Meet The Team

  • Dr. Ahmed El-Ghobashi
    Principal Dentist

    Born into a family with many doctors and an immense love for science, Dr El-Ghobashi was destined to have a career in the medical field.

    With dual degrees in science and dentistry, as well as research work experience at the kidney transplant center of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Mansoura, Egypt, Dr El-Ghobashi moved to the United States aiming to further his education and learn from the leaders in the dental field.

    After completing a General Practice Dentistry (GPR) program as well as an Advanced Education of General Dentistry (AEGD) at University of Minnesota in 2001 and 2002 respectively, Dr El-Ghobashi moved on to complete an Aesthetic Dental program at The State University of New York, Buffalo and an Implant Fellowship at Ohio State University, School of Dentistry in 2005.

    With his strong foundation and clinical training at renowned clinical programs, Dr El-Ghobashi moved to private practice to apply the multilayered and versatile knowledge acquired in different settings as well as to provide leading dental care procedures with state-of-the-art supplies, technology, and equipment.

    Today, with more than 20 years of experience, Dr El-Ghobashi is known for being proficient, compassionate, trustworthy, and thorough dentist. His dedication to the highest standard of care and attention to detail along with his gentle touch make him an ideal choice for patients with profound dental phobia, patients requiring complex aesthetic procedures such as full mouth reconstruction, and patients with intricate implant cases.As a passionate and devoted professional, Dr El-Ghobashi strives diligently to stay current in dentistry knowledge and as such attends on a regular basis nationally, as well as, internationally recognized continuing education courses and implements assiduously what he learns.

    Beside his professional occupation, Dr El-Ghobashi enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, as well as playing soccer and tennis.

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  • Dr. Murli Mehta

    Dr. Murli Mehta has been a practicing dentist in Northern Virginia for over 29 years. She graduated from the Georgetown University Dental School in 1988 and has been practicing General Dentistry ever since.

    She is proficient in all areas of General Dentistry with an emphasis on personalized patient care. Ranked as America’s Top Dentist for last 10 years, she is also recognized as Virginia’s Top Dentist in Angie’s List and the Consumers Checkbook list.

    She is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati languages.

    Out of the office Dr. Mehta spends time traveling with her husband and son, cooking and enjoying movies and music.

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  • Katie
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Katie has joined Dr. El-Ghobashi’s team in 2008. She is a graduate from Virginia Western Community College and has an experience of over 18 years in clinical dental hygiene.

    Her duties include carrying out preventative services, co-diagnosing with the doctors, treatment of periodontal disease and patient education to achieve optimal oral health.

    Katie regularly completes many continuing education courses in different aspects of dentistry.

    She resides in Springfield, Va with her husband and their four children. In her spare time she enjoys teaching her children Russian, trying out new recipes, gardening and taking nature walks.

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  • Sharon
    Treatment Coordinator

    Sharon joined our practice in August of 2015.  She brings with her more than 15 years of customer service experience.  She enjoys making personal and professional relationships with patients, meeting and getting to know them and their families.

    She sees it as a pleasure to help people develop a healthy smile while becoming their friend, and watching the transformation of smiles all awhile patients gain confidence and lose their apprehension about coming to the dental office.

    At the front desk, she handles the administrative aspects of our practice: juggling doctors’ tight schedules, verifying & filing of insurance claims, and coordinating financial arrangements.

    When she is not at work she loves to spend time with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys watching her daughters play softball!  When they aren’t doing softball related activities, she likes to tour Open Houses, gardening, reading, visiting family & friends, and spending time at the beach.

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  • Jenny
    Certified Dental Assistant

    Jenny received her dental assisting certificate in 2016 and joined our team shortly after.

    Her duties include, setting up and breaking down of operatories, assisting doctors n procedures, dental imaging and radiology, sterilization and scheduling.

    Out of the office Jenny is all about family. She plays a large role in raising her younger siblings. Spending time shopping, visiting friends and and worshiping on weekends.

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  • Monica
    Financial/Insurance Coordinator

    Monica has joined Optimal Dentistry in 2016 with over 20 years in the dental field.

    Monica’s dental experience started with Aetna dental branch in the claims department. From there she worked in multiple private practices.

    Some of her duties here include, scheduling, billing, claim processing, compiling treatment plans and making financial arrangements. She has a well established relationship with numerous patients that look forward to seeing her.

    In spare time she spends time chasing her grand children, cooking and traveling with her husband Andrew.

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  • Rosa
    Certified Dental Assistant

    Rosa has obtained her dental assistant certification in 2008 from ACT College and joined Dr. El-Ghobashi’s team shortly after.

    She has 10 years of experience in all aspects of dentistry.

    She also has an outstanding proficiency in four handed dentistry and serves as a right hand to Dr. El-Ghobashi and Dr. Mehta. Spanish speaking patients use Rosa often for interpretation and explanation of diagnosis and dental needs.

    Rosa and her husband Brian reside in Woodbridge, Va where they are raising their three boys.

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