Meet The Team


Michelle Micheli

Operations Manager

Michelle was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at James Madison University and joined Ridgetop Dental Group in 2019. Her favorite thing about working in the dental industry is seeing the transformations in patients – both physical transformations in their smile and psychological transformations in their confidence.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys crocheting, crafting, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time at the beach with family.

Samantha Dreiling_Headshot

samantha dreiling

business manager

Samantha joined Ridgetop Dental Group in 2022. Born and raised in Great Blend, Kansas, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Apparel & Textiles from Kansas State University. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with patients and helping them attain their goals.

When not at the office, Samantha enjoys hosting friends and family for game nights or Saturday BBQ’s. Also, she is currently training for a half marathon!


maria damare

accounts & Insurance specialist

Maria was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, MD. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park for general studies. Following that, she has attended various dental assisting courses through community college or through the American Dental Association. Maria joined the practice in August of 2003 and loves to catch up with her friends who come to Ridgetop Dental Group for their own oral health care.

Outside of the office, Maria enjoys walks to explore new cities, towns, and parks. She also enjoys working in her garden. Her five year goal is to happily retire to spend more time with family and friends.


roya torkamani

dental hygienist

Born and raised in Iran, Roya received a bachelor’s in midwifery and an Associate in Applied Science in dental hygiene. Roya continues to update her dental knowledge through continuing education courses each year. Joining Ridgetop Dental Group in August 2017, Roya loves to educate patients about their oral health and help them to have a beautiful smile.

When not in the office, Roya enjoys yoga, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

thumbnail_image0 (1)

sara satarzad

Dental Hygienist

Sara was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, but came to the US at the age of 24. She received her associate’s degree from Northern Virginia Community College. In order to stay up to date with dental knowledge, she takes a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education each year. Sara joined Ridgetop Dental Group in 2019 and loves working with patients to help maintain their oral health.

When not at work, Sara likes to spend time with her son, go horseback riding, rock climbing, camping, hiking, and to see friends and chat with her family in Iran.

Dr Alexus Battle

alexus battle

Dental Hygienist

Alexus Battle was raised in a military home which allowed her to visit and live in many states throughout her upbringing. Born in Fort Riley, Kansas, where she lived the first two years of her life. Her father would then be stationed in Alaska, Washington State, Georgia, Texas, and Maryland. She attended Towson University where she completed two years of prerequisite courses before applying and gaining acceptance to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she completed her training in the dental hygiene program, earning her Bachelor of Science degree…Read More

Nargis Headshot

nargis hashimi

dental assistant

Born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nargis graduated from high school and took a few college classes before joining Ridgetop Dental Group in February of 2019. She loves working in the office and assisting patients to help them achieve their perfect smile.

When not at work, Nargis likes to spend time with her family—her husband, Hafeez, and two children, Shafi and Sarah—as well as bake and cook. A favorite hobby of hers is to sew clothes and help decorate the office for special events.


sandra iriarte

dental assistant

Sandra was born in La Paz, Bolivia and raised in both Cochabamba, Bolivia and Fairfax County, VA. She attended a dental assisting program at the University San Simon, in Bolivia and is x-ray certified. Sandra joined the practice in April 2018 and enjoys helping the doctors in all the procedures and interacting with patients.

When not at work, Sandra enjoys spending good time with her daughters.

Scroll to Top