Michelle LeeOffice Manager
Michelle was hired at McLean Dentistry as a Dental Assistant in 2010 and transitioned as the Office Administrator/Manager in 2013. Michelle was raised in Rockville, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in Kinesiology. Her interest in Dentistry came about during her sophomore year of college and has been in Dentistry for over 10 years. Her goal is to make sure every patient leaves the office with a full understanding of their treatments, provide the best care and welcoming experience, treat others with the kind of respect we all like to be treated, answer all questions and concerns with the best capability, and making sure each and every patient walks out with a smile on their face.
Michelle has two children, Ella (4) and Lucas(1). During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cuddling with her dog Teddy, watching movies, dining at good restaurants, loves a good book, Yoga, and is a big fan of the Redskins! Michelle currently resides in Falls Church with her husband, Richard.
Peggy ForbesRegistered Dental Hygienist
Peggy Weaver Forbes was raised in McLean and attended Churchill Elementary, Springhill Elementary (the first year it opened), St. Lukes Catholic School, Langley High School, and Old Dominion University, where she received a BS in Dental Hygiene (in 3 Years). Peggy has been involved in Virginia State (VDHA) and Northern Virginia Dental Hygienist Association (NVDHA). She served as President for VDHA from 1986 to 1987. She was awarded the VDHA Outstanding Member Award 1987-1988. She was also the NVDHA Trustee Representative and Chairman for the House of Delegates Manual Committee.
Peggy is currently a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at her church and at a nursing home. She also runs an annual blood drive at her church as well. She also has been very involved in fundraising for both her church and NVDHA. Peggy enjoys yard work, gardening, travel and kayak/canoeing. She lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband Richard.
Claudia MossmanCertified Dental Assistant
Claudia has been a dental assistant at McLean Dentistry for 16 years. She graduated from Gateway Technical Institute in Kenosha, Wisconsin with a diploma in Dental Assisting. She furthered her education and became a certified assistant through the Dental Assistant National Board, along with certifications in Orthodontics, and Front Desk Administration. Since her graduation, she has enjoyed learning and expanding her dental knowledge at McLean Dentistry. She takes pride in helping patients achieve happy and healthy smiles. In her free time, Claudia enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and grandchildren.
Risa YaffeRegistered Dental Hygienist
Risa, RDH has been a dental hygienist at McLean Dentistry for over 20 years. She was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area and is a 1979 graduate of Howard University Dental Hygiene School. Risa not only enjoys teaching her patients the importance of good dental health, and helping them to attain that goal, but also shares and promotes information that helps patients navigate medical issues which can affect their dental and medical health as well. Throughout the years, the interpersonal relationships she has formed have spanned multiple generations within families of the practice, and she knows this is one of the qualities that make this dental office unique. Risa and her husband, Eric live in Maryland with their two dogs, Tigger and Milo, and are the owners of an Auntie Anne's Soft pretzel store in Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland.
She has two children, Ethan who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Dara, who is married to Michael and lives in Bethesda, Maryland with their daughters, Noa and Drew. In her free time, Risa enjoys spending time with her friends and family, painting, needlepoint, and reading.
Nina OhCertified Dental Assistant
Nina is the most recent member to join our team. She is a native from South Korea, who has been in the dental field for seven years. Nina has broadened her dental knowledgeable by previously working with other specialists in dentistry such as Periodontists, Oral Surgeons, and Pediatric. Her passion is to encourage and promote the effect of proper dental care.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John, her family and her two dogs, Coco and Lily. Nina currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.