Dental Services

As an essential part of Medical care our Dentists and dental hygienists will take care of your oral health to treat and prevent any dental problems. Our dental professionals provide a full range of comprehensive dental care for children and adults; emergency treatment for pain, swelling and broken teeth and prenatal dental care. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your family dentist for a checkup a minimum of two times each year. We use state-of the art technology with up to date dental equipment and materials to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care. Our office has been designed for patient comfort, soothing atmosphere that enhance your overall experience.

Such checkups provide routine or deep cleanings to eliminate plaque buildup and prevent tooth decay. If necessary, they also provide fluoride treatments to help coat the teeth, a procedure also important in the prevention of tooth decay. Preventative dental checkups can help with the detection of oral health problems long before the onset of symptoms.

Dental care for children should begin even before they are born. This starts with a mother’s good oral health during pregnancy. After a baby is born, the Center wants children to see the dentist as soon as they have a sign of a first tooth.  

We offer the following services: 

  • Exams
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Periodontal Therapy ( deep cleaning)
  • Sealants
  • Restorative Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Space Maintainers
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dentures (full and partial)

Meet Our Providers

Pablo Ruck, DDS
Dental Director

Dr. Pablo Ruck earned his dental degree from Universidad Nuestra Senora de La Paz (La Paz, Bolivia) in 2006 with Honors. After working as a general dentist in a private clinic, he was accepted at NYU Langone Dental Medicine for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). Dr. Ruck is well trained in diagnosis and treatment of a full range of dental health care challenges frequently seen in our days. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Ruck's mission in life is to always give his best to his community by educating them toward a state of optimal health. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children.

Fluent in Spanish.


Ian Lam, DDS
General Dentist

Dr. Ian Lam holds his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from George Mason University, where he graduated cum laude in 2014. He then continued his education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2018. He has participated in outreach programs that provided free dental care to various populations, such as an international dental trip to Managua, Nicaragua where he provided dental exams, education, and fluoride varnish.

Dr. Lam has also shown a spirit of volunteerism and commitment to the community by participating as a volunteer in Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Iowa City Free Dental Clinic. 

Fluent in Vietnamese.


Erica Lo

Dr. Lo attended Bryn Mawr College where she graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Driven by her passion for community service, she spent her post graduate time partnering with AmeriCorps, allowing her to foster her passion for community development which culminated in obtaining a master's in urban studies. She then subsequently obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Dean's Academic Scholarship, the National Health Service Corps, and the American Dental Association's Volunteer Fellowship.

Outside of work she can be found doing yoga, attempting new cooking recipes, or reading a new nonfiction book. She is still currently active in civic engagement where she spends her free time with an organization caring for families and children experiencing homelessness.

Athra Khalaf, DDS

Dr. Khalaf received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Baghdad, Iraq and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University.
She practiced in Richmond, Virginia prior to moving to Northern Virginia. Dr. Khalaf likes to give back to the community. She has volunteered at Virginia free dental clinic and participated in donated dental services.

On her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and travel.

Fluent in Arabic.

Maria Carmen Ocasio
Dental Hygenist

Mrs. Ocasio achieved her Certificate in Dental Assistant with honors from the National Education Center in 1996. Following this achievement, she worked in various roles in the field of dentistry to gain experience. For Example, John Huriega, DDS-Dental Assistant, Kathy M. Brittingham as a dental assistant. In 2007 she furthered her education by receiving a certificate in Dental Hygiene and thereafter finishing a degree completion program to attain her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Maria Carmen has over 20 years of Dental experience working all over the United States as her family served in the US Army.

Mrs. Ocasio has worked with The Orsatti Dental Group and Executive Dental Staffing as a dental hygienist and has even participated in a dental radio program educating the Spanish community about proper oral hygiene, just to name a few of her roles.

Mrs. Ocasio enjoys spending time and traveling with her family, exercising and meditating.

Fluent in Spanish.