Jean Burlingame-Pulley – Practice Administrator / Financial Coordinator
Jean has been with our practice for more than eleven years, and has many years of previous customer service experience. She moved to Northern Virginia thirteen years ago from upstate New York. She is a strong asset to our team because she is always available to our patients when they have questions about their accounts or insurance. With a degree in Math, our patients are able to rely on her to help understand their insurance coverage and flexible spending accounts. Her cheerful personality makes her easy to approach, and she’s always willing to help. Jean is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers and participates in annual continuing education courses to broaden her knowledge of dental practices. Outside the office, Jean enjoys spending time outdoors in her garden, and spending time with her daughter
Miriam Garcia- Patient Care Coordinator
Miriam grew up in Alexandira, Virginia. With roots in El Salvador, family was always the most important value. Over the last four years in the dental field, Miriam has been able to share that value with her patients. Her warm personality delivers a personal approach to everyone she meets. As the newest member of the team, she brings a breath of fresh air to the practice. Miriam enjoys training in the arts of Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, and plans to start business classes in the fall.
Jaclyn Hallenbeck – Dental Hygienist
Jaclyn is a hygienist from the great state of Michigan, who has been with the Dougherty team for over three years. She is extremely personable and outgoing and enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients. She strongly believes in the importance of oral health and is always willing to go above and beyond to help educate her patients. Jaclyn's first mentor was her aunt, a fellow hygienist. She knew from an early age she wanted to follow in her footsteps. Outside of dentistry, Jaclyn loves traveling. Her international adventures include Ireland and Greece, and she is currently planning a trip to Italy. She also enjoys photography, weight training, dance, and living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Katie Rohr – Dental Hygienist / Office Coordinator / Public Relations Manager
Katie is an exceptional dental hygienist with years of experience. A graduate of Northern Virginia Community College, she also holds a BA in Psychology from Salisbury University. Katie enjoys helping patients experience the benefits of quality dental healthcare. She likes reaching out to the community as well, and is annually involved in the Give Kids a Smile and Mission of Mercy projects. Katie is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, of which she is a Past President for her local component. She heads the environmental "Go Green" and recycling program here at our practice. As the Office Coordinator, Katie has opportunities to help the practice’s advancements to improve standards of care. She is also the Public Relations manager, monitoring social media and web design, as well as advertising and marketing. Outside of dental hygiene, Katie enjoys running and spending time with her family at the park.
Micheal Gebre – Dental Assistant
Since he was a young child in Ethiopia, Micheal has always had a passion for dentistry. Since it’s a family profession, he felt a strong connection to the field. Micheal studied dentistry for many years and was a practicing dentist. A few years ago, he had the opportunity to relocate to the US. Micheal embarked on his new journey and continued his passion. He is currently studying biology at NOVA and has dreams of earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Micheal works very hard to help keep our office organized and running smoothly. Outside of dentistry, his passion is soccer. He is currently the coach of an Ethiopian soccer team in the DC metropolitan area.