Meet the Doctors
Managing Doctor/Practice Owner
Dr. Sylvie Lam is committed to delivering the highest quality care with personalized service. Her practice philosophy is nurtured through her military and civilian training with a strong commitment to excellence and integrity. Dr. Lam has provided comprehensive care in both government and private practice setting over the last thirteen years.
Patients value her genuine devotion to delivering the best results, her upbeat personality and high energy.
Dr. Lam graduated from University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery in 2008, and furthered her training through Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD) post-graduate residency at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Dayton, OH) in 2009 before serving as a dental officer at the Pentagon Tri-Care Clinic. Since then, Dr. Lam has been in private practice general dentistry setting for the last ten years delivering multidisciplinary scope of practice; with an emphasis on major cosmetic, teeth replacement, enhancement, and rehabilitation.
Prior to being a dentist, Dr. Lam was a licensed CPA and worked as a public accountant for national and regional accounting firms. Dr. Lam completed her undergraduate training with dual B.S. and B.A. degrees in Biology and Accounting from University of Richmond. She completed her graduated studies from University of Maryland Smith School of Business, earning an MBA along with her DDS from University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery in 2008.
In 2019, Dr. Lam was recognized as a Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), a distinction earned by only 5% of dentists nationwide for commitment to lifelong learning and rigorous examination. Dr. Lam takes pride on improving patients’ oral health, appreciation of dentistry, and creating new smile as an art.
Dr. Lam’s large portfolio of cosmetic and major restorative cases is a showcase of her expertise and artistic vision. Dr. Lam is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (ACD), and Northern Virginia Dental Association (NVDA).
Dr. Lam has volunteered her time through various dental missions and not-for-profit organizations such as Operation Smile, HOPE for Tomorrow, Northern Virginia Dental Clinic. Dr. Lam rarely has free time, but enjoys spending quality time with her kids.
Dr. Mina Nashed is a General Dentist who treats adults and children. He completed his bachelor’s and dental degree from the University of Florida. Dental school was an opportunity to develop many core values including compassion, honesty, and a hard-working mindset.
These values strengthened Dr. Nashed’s passion for serving patients and achieving successful dental treatment. The smile is a gateway to many life encounters, and Dr. Nashed aims to help every patient obtain a healthier and brighter one.
Dr. Nashed has the training to mitigate dental emergencies and aesthetic improvements along with comprehensive treatment ranging from annual checkups to more serious concerns. He is skilled in exams, fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, implants, root canals and dentures.
With every clinical encounter, Dr. Nashed strives to achieve patient comfort and trust. Following these goals, he uses his dental expertise and creativity to help establish a detailed plan tailored to address his patients’ specific needs. For Dr. Nashed, these are key elements of successful oral health outcomes. Outside of the office, Dr. Nashed enjoys hiking, woodworking and serving at his church on the weekends.
Dr. Claudia Villarroel earned her dental degree in her home country, Bolivia in 1995 at Universidad del Valle, Cochabamba. She completed a post-graduate program on Oral Rehabilitation in Santiago, Chile.
In 2007 she completed a Residency Program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Howard University in Washington, DC.
“Dr. V.”, as most of her patients call her, has been dedicated to provide exceptional clinical dental care in the Northern Virginia area for over a decade, she took care of children at schools with Mobile Dentists; she was also a Staff Dentist and Patient Care Coordinator at the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic providing dentistry to the low-income population and also worked in private practice. She enjoys working with both children and adult patients.
Her love for education encourages her to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry through continued education courses and due to her passion for service, she volunteers at the NV Dental Clinic and Mission of Mercy programs to help the community in need.
Dr. Villarroel is fluent in both English and Spanish which helps the Spanish community to feel more comfortable and have better communication.
Her mission is to serve her patients with compassion and care, she loves to educate them about their dental needs and provide the best of her experience to give them a healthy and confident smile.
In her spare time, Dr. V. enjoys spending time with her family and friends, she loves racquetball, cooking and traveling.