"I recently took my 85 year old mother for her dental appointment. She has dementia and I was concerned about how she would react to returning to Rye Smiles after a 2+ year absence. She did amazing well and I attribute it to the staff, who treated her with kindness, understanding and patience. She was greeted by name as soon as we walked in and the staff was genuinely happy to see her. We had had to reschedule this appointment twice due to unexpected health issues, and each time I called, the receptionist asked how my mom was doing. I highly recommend Rye Smiles."
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.
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.
Sadaf has been working with Dr. Rye since July of 2016 and has worked in patient services for several years. She grew up in Falls Church VA and moved to Fairfax in 2016. She graduated from Healthcare Business Administration from California University of Management and Sciences in 2015. Since January of 2017 Sadaf has been the office manager and she is pleased to play a role in helping patients and her colleagues. 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. She also helps with scheduling appointments, arranging financing, and filing insurance claims.
Yoselin is a native of Northern Virginia and joined us in July of 2017. Yoselin has been in the dentistry field since 2004, having worked with a pediatric general dentist, before joining the Rye Smiles for Life team. She received her X-ray certification from Northern Virginia Community College and attended the Dental Assistant Training school. Yoselin loves helping others and has volunteered for the Mission of Mercy (MOM) as well as Give Kids a Smile. Yoselin’s relaxed warmth and concern for each patient helps make every visit to our practice exceptional.
Leila has been part of our team since February of 2017 and assists with scheduling appointments. Leila enjoys getting to know each of our patients and loves being part of a practice that encourages building patient relationships. Leila has been in the dentistry field since 2009. She studied Computer Science and is an artist. Leila is pleased to play a role in helping patients benefit from the life-changing Exceptional Dentistry Dr. Rye provides. She likes to draw in her free time.
Ellen joined the team in August 2016. She received her degree from the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in Boston Massachusetts. Ellen has been in Northern VA for more than 30 years. She is thrilled to be part of the Rye team where the commitment to oral health and dentistry is exceptional. She has volunteered at the Northern VA Dental Clinic in Fairfax. She actively participates in continuing education classes. There is new information to learn and share with our patients. Ellen lives in Falls Church with her husband Michael.
Milena has been part of our exceptional team since September 2017. She received her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005. She is also certified in Cardiac Life Support. Milena keeps her skills and knowledge up to date by completing many continuing education courses each year. She has been a wonderful hygienist for over ten years. When Milena is not providing exceptional dental hygiene services at Rye Smiles for Life, she enjoys spending time with her two boys running around chasing them.