John Tsaknis, DDS
Dr. Tsaknis is a DC native, having grown up in Wheaton, Potomac, Frederick, Rockville and Georgetown. He went to University of Maryland, Collge Park with an undergrad in Zoology and then received his dental degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Go Terps!!! He continued his training with a two year residency at the University of Maryland Medical System, to include Shock Trauma, Kernan Hospital, Childrens Hospital, Head and Neck Cancer Ward and the Baltimore Veterans Administration.
Dr. Tsaknis received a certificate for anesthesiology and is only a handful of dentist in the DC area trained in sedation. After working as an associate for a few years, he started Tsaknis Dental & Associates in Ashburn, VA and later started Tsaknis Dental Group in downtown DC. In 2009 Dr. Tsaknis started his third office Dentalbug.com at D Street NW, and got married to his lovely wife Terri.
Dr. Tsaknis has over 500 hours of continuing education, has been trained and certified on both the Galileos Cone Beam CT scanner and the Cerec Cad-Cam systems for same day crowns. Dr. Tsaknis also provides Oral Sleep Apnea appliances. He is also trained on the latest dental gadgets that you will find through-out the office, to include digital cameras, lasers and fixing the printer at the front desk.
Dr. Tsaknis has been a volunteer Firefighter for the last 18 years, from Montgomery County (Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad #1), to PG County (Berwyn Heights Vol. Fire Dept. #14), to Loudoun County (Ashburn Vol. Fire & Rescue Dept.. #6, #23 & #22). He has temporarily retired and looks forward to getting back into the hot seat in the future.
In the past, Dr. Tsaknis has liked to race sail boats in Annapolis, race cars at Summit Point, ride motorcylces, play polo in Middleburg and Great Meadows, ski, mountain biking and scuba dive, and now spends his free time with his family.
Indra Mustapha, DDS, MS, PHD
Dr. Indra Mustapha is a Board Certified Periodontist with the American Board of Periodontolgy. She received her dental degree from Howard University in Washington, DC (1995) and her specialty training in Periodontology from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (1998). She is currently on Faculty at Howard University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Mustapha was awarded a training grant from National Institutes of Health to pursue her doctoral degree with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is considered an expert in the association of periodontal disease with systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Mustapha cares for the overall health of her patients with respect and compassion.
When she is not practicing dentistry she can be found jogging around the monuments in DC with her dogs or cooking vegetarian creations with her family.
Laura Styron, DDS
Dr. Laura Styron was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2012. She has spent the last 5 years practicing dentistry in Oklahoma City and Denver, Colorado. Laura and her husband Stuart moved to Washington DC in the summer of 2017. Laura is a member of the American Dental Association and the DC Dental Society.
W. Charles White, DDS
Lauren is one of our hygienists and has been a part of our team since 2009. Lauren moved to the metro area in August of 2008 from Michigan. She attended Kalamazoo Valley Community college. That is where she received an Associates of Applied Science Degree. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and sons, playing tennis, and being outdoors.
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