Meet Our Caring Team


Meet Ms. Youie 

Office Manager

Many families have come to know and love Ms. Youie as a versatile and talented team member! She has grown with our practice from dental assisting to now managing the office. This big role involves organization, insurance knowledge, communication skills and charisma. Lauryn, the Office Manager that Dr. Karen started her office with, filled these big shoes in amazing ways and now has passed the baton with her exceptional training to our lovely Ms. Youie.


You are sure to love Ms. Youie’s enthusiasm, radiant smile, and charm as she is involved in every step of your dental visit with our team. Ms. Youie is knowledgeable and reassuring as you are likely to know. She wears her superhero cape with grace as she helps support all aspects of our office. Many families adore her and support her as we are all involved in her aspirations of studying dentistry — and a fine dentist she will be! Not only will Ms. Youie be the voice you hear when you give us a ring, but you will be pleased by her proficiency and spirited laugh!


Ms. Youie lays her CCPD superhero cape to rest in the evenings only to put on her superhero cape in her continued studies! Ms. Youie is an exceptionally bright young lady, currently completing three graduate-level courses in Biomedical Engineering — all with a smile on her face! She is an avid lover of exercise and a lover of ice cream (yum!). She is surrounded by her lovely family and friends in the area where she enjoys the great outdoors (minus the bugs), exercising daily, exploring as a food connoisseur, and visiting music venues and art exhibits!


Our practice is blessed to have such exceptional team members.
Everyone is cordial, kind, welcoming and genuinely caring.
Dr. Karen is proud of her team and works hard to make sure they all have fun times together between all the hard work. Come meet and hear how we all met.
The journey here is always a story indeed…one with happy endings!

Meet Ms. Leslie

Patient Communication Liaison

 When you walk into our office, you are greeted by our lovely team of receptionists! Ms. Leslie is our rock star who serves as our patient communication liaison alongside Ms. Youie. Together they are in communication with you each step of the way to provide all needed information prior to the appointment to ensure a smooth experience. 


Ms. Leslie is involved in providing all needed information from your new patient visit to treatment appointments and management of payments. She manages our text chat and email correspondences — a full-time job indeed. Additionally, should you need dental treatment, she is the one to walk you through the next steps, ensuring full preparation for your child’s dental visit! She is enthusiastic about making all our children feel welcome and share in a great dental experience. Ms. Leslie is incredibly courteous and kind. She complements our team well with her gentle soul and warm smile. We are thrilled to have Ms. Leslie be a part of our CCPD Team! 


When we have wrapped up our day in the office, even this superhero goes on amazing us. Ms. Leslie is a mother herself to a charming and sweet young boy. She has her beautiful family here in Maryland with whom she spends much of her time. Her son is in early elementary school and Ms. Leslie delights in watching him grow and spending much quality time together. She really is a rock star at work and at home!

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Meet Mrs. Elizabeth 

Registered Dental Hygienist 

Mrs. Elizabeth is our lovely hygienist with a wealth of experience sure to put your littles at ease! She has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 15 years, with many years of her career working in Pediatric Dentistry where she treasures the opportunity to share with children and young adults. Mrs. Elizabeth enjoys educating her patients and providing them with the tools to create healthy, lifelong oral hygiene habits. She is from the lovely town of Frederick, a short ride from DC to rolling hills and a historic downtown. She earned her dental hygiene degree at West Virginia’s West Liberty University. 

Our families are sure to adore her professionalism and calm demeanor. Mrs. Elizabeth is exceptionally elegant and thorough with all our patients. She has true ease working with our littles!


Mrs. Elizabeth dons her superhero cape during the day with all of us teammates only to go home to continue in her superhero mom role. She resides in our local neighborhood with her husband, stepdaughter, and two sons. When not having fun in the office, she loves to spend time with her family and enjoy the great outdoors our area has to offer. She is an avid runner sometimes seen about town. She has completed three Marine Corp Marathons and was training to complete her first triathlon — what amazing accomplishments to speak of. You and your littles are sure to enjoy her caring approach when working with her! She is a delightful member of our team and is so happy to provide her vast experience to complement your dental experience. You are certain to love Mrs. Elizabeth!

