MEET THE TEAM
We take great pride in the quality of care we provide. Our team’s mission is to exceed your expectations of today’s dentistry. We do this by making quality, excellence, and comfort our top priorities. We remain on the cutting edge of dentistry with our dedication to advanced training and continuing education. Most importantly, we take great pleasure in providing individualized care for each and every patient we treat.
The whole team here at Cascades combines this personal touch with a commitment to excellence.
Jenny Humbertson has been part of our hygiene team, working to make it strong, since 2003. She loves what she does which makes her fantastic at what she has to offer our patients. Jenny is very committed to helping patients maintain gingival health through outstanding care and education. In her free time, you can often find Jenny spending the day with her husband Brian and two wonderful children Morgan and Daniel. She looks forward to being a part of your care team!
Chrissy Abel joined our team in May of 2012. She has been a dental assistant for 15 years and enjoys transforming patients’ smiles! A native Virginian, she was raised in the Sterling area and is a 2001 graduate from Potomac Falls High School. Chrissy is an active member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and participates with their 5k in Lansdowne every May. In her spare time, Chrissy enjoys playing softball going to the beach and spending time with her family. She lives in Sterling with her husband and their kids Jadon, Jaycee, and Jett.
Abby White is a lifelong Loudoun County resident and currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia. She joined our team in 2003 as Dr. Ruparelia’s dental assistant and quickly fell in love with dentistry. Abby then decided to pursue her career as a dental hygienist and graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in 2011. The most gratifying aspect of Abby’s job is making her patients feel good while maintaining optimal health. Abby enjoys baking, reading, spending time with family and being a new mom to her daughter, Sloane. She looks forward to taking care of you for years to come!
Claudia Quintanilla joined our team in January of 2014 after she relocated from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She started her dental career as a dental assistant for a general practice, and then moved to the administrative side at a dental school. In her free time, she loves staying fit, and researching beauty tips and tricks. She lives in Aldie with her husband and her adorable dogs Loki and Rocco.
Jessica Montgomery joined the team May of 2017. She has been a dental assistant for over 15 years. She ensures her patients’ satisfaction and comfort by carefully listening to their needs and thoroughly explaining procedures to them. Her greatest joy is transforming someone’s life with a smile! Jessica resides in Fairfax County with her son Kayden. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her church, reading, cooking & movies.
Erica Wallace joined Cascades Center for Dental Health in 2020. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Providing quality care with compassion is her top priority. Erica loves spending time with her husband and young son. She is an avid Buckeye fan, enjoys reading and bicycling.
Cynthia Thompson joined our team in December 2018 and most days you can find her greeting you at the front desk. She has been in the dental field for over 12 years starting as a dental assistant when she graduated high school. She loves the dentistry because of the possibility of improving patient’s health and confidence. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, DIY projects, and traveling. She lives in Reston with her boyfriend and two dogs King and Copper.
Taehee Kim, who also goes by “Tae” joined our team in October of 2020. She has been in the dental field for 11 years and enjoys what she does. She loves to meet new people every day, but also enjoys getting to know patients as they return for additional visits.
Outside of work, she enjoys trying out new restaurants, spending time with family and friends, and cooking. She looks forward to meeting you soon!
Danielle Matthews joined the practice March of 2019. She was raised in Loudoun County and graduated from Broad Run. She started the dental field in 2008 and that is where her love of all things dental started. With her mother’s guidance, who is also a dental assistant, she started the dental assisting program at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA. Danni graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2016. Her favorite thing about working at Cascades Center for Dental Health is using all the new technology our practice has. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, working out, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Tammy Vuong joined our office in May 2021. Before moving to Virginia, she worked at a renowned periodontal office in Philadelphia. Tammy enjoys putting her patients at ease and knowing that she is helping their overall health through dental care. In her spare time, she is an avid hockey fan and can also be found volunteering for the local humane society. Tammy lives in Haymarket with her husband of 20 years and her two wonderful children.
Melissa Power, now in her third year with Cascades and truly enjoying every minute spent with her patients and coworkers, has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 16 years. Originally hailing from Massachusetts, where she earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Middlesex College, Melissa has spent her entire career in the dental field - beginning as a Dental Assistant in her early teenage years, working up to office and clinical management, and now spending the last decade and a half as a Hygienist, helping her patients achieve their perfect smile. Outside of the treatment room, Melissa spends her free time with her husband and son, most often splitting time between being on the water, boating and at the ball field, watching her son play baseball. She enjoys the outdoors and sports, particularly baseball, hockey and football - and is an unabashed Boston fan for all three (the Nats are her favorite NL team, but not when they play the Sox) - and good food, live music and relaxing with friends and family spell a perfect day.
Stacey Escobar, one of our many super star dental assistants. Stacey had been a dental assistant for the past 11 years. She is currently in the process of applying to dental hygiene programs to further her career in the dental field. Stacey’s attention to detail shows through her patient care. She thrives on personal interactions and spreading positivity wherever she goes. When Stacey is not taking care of patients she loves the adventure of traveling and exploring new places, especially outdoors.