Priscilla has been involved with the dental field for 15 years and has practiced dental hygiene during the past 10 years. She was born in Brazil but considers Boston, MA her hometown at heart where she received her dental training and lived for 17 years until meeting her husband. After living in California and Florida for his medical training career, they have recently relocated to the DC area. They fell in love with the charm of the Old Town Alexandria area and have settled here to start a new life with their rescued dog, Bella. Outside of her career, she is passionate about books, running and hiking. She also loves setting time aside to volunteer and being a foster parent for shelter animals.
Donna has been in practice for more than 35 years and has been working alongside Dr. Van for more than 10 years. As she is starting her next chapter into retirement and spending more time with her family, we hope to still have a special visit from her on some days! She and her husband live in Oakton, VA and have two grown children, a daughter who is a nurse and a son who is in the construction industry. When not working, she enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, scrapbooking and baking.
Anna Lee was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. She spent the last thirteen years in Louisiana, where she attended college and began her Dental Hygiene career. Recently she has returned to the area to be closer to family. She is excited to resume her work in the dental hygiene field in an area she loves. She shares her home with her chocolate lab, Frannie, and two cats. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, cooking and attempting to play the piano and guitar.
Jenae has been in dentistry for almost 25 years, originally entering the field with a passion for maintaining oral health globally. She is passionate about creating a big impact through volunteer work on mission projects locally as well as internationally. She is a strong proponent of educating patients and the community about dental health and its connection to the mind and body. Outside of work, she maintains an active, busy life with her husband and their 7 children. When she's not working out, paddle boarding, hiking, fishing and shooting archery, you will find her in the kitchen baking treats as it is second nature to her!
Jan is a native of the Washington, DC area and has been a dental hygienist for almost 40 years. She has been working with Dr. Van for 10 years and patients feel welcomed by her upbeat personality and fun sense of humor. She lives in Vienna, VA with her husband and their 2 Maltese dogs. Their older daughter recently graduated from JMU and their younger daughter is currently at VCU. Outside of work, she loves to bake and cook and stay fit. She is an avid runner, participating in numerous marathons each year.
Sierra earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2007 and worked in Puerto Rico for 15 years before moving to Virginia. Her kind heartedness and natural compassion for patients connected her to joining Dr. Van and working with her chairside daily. She lives with her husband of almost 20 years and their daughter who is in eighth grade. Outside of work, she has a passion for dancing and staying fit. She has also recently returned to karate, in which she earned her black belt in the earlier years.
Alice recently joined the practice as she was inspired to be part of at team and mission to improve the lives of people in the community. She has been in the educational field since earning her degree in Early Childhood Education. Originally from Brazil, she has been living in the Virginia area for a few years with her lovely husband. She loves to travel and explore new places on road trips. She enjoys playing board games and watching movies and has a great passion for cooking Brazilian food.
Beset is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Having the passion to help people led her to the health sector. She has been working alongside Dr. Van for two years and is an advocate for compassionate care and helps to ensure a seamless process daily within the practice. Outside of work, Beset is a mother of a two-year old little girl and enjoys watching her grow and discover the world around her.
Patient Relations Coordinator
Alexis was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and relocated to the DC area last summer. Being involved in dentistry for more than 5 years, she joined Dr. Van's team this year to have the opportunity to help patients navigate through a positive experience. She is currently working on completing a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Computer Networking at the University of Maryland. While she has a passion for technology, she shares the same enthusiasm for the dental field. Outside of the office, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her newly rescued dog, watching movies, reading books and spending time with her loving husband.
Angela is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She has recently started her first year at the Touro College of Dental Medicine in New York City. She continues to create a great balance between education and work as she remains a part of Dr. Van's team in portraying the mission of the practice. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends as well as creating and crafting art projects.