Registered Dental Assistant
Rhoda has 4 years of experience in dentistry, but she’s brand new to our practice family. Rhoda is enjoying getting to meet new people and use her dental skills. Rhoda took part in the MITHS program at Loma Linda University where she learned numerous skills that make her an excellent dental assistant. Originally from Maryland, Rhoda is happily married with two children. She loves to dance, sing, and visit new places. Next time you visit the office ask her about her family who are internationally famous.
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.
Tatiana is a native of Moldova and has been residing in the United States with her family since 1997. She is a graduate of Fortis College Dental Hygiene School and was the vice president of her class. Tatiana has been practicing dental hygiene since 2014 and her passion is treating patients with various stages of periodontal disease. Prior to dental hygiene school, Tatiana worked at the former New Mexico Avenue location of Aesthetic and Family Dentistry as a dental receptionist and assistant. She is very happy to return to her favorite practice as a dental hygienist and is looking forward to providing for your dental hygiene needs. In January 2017, Tatiana travelled to Kingston, Jamaica for a volunteer dental mission and had a very rewarding experience. She keeps up to date on the current dental hygiene technique and enjoys attending continuing education classes. Tatiana resides near Columbia, Maryland with her husband and beloved dog. They are expecting their first baby boy, due in May 2018. She enjoys traveling to the beach, hiking, scientific documentaries, exquisite cuisine of many cultures, and learning about interior decorating.
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 my spare time.
Jacquelyn is from Woodbridge, VA and returned there after attending Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. With three years of dental administration experience she strives to provide the best care and customer service for patients. Prior to working at Aesthetic & Family Dentistry, she was a treatment coordinator for a pediatric practice in Northern, VA. In her spare time she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, going to the movies and dancing.
Registered 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.