Our Staff

Every staff member of our team at Bethesda Dental Specialties is always ready and prepared to help you and your family keep your smile healthy and happy. We want to provide a patient experience like no other, so we take extra steps to ensure that your time in the office is an enjoyable one. From our amazing administrative team to our exceptional clinical team, to our top-notch doctors, we are all excited to help you answer any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your treatment

Furthering our education and dedication to make your experience with us the best

At Bethesda Dental Specialties, we want to be the best dental home for your family that we can be. That is why our team members attend continuing education classes annually – we strive to stay at the top of the industry and to learn the latest developments in the pediatric dental and orthodontic fields.

Learn more about individual team members below!

  • Dr. Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS, Orthodontist Orthodontist

    Dr. Hickory believes in highly personalized fusion of care, leading-edge technology, and having authentic, transparent patient relationships to create beautiful, straight, healthy smiles that patients can’t wait to rave about to their friends and family.

  • Aris Fajardo, DMD, Office Manager Office Manager

    I am the Office Manager, and I manage both our Washington DC and Bethesda MD practices. I take care of everything to make sure that every patient that comes into our practice is happy, healthy, and having fun!

  • Dr. Elizabeth “Andie” Shin​ Pediatric Dentist

    Dr. Shin earned her DDS degree at the University of Southern California. She then completed the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program at USC, where she graduated top in her class, receiving the outstanding pediatric dental resident award.

  • Michaw Morris, Treatment Coordinator Treatment Coordinator

    I am the Treatment Coordinator – I see all new patients for orthodontic treatment during their consultation and help educate them on orthodontics. During the consultation, I answer questions and help plan your treatment.

     

  • Sindy Palma, Assistant Manager Assistant Manager & Administrator Coordinator

    I am the Assistant Manager and Administrator Coordinator. I ensure that everything runs smoothly, and both patients and staff are happy! I have been here at Bethesda Dental Specialties for 5 years and I love seeing happy patients!

  • Ronald Lim, Clinical Expert Clinical Expert

    I am a Clinical Expert, and I treat patients during their orthodontic treatment. I see patients when they come in for their routine checks and I make sure that their treatment is going smoothly.

  • Rosalind Sinoro, Clinical Expert Clinical Expert

    I am an Orthodontic Assistant/Clinical Expert, and I do a lot! I take diagnostic records (which includes scanning, taking panoramic/ceph x-rays, and clinical photos), submit Invisalign cases, design and fabricate retainers, bond attachments, and perform IPR!

  • Carlos Sanchez, Dental Assistant Dental Assistant

    My main tasks here at BDS are Dental Assisting, and Treatment Coordinator to make sure kids are comfortable, and feel welcome, whether kids are here to see the hygienist, or the doctor! I also assist in translating, in addition to assisting, and make sure kids are happy. Those are all attributes I bring to this amazing practice.

  • Orlando Vides, Insurance Coordinator Insurance Coordinator

    I am the Insurance Coordinator. That involves checking patient’s’ insurance eligibility and benefits, and I ensure that I have all the necessary information for billing insurances properly.

  • Kae Soliman, Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant

    I am an Administrative Assistant, and I am responsible for scheduling patients, checking them out, and billing patients correctly!

  • Jem Bryan Tamayo, Finance Coordinator Finance Coordinator

    I am the Finance Coordinator, and I ensure that we provide appointments which are convenient for all of our patient’s availability and schedules. Furthermore, I make sure that all of our awesome patients are being billed correctly with their insurances!

GET IN TOUCH

If you would like more information please contact us today. We look forward to answering your questions.