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Sterilization Technician in Washington, DC

 

 

Ariana is our wonderful sterilization technician. Ariana joined the University Centre Dental Associates family in June of 2009. She is originally from Prince George’s County, Maryland. She assists us in keeping our treatment areas clean and in compliance with sterilization guidelines for the comfort and safety of our patients.

When Ariana is not in school or working with the UCDA family, she enjoys spending time with her family and shopping.

 

Chief Orthodontic Assistant in Washington, DC

Claudia is our practice’s Chief Orthodontic Assistant. She is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. She has been with the University Centre Dental Associates family since May of 2006. She can converse with our patients in both English and Spanish. Prior to becoming an Orthodontic Assistant, she was a licensed Dentist in Mexico. Claudia has over 18 years of experience in the Dental Field.

Claudia has completed advanced training in Expanded Functions for Dental Assisting and Orthodontic Assisting. She is dedicated to helping our orthodontic patients attain a healthy and beautiful smile. She is instrumental in showing patients how to clean and take care of their appliances, and she manages the orthodontic records for the practice.

When not working with her patients, Claudia enjoys swimming, walking her dog and spending time with her two children and her husband.

 

Chief Dental Assistant in Washington, DC

DeSean is our practice’s Chief Dental Assistant. He is originally from Prince George’s County, Maryland. DeSean joined the University Centre Dental Associates family in May of 2010. He has over seven years of experience in the Dental Field.

DeSean has completed advanced training in Expanded Functions for Dental Assisting. He has taken numerous workshops and seminars in CEREC® technology, periodontal charting and advanced dental assisting techniques.

DeSean is dedicated to helping our patients attain a healthy and beautiful smile. He works with Dr. Maurice Haynes on the General Dentistry side of the practice.

When not working with his patients, DeSean enjoys spending time listening to music and reading. He is a huge sports fan who eats, sleeps, and drinks anything to do with the Washington Redskins and all the other home teams in the area.

 

Dental Hygienist in Washington, DC

India is our practice’s Dental Hygienist. She is originally from Lansing, Michigan. Prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist, she was a Certified Orthodontic Assistant, and she worked with Dr. Elizabeth Haynes for six years in that capacity. India has over 21 years of experience in the dental profession.

India graduated from Howard University’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2004 and immediately entered into private practice. In August of 2004, she joined University Centre Dental Associates part time, and in 2012, she joined us full time.

India actively participates in continuing education because she is dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of oral hygiene care and is interested in learning the latest techniques and technologies to deliver that care. She is also the practice’s HIPPA officer.

India is dedicated to helping her patients attain and maintain the healthiest smile possible. When not working with her patients, India enjoys white water rafting, camping, and spending time with her son Sean.