Kayla Martinez is a Business Associate and one of the happy, smiling faces behind the desk at Old Town Smiles. She is currently attending Strayer University and pursuing a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Financing. Her passion for teamwork and learning make her a natural fit for the Old Town Smiles team. With her warm nature and bright smile, Kayla always goes above and beyond to connect with and remember the patients that come into the office. In fact, one of her favorite parts of working at the office is getting to know the patients.
Kayla grew up in the Woodbridge area, but currently resides in Alexandria where she shares a home with her husband and their bubbly four year old nephew. Her naturally inquisitive nature always drives her to learn more. Because of this she enjoys discovering new museums and tourist attractions in the DMV area. When she’s not exploring the big city, you can find her at the beach or hitting the trails at one of the many local parks in the area.
Kayla Martinez is ACLS certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).
Bridgett has been a Certified and Expanded Functions Dental assistant since 1999. Bridgett joined Old Town Smiles in 2005. Bridgett is the Administrative Assistant as well as the lead case presenter. She will make you feel well taken care of because of her great clinical and communication skills. She has attended the Las Vegas Institute for advanced dental studies, the Ritz Carlton Leadership training, Cerec training and many other continuing education courses. Bridgett is ACLS certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support). She is always striving to expand her knowledge and skill sets, so that she may continue to offer exceptional patient care. Bridgett enjoys quality time with her husband Paul and son Balin. Bridgett recently moved back to Oregon and now works remotely, but she’s still a big part of the team at Old Town Smiles.
Bridgett Boettcher is ACLS certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).
Marketing and Social Media Director
Katie Luciano, Marketing and Social Media Director for Old Town Smiles, received her Master’s in eMarketing from the University of Virginia. Additionally, she is certified in Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimization. Katie joined the team at Old Town Smiles this year and loves that the office is dedicated to the happiness, health, and education of each patient. She looks forward to launching new marketing campaigns that will help staff and patients connect on a new level, set the practice apart from other dental offices, and improve the already 5-star experience.
Katie is originally from Long Island, but moved to Virginia to attend George Mason. She currently resides in Sterling, VA with her loving husband, Plott Hound, and three cats. She enjoys cooking, crafting, and any activity that gets her outside in the fresh air.
Katie Luciano is ACLS certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).
Sara Jones received her Bachelor’s of Science from Radford University in Psychology and her Hygiene Degree in Northern Virginia. She loves working at Old Town Smiles where she is encouraged to spend time with each patient to form lasting relationships during their in-depth consultations. She loves that each patient is thoroughly informed and involved in their treatment plans to ensure they are always satisfied with their dental journey. Sara entered into the dental hygiene field because she loved getting to speak with patients and getting to know them. She loves seeing their before and afters especially during life changing procedures. She holds certifications in Anesthesia, Laser and Nitrous Oxide. In her free time she enjoys the endless restaurants that Northern Virginia has to offer or spending time with her black labrador named Ace. She also loves to workout, cook and hangout with friends and family.
Xavier Bernal Sandin is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) who graduated from Miami Dade College, Florida. Growing up he watched his parents work in the medical field, fueling is passion to become a Dental Hygienist. This career is not just about dental health but about building trust with patients as Xavier supports them through their health journey. Empathy & kindness is at the core of his spirit.
Xavier has the following certifications:
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)
- Diode Laser Certification, Safety Training, and Patient Management.
- Advanced Instrumentation for the General Practice Dental Hygienist Certificate
- Intraoral and Extraoral Exam Certificate.
- Oral Cancer Certificate
- Mental Health First Aid Certified
- Local Anesthesia Certificate
He lives with his girlfriend and their two beautiful dogs in Old Town, Alexandria. He loves every single detail of nature, that’s probably why green is his favorite color. Homecooked food is a must in his life.
Avia received her certification from Applied Career Training and is passionate about the dental field. She loves working with Dr. Ahmed and the entire team at Old Town. She joined the dental field in order to interact with people every day and help them feel better about their smile.
Avia grew up in Alexandria and is proud to be a T.C. Titan!
She is happily married with two daughters, age 14 and 11 and loves spending time with her family. She is also a nail technician and has worked on celebrities and attended NY Fashion Week.
She is certified in Basic Life Support.
Dom entered the dental field because she loved getting to know people and learning something new everyday. She lives in Camp Springs, MD and grew up in Accokeek, MD and attended Gwynn High School. She loves the DC metro area and is excited to continue to work in a location that is so rich with history and culture. The dental field brings her such joy and she loves seeing the happiness on patient’s faces as they complete their cleanings and treatments. She is CPR certified and is passionate about continued education in the dental field. In her free time, she enjoys working out, drawing and spending time with family. She is a big foodie and loves all the different restaurants in her neighborhood.
Where Are They Now?
Crystal tackled her role as business administrator at Old Town Smiles with grace and was always willing to lend a helping hand during appointments. Her smile warmly greeted our patients and we are so thankful for the time she spent at Old Town Smiles. Crystal continues her career in the dental field as a Practice Manager at a local dental office. We wish her the very best and she will always be a part of the OTS family!
Our wonderful Practice Administrator Gillie has retired to follow her dreams of traveling the world. She has embarked on a new adventure as a Tour Director with Tauck as she travels and brings her light to new places. Gillie will always be part of the Old Town Smiles family and we wish her the very best on her new adventure!