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Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Office Manager




Dental Hygienist 

I have been a hygienist for over 35 years.  I have experience in both general dentistry and periodontics. I became a hygienist because I truly enjoy helping people keep their teeth!

I am a single mom of twin girls. I was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.  I am a huge sports fan and love football!

I look forward to meeting you!




Periodontal/Surgical Assistant

I have worked in the dental field since 2019, and started with North Bethesda Periodontal Group in 2020.  I am so glad I found this office!  Our doctors are nice, professional, and truly caring - both Dr. Howanitz and Dr. Choudhary make it very easy to work with them.  The entire staff works together so well!  I love being able to assist the doctors, comfort the patients, and help everyone to have a great smile! I am passionate about getting to know every patient and providing great customer service!

I am originally from the Philippines and speak fluent Tagalog and English.  When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my cat, Orianna, and going out of town with family and friends.  I also enjoy movies, reading, poetry and trying out different restaurants.




Certified Periodontal/Surgical Assistant/Dental Radiation Technologist

I have been working in dentistry since 1999 and began working at North Bethesda Periodontal Group in 2021.  I love helping patients improve their dental health and love their smiles!  The superior skill set of the doctors, the amazing bedside manner, and respect shown for every patient, are the reasons why I am proud to work at North Bethesda Periodontal Group.

When I am not at work, I am a grateful mother to my daughter, Stella, who loves everything outdoors; camping, hiking and gardening.  I attended Kaskaskia College in 1998-1999 for dental assisting school and moved to Maryland in 1999. I have enjoyed working in dentistry ever since!




Business Assistant/Insurance Specialist

I have been working in the dental field since 2017, and started at North Bethesda Periodontal Group in 2020.  I love the enthusiasm each team member shares to help our patients achieve their goal of a healthy smile!  Both Dr. Howanitz and Dr. Choudhary and the staff work together seemlessly to provide the best in patient care!

I moved to Maryland in September of 2020.  Before coming to this practice, I worked as an insurance specialist at a cosmetic dental practice.  Since moving here, I like to spend my free time visiting with friends, watching movies, and spending lots of quality time with our family dog, Larry.