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An Unparalleled Patient Experience

An Unparalleled Patient Experience

At Colesville Dentistry, our core purpose is to create lifelong relationships and raving patients by providing compassionate, comfortable, and comprehensive dental care. Drs. Eric and Kevin Chai are dedicated to maintaining the office’s legacy of dental excellence, while always looking towards the future of dentistry. The Colesville Dentistry team aims to exude positivity, empathy, integrity, and honesty to give you an experience unlike any other. Why? Because it's what you deserve. Visit us today to experience the Colesville Dentistry difference. We can't wait to meet you!

Dedicated To Their Community and Committed To Dental Excellence

Dr. Eric Chai

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Dr. Eric was born and raised in the local Silver Spring area and attended Paint Branch High School. He then attended the University of Maryland, College Park and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2014. Following graduation, he completed an advanced training residency at Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington, DE. As part of this program, he received extensive training in all aspects of general dentistry from crowns, implants, oral surgery, veneers, root canals, and Invisalign. Dr. Eric continues to keep up with the latest procedures and techniques in dentistry and is active in attending continuing education courses. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association.

Dr. Eric loves dentistry because it allows him to combine his love for science with his artistic and creative abilities while helping his patients stay healthy. He is proud to be a native Marylander continuing to support his local hometown community through Colesville Dentistry.

Outside of the office, Dr. Eric is married and enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, hiking, and doing any type of outdoor activity. He loves cheering for all of his favorite Washington sports teams and his alma mater, the Terps. Dr. Eric is also a new father as he and his wife just had their first baby daughter, Isla, in April 2021!

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Dr. Kevin Chai

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Dr. Kevin was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended Montgomery Blair High School. He is a proud Marylander - he went to the University of Maryland, College Park, then graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Dental School. He then completed an advanced training residency program at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Hospital prior to working in private practice. He has received several awards such as the American College of Prosthodontics Achievement Award, Dean's Award for Community Service and was selected to be in the OKU Honor Society.

Dr. Kevin worked in private practice near Frederick, MD for the past 5 years before joining Colesville Dentistry. He has extensive experience with dental specialties including implant surgery and restoration, root canals, oral surgery including wisdom teeth, crown & bridge, and Invisalign.

He is a man of faith and is passionate about improving the lives of others and making an impact in the community. His core mission is to make every patient as comfortable as possible while providing high quality and ethical dental care.

Outside of work, Dr. Kevin is a proud husband and committed father. He and his wife Joy have 3 young children named Evelyn, Madelyn and Isaac who are 3, 2, and 1 years old! (left to right in photo) He also enjoys playing tennis and basketball, snowboarding, traveling, spending time around the bonfire and rooting for all Washington D.C. sports teams.

Meet the Colesville Dentistry Team

Making It All Possible

Our team is committed to providing the best dental care possible for the community we love. When you’re at Colesville Dentistry, you’re a part of the family.

Laurie Muldawer

Dental Hygienist

Laurie started her career as a hygienist over 40 years ago in Ohio and has enjoyed every day working in the dental field. She lives in Olney with her husband, Alan and their dogs, Crumpet, Scone, Lucy, and Lacy. When she's not working, Laurie likes to spend time hooking rugs and collecting antiques and miniatures.

Rachel Frye

Hygienist

Rachel comes from the small town of Brunswick, where she lives with her husband and her fur baby, Ripken. Graduating top of her class from the dental hygiene program at Hagerstown Community College, Rachel has been an active part of the dental community for the past five years. She prides herself on building strong relationships with her patients and providing them with comfortable and thorough dental hygiene care. Spending time with family and friends, exploring new places, and finding the best foods in the area are some of her favorite things to do in her spare time.

Vickie Belt

Dental Hygienist

Vickie has been in the dental field as a hygienist for 38 years. Originally from Wheeling, West Virginia, where she attended Dental Hygiene school, she relocated to Montgomery county, MD in 1984 and has remained here for the duration of her career. She has worked for Colesville Dentistry since 2001 and thoroughly enjoys the relationships she's built with her patients. She also likes to bake, especially for birthdays and the holidays. She is a loving wife and mother of two daughters and five grandchildren. Her family is her greatest joy and she looks forward to one day retiring to spend all her free time with her grandkids and traveling with her husband.

Keyla Lee

Hygienist

Keyla Lee was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia into a military family. She's moved around a lot but is now very happy to call Maryland home. She loves being a hygienist because it allows her to connect with patients and give them a healthy smile. In her free time, she likes to spend time outdoors traveling and trying new foods. She also has a cat and a dog.

