Meet Our Bowie Dental Team
Rita started in the dental field in 1991 and quickly realized her real desire was to be an assistant. She got her Maryland State License in Dental Radiology in 1992. Once she established herself as front office coordinator, becoming proficient in scheduling, insurance billing, and accounts payable, she moved up to office manager. She joined Ambiance Dental Spa in 2007 and first worked as a dental assistant. In 2008, she became the front office coordinator. With her extensive experience in insurance claim filing, benefit coordination, patient scheduling, and overall patient care, Rita has a wealth of knowledge to help patients on both the clinical and administrative sides of the practice.
Rita prides herself in excellent, friendly, and compassionate customer service for our patients. Some of her hobbies include cooking and shopping, and her passion is spending time with her family.
Veronica hails originally from Delaware, and she brings a wealth of dental hygiene knowledge and experience to our practice. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Delaware Technical and Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Delaware, and graduating with honors from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Health Science and a concentration in higher education, she is an exceptionally highly qualified dental professional. In fact, Veronica is actually an instructor of Dental Hygiene at Fortis College in Landover, MD. She is also an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.
Veronica loves to help patients improve their oral health and restore their self-confident smiles. In her free time, she enjoys reading, fine dining, gardening, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Jennifer is originally from New Jersey, and established herself in Maryland while serving in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2012. She served as a dental assistant and prophylaxis technician during her career. She attended Fortis College in Landover, Maryland, where she obtained her degree in dental hygiene. She is currently working on completing her bachelor degree in psychology at University of Maryland. Jennifer loves every aspect of dentistry, and enjoys contributing her knowledge in every area of the field. She is passionate about her job, and takes pride in making patients feel comfortable and informed while delivering the highest standard of care.
Melanie is responsible for providing preventive care for dental patients. As a hygienist, she works closely with the dentist during intensive procedures and performs routine procedures, such as teeth cleaning, oral hygiene instructions, scaling and root planing, sealant placement, and patient education. Melanie is a lifelong resident of Prince Georges County and currently resides in the Bowie area. She worked in the banking industry for over 9 years before following her passion for dentistry in 2007. Melanie started at Ambiance Dental Spa in 2009 and has been happy ever since working on the Ambiance dental team. She has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Towson University, a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland Dental School, and is currently enrolled in the University of Maryland's master's program in health care administration. She loves our patient base and enjoys that every day is a different challenge that involves motivating patients to maintain proper oral hygiene as well as dental health awareness. Melanie is so happy when a patient tells her, "Thank you for changing my smile." Melanie is a team player who enjoys communicating with a variety of patients. Her hobbies include running, cooking exotic foods, traveling, and spending time with her family and two cats.
Patrice began to pursue her passion in dentistry after graduating high school she attended DATS in Annapolis, MD, where she graduated in the top of her class. Patrice has experience in oral surgery, and general dentistry, she also has a dream of one day becoming a dentist. In her spare time Patrice loves to cook and spend time with family and friends. Interesting fact about Patrice she is a twin is that she also is great at the flying Trapeze.
Paris is originally from Northern Virginia, born in Fairfax and graduated from Potomac Falls HS in Sterling, VA. She attended Northern Virginia Community College and is now enrolled in an Esthetics course and training to become a licensed esthetician. She has plans on pursuing training as a dental assistant to continue her education. Her goal is to make sure each patient is treated with quality care from the moment you are making your appt on the phone and is continued to the time you leave our office. She enjoys reading, blogging, and spending time with her son, family, and friends.
Here at Ambiance Dental Spa, our team is happy to provide patients with stellar preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services in a warm and relaxing environment. We can’t wait to give you a new reason to smile! Contact our Bowie, MD office today if you have any questions for the team, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment. We also serve the nearby areas of Crofton, Goddard, Glenndale, Lanham, Greenbelt, and beyond.