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. Sundas Idrees
" Building that special rapport with my patients is something I find unique about dentistry. I have the opportunity as a dental provider to help and impact people in a direct way not only through the mechanics of my field, but by being a listener and a counselor. I find honor in putting a smile on every patient's face, performing quality work, and providing education where I can. I look forward to upholding high standards and doing the best work for my patients and team".
Dr. Sundas Idrees, a native of Virginia, attended Lake Braddock Secondary School for middle and high school. After that, she went on to complete her bachelors in Chemistry and minor in Biology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. There, she discovered her passion for dentistry and went on to acquire her dental education at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. After graduating with her DDS, she decided to further her dental training completing an AEGD residency with Lutheran Medical Center in Eastern Shore, MD. She has a profound love for continual learning and giving back to the community via MoM projects and local health fairs. She enjoys working with all age ranges and making sure her patients have a comfortable and pleasant experience at the dentist. Dr. Idrees has proficiency in English, Spanish and Urdi/Hindi.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and the DC Dental Society.
Dr. Pratik Patel
" We love to see you smile and relaxed ! That's because we take great pride in offering the most up-to-date endodontic dental techniques in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, served up by an experienced and friendly dental team. We know that every great smile - your smile- is the sign that we've done our job to provide the highest level of care in the industry".
Dr. Pratik Patel, a native of Virginia, attended Bishop Ireton High School. He graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Art in Computer Science. Dr. Patel received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and completed his General Practice Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. After working as a General Dentist, Dr. Patel decided to pursue further training and specialize in Endodontics. He received his Certificate in Endodontics from Columbia University in New York City.
Dr. Patel is a Specialist Member of the American Association of Endodontists.
Dr. Zaher Aymach
(IMPLANTOLOGY/ ORAL SURGERY / ORTHODONTIST)
" 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 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.