Peter Tong, DDS, MAGD
A longtime resident of Montgomery County, Dr. 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 2% 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!
Laura, Patient Coordinator
Laura resides here in Montgomery County but is originally from Colombia. Laura has been providing excellent service for Rockville Smiles for the last eight years!
She’s a mother of two beautiful children, loves cooking authentic Colombian meals, and has a passion for fashion, makeup and cosmetology. She is one of our most enthusiastic and driven staff; be sure to stop by and say hello!
Kelly, Dental Hygienist
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 commitment 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.
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.
Sara, Certified Dental Assistant
Sara is originally from Peru. She has 18 years experience as a dental assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys watching action movies and comedies, and sports, especially tennis.
Tierra, Certified Dental Assistant/Social Media Director
Tierra is a Bronx, NY native and has just recently moved back to Maryland to rejoin our team at Rockville Smiles! She completed the dental assisting program at Century Community College in 2006. Tierra has 12 years experience as an assistant and has also recently taken on the job of our social media director!
She is dedicated to helping and educating our patients and making sure they leave with a smile on their faces. She is a animal lover and proud vegan of 24 years.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her amazing children Anaya and Xavio. She also enjoys yoga, movies, traveling, cooking and all outdoor activities.