PearlFection is growing and with that growth comes new employees. We are excited to be able to work with such fantastic team members. Welcome to our team!
Dr Brian Chang (board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon) is a native to the Washington Metropolitan area, growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He then earned his undergraduate degree at University of Virginia in Biology and Economics.
Dr. Chang earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania through the Health Professional Scholarship Program from the U.S. Army. He decided to pursue additional training and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Medical Center. He spent the following four years as the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Fort Polk, Louisiana, treating our soldiers and other service members. Dr. Chang then decided to come back to this region and in addition to working at PearlFection, opened and currently owns and operates a private oral surgery practice in Leesburg, VA with his partner Dr Frank Strickland.
Melissa is a dental industry veteran with 16 years of experience. She began her career as a dental assistant and has earned her QDA, RDT, and CDA. After assisting for general, cosmetic, and specialist offices; she was given the opportunity to teach for Kaplan University, where her passion for the Dental Assisting Profession grew with each student she met. Melissa went on to Direct Kaplan University’s Dental Assistant Program for four years. During this time she completed her Bachelors in Business Administration. She credits this experience with giving her the imperative understanding of adult learners needs. She took this with her to Fortis Institute-Towson (formerly Medix School) where she was the Dental Assistant Program Chair, for two years before accepting a position with Benco Dental. Melissa is most happy when advocating for people and uses this passion daily, while working on behalf of our patients as Insurance Coordinator for Pearlfection Dentistry. With Pearlfection she is able to bring all of her experience to the Dental Office; continuing her mission, to help and serve the dental patient, through education and facilitating better processes. Outside of work she enjoys: spending time roughhousing with her son, shopping with her daughter, eating spicy food, hot weather and French bulldogs.
Kim is our Scheduling Coordinator. She has worked in the medical field for the last 6 years, working with geriatric and critical care patients. She is a Boonsboro High School graduate and received certifications from Hagerstown Community College. Kim loves working with people and offering a helping hand when needed. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, and playing sports. Kim resides in Keedysville, MD with her boyfriend, son and three dogs.
Michelle is a dental assistant with her oral radiography certification. She has a passion for applying the latest advancement in dental care and helping people love there smile. Michelle enjoys being outdoors and loves the summer time as well as spending time with her family, friends and most importantly her son Logan.