Polly has over 30 years of dental practice experience behind her. This career path started back in 1983 when her family dentist in Denver, Colorado invited her to temporarily “fill in” at the front desk. From this introduction to the world of dentistry, she quickly and eagerly went about immersing herself in learning every aspect of the dental office, as well as the business side of running a successful, patient-oriented dental practice.Polly has continued to hone and polish her dental knowledge and business skills working for practices in Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and, of course, here in Virginia where she has worked with this practice since 1998.
Outside of work, she maintains a busy marriage/family schedule raising two college-age boys and attending to her “sharp-as-a-tack” 87-year-old mother. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, walking with her husband and dogs, and traveling. Some of her favorite spots around the world are Vancouver, British Columbia, Iceland and New Zealand. For Polly, the best part about working at Drs. Chad and Pooja Kasperowski’s office is the daily interaction she has with wonderful patients and the practice’s team. “It’s a joy to come to work every day,” she says.
Ibeth, our scheduling coordinator, has over 15 years of experience working in a dental office. She understands the importance of office etiquette and patient customer service practices.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, she has been married for 5 years and has a son, and a dog named Romeo. Ibeth is dedicated to her garden and enjoys reading, running outdoors and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Mimi has been a practicing Dental Hygienist since 2002. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in 2002, with an Associate in Applied Science degree. She has been working with Dr. Chad since 2009 but has been in our practice since 2005. She became interested in becoming a dental hygienist when she was attending night school. Mimi enjoys interacting with her patients and educating them on how they can improve their oral and overall health. She makes sure that her patients get a thorough yet gentle cleanings. Mimi is married and has one son. She enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks with her dog, and reading.
Yolanda was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She has three brothers, all of whom are named Tyrone just like her dad. Yes, just like George Foreman. She has a 4-year-old daughter named Mia. After graduating from Hayfield High School in 2002, Yolanda went to the MIHT School in Lorton to study dental assisting. She enjoys dentistry and working with and meeting new people every day. Yolanda has been an assistant for over 5 years. She enjoys volleyball, shopping and watching scary movies.
Maryam is a native of the area who grew up in Great Falls and attended Langley High School. She has over 12 years of healthcare management and clinical experience. Maryam received her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Biology and graduated as a Dental Hygiene student with Dean’s List standing. She is certified in both anesthesia and soft-tissue lasers. She is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene with a concentration in Public Health.
During her free time, Maryam enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Roxxie, as well as staying active and spending time outdoors.
Melinda was born in Fairfax and grew up and attended South Lakes High School in Reston. When she entered dentistry in 1984, she realized that she was blessed with a career that would make her very happy as well.
She is a single mother of two wonderful children—a 25-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son—and has a 28-year-old son-in-law. Much of her free time is spent shopping for treasures at consignment stores, an occasional adventure at Hollywood Casino in Charlestown, West Virginia, and taking part in fun-filled family events.
Melinda has been a dental assistant for over 30 years now. She still takes ongoing continuing education courses, and she has earned many certificates and awards. She is happy in the knowledge that she has made a very successful career choice.