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About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Qais Musmar, DDS

Your dentist is a member of the doctor mastery program

Dr. Musmar, DDS is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care.

"We don't just treat teeth. We treat people. That's why I make sure to listen to my patients, not just talk to them. I have to understand their perspective before I can help them reach their goals!"

His Inspiration

Dr. Qais Musmar was inspired to become a dentist by watching his mother care for her patients; she was a practicing dentist for 39 years. As a child he was a regular face at the office, and enjoyed the atmosphere of attentiveness and professionalism he found there.

Formal Education

After graduating with honors from George Mason University with a B.S. in biology, he attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He graduate summa cum laude as the only student in the school's history to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. He then took the additional step of completing a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in San Antonio. There he learned the latest advancements in techniques and materials for areas such as cosmetics, reconstructive treatment, endodontics and periodontal treatment. He also achieve certification in Pain Management, Conscious Sedation, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Continuing Education

Continuing education remains a regular part of his professional life. For example, he has now earned certification to treat patients with Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces.

"I enjoy cosmetic work and full-mouth reconstruction," he says. "And I like helping patients keep a positive outlook. If they've been caring for their teeth well, I compliment them. If they're not, I'll find out why, without lecturing them."

He also enjoys working on veneers.

"If teeth are out of alignment, we can make them perfectly straight. The color, shape and arrangement in the mouth looks so natural... and the gratification these patients get is wonderful!"

On the Personal Side...

Dr. Musmar met his wife, Dr. Rainy Suon, in dental school. She, like Dr. Musmar, enjoys practicing dentistry in Northern Virginia. Their personal lives are busy and fulfilling as their professional ones. They are proud parents of four kids, Haitham, Kareem, Laith and Hani.

Colin Smith, DMD

My Mission

“My mission is making patients smile. Whether it is getting a patient out of pain, restoring a troubled esthetic area, or giving a patient the ability to eat again – providing a patient with confidence and functioning teeth, in any capacity, is such a reward. It makes all of the past and future hours of training worth it.”

Education

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – Boston, MA

New York University Lutheran Medical Center (AEGD), Winslow Indian Health Care Center, Inc. – Winslow, AZ

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Smith is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, North Virginia Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. He is also certified in WaveOne Endodontic Reciprocation and Invisalign. He is an established member of the Doctor Mastery Program, and he is presently working toward a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Smith grew up in northern Virginia. After being away from home for many years, he has decided to return here to practice dentistry. When he isn’t caring for his patients, Dr. Smith enjoys the outdoors. He plays soccer, tennis and skis. He is also an avid hiker, and he recently started to fish and mountain bike. Dr. Smith loves traveling to new places and meeting new people, but he will always be happy at home with his family and friends. He likes many different types of foods, but he can’t cook at all!