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Our team is exceptional.

Who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

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Meet Our Doctors

Richard G. Wyne, DDS
Richard G. Wyne, DDSOwner, Dentist
Dr. Wyne was born in Washington, D.C. and was raised in Poolesville, M.D. He finished his undergraduate education at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania with a degree in Chemistry and is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. Dr. Wyne is a member of the Maryland State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Wyne’s number one priority is to help each patient achieve a lifetime of oral health and overall wellness through carefully designed, individualized treatment plans. Spending time with patients, in order to gain the greatest understanding of their unique needs and concerns, is an important part of each dental appointment. His compassionate nature and gentle touch puts his patients at ease, making their experience as comfortable as possible. Dr. Wyne invests in extensive continuing education and training in order to stay current with improvements in materials and technology so that he can provide the highest level of dental care.

Vy Tran, DDS
Vy Tran, DDSDentist
Dr. Vy Tran was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and was raised in Olney, Maryland. She has an older brother and younger sister. She attended University of Maryland, College Park and subsequently earned her dental degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. After receiving her dental degree, she moved to Boston to work in private practice while her husband received his training at Beth Isreal Medical Center. Dr. Tran has an energetic toddler named Liem. In her free time, she loves to cook and spend time with her large extended family. Dr. Tran is excited to return to her home state to serve the Maryland dental community. She strives to provide compassionate care as well as continually grow as a clinician. She looks forward to getting to know each of her patients on a personal level and is grateful to have you trust her with your smile.
Amelia Baker, DMD
Amelia Baker, DMDDentist
Dr. Amelia Baker was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is one of four children. She attended Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating with a B.S. in Biology before heading to dental school.

She earned her dental degree from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. After graduation, she decided to relocate to Maryland where she plans on settling.

In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, travel, go to sporting events and work on art projects.

She is excited to join Aspen Hill Smiles and to be able to build relationships with each of her patients and provide a lifetime of healthy smiles through carefully designed and individualized treatment plans.

Our Philosophy

Going to the dentist should NOT be a scary experience.  At Aspen Hill Smiles we strive to make your experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible.  We start with a waiting room that looks like a living room not like a doctor’s office.  Our kind and friendly staff will greet you and do everything possible to make your appointment easier and smoother.  All your treatment options will be explained to you and accurate copay estimates will be given, all while you get to watch TVs we have mounted on the walls and ceilings. Payment plans are available if needed to make the billing process easier for you as well.  If you are extra nervous we even offer sedation options.  After your appointment you will be given a hot lavender scented towel for your face and hands, before you get to travel back to our friendly and comfortable waiting room to check out.

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We have the best-in-class technology and 3D printing!

Aspen Hill Smiles offers some of the most advanced technology in dentistry.  Dr. Wyne is one of the very few dentists in the country using 3D printing to improve the quality of care and services he can offer to patients.  By using this advanced technology we are able to provide clear aligners similar to Invisalign for a fraction of the price.  Digital Panoramic x-rays means instead of 15-20 of those painful films in your mouth, you simply get to stand still while our machine spins around your head and gives us all the same information instantly.  Intraoral cameras in each op means we can take zoomed in photos of anything we are concerned about in your mouth and show you just what the problem is.  (You don’t have to look if you don’t want to it’s your choice)  These are just some of the new technologies we have available for you here at Aspen Hill Smiles.

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a staff member retrieving a invisalign trays for a patient to to make their teeth straighter.
a staff member retrieving a invisalign trays for a patient to to make their teeth straighter.
We have the best-in-class technology and 3D printing!

Aspen Hill Smiles offers some of the most advanced technology in dentistry.  Dr. Wyne is one of the very few dentists in the country using 3D printing to improve the quality of care and services he can offer to patients.  By using this advanced technology we are able to provide clear aligners similar to Invisalign for a fraction of the price.  Digital Panoramic x-rays means instead of 15-20 of those painful films in your mouth, you simply get to stand still while our machine spins around your head and gives us all the same information instantly.  Intraoral cameras in each op means we can take zoomed in photos of anything we are concerned about in your mouth and show you just what the problem is.  (You don’t have to look if you don’t want to it’s your choice)  These are just some of the new technologies we have available for you here at Aspen Hill Smiles.

