About Our Team
A longtime resident of Montgomery County, Dr. Peter Tong graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery with his D.D.S. degree, after receiving his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland at College Park.
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.
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!
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.
A Tennessee native with deep southern roots, Kelly began her career in dentistry in 1981 when she became a certified dental assistant. After 17 years of dental assisting, she decided to expand her committment to dentistry by becoming a dental hygienist. She graduated from Alleghany College dental hygiene program in 1998. Since then she has been providing outstanding care to all of her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the Maryland Dental Hygiene Association, and the Montgomery County Dental Hygiene Association.
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.
Jan is a registered dental hygienist and a native Washingtonian. She is a graduate of Alleghany College and practices full-time in Montgomery County. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the Maryland Dental Hygiene Association, and the Montgomery County Dental Hygiene Association.
She participates in continuing education and specializes in treatment of periodontal disease. She enjoys working with families and children of all ages at Rockville Smiles.
Jan is happy to be a member of the friendly, caring staff at Dr. Tong's state-of-the-art practice in downtown Rockville.
If you have called or visited the office, the enthusiastic cheery voice or bright smile was Laura's! A native of Colombia, Laura moved to Montgomery County with her family when she was 5 years old. In her downtime she helps her mother make authentic Colombian cuisines for her family and friends. She also enjoys taking long walks around the lake with her dog Poochie. Laura has over two year of dental front office experience. She understands many aspects of dental insurance and prides herself on making your visit as easy as possible.
Baby Tong is our office spokesbaby. He has this to say about Rockville Smiles and the staff: Dr. Tong is my dad and has been taking care of my teeth since I got them. He helps me brush and floss everyday. Brushing and flossing isn't exactly high on my fun list, but my daddy says that it keeps my teeth and gums healthy. He is very gentle and patient. You should come see my dad and his staff. They're the best :-)