Meet The Staff

Vassula – Dental Assistant

Vassula is Dr. Patel’s right hand. Originally from Brazil, Vassula is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. She has been a dental assistant for over 18 years. Her certifications are Dental Radiation Technologist and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Vassula takes great pleasure in explaining each procedure to the patient and answering any questions they have. Her goal is to make the patient’s experience at our office the best possible.

In her spare time, she enjoys going for long walks, dancing, listening to music and spending time with friends and her 2 children.

Meghan – Registered Dental Hygienist

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. 


Marc – Scheduling Coordinator

Marc is our schedule coordinator and is new to the dental field. He is an 8-year Air Force veteran and has served 2 deployments during his time in service. After receiving an honorable discharge from service, he went to The University of Maryland University College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Marc hopes to continue his education and receive his MBA. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.


Nataly – Dental Assistant

I went to Fortis College where I completed my dental assisting program. I decided to go into the dental field because I wanted to help others. My hobbies include doing makeup and singing. 

GKAS (Give Kids A Smiles)

The team
Give Kids A Smile outreach

Community Cleanup and More

Community Cleanup
Group Yoga