Brianne Ryan – Director of Operation
Brianne has been working with Dr. Gocke for three years, and has been in the dental field for five. She takes responsibility in overseeing the team and is always looking for ways to improve overall patient care. She loves enjoying hikes and the outdoors with her husband and dog Lily.
Julie Benalja- Financial Coordinator
Julie is dedicated to providing personable customer care to ensure our patients understand their health benefits and understand what options work best for them. Julie has cultivated over 10 years of experience in the dental field ranging from Pediatrics, Orthodontics, and Oral Surgery. She was raised in Northern Virginia and enjoys traveling, cooking, and trying new foods in her spare time.
Allison Granados – Financial Coordinator
Allison has been recently introduced to Oral Surgery, and loves the new experience. Allison has experienced working in the healthcare industry by working with a multimodality radiology practice for 5 years. For recreation, she enjoys online shopping, going to the movies, and exploring the Mosaic district. She loves going to dog parks with her two Shephard mixes- Bean and Nahla.
Michella Saad- Director of Marketing
Michella received her marketing degree from The School of Business at George Mason University. She is passionate about making a difference in her community and building a positive culture in the office. A remarkable patient experience is her number one priority and she strives toward building that everyday. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, volunteering at shelters, working out and spending time with her grandparents.
Alejandra Duran- Lead Surgical Assistant
Alejandra has developed her skills with seven years of experience in the dental industry. She has experience in Pediatric Dentistry, General Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Born in Bolivia and raised in Maryland, Alejandra enjoys traveling, as well as spending time with her three children. She recently has received her DAANCE certification and continues to expand her knowledge and skills.
Kaitlyn Wakelee – Surgical Assistant
Kaitlyn’s passion for the dental and medical field began in high school after completing an internship with her personal dentist. She has been working as a dental assistant for the past 3 years and has recently received her DANB certification. In her spare time Kaitlyn loves to kayak, travel and go running with her husky.
Ingrid Sanchez – Surgical Assistant
Ingrid has been in the dental field for 6 years in Pediatrics, General, and Oral Surgery. Originally from Los Angeles and moved to DMV in the early 2000s. In her spare time she enjoys drawing anything and everything that comes to mind and loves going on nature walks. She is recently married and enjoys time with her husband, three kids and their furry friend Psycho.
Holly Brownell- Patient Care Coordinator
Holly is a Maryland native and currently attending University of Maryland University College for her degree in Business Administration. While new to the healthcare field, Holly has been working in customer service for 6 years and loves the opportunity to meet new people. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing board games, and going to concerts.
Arlene Zavala – Treatment Plan Coordinator
Arlene has over 3 years of experience in the dental field, having worked in orthodontics before being introduced to Oral Surgery. She is currently working towards her bachelors degree in health administration. Arlene loves to travel during the year and is an avid foodie. She enjoys to spend her free time with her silver lab, Ghost, and her family.