MEET OUR TEAM


Our warm, caring and experienced dental team is committed to excellence in dentistry. We are here to provide you with the finest care you deserve by using the most modern procedures combined with kindness and personal respect. We believe in treating each patient, as we would want to be treated.



DENTAL HYGIENISTS


All of the dental hygienists working for our practice have graduated from four-year Dental Hygiene programs accredited by the American Dental Association. Their degree title is Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), and they are licensed to practice in Virginia. We feel very fortunate to have such dedicated and talented professionals assisting Dr. McGrath in diagnosing dental disease, and providing routine preventive oral prophylaxis (dental cleanings) and nonsurgical periodontal therapy.


Sarah Heberle, RDH. Sarah was raised in Purcelville where her father was a dentist for many years. She obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology from George Mason University and then went on to study dental hygiene at Northern Virginia Community College, where she is currently a faculty member. She has been working with our practice since 1997. She is married and living in Chantilly with her husband and two young children. When Sarah is not in the office she spends her time volunteering at her children's schools and providing the transportation to their activities. She enjoys reading and traveling.


Karita Hall, RDH. Karita is originally from Virginia Beach. She received her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University and relocated to Northern Virginia with her husband's job. She began working in our office in January of 2009. Karita currently resides in Alexandria with her husband, their two small children and their French bull dog. Their two small children keep them very busy, but in her free time Karita enjoys zumba!!


Robin Legg, RDH. Robin is originally from Bluefield, W.V. She obtained her Dental Hygiene degree from WVU Tech. She has lived and practiced dental hygiene in several southeastern states. She lives in Alexandria with her husband of thirty years. She has three adult children and three grandchildren. Many of her weekends are spent traveling to North and South Carolina to visit them. She has been with our practice since 2009. Everyday she tells us how much she loves working here!!!


Arlene Blackburn, RDH and Joy Dehnert, RDH have both worked with Dr. McGrath for over 25 years. Occasionally they come back from their retirement to substitute for the other hygienists who may be traveling to see their families. You may also see them assisting our administrative staff at the "front desk."





DENTAL ASSISTANTS


Mina Fakoor. Mina was trained to be a dentist in her native Afghanistan. She has worked with our practice as a dental assistant for almost 15 years. She and her husband live with their four boys in Aldie. They are very proud that two of them have just graduated from college.


Ingrid Louro. Ingrid joined our practice in 2011. She completed a certificate program in dental assisting in south Florida. She worked for five years in Tampa, Florida as a dental assistant. She and her husband moved north to enjoy the seasonal changes that we have in Northern Virginia. Ingrid recently took a short leave to give birth to their baby boy!!! She speaks Spanish fluently.








DENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF


We have several ladies who will be happy to assist you at the front desk. You might speak with Linda, Carol, Arlene or Joy. They are all very experienced and well versed in the dental treatments that we provide. They will assist you in making appointments and in obtaining maximum benefits available through your dental insurance company.


Arlene and Joy are taking a break from practicing dental hygiene to work at the front desk.


Linda began working with us in the 1990's. Her husband's job in the Air Force moved them to Texas and then back to Virginia. In 2000 we were thrilled to have her return to our team.


Carol came to work here in 2007. She graduated from the University of Dayton and worked with GE in Lynn, MA for many years before retiring to raise her three children. Two of her children have graduated from college and the third is a senior at George Mason University and is in the Army National Guard.


They will assist you in making appointments and in obtaining the maximum benefits available through your dental insurance company. If they are unable to answer your questions, our office manager Debbie will be able to help you.


Debbie began working in our office in 1984. She has an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Rockland Community College in NY and was a certified dental assistant.