Meet the Team

Dawn-Patrick

Dawn Patrick
Practice Administrator

Dawn joined Fairlington Dental in September 2001 as Office Administrator. She is originally from North Carolina but has lived in Idaho, South Carolina, and Germany. She began her dental career in 1990 and has experience in general, orthodontic, and pediatric dentistry with training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Studies. She resides in Maryland with her husband of 35+ years. Her oldest daughter, Holli, is a graduate from the University of Maryland with a bio-chem degree and is a registered dental hygienist. Hailey, her youngest daughter, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a history degree, as well as of the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, SC. Dawn enjoys spending time with her family and her Goldendoodles, her grandsons, attending sporting events (Go Terps!), and traveling to Puerto Rico as much as possible.
dawn@fairlingtondental.com

Sally-DiCesare

Sally DiCesare
Registered Dental Hygienist

After growing up in a Navy family, Sally was delighted to marry and settle in Alexandria where she and her husband raised two daughters. One lives and teaches in Arlington, while the other is in Worcester, MA, working in the gaming industry with a startup company but considering returning to school for her master’s degree. Sally has actively practiced dental hygiene since graduating from East Tennessee State University in 1978. She is excited how the profession is growing and changing with new technologies and new discoveries in prevention. In her spare time, she loves working with students and young professionals who are overwhelmed and so stressed they cannot perform and live to their highest potential and desires. She guides them in releasing the restrictions that are holding them back.

Vivien-Reyes

Vivien Reyes
Registered Dental Hygienist

Vivien joined Fairlington Dental in February 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University (cum laude) in 2001. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and now permanently resides in Centreville, VA, with her husband Rey and daughter Rachel. Prior to pursuing her career in dental hygiene in the United States, Vivien practiced general dentistry in the Philippines for seven years. She has had extensive experience in many fields of dentistry, highly focused on providing preventive, educational, and therapeutic services to help patients achieve their optimum oral health. She feels rewarded by helping people achieve their goals in dental care. Vivien keeps her skills and knowledge up to date through various continuing education programs.

Virginia-Kywe

Virginia Kywe
Registered Dental Hygienist

Virginia Kywe joined the Fairlington Dental family in 1995 as an assistant. After 18 years of service, she decided to pursue her long-time dream of becoming a dental hygienist and in 2015, she earned her associate’s degree in dental hygiene at Northern Virginia Community College. She lives with her husband in Woodbridge; they have two children, Ethan and Halle. When not at work Virginia enjoys cooking, gardening, and taking long walks with her dog, Princess.

Martha-Del-Rosario

Martha Del Rosario
Patient Care Coordinator

Martha joined the Fairlington Dental family in October 2005. She has business and dental assisting experience in the pediatric, endodontic, and general dentistry fields. She grew up in Falls Church, VA, and currently resides in Springfield with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include volunteering as a CCD teacher, playing soccer, Zumba dancing, visiting her daughter Nathalie in Orlando, FL, attending her son Chris’s lacrosse games at Washington College, and hanging out with her oldest daughter Vanessa, who lives here.

LaVonn-Hardy

LaVonn Hardy
Registered Dental Hygienist

LaVonn joined Fairlington Dental in October 1998. She is originally from Danville, VA, where she completed her 900-hour vocational training in dental assisting while in high school. She then received an Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Dental Hygiene (magna cum laude) from Northern Virginia Community College. She has over 22 years of experience in many aspects of dentistry. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, she was Dr. Rogers’ treatment coordinator for six years. LaVonn frequently attends continuing education courses to increase her level of patient care. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and doing Zumba.

Lee

H. Lee O’Connor
Registered Dental Hygienist

Lee initially became a member of the Fairlington Dental team in 2000. Although she spent some time away from the office, she was thrilled to rejoin the team in 2013. She grew up in Woodbridge. Over the years, she has moved all throughout the NOVA area and has settled in Loudoun County. She graduated from JMU in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. She then decided to pursue dental hygiene and graduated from ODU in 1998. One of her favorite things about practicing dental hygiene is being able to work with people of all ages. When not in the office, Lee enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. Some of their favorite activities include boating and fishing.

Ambar-Alexander

Ambar Alexander
Dental Assistant

Ambar joined Fairlington Dental in December 2014 as a dental assistant with over 12 years of experience. She grew up in Falls Church, VA, where she resides with her husband Jonathan, Grandmother Maria, and three daughters. In her spare time she helps her husband coach 7th and 8th grade select basketball. She also enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and being outdoors during summer.

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Magali Ameller
Dental Assistant

Magali “Maggie” Ameller joined Fairlington Dental in April 2019. She has been a dental assistant since 1998 and enjoys helping and interacting with patients. She loves dogs and is a lover of all animals. She and her husband live in Alexandria and have been married since 2004. Together they enjoy dining out, spending time outdoors, walking in Shenandoah, and quality time with family and friends.