Meet The Staff

Kyndahl – Clinical Operations Lead

My name is Kyndahl. I love working here, it feels like working with family. This is a great practice; where you want to be seen. I’ve been interested in dentistry for 1 1/2 years now, an aspire to become a dental assistant. It’s perfect to balance my work life and my personal life. I love being part of transforming smiles and innovative oral health treatments for patients. Our teeth are part of our confidence, being able to improve a patient’s smile knowing it will make them even more confident is what makes me proud to be apart of this industry.

Meghan – Registered Dental Hygienist/Practice Manager

Meghan started her dental career as a Dental Assistant in 2006 when her childhood dentist offered her a job. She quickly fell in love with dentistry and decided to further her education by going to dental hygiene school. Meghan graduated from the Community College of Baltimore County’s School of Health Professions with a dental hygiene degree in 2014. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and considers herself a lifelong learner. She enjoys taking continuing education courses to learn new ways to help her patients.

Meghan has been part of the Wisteria Dental Care team since February 2021. She loves working and collaborating with patients of all ages to find out what is most important to them. Her practice is patient centered and focused on prevention, as well as the overall health and wellbeing of her patients. Meghan understands that coming to the dentist is not easy for a lot of people and will listen to each patient’s story and previous experiences to help make their appointments as comfortable as possible.

Meghan enjoys volunteering, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family. She lives in Damascus with her husband and two sons 

Cristina – Marketing Coordinator

Hi! My name is Cristina. I have worked with Dr. Patel since she opened the practice in 2014. I took some time off to be a stay at home mom to my 4 kids (3 girls and 1 boy). Currently I am the marketing coordinator! I get to do all the fun social media stuff 😛 I received my BBA in Dec 2021 and am currently in the process of getting my MBA. I love working with Dr. Patel, she is one of the most compassionate and caring people I know, not to mention the ONLY dentist I would ever go to and allow my family to go to!In my free time I like to travel, enjoy the outdoors, cook, read and spend time with my husband and kids. My family and I live in Clarksburg. 


Arthur – Treatment Coordinator

Hello, my name is Arthur and I am the treatment coordinator at Wisteria Dental Care. I would be the main person you would come to in regards to your dental insurance. Working here has been a blast and I have been able to make many memories. In my free time I enjoy baking and cooking, gaming, and going to the gym.


Nataly – Lead Dental Assistant

My name is Nataly, I am Dr. Patel’s lead dental assistant. I have been a dental assistant for a short period of time but since working at wisteria dental care I have grown so much and learned so much about dental. I went to fortis college’s dental assisting program. I enjoy my job and helping others in our community 🙂 during my free time I’m always staying busy with my second job and school. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.


 Shannon – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Shannon. My love of dentistry didn’t come naturally. My family didn’t go to the dentist growing up. My Dad had all of his teeth pulled before I was even born, and we just assumed my mom had bad breath because she was Type 1 diabetic. 

At only 19 years old, I got my first dental infection and I found myself in horrible pain and having to decide between losing my tooth and trying to save it by paying for a crown and root canal. I knew I didn’t want to lose the tooth, so I invested all I had to do the treatment. The experience made me want to save others from ending up in similar situations. 

I started working as a dental assistant in 2003 and learned the importance of a healthy,  well-functioning mouth, along with the negative impacts of an unhealthy one. 

I wanted to further my role as a dental advocate, so I returned to school and got my dental hygiene license.

My main goal as a hygienist is to provide a comfortable and nonjudgemental environment with a focus on prevention. I believe I can truly impact my patients’ lives by educating them and giving them tips on what they can do for themselves to become or stay healthy.

When I am not in the office, you will find me landscaping, painting or crafting, spending time with my wife and friends, or hanging out with my pet chickens.

GKAS (Give Kids A Smile)

Give Kids A Smile outreach
The team

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