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Olivia Bassily

Associate Dentist

Olivia loves meeting new people and creating healthy and beautiful smiles while making sure patients are completely comfortable in the dental chair. Originally from Daytona Beach, FL, Olivia attended the University of South Florida for her bachelor’s and then continued onto the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She has also received advanced training through the prestigious Dawson Academy and obtained a Fellowship in the International Congress of Implantologists, through which she performed a wide range of procedures including implant placement, bone grafting, root canals, extractions, whitening, and much more. Olivia recently moved to the area with her husband, Andrew, and their fur baby kitty Cannoli. Outside of dentistry, Olivia enjoys singing, playing piano, baking, spending time with family and friends, and being active at church. Olivia is passionate about traveling abroad and has been to 6 of the 7 continents doing mission work.

Cristina Galindo

Dental Hygienist

Cristina was destined for the dental field, with a rich and long family history in the profession. She has been working as a dental hygienist since 2015. Cristina draws on her family experience and skills to help guide her, which also makes for interesting family get togethers. She graduated from Howard University with a certificate in dental hygiene. One of her biggest passions is to educate her patients on the importance of the oral-systemic link. A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth! Aside from dentistry, her interests include yoga and meditation, as a clear, focused mind is essential in all aspects of life. She is also a big animal lover and dedicates her spare time to fostering dogs for a local DC rescue organization.

Mary Clark

Dental Hygienist

Mary is one of our wonderful hygienists with over 5 years of experience in the dental field. Passionate about helping people obtain optimum oral health, Mary attended the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene as well as the University of New Haven. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in dental hygiene education. Outside of dentistry, Mary is into yoga and is a big Red Sox fan.

Elmira Kudryakova

Treatment Coordinator

Elmira has several years experience in dentistry, and her favorite thing about being in this field is having the opportunity to meet new people while providing them with the very best dental care. She is very passionate when interacting with patients and she is honored to be a part of such an amazing team. She likes to encourage excellence and a love for people. She loves living in Washignton, DC, including the diversity and the vibe of the city. She is originally from Penza, Russia, but also considers Richmond, VA her hometown. She has a bachelor’s degree in French Studies, an associate’s in science, and received her dental assistant certification at Reynolds College. She enjoys traveling, photography, and playing the piano in her spare time.

Tigist Desalegn

Dental Assistant

Tigi has over ten years in the dental field. She worked for over seven years as a dental hygienist in Germany, and since moving to the United States, she has worked as a dental assistant. She was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and moved to Germany when she was 15. She went to college in Germany to become a dental hygienist…she loved being a hygienist, working with and taking care of patients, and meeting people. Her fondest memory is seeing patients happy with her work. She had a great opportunity to move to the US, and has been very glad to make the move here, and to experience the great opportunities and lifestyle here. For hobbies, she loves traveling, reading, going out with friends, and horse riding. She speaks three languages -- Amharic, German, and she is working on her English.

Amie Gaye

Hygiene Coordinator

Amie is relatively new to our team, but she already loves interacting with our wonderful patients and seeing them so excited about their new smiles! She attended both Montgomery College and Fortis College for her education. She hails from a large, over-the-top family that includes her twin sister, who she does almost everything with. Other hobbies include cooking, trying new foods, shopping, and styling hair on a part-time basis.