Meet the Team

Your Smile, Your Life ™

"So glad to have finally found a dental office that truly cares about the individual-professional, skilled and knowledgeable staff. Well-maintained office with up to date equipment and relaxing environment-truly a pleasurable experience."

Kari R

Our team is highly trained in the latest advancements to ensure you receive the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of and the comfort you deserve. Meet our team members who are ready to help you achieve your perfect smile!

Serpil, Dental Assistant


Serpil has been part of Dr. Rye’s exceptional team since 2002. She joined the team with over twelve years experience as a dental assistant including extensive clinical training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Serpil will assure that you are comfortable during your appointment and that you enjoy your time with us as much as we enjoy our time with you.

If you have any special requests for your appointment such as a favorite movie, CD, or a warm blanket she will be happy to make sure that your special request is available for your appointment.

Lou, Registered Dental Hygienist


Lou has been part of our exceptional team since 1999. She received a B.S. degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and earned an advanced practice certificate from the JP Institute in Evolutionary Hygiene at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute. Lou is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and has clinical expertise in the field of Neuromuscular Dentistry. Lou keeps her skills and knowledge up to date by completing many continuing education courses each year.

Lou’s dedication and great pride for helping patients achieve their best oral health make her an invaluable member of our team. Her caring approach ensures that each of her patients enjoy their healthy and beautiful smiles for life.


Laurie, Scheduling Coordinator


Laurie has been part of our team since 2002, and assists with scheduling appointments, arranging financing, and filing insurance claims. Laurie enjoys getting to know each of our patients and loves being part of a practice that encourages building patient relationships. She is pleased to play a role in helping patients benefit from the life-changing Exceptional Dentistry Dr. Rye provides.


Meghan, Practice Administrator


Meghan joined us in early 2009 as the Scheduling Coordinator Administrator. She has 13 years of Sales and Marketing experience. Meghan graduated from Marymount University in 1996 with a B.A. in Marketing. Meghan has already started her training with the prestigious LVI Institute and thrives in our exceptional team environment. She is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our patients and making sure their experience at our practice is both outstanding and comfortable.


Keisha – Scheduling Coordinator


A native of Northern Virginia, Keisha joined us in September 2010. She was the friendly voice you heard when you call the office. In 2013, Keisha transitioned to the back and assists Dr. Rye with patient treatment. Keisha has been in the dentistry field since 2006, having worked with a pediatric, general dentist and an orthodontist before joining the Rye Smiles for Life team. She has studied business at Northern Virginia Community College and attended the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church. Keisha’s relaxed warmth and concern for each patient help make every visit to our practice exceptional.




Sue was a member of the Rye Smiles for Life team from 1997-2000 when her husband was stationed at the Pentagon. We are thrilled she is back at Rye Smiles For Life. After 25 years as a hygienist, moving to 18 different cities and working for 32 different dentists, Rye Smiles For Life is her favorite place to work and her first choice when returning to Northern Virginia in 2010 after her husband retired from 33 years of service in the Air Force. When Sue is not providing exceptional dental hygiene services at Rye Smiles for Life, she enjoys spending time with her three grown kids or running around chasing her two granddaughters Molly & Daisy.




After traveling the world as a military spouse, Dawn and her family have called Northern Virginia home for 24 years. After years of teaching children with special needs and first grade Dawn transitioned to working in dentistry and has been in the field for over 20 years. Dawn has been in our practice since 2013 and will be the first smiling face you see when you enter our office. Making patients comfortable and relaxed upon their arrival is her top priority each and every day.


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