Allie Lopez

Front Desk

Allie has lived in the Montgomery County area for the past 5 years. She started her dental career in North Bethesda where she worked as both a Dental Assistant and also helped with the front office team. Her experiences have truly helped her develop a knowledge of dental care. In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time with her two children. They enjoy being outdoors and experiencing new things in Maryland!

Geeta Kaushiva

Front Desk

Geeta has been with Colesville dentistry for almost 12 years! She started in the dental field as an assistant. Geeta now works as a Patient Coordinator and Insurance Specialist. She absolutely loves what she does and is very passionate about her work. Geeta enjoys spending time with her grandson and loves art and music. She also loves to travel!

Christina Dang

Front Desk

Christina graduated from UMBC with a degree in Health Administration and Public Policy with a focus on Public Health. She was a Dental Assistant during her college career which enhanced her passion for patient advocacy and medicine. Her favorite part of her work day is seeing patients leaving with a beautiful, healthy smile. During her free time, she loves traveling the world with her fiance, Brian, and trying new foods from various cultures.

Stefanny Fernandez

Front Desk/Assistant

Stefanny was born in Ecuador and has lived in Silver Spring for the majority of her life. She started as a Dental Assistant after graduating high school and began working at the front desk shortly after. Her favorite part about working at the practice is being able to interact with each patient and assist them with their insurance questions. When she’s not working, Stefanny is spending time with family as well as traveling and finding new food spots!

Ashley La

Assistant

Ashley was born and raised in Montgomery County, and has lived in Gaithersburg, MD her entire life. She is a recent graduate of University of Maryland, College Park where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Ashley aspires to one day become a dentist herself! Her favorite part of working at Colesville dentistry is getting to meet and interact with many of our wonderful patients. Besides dentistry, Ashley is also passionate about road trips, DIY craft projects, and daily crossword puzzles.

Julissa Ramos

Assistant

Julissa is from El Salvador but lived in DC most of her life. She recently moved to the Silver Spring. She enjoys helping others achieve their healthy smiles and getting to know patients! She's a cat mom to 4 cats Leo, Luna, Sky and Ollie. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her cats and spending time with her family.

Mifrah Baqai

Front Desk/Assistant

Mifrah, who is from Ellicott City, is our office floater! This means you may see her working at the front desk or helping out in the back. Mifrah began her dental journey on a volunteer trip in Honduras where her school helped treat over 300 patients in dental procedures. She is an aspiring dentist who is currently completing her MPH in Health Policy Management at the University of Maryland. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors.

Laurie Muldawer

Dental Hygienist

Laurie started her career as a hygienist over 40 years ago in Ohio and has enjoyed every day working in the dental field. She lives in Olney with her husband, Alan and their dogs, Crumpet, Scone, Lucy, and Lacy. When she's not working, Laurie likes to spend time hooking rugs and collecting antiques and miniatures.

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Laurie Muldawer

Dental Hygienist

Laurie started her career as a hygienist over 40 years ago in Ohio and has enjoyed every day working in the dental field. She lives in Olney with her husband, Alan and their dogs, Crumpet, Scone, Lucy, and Lacy. When she's not working, Laurie likes to spend time hooking rugs and collecting antiques and miniatures.

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Rachel Frye

Hygienist

Rachel comes from the small town of Brunswick, where she lives with her husband and her fur baby, Ripken. Graduating top of her class from the dental hygiene program at Hagerstown Community College, Rachel has been an active part of the dental community for the past five years. She prides herself on building strong relationships with her patients and providing them with comfortable and thorough dental hygiene care. Spending time with family and friends, exploring new places, and finding the best foods in the area are some of her favorite things to do in her spare time.

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Vickie Belt

Dental Hygienist

Vickie has been in the dental field as a hygienist for 38 years. Originally from Wheeling, West Virginia, where she attended Dental Hygiene school, she relocated to Montgomery county, MD in 1984 and has remained here for the duration of her career. She has worked for Colesville Dentistry since 2001 and thoroughly enjoys the relationships she's built with her patients. She also likes to bake, especially for birthdays and the holidays. She is a loving wife and mother of two daughters and five grandchildren. Her family is her greatest joy and she looks forward to one day retiring to spend all her free time with her grandkids and traveling with her husband.

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Keyla Lee

Hygienist

Keyla Lee was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia into a military family. She's moved around a lot but is now very happy to call Maryland home. She loves being a hygienist because it allows her to connect with patients and give them a healthy smile. In her free time, she likes to spend time outdoors traveling and trying new foods. She also has a cat and a dog.

