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Dr. Archana Srinivasan (Dr. Sri)

Dr_Srinivasan

We are pleased to announce the new addition to our team at Dr. Hanna Hanania, D.D.S., Dr. Archana Srinivasan – Dr. Sri, as she would like to be called.

Dr. Sri completed her Dental schooling and later a Master’s program in Endodontics in her home country, India. It was while she was teaching Dentistry there that she met her future husband, Dr. Jeevan Errabolu. She moved to the USA in 2007 to join him. In order to continue her practice of Dentistry, she joined a 2 year residency program at the reputed Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY.

Dr. Sri and family later moved to the Mid Atlantic area where she worked at Neibauer Dental Care in Stafford, VA. Due to the needs of her growing family, Dr. Sri took a sabbatical from Dentistry, moved to the Eastern shore of MD and spent the next 3 years as a stay at home mom to her sons, Jai and Hari. In the beginning of 2014, the family moved to Herndon, VA. With her kid's soon starting school and her desire to go back to Dentistry, she felt now was the time to join a practice. We are happy to have Dr. Sri as part of our team.

In Dr. Sri's own words, "I love the opportunity Dentistry gives me to make a difference in people's lives. I want to provide patients with quality treatment to best restore their health, meanwhile making it pleasant. I would also like to do my best in educating the patients about their dental health and also break the stigma of fear of dentistry and dentists."

Dr. Nidhi Shah, DDS, MDS – Periodontist, Implant Surgeon

Dr_ShahDr. Nidhi Shah graduated with a Certificate in Periodontics and a Masters in Dental Science from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, NJ. She earned her BDS degree from Mumbai, India and practiced general dentistry for two years after graduation. During her residency at Rutgers, she was appointed Chief Resident and was awarded the scholarship for academic and clinical excellence at the Department of Periodontics.

Dr. Shah has presented and lectured at numerous conferences throughout the country including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, North East Implant Symposium, Academy of Osseointegration and Metropolitan Periodontal Forum. She is awaiting her publication for the Journal of Oral Implantology on ‘Space Maintenance using Tenting Screw for Atrophic Extraction Socket.’ She is very enthusiastic about teaching and is a part of a cadaver training course for Continuing Education.

Dr. Shah is currently working as an Associate Periodontist at multiple offices across Northern Virginia. She is passionate about fitness, practicing yoga, and learning different styles of dance.

Pratik R. Patel DDS, FRCD(C) – Endodontist

Dr_PatelDr. Pratik Patel, a native of Virginia, attended Bishop Ireton High School. He graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. Dr. Patel received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and completed his General Practice Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. After working as a General Dentist, Dr. Patel decided to pursue further training and specialize in Endodontics. He received his Certificate in Endodontics from Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Patel is a Specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada [FRCD9(C)], and has Specialist Registration with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Patel has performed pro bono work abroad in third world countries, such as India and Guatemala. He enjoys traveling, sports, and outdoor activities. His favorite teams to watch are the Nationals, Capitals and Redskins.

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Paula Merritt – Hygienist

Paula Merritt has been practicing dental hygiene for almost 15 years. These years have made Paula more passionate about preventive dentistry. She strongly believes that a team approach "preventative philosophy" will lead to a life-long, healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.

Paula is a very gentle and caring hygienist. She has patients who commute more than two hours because they truly enjoy being under her care. They trust that Paula will offer them the best care possible. In order to achieve that goal, she frequently attends seminars, reads articles and researches the newest and most effective methods for periodontal therapy.

Paula has been married for 27 years and has two children: Michael, 22, who is currently in Optometry school and Chelsea, 21 who is currently in dental school.

Some courses Paula recently attended include:

  • Soft Tissue Management
  • Antibiotic applications to treat Periodontal disease
  • Basic Life support
  • CPR
  • Oral Cancer Screening and Detection
  • Administration of Local Anesthetics and Nitrous Oxide by Dental Hygienist
  • And many implant and periodontal conferences and courses.

