About Your Dentist
"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 Ican help them reach their goals!"
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.
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 inSan 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 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.
Dr. Hijaz attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2007. He then moved To New York City where he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at New York University College of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Hijaz finished a one-year residency program at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Hijaz is also certified in Invisalign.
Dr. Hijaz enjoys all aspects of dentistry, specifically cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Hijaz is committed to providing high quality dentistry to the patients he serves, and always strives to give his patients one of their better dental experiences. He currently lives in Virginia where he enjoys exercising, watching movies and traveling in his spare time.