Our Team

Dr. Raj Balchandani, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Raj earned his bachelors in Physiology & Neurobiology at the University of Maryland College Park in 1998, including research opportunities at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.  He then went on to receive his doctorate in dental surgery from University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2002.  Dr. Raj has been providing high quality comprehensive dental care in a gentle and personalized environment for over a decade in the Germantown area.  He has extensive background in the treatment of pediatric patients, implant restorations, and invisalign.  He is regular at attending continuing education courses to provide his patients with the most modern that dentistry has to offer.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Raj enjoys playing basketball and working out.He is a sports fanatic, go Redskins !!!

Dr. Snigdha Balchandani, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Dr Snigdha has dual dental degrees,she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey Dental school in 2009 and a Bachelor of Dental studies from South Asia in 2001. She strives for dental excellence & looks forward to serving the community with great care, compassion & latest knowledge in the field of dentistry. Dr Snigdha actively attends continuing education courses at prestigious institutes to stay at par with the latest developments in dentistry including courses in oral surgery at The Gordon Christensen’s Institute, prestigious Endo Buchanan in Santa Barbara,CA, Academy of Sleep medicine for sleep Apnea. She is a certified Invisalign provider.
Dr Balchandani is an active member of the Amercian Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Maryland Dental Association.

Outside dentistry her interests include art, traveling & reading. She resides with her family in Maryland.

Pamela Bradshaw, R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

Pamela received her degree in dental hygiene in 2010 and has been working with our office for over two years.  She is Health Care Provider CPR certified and licensed in the state of Maryland.Pamela  is proficient in oral cancer screenings and is very compassionate with apprehensive patients and children.

She is originally from Tennessee and enjoys reading, dancing, and spending quality time with her three daughters.

Dr K. Vir, D.M.D

Endodontist

We have an In house Endodontist who performs  root canal treatments and other endodontic procedures. Dr. Vir earned his B.A. from UCLA in 1993 and his D.M.D. from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 1997.  After graduation, he served as a general dentist in the US Navy for three years, which included an AEGD. He maintained a private practice in LA while teaching part-time as a Clinical Asst. Professor at USC School of Dentistry from 2002-2008. He earned his M.S. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from USC School of Medicine in 2010 and in 2013 graduated from the Advanced Endodontics Residency program at University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore.

Dr. J. Gray, D.D.S.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Gray completed his B.S. degree in Chemistry at VCU, he attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He completed his Oral & Facial Surgery Residency at Harlem Hospital in affiliation with Columbia University in New York, NY.  Dr. Gray pursued a surgical fellowship in orthognathic surgery. He performs third molar extractions,complex exodontia and Implant procedures with or without sedation.

 

Dr Jingchao Li, D.M.D.

Periodontist

Dr Li performs all periodontal surgical procedures including but not limited to implant placements, crown lengthening and bone grafts.

Laura Venturini R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

Laura is originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland as a teenager. She graduated from Northampton Community College with an associates degree in applied science and continues her education at UMUC in pursuit of her bachelors degree and graduated in 2013. She stays abreast in current dental hygiene techniques and theories by attending regular continuing education courses. She enjoys working with a variety of patients from children to adults, those with special needs, and the elderly. She is experienced in treating periodontal disease and is passionate about patient education.  She is the proud mom of a teenage daughter and has a Yorkshire terrier pup named Max. In her free time she enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, museums, live music, and spending time with friends and family.

Stephanie Coulter R.D.H.

Dental Hygientist

Stephanie, our dental hygienist graduated with a degree in Applied Sciences from The College of Philadelphia in 2011. She is also an active member of the ADHA. Stephanie continues to evolve as a dental hygienist by enrolling in continuing education courses that enable her to best fit her patient needs. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running and snowboarding.

Chris Brentin, MS, CNS, LDN

Nutritionist

Chris obtained her Maryland State Nutritionist license in November 2015 and has been practicing as a nutritional consultant since that time. She has experience in nutritional therapeutics, weight loss, creating and monitoring diets for clients as well as assisting in wellness program creation.

Chris earned her master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

She specializes in:

? Healthy weight loss for adults and kids

? Diabetes management

? Food sensitivities

? Nutritional therapeutics

Outside of nutrition, Chris enjoys Latin dancing, flag football, outdoor activities, and traveling.