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Meet Our Team
Stephanie, the receptionist at Aspen Hill Smiles who will help you with all your paperwork when you come check into our office.

Stephanie

Receptionist

Stephanie loves to smile!  She was born in El Salvador, but raised here in Maryland.  Stephanie has attended some dental training sessions and hopes to become a dental assistant in the future. She loves to spend her free time with her family and friends. She is excited to be a part of ‘the team’ and anxious to learn more about the world of dentistry at Richard G. Wyne, DDS.

Genesis, the receptionist at Aspen Hill Smiles who will help you with all your paperwork when you come check into our office.

Genesis

Receptionist


Genesis was born and raised in Gaithersburg, MD. Her family is native of El Salvador in Central America. Genesis is an avid Soldier Fit participant where she enjoys breaking a sweat and pushing herself to new limits each day. An artist in her own right, she has a passion for photography and loves taking awesome shots of her friends with her professionally rated camera.  Be sure to say “Hi” when you see her rocking it at the front desk!

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Ariana

Receptionist/ Dental Assistant

Ariana is a native of our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C., but now resides in Maryland.  She recently graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park and plans to continue her studies at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in the near future. Ariana is a yoga enthusiast who enjoys practicing the art, exercising, and dining at her favorite 5 star restaurant… McDonald’s.

As previously alluded, Ariana splits her work duties between reception and assisting so she’s constantly on the move.  With her everlasting smile and inquisitive nature, she welcomes a high five or a fist bump if you catch her sitting still.

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Maria

Registered Dental Assistant

Maria was born in El Salvador.  She has been working with Dr. Wyne as a Dental Assistant since 2014.  She also has an X-ray certification. She is currently enrolled in classes at Montgomery College in order to become a dental hygienist.

She has been happily married for three years and has a beautiful cat that is four years old.  She loves her job and cannot wait to meet you!!!

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Lauren

Dental Assistant

Lauren was born and raised in Maryland. She graduated from Frostburg State University in 2010 with a degree in music performance and minors in Spanish language and theater performance.

Lauren is very excited to learn about the world of oral care as Dr. Wyne’s dental assistant. In her spare time, Lauren is singing with the National Philharmonic Choir or acting in local theater.

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Jun

Dental Assistant

 

Meet Jun! He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He moved, with his family to Maryland in 1998 where he was raised. Jun has an extensive automotive background and has a passion for cars including maintenance, modifications, and driving. He also loves snowboarding and making music. He’s got an upbeat personality and is often the life of the party. In the office, Jun has a  for working in the laboratory molding, shaping, customizing and perfecting dental cases just for you! There seems to be a trend here that if he can touch it, he can craft it in to something better.

Chi

Dental Assistant
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Chi was born in Vietnam and is currently attending the University of Maryland in Baltimore County. She is pursuing a career in the dental field in order to help those in need of dental care in Vietnam in the future. In addition to her education, she loves to draw and paint! Don't be afraid to ask her for a sketch or two! She'll be more than happy!!!

Chi looks forward to learning and creating memories with everyone during her time at Aspen Hill Smiles! She's excited to work with you!

Scott, the COO of Aspen Hill Smiles.

Scott

Chief Operating Officer

Scott was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Scott is the Chief Operating Officer and takes care of the administrative side of the business, which allows the doctor to focus on your teeth.  Scott is a University of Maryland graduate with a BA in Criminology & Criminal Justice as well as an MS in Technology Management and a MBA in (you guessed it) Business. He has a diverse background ranging from driving buses to property management to running federal government contracts. Scott spends his free time with his wife, two daughters, and dog doing whatever family activities can be found.

