Nisa, an original Washingtonian and Maryland resident, found her calling in dentistry after moving back to the United States from Brasil in 2007. Her passion for helping people is what drew her to the dentistry. Nearing almost ten years, Nisa has enjoyed working with Dr. Matin and the practice’s dental family in the both clinical and administrative capacity. You can always hear her beaming smile when speaking on the telephone. Her bubbly and spirited personality extends outside the office, especially when she is cheering on the Stanley Cup champions, Washington Capitals. Currently in her spare time, Nisa studies both Japanese and Korean languages. Observing the transformational shift from fear to confidence in patients and their oral health gives purpose and meaning to her dedication to patient care.
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Karen came to the United States at the age of fourteen. Although she recently joined the Practice, she has over 30 years’ experience in periodontal and Surgical procedures.
She believes that one of the most important things is to treat people the way you would want to be treated. “Our patients,” she Says, “are like family and we must always take care of family.”
When not at work, Karen enjoys arts and crafts, going to restaurants and trying new cuisines and, of course, spending time with her family.
Originally from Peru, Leslie is a long time Maryland resident. Throughout her career, she has assisted in general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics and has worked on and off with Dr. Matin for over 20 years.
“I believe the most important thing about my job is to make sure patients are comfortable and relaxed so treatment outcomes can be most successful.”
When not working, Leslie enjoys hanging out with her teenage twins, cooking delicious meals, traveling, and working on home renovations with her husband, a former science teacher.
A proud native of Washington, DC, Beth received her dental hygiene degree from Allegany College. Dental hygiene is a true passion of hers. “I feel very fortunate to able to go to work every day loving what I do!” Her dental hygiene journey began in the Bethesda/ DC area then continued in Florida for 18 years. An opportunity to return to Chevy Chase was presented in 2009 where her expertise expanded into the specialty of periodontics with Dr. Matin. Beth is the founder and director of the Capital Dental Hygiene Study Club where she provides continuing education to hygienists in the Washington DC 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 smiles by equipping patients with the latest tools and techniques, has proven to aid in the improvement of not only oral health care but total body wellness as well.