running, and spending time with her husband George and their two English bulldogs, Tyson and Mr. President. She also is a fitness instructor at her local gym.

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Mona P.

Front Desk Coordinator

From our front desk, Mona schedules appointments, helps patients with their insurance, and answers any financial questions they may have. She has extensive experience in dentistry, having worked with Dr. Kiesel for 17 years. Mona’s passion is helping people and making them happy, both of which she does for our patients and our team. She’s always friendly and ready to help!

Mona came to the U.S. 20 years ago and made it her home. Her hobbies include reading and traveling with her husband of 24 years.

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