Christal Roark, Registered Dental Assistant – Clinical Director

Christal Roark has worked in many facets of dentistry in the past 15 years. She has been practicing in our office since Dr. Hanania opened his practice doors in 2001. Christal continues to attend many educational courses to increase the level of care for our patients. She is an experienced professional who loves the personal relationships she develops with our patients. She will make certain that our patients feel comfortable by spending time to get to know them. Christal believes that by building strong patient relationships, she is better able to provide the kind of quality, personalized care she has built her reputation on. She is dedicated to your safety and comfort. When you ask Christal why this is her career, her response is, "I love to take care of people and provide the best dental services in a relaxed, caring environment. My goal is to educate our patients, so that they can improve their oral health and self-confidence of their smile, thus contributing to the well-being of their general health."

joanne-bio-picJoanne Nickel, Certified Dental Assistant – Lead Dental Assistant

Joanne Nickel is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been working alongside Dr. Hanania since 2002. Our office is fortunate to have Joanne on our team, as she truly sets the mood here. She is never seen without a smile on her face. To watch her work is to see someone who loves her job. Joanne's goal is to make her patients so comfortable that they feel as if they are her immediate family members. Trust us, you will.

emy-photo-resizedEmy Rosales - Certified Dental Assistant

Emy graduated from Everest College in 2013 and has been a part of our dental team ever since. Emy is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. Emy loves to make people smile and it is her passion to change lives one smile at a time. Emy enjoys what she does and it is her personal goal to give her patients the best possible dental experience.

Desiree Lopez – Lead Clinical Assistant

Desiree started in the practice in 2007 as a hygiene assistant and has since then expanded her knowledge throughout the office. She has earned CE credits and attended many courses to increase her level of expertise as an assistant. She believes that by continually increasing her knowledge and building a strong relationship with our patients, that it will lessen the fears that people may have about an unfamiliar procedure. She strives to achieve trust and confidence by explaining and educating patients about treatment procedures. She will make you feel comfortable and always greet you with a smile. "When you come into our office you no longer are just a patient but an extension of our family".

Antoinette Jackson – Financial Director

Antoinette Jackson has been with the office of Dr. Hanania for over three years. We know her as "Ann". With over 20 years of experience, she has a genuine love of dentistry. Her heritage is Native American and she is a member of the Merherrin Tribe in Ahoskie, North Carolina. Although she was born in Alexandria, Virginia, she visits Pow-Wows (tribal ceremonies) all over the country. She always says that she loves the fact that she is with an advanced office in technology and works with a doctor and staff that shares her love of dentistry.

Yasmean Shehada – Patient Care Coordinator

Yasmean has been part of this team since November 2007. Yasmean has been to quite a few seminars and has learned a lot about dentistry over the few years. Yasmean has stated she enjoys every minute of her job and is very pleased to walk into our practice every morning and seeing her second family. She is always learning new things by listening and watching her fellow team members that has been in this field and in this practice since day one. Yasmean is an American Palestinian. She speaks Arabic has her second language. She has lived in the DMV area for her whole life. Yasmean is very thankful for being a part of this practice and is honored she has met Dr. Hanania. Yasmean herself was always afraid of the dentist but she has had procedure's performed by Dr. Hanania and she is always pleased.

Brenda Carcamo – Patient Care Coordinator

Brenda Carcamo has been in our practice since November 2008. She's bilingual Spanish and English. She shares a genuine love of dentistry and loves to take care of people. Plus her smile is contagious.

Brielle-AndersonBrielle Anderson

Brielle graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Community Health with hopes to become a future Dentist. In her free time, Brielle enjoys helping out in the community working with different health agencies that promote health education and awareness. She focuses on food insecurity, homlessness, as well as bringing awareness to HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer. Brielle has also had the privelege of traveling to the United Kingdom to study and indulge in their health system. Brielle is excited to be a part of the Hanania Dental Team and looks forward to providing you a great patient experience.

Hanna G. Hanania, DDS, PC

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