Paula Cortez is the Consultant Director here at Telegraph Dentists. She is originally from Bolivia in South America but now works for us here in our wonderful Alexandria Virginia dental office!
She bring to our office 10+ years of dental experience as well! Starting out as a receptionist, Paula has learned how to operate all aspects of the front-office of other dental offices, and now works as our Consultant Director. Not only does she support the office and the operations behind the scenes that most patients aren't aware of, but she is also known to have a bright welcoming smile on her face and greets each patient when they arrive as well.
Paula has three beautiful children and loves nothing more than to spend time with them. The oldest girl Thaliana is six years old, her middle child, Christian, is a four year old boy, and the youngest little girl, Aithana, is 2 years old. Her main priority when she arrives at work is to maximize the patients needs and truly make each patient as content and happy as possible. In her free time, Paula enjoys working out and taking her children to visit local waterparks.
Dr Park grew up from Southern California. He graduated from Northwestern University Dental School with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) under U.S Army Health Professional Scholarship Program. Soon after graduation, he was selected to a one year AEGD residency program at Ford Gordon, GA. After a couple years of military service in overseas, he was accepted into the Army’s Periodontal Residency Program at Fort Gordon, GA and graduated from this program in conjunction with the Medical College of Georgia with a Masters of Science (MS) in Oral Biology. He achieved his Board Certification in the specialty of Periodontics and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics. He also received PhD degree in Oral Biology at Yonsei University Graduate School and served as an adjunct Clinical Professor for 4 years.
Dr Park has served in numerous positions of responsibility including Chief of Periodontics, Officer In Charge of clinics and dental hospitals, Deputy Commander at various stations throughout Europe, U.S, and Asia. He has received numerous military awards to include “A” Proficiency Designator, the Order of Military Medical Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaves, Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaves, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf , and the Distinguished Service Medals. He has also published numerous scientific and clinical articles and lectured broadly at various dental meetings throughout Europe, US, and Asia. Dr Park currently serves as Colonel in the U.S Army Dental Corps, and he plans to retire within next couple of years after serving the Country for 30 years.
Dr. Laila Ochana is a caring and trustworthy general dentist in the Alexandria, Virginia area. She began working at Telegraph Dentists over a year ago and has grown to love the area she works in. Her patients remark her as a very friendly and loving doctor too!
Dr. Ochana is extremely passionate about Cosmetic Dentistry. She has realized that the happiest patients of hers, are those with straight and white teeth. By providing crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening, Dr. Ochana restores smiles to their original bright look they once had.
In her free time Dr. Ochana enjoys listening to music and dancing. She is also very active outside and enjoys spending time at the gym.
Dr. Myvan Tran is a dedicated and trustworthy general dentist in the Alexandria, Virginia area. She opened her private practice, Telegraph Dentists, in 2003 after traveling to the United States and later graduating from USC Dental School in 2001.
She opened her practice in 2003 with the main goal of reaching out to as many people in the area as possible and providing them with affordable dental care. She believes everyone should have access to affordable dentistry and works hard to make sure that care is still the best available.
Dr. Tran loves attending continuing education courses in all fields of dentistry to provide the best in service in this ever evolving world of dentistry. Throughout her many continuing education courses, the courses she enjoys the most involve Orthodontics and Implant Dentistry. She also believes strongly in promoting good oral health as a whole, satisfying all essential needs of patients teeth, and providing solutions to esthetic concerns that come up.
Some of the services Dr. Tran is proud to provide her patients include: Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Pedodontics, Orthodontics, Preventative Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Implant Dentistry (both surgical placement and restorations).
In her free time Dr. Tran enjoys listening to music, dancing, and art work of all variations. She is passionate about collecting stamps and is very good at solving Sudoku puzzles.
Dr. Leon is originally from Peru! In 2001, Dr. Leon graduated from Cayetano Heredia University Dental School in Lima, Peru. She continued her education at Louisiana State University Dental School and University of Maryland Dental School for 1 and 2 year programs in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
Dr. Leon joined Telegraph Dentists in 2006 and she has been providing the best dental care for her patients ever since. She treats them with respect and cares for them as if they were her own family. Her treatment plans always outline the options available for the patients but never forces procedures upon them.
Dr. Leon is married and has 3 interactive and wonderful boys that keep her very busy after work. She enjoys doing outdoor activities, going to the gym, and watching movies at the theatre in her free time.
Dr. Nikki Nguyen is our Orthodontist. After completing her undergraduate studies with honors at Virginia Commonwealth University, she received her dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry and went on to specialty training in Orthodontics at Temple University. In addition, she attained a post Doctoral Master's degree in Science of Dentistry. She is a Board Certified Diplomate of the National Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Nguyen is also certified in INVISALIGN treatment which is the best and only non-visible form of removable orthodontic therapy. She has been treating children, teenagers and adults in Northern Virginia since 1994. Its never too late to have a beautiful smile! If you missed the chance as a teenager, NOW is the time to make it right! If straight beautiful teeth are your desire, Dr. "Nikki" as the kids call her, is the one to see. Dr. Nikki is active at the local church and enjoys being a soccer mom. She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.