Meet Ms. Maika 

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ms. Maika was the first dental hygienist Dr. Karen had the privilege to work with after opening her office. It has been so much fun over the years that now Ms. Maika has joined us consistently and we could not be happier! Originally from the great Northwestern state of Oregon, Ms. Maika has made the DMV her home since 2015. She was a nanny for a local family for many years until she was accepted into the Dental Hygiene Program at Fortis College. Since graduation, she has practiced in General Practice, Periodontics, and the best specialty, Pediatric Dentistry. In these clinical environments, she has grown her clinical proficiency in dental hygiene and is a master with the kiddos! Ms. Maika is exceptionally sweet and has a wonderful sense of humor. 


Like the rest of our superhero team, even she needs to rest her cape in the evenings. Fun Fact: Ms. Maika was a Caps cheerleader and our office is proud to don her holiday ornament photo! Ms. Maika enjoys volunteering her time with the Special Olympics cheer program, playing with her dog and enjoying Korean BBQ (yum!) with her other half! Ms. Maika has been an exceptional addition to our practice and all our patients adore her as well.

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Meet Our Dental Assisting Dream Team! 

Our office is delighted to introduce to you our fabulous dental assistants! They are the ones to greet you and extend your visit through the office, including our fun domino wall toy, spotting your name featured for your first visit with us on our “Hello Darling!” welcome wall. Our office is designed for your littles in their choices to complement their visit with us each and every time. Our team members help your littles personally make their experience all about them from selecting from our many toothpaste flavors, fun costume sunglasses to their colorful toothbrush and their “happy air” smell!


Meet Ms. Kelsey 

Dental Assistant

Ms. Kelsey is Dr. Karen’s wing woman! She is the voice of encouragement for our littles alongside Dr. Karen during all procedures. She is calming, supportive, and knowledgeable. She really enjoys chiming in on a duet with Dr. Karen. They can get carried away singing to each patient’s delight!


She too retires her superhero cape every night to join her significant other in exploring what the area has to offer, creating her own adventures and memories. Ms. Kelsey is from the great state of Ohio and has recently moved to the area — what a delight for us! Nursing was her first course of study, followed by dentistry as she grew for a change in environment. She has been in the dental field in adult dentistry until now, but where she shines in Pediatric Dentistry. Ms. Kelsey loves working with children to teach them proper oral health practices and provides the best experience possible! Her time away from work is enjoyed with her family, hanging out with her dogs and exercising. She is a lover of horses and has been riding most of her life — it is her greatest joy in life!

Meet Ms. Juju 

Dental Assistant

Ms. Juju has been a wonderful addition to our practice. She is new to dentistry and as a dental assistant and has blossomed in this time with us. She helps to set all your preferences in place, ensuring you have the best visit. Ms. Juju is part of both our hygiene and restorative sides to get her exposed to the full scope of our practice. She is chairside with Dr. Karen as a great partner in getting all your littles needs completed! Ms. Juju is exceptionally caring towards our littles and Dr. Karen is a big fan of how she complements our team. It has been a pleasure introducing Ms. Juju to our families!


Ms. Juju’s interest in dentistry started with close friends and family who are in the field. She particularly enjoys working with kids because they remind her how amazing and exciting the world can be. Children encourage her to use her imagination and find creative ways to engage them. She adores watching children learn and grow — it is central to her character to watch them flourish!


All superheroes have the night off and she is no exception. When she lays her cape to rest it is because she is happy to join her family and friends nearby to shop and spend quality time together. Ms. Juju grew up in the area and is happy to be a key member in children’s oral health for her local community!

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Meet Ms. Johanna 

Dental Assistant

Ms. Johanna is a fabulous member of our team as well. You are sure to be delighted with her gentle demeanor, her inviting smile, and her graciousness with your littles! Our dear Johanna was a nanny for many years in our local community. She is exceptional with children and loves to provide them with their best dental experience.


Her personality appreciates the innate curiosity in children and helps them to search their imagination during their dental visits. Ms. Johanna’s goal is to care for your children as she has for her families while she was a nanny. She strives to make all our littles comfortable and happy during their time with us. She is supportive and caring and Dr. Karen also adores having her as part of our dream team!


Our superhero does take a break from her fabulous contributions to our dental team! Ms. Johanna enjoys spending time with her family — also local to our area. She is committed to the practice of yoga, hence all her zen energy!