Meet The Staff

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- Treatment Plan 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.

Christina Stone- Patient Care Coordinator

Christina decided to reside in the Virginia area 3 years ago, after her husband retired from the Army. Overall, she has accumulated experience in the medical field and also has over 10 years in the legal field. She proudly loves her three children, as well as her two grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, yoga, and hiking during her free time.

Allison Granados- Patient Care 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- Marketing Coordinator/ Surgical Assistant

Michella is currently attending George Mason University for her marketing degree. She has also completed multiple certifications through the VCU Dental Program and continues her education by attending marketing seminars. While she was born in Lebanon, she grew up in the Northern Virginia area.

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.

Katherine Heislup- Surgical Assistant

Katherine began her dental career at NOVA Community College by completing the Dental Hygiene Program. She is able to incorporate her skills from being a special education teacher which has helped her to alleviate the concerns of patients who may be anxious or may need special attention. Katherine has two beautiful daughters, Addison and Payeton who love to do outdoor activities such as soccer.

Dr. Gocke did an excellent job extracting my daughter’s tooth. He put her completely at ease - no laughing gas necessary. She even said, 'that was easy!' I will definitely return.

Laura, actual patient of Dr. Gocke, oral surgeon in Virginia

The nature of your services are too too important, critical, expensive and unpleasant for friendliness to distinguish you from other providers. What distinguishes you and your staff is the aura of concern, professional competence and caring they wrap into their friendliness, including body-language and cordiality, which is hard to fake. You all reflect a mutual pride in the level of care you as a group provide. That's the gold standard

D. Odin, actual patient of Dr. Gocke, oral surgeon in Virginia


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