General, Cosmetic, Sedation Dentist in Alexandria, VA

Our dental practice is privileged to have a team of well qualified, gentle, and caring staff members. All are CPR certified and licensed in their area of expertise. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. We all are committed to making your dental experience as pleasant and as satisfying as possible at our dental office in Alexandria.

Andrew M. Sklar, D.D.S.

Dentist in Alexandra, VA

Andrew M. Sklar, D.D.S., PC

General, Cosmetic, Sedation Dentist Andrew M Sklar, DDS, PC - Alexandria, VA

I am a general dentist in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington DC. As the owner and sole practitioner in my practice I've been able to develop a personal relationship with my patients. I blend modern technology and old fashioned care. With over 30 years of experience and many hours of continuing education I am able to provide full service dentistry with outstanding results for my patients. It’s one of the reasons patients love coming here. It’s the comfort of having work done by someone who already knows them and who's work they trust, and the convenience of having it all done in one place. My patients feel comfortable, confident and well cared for.

Degrees, Training & Certification

DDS, Georgetown University School of Dentistry
BA Biology, Case Western Reserve University
Mini Implant Residency, University of Oklahoma
Certification in Oral Conscious Sedation, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
ACLS certified
Advanced Implant Training, Hiossen
Certification in Nutrition and Weight Management, nutraMetrix Educational Institute.
Clinical Instructor of Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Georgetown University School of Dentistry  

Memberships and Professional Organizations

DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation)
NVDS (Northern Virginia Dental Society)
VDA (Virginia Dental Association)
ADA (American Dental Association)
International Academy of Mini Dental Implants (founding member)
Dental Comfort Academy
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity (past president)

Academy of General Dentistry*

Volunteer Work, Specialized and Community Services

Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity program to treat survivors of the Holocaust
Virginia Dental Society Dental Help Program
Dental consultant for Goodwin House Retirement Home and The Hermitage
School Sponsor for Safeguard Our Children
Alexandria Health Department Pediatric Dental Clinic *
Braddock Road Youth Club *
Springfield Youth Club *
Greater Annandale Recreation Center, Board of Directors *
Congregation Olam Tikvah, Board of Directors, Chairman of Youth Committee *
Peace Works, Attitudinal Healing Center of Northern Virginia, Board of Directors *

Family
I have been married to my wife Andrea since 2003. We live in Washington, DC. I have three wonderful children, Jaime, Erika and Josh, two sons-in-law, Mike and Stan, a daughter-in-law, Ellen, and five amazing grandchildren, Noah, Dylan, Franklin, Cassandra and Abbott.

Hobbies
Running (Marine Corp. Marathon, 1993), (New York City Marathon, 1994)
Reading - current novels, self-help books, spiritual/philosophy books
Golf-on occasion
Supporting the Washington Capitals
Spending time with my grandchildren

* indicates past participation

Andrea Smith SklarAndrea Smith Sklar

Andrea received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Technical Writing from Carnegie Mellon University;  Health Counseling Certification from Columbia University Teachers College and Institute for Integrative Nutrition and many other Certificates in Health and Wellness.  She is also a licensed massage therapist, certified in Acupressure and Kinesiology with over 25 years of experience.  You may wonder how she ended up working in a dental office…she is married to the dentist (who happens to believe that good health starts in your mouth but doesn't end there)!  Andrea's stepchildren, their spouses and five incredible grandchildren all keep her on her toes!  She loves to travel, try new restaurants, sketch and play in the garden.  Her best health advice:  Don’t get overwhelmed!  Simple, small steps can lead to big changes.

 

Erika PflugrathErika Pflugrath

Erika has a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education from UNC Greensboro and a Master’s degree in Reading Education from UVA. In 2006, after teaching for 9 years, Erika decided to stay home with her children. Erika helps us stay current int he world of social media as well as helping us complete a variety of projects in the office. You may recognize her name from our e-newsletters or our Facebook page. She is also Dr. Sklar’s daughter! 

 

Mollie Swicegood Registered Dental HygienistMollie Swicegood

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Mollie has worked in the Northern Virginia area as a RDH for over 30 years, more than 25 of those with Dr. Sklar.  In that time she has established strong personal relationships with many of her patients, sometimes caring for several generations of the same family.  They trust her so much that many who have moved out of the area still come in to town, and to our office, just to have their teeth cleaned by Mollie.  She grew up in Southwest Virginia (that’s the “twang” you hear”) and received her Associate Science Degree from SWVCC in 1978 and her Associate Dental Hygiene Degree from VWCC in 1980.  She is local anesthesia certified.  Mollie loves hiking, swimming, travelling, cruises and hanging out at home with her husband and 2 kitties.

 

Monica Hylton Certified Dental AssistantMonica Hylton

Certified Dental Assistant

Monica has over 25 years of Dental Assisting experience, assisting in clinics, hospitals and private practices.  She has thorough experience in 4-handed chair side assisting as well as general, oral and periodontal surgery, orthodontic practices and sedation dentistry.  Monica was born in Jamaica (she still has that beautiful island accent!), and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Monica received her training and certification from Springfield Technical Community College, Academy of Heath Science and the United States Navy.  Her children live in California and Washington, DC.  Monica likes shopping, eating spicy food and going out to the country.

 

 

Stephanie Daniels Office AdministratorStephanie Daniels

Office Administrator

Stephanie came to us from Washington State with great  experience in office administration.  When she told us that she did not like to be bored, likes a fast pace, is organized, efficient and a quick learner, we knew we had the right person to manage our front desk.  Once we got to know her pleasant, attentive and caring personality, we also knew we had the right person to interact and take care of our patients.  Stephanie resides in Ft. Belvoir with her husband and two children.  She loves to read, bowl with her son and watch her daughter dance.

Tamara Brunner

Tamara Brunner Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Tamara received her BS from the University of Colorado.  She has over 15 years experience as a dental hygienist in both general dentistry and periodontal settings.  Tamara is licensed to provide local anesthesia.  She is also certified to perform laser therapy and periodontal treatments.  Patients feel comfortable with Tamara's gentle touch and we are impressed with how thorough she is!  In her free time, Tamara enjoys hiking, biking, painting, cooking and spending time with her friends, family...and 2 Yorkies!  Since she is new to Northern Virginia, she has been taking time to explore this beautiful new area.