About Us

Our practice is located in the heart of Olney, Maryland. We are proud to be in this wonderful community for more than three decades. 

Dalia Shlash. Orthodontist.

Dr. Dalia Shlash

Dr. Dalia Shlash grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland and later attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD where she received the Harry E. Kelsey Orthodontic Award and was a member of the Ferdinand Gorgas Odonatological Honors Society. Read More >>

Dr. Richard Mattson. Orthodontist.

Dr. Richard Mattson

Dr. Richard Mattson has worked in orthodontics for over 30 years and is part of the faculty of the University of Maryland. Read More >>

Donna. Orthodontic assistant.

Donna has been a cornerstone of this practice for over 25 years. She is a skilled orthodontic assistant who keep us on task. She is a certified chairside orthodontic assistant and is a fantastic leader in organizing this office. 
Esmeralda is a skilled certified chairside orthodontic assistant. She has been an important member of our team for over 10 years. She is wonderful, enriching our practice with her positive attitude and cheerful energy.  

Esmeralda. Orthodontic Assistant.

Esmeralda is a skilled certified chairside orthodontic assistant. She has been an important member of our team for over 10 years. She is wonderful, enriching our practice with her positive attitude and cheerful energy. Natalie joined our team in 2018 as our full-time front desk receptionist and detail-oriented financial coordinator. She has been tremendous in serving as the face of our practice and is always willing to help with appointment or financial questions.

Kristin. Front Dest Receptionist.

Kristin joined our team in 2021 as our full-time front desk receptionist and detail-oriented financial coordinator. She has been tremendous in serving as the face of our practice and is always willing to help with appointment or financial questions.

Nancy. Treatment Coordinator.

Nancy is our practice’s first-ever Treatment Coordinator. She meets patients during the first appointments and helps clarify insurance benefits and questions. She is also a wonderful chairside orthodontic assistant, and has substantial experience in teaching orthodontic practices in the use of orthodontic appliances.