A pioneer in modern dentistry for over 25 years!
Dr. Kallas earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree 1989. In 1993, he graduated from Howard University, College of Dentistry Postdoctoral program. While there, he completed his internship at the District of Columbia General Hospital. Since then, he has pursued inter-related continuing education courses focusing on becoming a premier provider of advanced and comprehensive aesthetic dentistry.
Dr. Kallas realized early in his career that the technologies, materials, and procedures of general dentistry weren’t reaching the high threshold of quality care he had established for himself. He quickly learned that the techniques and materials used in cosmetic dentistry were stronger, healthier and could also be applied to general dentistry for better, longer-lasting and more attractive results.
As a result, he pursued advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies, a leader in providing aesthetic and neuromuscular dentists with the high level of skills necessary to successfully practice the art. Today he is among only two percent of dentists in the world to have achieved this level of training.
A proponent of advanced training, Dr. Kallas makes sure that his dental team receives the most advanced dental education. Hygienists, assistants and administrative personnel have been trained in the latest clinical techniques. Education is a continuing mission of the team, and they will do everything possible to ensure that you receive the best, personalized care.
Named the Virginia “Dentist of the Year,” Dr. Kallas understands the difference an incredible smile can make in someone’s appearance and confidence. He frequently gives interviews about the latest advancements in dental technology. He has improved thousands of smiles in his practice, making him highly skilled in the art and science of smile design.
Dr. Kallas is distinguished in the U.S. and internationally for excellence in dentistry and for his contributions to his community. His achievements and associations include:
He also donates his time and expertise to the WIN Foundation, which raises money and awareness for battered and homeless women.
Dr. Kallas is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the American Academy of Laser Dentistry, the International Association for Orthodontics, the American Association of Functional Orthodontics, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kallas spends his time with his wife and two sons. He enjoys traveling, working out, and is an avid fan of the Manchester United Soccer Club. Dr. Kallas serves as a board member for several non-profit organizations.
After graduating from dental school in 1997, Dr. Alhrashi completed several post-graduate programs including the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health in Rochester, NY and the Dental Implant Fellowship program at Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.Read More
During his post-graduate work, Dr. Alhrashi received the prestigious Handelman Award of Excellence from the Eastman Institute, a rare achievement, as it is awarded only when an exceptional candidate has distinguished him or herself with excellent clinical skills, leadership, initiative, ethics and communication skills. It is not an annual award; only three other residents have received this award in the past 15 years.
Dr. Alhrashi is also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Dina Edelbi is a native of Northern Virginia. She attended George Mason University for her undergraduate studies and was awarded her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Edelbi’s areas of concentration are General and Cosmetic Dentistry, and she is committed to providing convenient, concierge patient care and the finest dental services.Read More
Dr. Edelbi is excited to build relationships with patients based on personalized care, trust, and respect. She hopes to ensure you are cared for and comfortable every time you visit.
She is a participant in the “Give Kids a Smile” program to which she donates her time to help underprivileged children receive care. She has also spent time providing dental care to battered women during her time in graduate school. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and visiting family.
Dr. Elgazzar is originally from Egypt. He received his B.D.S in oral and dental surgery from Cairo University. (One professor from the University told him that his hands are magic!) In 2003, he moved to Connecticut to work at Waterbury Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital where he performed surgical extractions, fixed and removable prosthodontics, restorative work and molar root canal treatments while frequently responding to calls from each hospital’s emergency room.Read More
During that time, he became a clinical instructor at Boston University’s Massachusetts Community Health Center supervising new residents and externs at the center. He is a member of The Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study, a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Always concerned for his patients’ comfort, oral health and well-being, he takes pleasure in educating patients while helping to restore their confidence. Dr. Elgazzar is very passionate about dentistry and nothing pleases him more than seeing patients happy and satisfied with their smile.On a personal note, Dr. Elgazzar has a wife and five energetic daughters who keep him very busy. He is quite a football fan and enjoys being outdoors, lifting weights and running. Dr. Elgazzar is a loving and devoted husband, father and dentist.
Meet Dr. Annapurna Bondalapati! Dr. Anna loves seeing happy kids and happy parents every day. It is her goal to equip every child with the tools they need to maintain good oral hygiene and to ensure that they enjoy visiting the dentist! She finds great satisfaction in the long-term relationships she can have with patients.Read More
Driven by her passion for Pediatrics, Dr. Anna has been working with children since the beginning of her education in dentistry. She focused on pediatric, patient-centered studies including working with the Infant Oral Health Care Club and the Craniofacial Center. Her dedication to caring for children led her to pursue her specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University where she served as Chief Resident. As part of her residency, Dr. Anna excelled at providing care to children with autism.
Dr. Anna strives to make sure children have a safe and positive experience at the dentist. As a loving mother of two herself, she can relate to the feelings parents have when they’re making decisions about their children’s healthcare. She’s passionate about helping children overcome their fear of the dentist and teaching them how to have the best oral health possible.
