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Meet the Staff

The surgical staff at the Capital Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants who assist in administration of anesthesia and surgery. The administrative staff are well-versed in health and insurance policies. All staff are CPR certified.

Office Administrators

Jeanne A. Perrotta – Practice Administrator

Jeanne is originally from Massapequa, New York and has over 30 years of experience in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  She has been living in DC and working with Dr. Emery for over 20 years and is directly responsible for all aspects of the practice.  Jeanne is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).  She  held the position of Executive Secretary for the DC Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for 12 years and assists with the Mid-Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (MASOMS).

Terriea Trowell – Business Manager

Riea has over 15 years of experience working in the dental industry including the areas of general dentistry, comprehensive dentistry, orthodontics, and oral surgery.  She has been working with Dr. Emery since 2012 as the Business Manager.  Riea is certified by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) in medical coding and billing and has extensive knowledge of both ICD-9 and ICD-10.  She is highly skilled in all areas surrounding dental billing, insurance, and account receivables.  When she is not at the office, Riea is with her son, Aiden, cheering him on in football and basketball.

Clinical Coordinators and Assistants

Kenia Diaz, CMA, LDA – Clinical Coordinator

Kenia is originally from Puerto Cortes, Honduras.  She has been working with Dr. Emery for over 15 years.  Kenia is a certified medical assistant and a licensed dental assistant in Washington DC.  She has also passed the National Certification Examination for Dental Anesthesia Assistant (DAANCE) and is OSHA certified.  Kenia is currently attending Trinity Washington University to pursue her goal of earning a BSN, as well as, becoming a registered nurse.  In her time off she enjoys volunteering with her daughter, Katherine, at the Spanish Catholic Center and at the Salvation Army.  Kenia also loves studying the arts of Yoga, Muay Thai, and Jiu Jitsu.

Alvin J. Quitiquit, LPN – Surgical and Recovery Nurse, Implant Coordinator and Research Coordinator

Alvin is originally from Balungao, Philippines.  He moved to New Jersey with his family in 1991 and earned his LPN license.  Alvin has over 10 years of clinical nursing experience and is currently attending Trinity Washington University to pursue his goal of earning a BSN in nursing, as well as, becoming a registered nurse.  Alvin is BLS, CPR/AED certified and ACLS/PALS certified.  He is also OSHA and Radiation Safety certified.  He assisted Dr. Emery and X-Nav Technologies, LLC in research work during the FDA approval process of the X-Guide surgical device.  He has also supported Dr. Emery in research publication and has assisted in other clinical research studies with the University of Cincinnati for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).  Alvin is an allied staff member of AAOMS and an allied member of the Dental Implant Coordinator Association (DICA).  He enjoys traveling and loves to care for people. 

Yorde Lakew – Clinical Assistant

Yorde is originally from Ethiopia and moved to the United States with her family in 2001.  She is a certified surgical assistant with over 9 years of experience and is OSHA certified.  Yorde has been working with Dr. Emery for 3 years and is currently working towards her National Certification for Dental Anesthesia Assistant (DAANCE).  Yorde loves to help patients.  She spends all her free time with her family.

Yamile Lopez – Clinical Assistant

Yamile is originally from La Havana, Cuba.  She is a certified medical assistant with over 12 years of experience in maxillofacial surgery.  She has earned the National Certification for Dental Anesthesia Assistant (DAANCE) and is OSHA certified.  Yamile worked with Dr. Emery for 7 years then moved to Florida and worked with a practice there for 5 years.  She recently moved back to the area and is once again part of our CCOMFS team.  In her free time she loves to play with her beautiful Labrador, Prieto.  She enjoys biking and hiking.

Genet Lakew – Clinical Assistant

Genet is originally from Ethiopia and moved to the United States with her family in 2001.  She is a certified medical assistant and after working 2 years as a medical assistant she moved into the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Genet is a licensed dental assistant and has earned the National Certification for Dental Anesthesia Assistant (DAANCE) she is also OSHA certified.   Genet has worked with Dr. Emery for 8 years and is now working part-time so she can be home with her son.  She loves spending time with her family.

 

Regina D. Bennett – Patient Care Coordinator

Regina is originally from New Jersey and has over 35 years of experience in oral surgery.  She has worked with Dr. Emery for 20 years in all aspects of the practice – she started as a clinician and then moved to the business office before her current role as patient care coordinator.  Regina is radiology certified in addition to being a certified operating room technician.  Regina loves meeting new people.  Her hobbies are biking, bowling, skating, reading and spending time with her family and friends. 

Kelly Goldstein – Patient Care Coordinator

Kelly is the newest member of the CCOMFS team.  She is originally from New York and moved to Maryland after graduating college and marrying her husband, Marc.  Kelly began her career as a teacher and administrator and then left the workforce to raise her 2 children.  Kelly is now embarking on a second career and has been working with Dr. Emery since July 2015 – first as a business coordinator and currently as a patient care coordinator.  She loves working in DC and learning all aspects of the practice.  In her free time, Kelly is usually driving her daughter to dance classes and rehearsals or visiting UVA, where her son is a student-athlete and cheering for his swim team – GO HOOS!!       

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