Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Administrative Assistant and Financial Coordinator

Hi, I’m Stephanie! I am usually the first person you’ll see as you walk into Elite Orthodontics, and I’ll greet you with a big smile. I really enjoy helping our orthodontic family anyway I can.

I hold a bachelor’s in computer networking and cyber security and I graduated from a New York music high school. I play various instruments, including the trumpet, tuba, and clarinet. My favorite is the baritone horn. I also have a black belt in taekwondo.

I enjoy hiking with my dog Paccino, bike rides, and being with my husband and two girls.


Orthodontic Technician

Hi and welcome! I’m Maria and I’ll help you in the treatment area. I set up for each person’s procedure, assist Dr. Ammar with placing and removing orthodontic appliances, and offer patient care. I also take impressions and handle some lab duties.

I started working in the field in 2017, after having been certified as a dental assistant DATS. I started in a general practice, moved to a pediatric office, then found my professional home at Elite Orthodontics. I love being part of a team that helps people love their smiles!

I’m the proud mother of a handsome and very smart young boy and treasure time with him, my family, and close friends. I love reading, working out, and most any outdoor physical activity, especially if it can be enjoyed with friends.


Ortho Tech Lead

Welcome to Elite Orthodontics! I’m Kim and I assist Dr. Ammar with all phases of orthodontic treatment. I educate patients on oral hygiene and appliance care, motivate everyone in order to achieve the best results, and love seeing each person’s self-esteem grow.

I attended Everest College for a diploma in dental assisting, and am currently working toward my OA DANB. I started in the dental field in 2015 and was thrilled to join Dr. Ammar and my coworkers here in 2018. It’s wonderful to work with talented, caring people who make sure our patients are smiling and laughing as they achieve a great smile!

My three children mean the world to me and are always my priority. I am a creative person who loves to laugh and tries to view and appreciate the beauty in everything around me.


Treatment Coordinator

Hello and welcome to Elite Orthodontics! I’m Jessica and we’ll meet at your initial visit. Together, we’ll review your unique treatment plan, discuss financials, and I’ll answer all of your questions about care.

I started working in the field in 2016, initially interning in a pediatric practice where I learned about interceptive orthodontics. I worked at the front desk of an orthodontic lab while learning wire bending, and then got married and moved to Virginia where Dr. Ammar found me in 2018. I am glad to be with a doctor and team who really care about our patients and make sure each person finishes with a perfect, natural-looking smile!

I enjoy traveling and exploring with my family and friends and love being with my husband and soul mate, Jhonatan, and our kitty.


Office Manager

Welcome to Elite Orthodontics! I’m Heather, our office manager. My role here consists of helping the practice and patient experience run as smoothly as possible. Getting to know you and your family is one of the best parts of my job!

I’ve worked in the orthodontic field for 17 years, and joined the Elite Orthodontic team in 2017. There is a reason we are called Elite—I work with the best of the best every day!

Outside of the office, I have two daughters, a cat, a bearded dragon, and a husband who require lots of attention. If I’m not at work, I’m hanging out with them or watching Steelers football.