Virginia Dental Care - Meet the Doctors and Staff
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Mona Adams DDS, MS
Dr. Mona Adams received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in Jan. 2004 from University of Gothenburg, Institute of Odontology in Sweden. Prior to moving to US she practiced in multi-specialty private practices in Sweden and UK. In 2005, she joined Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center, attending a 2 year Advance Education in General Dentistry with focus on cosmetic and restorative procedures.
In 2007 she started Virginia Dental Care with focus on prevention as the key aspect for patient care. One of the key ingredients implemented in her practices was making sure patients have easy and direct access to specialist in particular in the field of periodontics to address growing health risk associated with periodontitis.
In pursue of higher education she attended UCLA, School of Dentistry and graduated with Master of Science degree in June of 2017. Dr. Adams is an active member of various local dental societies, along with national dental associations
Dr. Adams enjoys reading classic literature and keeping active, running every day.
Dr. Omer Akmal DDS, Periodontist
Dr. Akmal completed his bachelor’s in Psychology at The George Washington University. After which, he pursued his DDS degree at The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He continued on to earn a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, where he learned advanced cosmetic and restorative procedures. During this time he found his passion for the surgical aspect of dentistry, and completed an additional 3 years of surgical training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr.Akmal’s compassion and understanding of the fears and anxiety of a visit to the dentist in conjunction with his background in Psychology make him an excellent caregiver. He will put your fears at ease, and help you to understand the issues with your teeth, and how he will work to solve them. His approach to dentistry revolves around a strong relationship with his patients, a strong emphasis on patient understanding of their disease process, and active participation in their own treatment.
Dr. Akmal is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontics (of which he is a Board Certified member). In his free time, Dr.Akmal enjoys exploring the various arts and food nooks around DC, football, soccer, travelling, and rock climbing.
Alejandra Marquez. Office Manager
Alejandra brings over 19 years of experience in the field of dentistry and a passion for patient care. She leads our team and is an essential part of case presentation. Alejandra takes pride in helping patients with their dental care planning and financials. She is committed to ensure patients receive insurance benefits they deserve and paid for.
Her years of experience in all aspects of the dental office ensure that our patients get the best care possible. Alejandra is a native to Virginia and lives with her husband and three lovely kids. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and family functions.