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Allie Lopez

Front Desk

Allie has lived in the Montgomery County area for the past 5 years. She started her dental career in North Bethesda where she worked as both a Dental Assistant and also helped with the front office team. Her experiences have truly helped her develop a knowledge of dental care. In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time with her two children. They enjoy being outdoors and experiencing new things in Maryland!

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Geeta Kaushiva

Front Desk

Geeta has been with Colesville dentistry for almost 12 years! She started in the dental field as an assistant. Geeta now works as a Patient Coordinator and Insurance Specialist. She absolutely loves what she does and is very passionate about her work. Geeta enjoys spending time with her grandson and loves art and music. She also loves to travel!

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Christina Dang

Front Desk

Christina graduated from UMBC with a degree in Health Administration and Public Policy with a focus on Public Health. She was a Dental Assistant during her college career which enhanced her passion for patient advocacy and medicine. Her favorite part of her work day is seeing patients leaving with a beautiful, healthy smile. During her free time, she loves traveling the world with her fiance, Brian, and trying new foods from various cultures.

Read Bio

Stefanny Fernandez

Front Desk/Assistant

Stefanny was born in Ecuador and has lived in Silver Spring for the majority of her life. She started as a Dental Assistant after graduating high school and began working at the front desk shortly after. Her favorite part about working at the practice is being able to interact with each patient and assist them with their insurance questions. When she’s not working, Stefanny is spending time with family as well as traveling and finding new food spots!

Read Bio

Ashley La

Assistant

Ashley was born and raised in Montgomery County, and has lived in Gaithersburg, MD her entire life. She is a recent graduate of University of Maryland, College Park where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Ashley aspires to one day become a dentist herself! Her favorite part of working at Colesville dentistry is getting to meet and interact with many of our wonderful patients. Besides dentistry, Ashley is also passionate about road trips, DIY craft projects, and daily crossword puzzles.

Read Bio

Julissa Ramos

Assistant

Julissa is from El Salvador but lived in DC most of her life. She recently moved to the Silver Spring. She enjoys helping others achieve their healthy smiles and getting to know patients! She's a cat mom to 4 cats Leo, Luna, Sky and Ollie. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her cats and spending time with her family.

Read Bio

Mifrah Baqai

Front Desk/Assistant

Mifrah, who is from Ellicott City, is our office floater! This means you may see her working at the front desk or helping out in the back. Mifrah began her dental journey on a volunteer trip in Honduras where her school helped treat over 300 patients in dental procedures. She is an aspiring dentist who is currently completing her MPH in Health Policy Management at the University of Maryland. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors.

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Mission of Mercy

Giving Back to Silver Spring


Drs. Eric and Kevin Chai are truly dedicated to helping make their community a healthier place. The brothers are proud to be a part of Mission of Mercy, an organization that, for the last 25 years, has been providing free healthcare, dental care, and medication to those who are uninsured or have otherwise “fallen through the cracks” of the healthcare system. To date, Mission of Mercy has provided over 200,000 individual visits for people who need it most.

One of the main reasons that Drs. Eric and Kevin Chai became dentists was to help improve the lives of others and give them instant relief from their pain. Many of the people that the brothers are able to serve at Mission of Mercy have endured chronic pain and will stand in line for hours just to receive dental treatment. It's an amazing privilege and opportunity to be able to make an immediate impact on patient's lives and allow them to live a relatively normal life again without pain. Drs. Eric and Kevin Chai love volunteering at these types of events to help the underserved and plan on continuing to partner with Mission of Mercy for years to come.

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Carl Jackson Sr.

I have been with Colesville Dentistry for years and will never change. Recently, the doctors have changed but the great professionalism and service has not. The same great care and friendly staff make you feel at home. You can feel safe and feel sure that you will get great dental care there as I always have. I trust them with all my dental needs and would recommend them to anyone who wants to love their smile and dental health.

Joy Pendleton

I love this dentist! I'm 70 years old and have been going to dentists for more than half a century. Had good ones and bad ones, but never one as gentle and pleasant as Dr. Chai. It really matters when you've got an aging set of teeth! I'm so glad the same courteous and knowledgeable staff are still on the scene as well. My husband and I plan to downsize and sell our house soon, but wherever we move, it will be well worth the drive to keep our dentist!

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"Our mission is to create life-long relationships and raving patients by providing compassionate, comfortable, and comprehensive dental care."
-Drs. Eric and Kevin

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