During every visit, we will share with you everything you should know about your dental condition as well as new technology and services. We want to educate you so you will feel comfortable making decisions about your dental health.
Susan has been with our practice since 2005. She started as a dental assistant but has been our patient coordinator for more than 5 years. Susan was born in the central part of the Philippines and now lives in Maryland with her husband and two adorable children.
Mariza was born and raised in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She attended the National University in Manila, Philippines to study dentistry, graduating with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1995. She married her wonderful husband and immigrated to the United States in 1997. She worked as a dental assistant for 2 years, then decided to enroll in hygiene school at Howard University. She completed her training in the fall of 2004. Mariza has been with Dr. Phillips and Dr. Cooper since 2005 as a dental hygienist, as well as 2 years of dental assisting prior to that. Mariza’s favorite part of her job is interacting with our great patients–– touched by many stories, jokes, journeys and children–– most of all, she loves being able to provide the most up to date care possible.
From a very early age, Tran always enjoyed going to the dentist. She appreciated the education she received about oral hygiene, the interactions she had, and the relationships she built, with the dentist and staff. Tran was inspired to help others and knew that, one day, she would enter the field of dentistry to provide the same educational and compassionate dental care she had experienced in her own life. Born in Vietnam, Tran was exposed to many different cultures and environments. Relocating to the United States, Tran settled in California, then moved to Kansas, Maryland, and finally Washington D.C. making her adaptable and conversant with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. As Tran laid out her plans to pursue a dental hygiene career, her move to Maryland allowed her to complete her education with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, College of Dental Surgery Dental School. Upon completion of her degree, she was chosen to be part of the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee, where she spent many hours assisting the committee in selecting new students. Concurrently, she worked at the Greenbaum Cancer Center and The PLUS Clinic in Baltimore, providing comprehensive dental care and educational services for immune and medically compromised patients. Tran is meticulous and diligent in her work and takes pride in delivering excellent oral healthcare to every patient. Tran is passionate about her work and has devoted herself to motivating and educating her patients to achieve a lifetime of optimal oral health.
Angel has been a resident of the Washington D.C. area for over 20 years. She attended The University of Maryland Baltimore, College of Dental Surgery Dental School, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. While in school she received The HU- FRIEDY GOLDEN SCALER AWARD, for exemplifying the qualities of humanitarianism, ethical standards, devotion to the profession and clinical excellence. She also received THE LISA MAZZA MEMORIAL AWARD for outstanding interest and participation in the Maryland Chapter of Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She is licensed to practice in both D.C. and Maryland, and is an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association.
Angel has been with Drs Phillips and Cooper since August 2003. She enjoys the career choice of dental hygiene because it allows her to devote attention to improving patients/clients overall health via good oral health with a focus on patient education, and motivation with individual instruction and treatment planning. Her future goal is to become active in the community and invest time in public health concerns.
MON-FRI 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays dedicated to surgical and extensive treatments.