In her free time, Dr. Anna is an art lover and enjoys spending time with her husband and family.
How to make Dr. Anna smile:
Dr. Yamaguchi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from Nihon University School of Dentistry, Tokyo in 2008. Dr. Yamaguchi practiced for four years as a general dentist after completing her one one-year General Practice Residency (GPR).Read More
In 2012, she moved to the United States to embark upon her chosen career path in endodontics. She was accepted to the post-graduate endodontics program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine receiving her Certificate of Endodontics in June 2015. There, Dr. Yamaguchi was published in the Journal of Endodontics, refined her surgery skills, and she taught several undergraduate classes in the School of Dentistry as well as Continuing Education courses in Microsurgery.
Dr. Yamaguchi is a member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and was a presenter at the annual AAE meeting in Seattle, Washington in 2015.
Dr. Yamaguchi relocated to Northern Virginia in September 2016 and looks forward to a long career in the NOVA area.
Dr. Ignacio Blasi Beriain, Jr. is a Board Certified Orthodontist – a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Blasi Beriain moved to the United States for his orthodontic training at the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology. He is a former Clinical Associate at the Department of Orthodontics and currently works as staff at the University of Pennsylvania faculty practice under Dr. Robert Vanarsdall. He received his dental degree from the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain and was recognized with the Colgate National Award in dental research. For a few years, he practiced as a general dentist before becoming an orthodontist.Read More
Dr. Blasi Beriain is an affiliate member of the Edward H. Angle Midwest Society of Orthodontists. The Edward Angle Society is the world’s most prestigious orthodontic honor society. His interest in the field of Orthodontics and the Angle’s membership allow him to stay current with the latest advances within the profession. With his experience and his interaction with different specialties in dentistry, he has gained a unique approach to treating both children and adults.
His treatment philosophy is based on a comprehensive diagnosis of the whole maxillofacial complex and a differentiation between the skeletal and dental components. This is the key to creating facial harmony and beauty. He believes that early treatment and correct management of growth and development in young children can eliminate complex treatments and other problems in the future. If the patient is treated young enough, an extraction treatment in the future and other airway problems could be avoided. He also specializes in the diagnosis and management of sleep apnea, periodontal complex adult cases, impacted teeth, congenitally missing teeth and TMD treatment.
His passion for teaching and education allows him to publish as well as is a frequent lecturer at both national and international levels in orthodontics. He is also a member of various national and international dental and orthodontic societies.
When not working, Dr. Blasi Beriain enjoys spending time with his family. He loves sports; especially skiing, tennis, and soccer. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Dr. Shashank Joshi completed dental school in India in 2004. Right after school, Dr. Joshi successfully owned and managed two practices in Mumbai, India for five years. His interest in business and the desire to manage complex organizations like dental practices lead Dr. Joshi to pursue a Masters in Business Administration at Arizona State University. While working for a hospital-based dental center in Chicago, Dr. Joshi met his wife (an orthodontist), and they were married in 2015. Dr. Joshi and his wife have a daughter, Norah.Read More
Dr. Joshi completed his Periodontics Residency program at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in June 2018. The Periodontics program at Maryland is one of the most respected programs in the country with a rich history of producing great clinicians over the years. It is the only program in the country which trains its residents in microsurgery.
Dr. Joshi is currently doing a one-year Fellowship program in Implant Periodontal – Prosthodontics at The University of Maryland. It is also the only program in the country that provides a unique experience in the Prosthodontic aspect of Digital Implant dentistry.
Dr. Joshi loves treating his patients as family and believes in forming lifelong relationships. He is compassionate in his care and is trained in the latest tools and technology in Periodontal and Implant dentistry. Dr. Joshi’s goal is to improve the lives of his patients and the community he serves. He believes in giving back to the community and frequently engages in charitable giving and volunteering at the local church he attends with his wife.
Our team at Smile Makers Dental Center has been trained in the latest clinical techniques and provides exceptional customer care. Your comfort is a continuing mission of the team, and they will do everything they can to ensure that you are receiving the best personalized, attentive care.
Francesca Pregano has over 11 years of experience in the dental industry. She has been with Smile Makers Dental Center since 2007 where she oversees the operating efficiency of more than 20 employees and 14 doctors ensuring that business development is in alignment with the goals and vision of the organization. It is her passion to create a confident team culture that promotes professional growth through continued training and to make certain that all team members deliver services that exceed the standard of care and patient satisfaction.Read More
Education and advanced training is a continuing mission for Francesca. Francesca graduated from George Mason University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration. In 2012, she obtained an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Notre Dame, College of Business. In 2015, she continued her training to become a Certified Dental HIPAA Specialist through the Institute for Dental Compliance and Risk Management and received her Master’s in Business Administration from Kaplan University. Francesca is a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers and is an active member of the National Association of Professional Women.