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Our Staff

Helping Your Smile Stay Healthy

Dr. Hema Patel, DDS

Dr. Patel has been in practice since 2003. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA. While working for a non-profit mobile clinic for five years in Missouri, she discovered her love for providing dental care to children and is passionate about educating families, and providing preventive care and treatment in a safe and caring manner to patients of all ages. She makes her home in Poolesville, MD with her family. She enjoys painting, making clay miniatures, reading and inventing new ways of keeping her children entertained and out of trouble!

Ranney Choi

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ranney Choi was born in Washington state and has lived in California, South Korea and Colorado but calls Maryland her home sweet home. She enjoys working as a Hygienist for 10+ years. Ranney is a graduate of University of Maryland with a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. To provide quality care to patients Ranney stays current in the field of dentistry by taking continuing educational courses throughout the year. After work, Ranney loves spending time with her family of five- husband, baby son and two rescued cats. Also, when there is some quiet time to herself she will be exercising, reading or shopping.

Bianca Luna-Walker

Officer Manager

Welcome to our practice! I am the friendly face at the front desk. I have been in dentistry for 15 years and  I love to find ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smile! I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. We all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you. Our staff is very warm and inviting. I really appreciate the attentive care Dr.Patel and our team strive to provide, as individuals and collectively, to each patient. 

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog. Hobbies include crossfit and kickboxing. Love cheering on the Giants and the Yankees!

Vassula Brannan

Certified Dental Assistant

Vassula is a certified dental radiation technologist and qualified expanded functions dental assistant with 13 years of experience. She is originally from Brazil but has lived in Maryland for 25 years. She uses her ability to communicate in Spanish and Portuguese to ensure that patients are comfortable and understand procedures in their native languages. Vassula's daughter and son are the lights of her life. She loves music and dancing!