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Carmelina

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Carmelina. I’m from El Salvador!

I’ve been a member of Dr. Camps practice since 2007 and enjoy working with our team members.

Most of all, I love helping out our patients!

Danesha

Clinical Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Danesha. I was born in North Carolina but grew up in Boston. I attended Howard University and have always had a passion for anything medical or dental.

I’ve been with Dr. Camps practice since March 2009. The best part of my day is when there are kind teammates willing to help me learn new things.

I have a magnificent nine year old son and have worked with youth for over ten years.

Ferne

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Ferne. I was born and raised in Guyana, South America. I attended college in Guyana and received my associate’s degree in education.

Prior to working with Dr. Camps I was a teacher because I truly enjoy working with children. I have been working for Dr. Camps since 2011.

Outside of work I love reading, singing, visiting museums and historical sites, and I am very involved in church activities.

Clarissa

Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Clarissa! I was born and raised in the Philippines and was a dentist there.

Dentistry has always been my passion and I became a certified dental assistant when I came to America. I have two wonderful children, Jethro and Joseph.

When I’m not at work, I love playing piano, reading, singing, and playing sports with my family.

Phillie

Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Phillie and I’m from Washington, DC.

I am X-Ray certified and have my dental/ortho tech certification. I love working with children and have been a member of the team since September 1999!

I am married and have a wonderful family.

Kimberly

Dental Assistant

Hello my name is Kimberly! I was born in Washington DC and raised in Maryland. I attended Prince George’s County Community College where I studied Spanish and completed my dental assisting program.

I have been working at Dr. Camps since June 2013. The best part of my day is being able to help patients and parents by educating them about dental health. Some unique traits of mine include studying Spanish at the age of 15 and I traveled to Central America where I did missionary work.

One great thing is that I am able to speak Spanish with patients and parents. Outside of work I have 3 sons that are 16, 11 and 9 and also am married. I enjoy camping, going to the beach and going to church. I am very involved with sports teams that my boys are involved in.

I look forward to meeting all of you and coming in and getting some education about keeping your teeth healthy and clean.

Lissette

Dental Assistant

Hello my name is Lissette! I was born in Peru and lived there until I was 6 years old then raised in Manassa, Virginia.

I am currently in school to become a certified dental assistant. I was inspired to work in dentistry when my daughter chipped her tooth and I realized how important dentistry was. I have worked at Dr. Camps since 2012 and look forward to many more years to come.

The best part of my day is being able to enjoy what I do and knowing that I assist in helping children. I love what I do and I look forward to seeing you and helping you with all of your needs.

Vanessa

Dental Assistant, Clinical Coordinator

Hello my name is Vanessa! I was born in San Miguel, El Salvador but grew up in the big city San Salvador. I studied dentistry at the University of El Salvador and received my dental certification in Maryland.

Since childhood I have always been altruistic and dentistry is a way to prove it. I have been proudly working for Dr. Camps since 2013. The best part of my day is when I meet the patient and parent and make them feel comfortable and welcome. Some of my hobbies include skating, going to the gym and many other sports.

I also enjoy spending time with the people that I love and listening to music. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and making sure you enjoy your trip to the dentist.

Ruby

Clinical Coordinator

Hello, my name is Ruby! I was born right here in Maryland at Shady Grove Hospital. I spent 4 years in El Salvador when I was young, so I speak Spanish fluently, but have lived in Maryland most of my life.

I was inspired to work in dentistry because I love working with children and helping those in need. I have been with Dr. Camps since 2011 and love what I do. The best part of my day is waking up to see my beautiful daughter, Isabel, but I also love to be able to come to the office and get to spend the day with my second family, my co-workers.

I am a part of the front team and love all our patients so if there is anything you need I will do my best.

Leayotta

Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Leayotta. I was born in India in the city of Kerala and raised in the city of Kolhapur. I attended Howard Community College as well as Liberty University studying medicine/pre-medicine later to change to dentistry and studying in Rockville, Maryland. I was inspired to work in dentistry through my own journey of braces and how fun everyone made each visit. I’ve been working for Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center since 2017. When I’m not working I enjoy learning new languages and trying out various ethnic foods. I play basketball, badminton and video games in my spare time.

The best part of my day is when I see smiling patients leave the office. When they are sincerely excited to have clean teeth and will work to improve their hygiene habits. Know that I am a humble and caring person who loves to travel and take care of people. Making other people happy and keeping my faith first is a top priority. Looking forward to meeting all of you smiling faces. See you soon!

Nancy

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Nancy and I was born in Guatemala and raised here in Maryland! I attended Montgomery College as well as Dental Society of Southern Maryland to received my Radiology Dental Assistant Certification. I have been working for Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center since 2017. The best part of my day is being able to hear all about you and how you enjoy coming to the dentist. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces and getting to hear all of the wonderful things you bring to our office.

Lula

Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Lula! I was born and raise in Lusaka, Zambia (South Central Africa). I have been through various training’s in Zambia as well as here in Maryland however I studied dental assisting at Dental Assistance. I was inspired to work in dentistry to be able to make people smile. I have been a part of Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center since 2017. The best part of my day is seeing the little ones smiling as they leave the office. When I’m not working I enjoy trivia, watching television: Jeopardy and Game of Thrones, and the World of Athletics. I look forward to meeting each and everyone one of you, if you see me in the office please take a moment to say hello!

Maritza

Clinical Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Hola! My name is Maritza and I was born and raised in El Salvador. I attended college at Herbert Lehman College. I’ve always wanted to work in the medical field and was given the opportunity to work in the dental field and fell in love with it. Having the interaction with patients, doctors and assistants makes me truly fee a part of a team. I joined the Dr. Camps family February of 2017 and love every minute of it. The best part of my day is being able to help patients/parents by reassuring them they are in good hands and that I’m always here to help. When I’m not working I enjoy zumba, dancing and music as well as going on long walks.

Know that I will always treat your child as my own and make sure that they a great dental experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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