Scott prides himself on customer service and productivity.  You may see him sprinting back and forth past the front desk or sitting at the desk dealing directly with customers.  If you don't see him at all, that probably just means he's in the office conducting reports or negotiating a deal that ultimately leads to better service for Dr. Wyne's patients.  If you catch him mid-sprint, feel free to say hello!

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Michele

Registered Dental Hygienist

Michele graduated from Baltimore City Community College. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 20 years. She started her career in dentistry 38 year ago as a dental assistant while she was in high school. She then became a receptionist, then an Office Manager and last but not least a Dental Hygienist.

Michele has had the pleasure of working with Dr. Wyne for 2 years but has been enjoying providing passionate and complete oral care to extended family at the practice for 20 years. She is married and has 2 wonderful daughters. ln her spare time, Michele enjoys camping, hiking and most other outdoor activities.

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Hanailka

Registered Dental Hygienist 

She started her career in dentistry 7 years ago as a dental receptionist and chose to pursue a career in dental hygiene. Hanailka received her
Dental Hygiene license in 2015 from Baltimore City Community College and is also licensed to administer local anesthesia in the state of Maryland. She is currently seeking a bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland University College and is expected to graduate in 2019.

Hanailka's love of dental hygiene fuels her desire to provide an important service to our patients. She enjoys the opportunity to help each patient understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health. She is extremely compassionate with apprehensive adult patients and children.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs, family, and working out at the gym.

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Heather

Registered Dental Hygienist

After obtaining her Bachelor's of Science in Biology at the University of Maryland, Heather Chung went on to earn a degree in hygiene at Baltimore City Community College.

Heather has continued to further her education, and is now licensed from the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners to administer Nitrous Oxide and local anesthesia. Heather enjoys hiking and watching movies.

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Anne

Registered Dental Hygienist
Anne is from Clarksville, Maryland.  In 2014, she graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry with her bachelors in Dental Hygiene. Anne's favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is making patients feel at ease during treatment, no matter how anxious they are coming in.  During her free time she enjoys running, baking and hanging out with her two Labradors.

Mary Beth

Registered Dental Hygienist
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Mary Beth is originally from the mid-west. She grew up in Wisconsin and
attended Marquette University where she received a B.S. in dental hygiene.
Before settling in Maryland, Mary Beth practiced hygiene in Wisconsin as
well as California. Mary Beth has over 20 years of periodontal experience
and is licensed to administer nitrous oxide to patients. She is dedicated
to improving patients' health, beginning with their smile!

Mary Beth and her husband met in college and have raised a family in
Columbia, MD. She loves to ski, work out regularly, and hang out with family.

company photo of Beth, a registered dental hygienist at Aspen Hill Smiles Family Dentistry

Beth

Registered Dental Hygienist


Beth is a proud native of Washington, D.C. Beth received her Dental Hygiene degree from Allegheny College and she describes dental hygiene as a true passion of hers. She began practicing dental hygiene in the Bethesda, MD/ D.C. area and continued on in Florida for 18 years. An opportunity was presented to return to Chevy Chase, MD in 2009 where her expertise expanded into the specialty of periodontics. Beth is the founder and director of the Capital Dental Hygiene Study Club where she provides continuing education to hygienists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys going to her home in Florida throughout the year. She also enjoys taking trips to Michigan for salmon fishing and boating in southern Maryland. Her passion for creating healthy, happy smiles by equipping patients with the latest tools and techniques  has proven to aid in the improvement of not only oral health, but total body wellness as well. "I feel very fortunate to be able to go to work everyday loving what I do!"

Jane - Registered Dental Hygienist

Jane

Registered Dental Hygienist


Jane has 26 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She is typically in the office on a Friday or Saturday. Jane has worked in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area for over 11 years, but considers herself a "Michigander", making the lengthy commute several times a month between work (MD) and family (MI)... Kinda makes your commute complaint seem a little silly, huh?

Jane completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Management while on active duty in the United States Air Force. She spent two years working as an office manager at a dental office when she "fell in love" with dentistry.  Just a few years later, she obtained both a Dental hygiene degree and an Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.