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 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.

Marjorie

Hygiene Division

Marjorie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and received a BS in business and an MBA in human resources. She joined the Ridgetop Dental practice in 2016 and loves building lasting positive memories with her patients.

Outside of work, Marjorie enjoys traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

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 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.

Foroozan Basiri

Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon.

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.

Stephanie Lazo

Dental Assistant

Stephanie was born in Fairfax County, VA and raised in the Chantilly and Manassas area. She has taken dental assistant courses and is x-ray certified. Stephanie joined the team in October 2020 and enjoys making sure her patients are happy and comfortable at all times.

When not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her two beautiful children, Nayomi and Bryson.

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 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.

Nick Ballinger

Patient Coordinator

Born in Arlington and raised in Sterling, VA, Nick joined Ridgetop Dental in August of 2020. He loves to meet new people every day, but also enjoys getting to know patients as they return for additional visits. Being able to grow and build new relationships within the community is important to Nick. 

Outside of the office, he enjoys hanging out with his dog, fishing with his wife, hunting and playing basketball. He is a former EMT and enjoys doing volunteer work whenever possible!

Danielle Schultz

Accounting Executive

Danielle was born in New Orleans, LA, but grew up in Alexandria, VA. She joined the Ridgetop Dental team in September 2019 and has been a key asset ever since! Danielle loves that the office and work environment is always changing, which allows her to meet so many different people from all walks of life and expand her own knowledge. She feels like her Ridgetop Dental team is more like a family—all so close, helping one another, cooking for each other, and celebrating each other. 

When not in the office, Danielle enjoys working out at the gym, spending time with her dog, Sully, and visiting family, traveling, and cooking. Eventually, Danielle wants to continue her education in business and accounting! She is also very musically inclined and plays both the piano and the harp!

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