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.
After college, I began a career with a large corporation as a manager but the past 15 years with Dr. McCrary has been my most rewarding time in the work world. I absolutely love our patients and know that we have the very best that Northern Virginia has to offer. Many have been coming all of their lives and we are now seeing grandchildren. I do enjoy hearing and seeing pictures of all the families. What is especially interesting about being in this area is the fact that we have patients from all over the world, students, Embassy attaches, all sharing stories of their cultures.
My office responsibilities include answering the phone, coordinating patient appointments, checking on insurance, and anything else to help our office run smoothly from day to day. I attend courses to keep up-to-date on the latest in software, insurance and management.
I am married and have two dogs at home. I have a degree in education and another in interior design, so I love decorating our office to make it as warm and comfortable as possible.
I assist Dr. McCrary with anything he needs to make our patients’ procedures comfortable, efficient, and pain-free. I love learning and hearing about all aspects of dentistry especially interacting with the patients. I enjoy attending courses with Dr. McCrary learning new procedures, techniques and materials, then returning to the office to implement them.
Having been interested in art from an early age I obtained a degree in art studio. Dental assisting has allowed me to use my artistic abilities in many ways. I assist in choosing new furnishings, arranging our unique art work, in addition to assisting Dr. McCrary
I love pets, and since my family has a pet business, I am able to assist sometimes with that. My boyfriend and I recently received certification in the Community Emergency Response Team program here in Northern Virginia, which was most rewarding. We now feel prepared to assist the community during any disaster. I also feel confident in handling an emergency that might occur here in the office.
I find dental hygiene to be the most rewarding of jobs I have ever held. What job can beat working in such a challenging environment where you are interacting with some many personalities, occupations, and health conditions? Each patient has different expectations of their hygienist. I enjoy catching up with them on each of their scheduled visits, seeing if my instructions and treatment have produced the positive effects I had hoped for. I also hear of changes in their personal lives, their children, their trips, and whatever they care to discuss with me.
Outside the office my boyfriend, Daryn, and I enjoy walking our little Bichon, Tom-Tom, and caring for our two cats. I also enjoy working out, eating at good northern Virginia restaurants, scuba diving, attending movies, and reading.
I am a graduate of the Old Dominion School of Dental Hygiene. After working as a dental assistant, I was certain that my path was leading further into dentistry. I love meeting all people, so I approach each new patient with as much enthusiasm as any hygienist possibly could. I love teaching them new techniques and about the latest dental products on the market. When I leave the office, my head is burrowed in such subjects as physics, leading toward my goal of a DDS degree.
My interests, when there is time, include speeding around in my shiny new BMW. I do enjoy traveling around the country, especially California, and going home to Korea, dreaming of finishing travels around the world. I love trying new restaurants, with a contest going on among the new hamburger joints.