Dr. Tong is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a gentle and comfortable manner. He attends extensive seminars, workshops, and lectures to stay on top of the latest dental techniques and materials available in modern dentistry. He obtained advanced training at the world renowned Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies. In June 2012, he was awarded the Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). Less than 1% of all general dentists in the United States and Canada have received this honor with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). This commitment to excellence allows him to utilize the newest proven techniques to maintain the best dental care for his patients.
Dr. Tong is a devoted family man and enjoys basketball, aquariums and movies. He is a retired Major in the Maryland Army National Guard and served in Iraq in 2008.
Mara, Office Manager
Our Office Manager Mara is a mother of three, a youngest sister, and an auntie. Born in Olney, raised in Frederick, and currently resided in Germantown, she enjoys weekends that include family outings, playing Scrabble and other group games with friends and of course as a true Marylander, eating crabs. If you have a second to chat, you'll find Mara to be a resource for delicious recipes.
She's a great fit for Dr. Tong's office because she has over fifteen years dental office experience. She has received many certificates for continued education coursework including Financial Effectiveness, Dental Coding, Invisalign, and OSHA/HIPAA Compliance. She possesses a strong committment to providing quality customer service with a Rockville smile, of course!
Melissa, Front Desk Assistant
Melissa has been working in the dental field as an insurance and scheduling coordinator for over seven years. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and grew up in Boston with her parents and two siblings. One of the things she enjoys most about dentistry is seeing how changing a patient's smile can transform their lives. Building personal relationships, working through patient concerns, and creating financial plans have inspired her to grow in all of those skills. She is also very interested in the clinical aspect of dentistry and hopes to continue her education and attend hygiene school to become a dental hygienist. As a newer member of Rockville Smiles, she has truly come to love and appreciate the tender care and outstanding services the office offers to all of our patients!
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, spending time in nature and with her friends and family.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her daughter Katie and grandchildren Saki the chihuahua and Sushi the tabby cat! She also enjoys kayaking, bird watching, and travel. As a true southerner, she will make you feel right at home.
Hai, Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in China and has been living in the US since 2006, Hai is a registered dental hygienist graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry. She joined Rockville Smiles in 2014.
Hai is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Montgomery County Dental Hygiene Association. She has received advanced training and certification to administer local anesthetics. She thoroughly enjoys caring for patients and building a dental and personal relationship with them.
She has been happily married to Khai and has a very handsome son named Aaron. She enjoys music a great deal, likes cooking, and loves spending time with her family. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Judith, Certified Dental Assistant
Born in Lima Peru, Judith studied at the National University of San Marcos School of Dentistry for five years while working as a dental assistant. In 2000 she left Peru come to the United States to be reunited with her husband. She and her husband with their two children now reside in Damascus.
Judith shares Dr. Tong's mission of providing the finest dental care for a lifetime of the best possible oral health. Judith has over ten years of experience in dental assisting. She is a Certified Dental Assistant.
Carol, Certified Dental Assistant
Originally from Mexico, Carol has been in the dental field for over ten years and is a certified dental assistant. She is married and has two beautiful girls. Carol enjoys reading and spending quality time with her family and the outdoors. She loves her position at Rockville Smiles as it gives her the opportunity to help and educate patients in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through oral hygiene.