Meet Our Team

Meet Dr. Samia Nikkhah

“I’ve always wanted to be a dentist after experiencing less than enjoyable visits at a young age. I’ve made it my life’s work to make dental visits stress-free and ensure a compassionate bedside matter.”

DR SAMIA NIKKHAH

DENTIST

Dr. Samia Nikkhah has mastered helping patients achieve their long-desired smiles as a top cosmetic and general dentist in North Bethesda and Montgomery County. She completed her undergraduate in Biology and Chemistry at Howard University in Washington, DC and continued her education at the New York University College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Her goal of becoming a dentist took on heightened importance after experiencing less than enjoyable dental visits early on. She knows firsthand the anxiety patients may experience and is dedicated to ensuring all patients feel comfortable. She strives to be the best dentist in Bethesda staying up-to-date on the latest trends…

Meet Our Team

CANDICE RICHARD
CANDICE RICHARDHYGIENIST
Candice is dedicated to providing each patient with the utmost compassion and care – treating you like family. She graduated from West Georgia Tech where she excelled in patient care. Candice fell in love with the dental field during her time as a dental assistant and four years later became a hygienist. Originally from Mobile, AL, she enjoys hiking, shopping and spending time with her family.
DONNA ROMANO
DONNA ROMANOHYGIENIST
Donna is committed to excellent patient care to improve your oral hygiene for a healthy smile. She has loved practicing as a dental hygienist for 32 years since she graduated from a dental hygiene school in Baltimore. A Boston native who grew up in Maryland, she enjoys bike riding on weekends and going on walks with her two rescued dogs.

WALTER
WALTERDENTAL ASSISTANT
Walter is one of our dental assistants. Aside from his role as a Dental Assistant Walter is currently attending Montgomery College in order to further achieve his goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist. He does everything that he can in order to help every patient feel comfortable and have an enjoyable experience. His duties are to make sure each patient feels welcome, to assist the doctor with different procedures and to make sure everything is clean, prepared, and in tip-top shape. He is someone who very much enjoys spending time with friends and family, sightseeing, watching tv shows, growing his faith, and playing video games
ELAINE
ELAINERECEPTIONIST
Elaine is a receptionist at Pike District Smiles. She worked in the medical field for the last 35 years. She has held medical assisting, and administrative positions both in private practice and in a hospital setting. She enjoys interacting with patients and building lasting relationships with them. In her free time she loves playing Mah Jong and getting together with her friends. She enjoys swimming, movies and walking. She also loves to be with her kids and three grandsons.
HANNAH
HANNAHRECEPTIONIST | TREATMENT PLAN COORDINATOR
Hannah is our sweet receptionist and treatment plan coordinator. Her duties include scheduling appointments, reviewing financial options, and presenting the best possible recommended treatments.

She is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park. She aspires to be a pediatrician and run her own practice. She is also a volunteer at the Children’s Inn at the National Institute of Health.

On the side, she is a website designer and social media manager for her school’s eco-friendly dining service and a loving dog mom of two very spoiled pups, Mickey and Teddy.

Flexible Payment Options

Everyone should have quality dental care. That’s why we accept a range of insurance, CareCredit and offer an affordable inhouse plan for anyone without insurance. Our affordable plan offers you discounts on exams, cleanings, x-rays, crowns, fillings, root canals, dentures, implants, Invisalign and more.

Evening & Weekend Hours

Our team makes every effort to accommodate our patients’ busy lifestyles, providing evening and weekend hours plus walk-in and same day appointments when it matters for emergencies.

OFFICE HOURS

Monday9:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursday9:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday9:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday9:00 – 2:00 pm

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