Meet the Team

Elaine

Dental Hygienist

Elaine’s one of our dental hygienists. She’s gentle and kind, and attentive to each person’s comfort during visits. While cleaning teeth, taking X-rays, and reviewing a patient’s health history, she asks about their life and hobbies. Using that information, Elaine then works with her patient to find the home oral hygiene products and practices that will improve their dental health. She also teaches patients about nutrition and encourages them to develop healthy habits. Elaine’s day is made when a patient comes for a recall visit and shows her a clean, beautiful smile!

Originally from Ireland, Elaine came to the U.S. in 1987. She has two daughters, Sarah and Olivia, and two dogs. When she’s not in the office, Elaine enjoys time outside, especially walking and biking.

Grace

Front Desk Associate

Working at the front desk, Grace will welcome you with her warm and friendly smile. She’ll greet you by name, ask how you’re doing, and check you in. A true people person, Grace enjoys building friendships with our patients and families, hearing about their adventures, and learning about their lives. She’ll help you schedule visits at times that work with your busy life, is glad to answer questions, and will file your insurance claims. Grace also manages our patient accounts. Seeing how a healthy mouth changes a person’s life is Grace’s favorite part of her work.

Grace enjoys spending her weekends outside, playing with her dog.

Mariam

Dental Hygienist

Mariam, a dental hygienist, will help you take control of your smile’s health. She’s friendly, approachable, and supportive, and will make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed during hygiene visits. She’ll examine your mouth for signs of oral disease, take intraoral and digital photos, and clean your teeth. A lot of your time with Mariam will focus on your oral health. She’ll teach you why it’s important to keep your mouth healthy, show you how to do it, and provide lots of encouragement. She’s happiest when she sees you making strides in caring for your smile!

Tim

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tim earned his Certificate in Dental Hygiene from Howard University and continued to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. He joined Capitol Hill Dental Group in 2011. In addition to providing our patients with clinical and therapeutic services to enhance their oral and overall health, he is also an excellent educational resource to help patients keep healthy smiles for a lifetime. Tim genuinely enjoys talking with his patients, whether about their home care, or just everyday life adventures.

Tim enjoys playing kickball, hiking, running, grilling, and just about anything that requires him to be outside. Being with nature keeps him centered, though he also enjoys watching sketch comedy like “Saturday Night Live.” He has a cat to keep him company at home as well.

Afshin

Dental Hygienist

Afshin is one of our excellent licensed dental professionals who provides full oral healthcare aimed at the prevention and treatment of oral disease. He joined Capitol Hill Dental Group in 2013. It is important for Afshin to know more about his patients than just their oral health status. He wants his patients to feel comfortable and trust him with their care, and believes that sharing what they have in common goes a long way to achieve that.

Afshin is married and has one child—an eight-year-old daughter named Leyly. Afshin and his wife immigrated to the US in 2006. They really enjoy life here and are so happy that Leyly can pursue her happiness here. In his free time, Afshin enjoys watching soccer and traveling.