Meet the Doctors
Dr. Katie Lopez
“I am very fortunate to work in the dental profession where I am able to meet so many wonderful people and help them make good decisions about their dental health. It is very rewarding to help people feel better and look great improving their smiles and quality of life. My team and I treat our patients like family, with honesty, kindness, and respect.”
Dr. Lopez is a native of Northern Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors in Biology and pursued her dental career at Howard University College of Dentistry where she was top ten in her class. Dr. Lopez knew from an early age that she wanted to be a Dentist, seeing the profession of Dentistry as the perfect blend of Medicine, Art, and Personal relationship. Dr. Lopez has a true passion for dentistry and enjoys learning all aspects of her profession every chance she gets. She maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Being a conscientious practitioner, she is committed to excellence and will apply her expertise to your dental needs. Dr. Lopez is fluent in English and in Spanish.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and the Northern Virginia Dental Association.
Dr. Melody Butler
" I truly believe prevention is the key to long term oral health and it's my passion to create beautiful smiles and help patients keep them for life"
Dr. Melody Butler was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. She lived with her family in the Raleigh area through high school. Dr. Butler then attended Meredith College where she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology with a concentration in Health Science. For her studies in Dentistry, Dr. Butler moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend “The” Ohio State University. At Ohio State she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Post-graduation, Dr. Butler moved to the Northern Virginia area where she first started practicing in Leesburg and Lorton. She is excited to be a part of the Alexandria Dental Smiles family.
Dr. Butler takes multiple continuing education courses to keep up with all the advances in dentistry. She is experienced in performing comprehensive dentistry including invisalign. She is a member of the American Dental Association.
In her free time, Dr. Butler enjoys spending time with her husband and her daughter.
Dr. Zaher Aymach
(IMPLANTOLOGY/ ORAL SURGERY)
" My mission at Alexandria Dental Smiles is to care for my patients as I do for my family with gentleness and patience. My goal is to ensure you always have a positive experience with each visit. I look forward to serving you and your family in the most comfortable environment".
Dr. Zaher Aymach has been practicing dentistry for over 11 years. He graduated from Tishreen University with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005. Dr. Aymach then completed his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Tohoku University. He also received a Doctor of Philosophy in Orthognathic Surgery and has published multiple dental articles. He enjoys learning and therefore continued his education and attended The University of Connecticut Health Center where he received his Post Doctoral Dental Implant Fellowship. Dr. Aymach then found an interest in Orthodontics and attended Howard University College of Dentistry where he received his Certificate in Orthodontics. He enjoys both Oral Surgery and Orthodontics and looks forward to serving you and your family.
Dr. Kevin Kunz
( BOARD CERTIFIED ENDODONTIST)
Dr. Kunz has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where he obtained his dental degree. He completed a 1 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He then attended a specialty program and resideny in Endodontics at the Joint University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio. He is a Board Certified Endodontist providing endodontic services to our patients.
During his free time, Dr. Kunz enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.