Derin joined the Fairfax Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team in 2009 as a surgical assistant. Since then she has held multiple positions including Surgical Lead, Surgical Trainer and Supervisor. Her previous experience in a clinical and non-clinical environment has benefited the practice by helping to ensure patient continuity while providing the highest standard of care. Prior to joining Fairfax Oral Surgery, Derin worked in the Labor and Delivery department at Fair Oaks Hospital. In her free time, Derin enjoys spending time with her family.
Fairfax Oral Surgery is one of the very few practices in the United States that maintains a full-time registered nurse on staff. Our commitment to providing the highest standard of care is Katie’s primary responsibility. Katie began her career with Fairfax Oral Surgery in 2008 after graduating from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Katie’s passion for nursing led her to pursuing a degree in nursing in the evenings. Katie oversees clinical and administrative functions that deal with patient safety, medications, OSHA standards, on-site emergency training as well as assisting in the OR and recovery for procedures that are completed in our state-of-the-art Operating Room at our Fairfax location.
Karen Nash has worked for the practice since 1984. Her expertise is in helping patients who require reconstructive jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) or other more extensive surgical procedures. Karen will facilitate your care from your initial appointment to your final post operative visit. She offers a wealth of information on the role that insurance plays in your care and will make sure that your insurance company has the information they need to consider your case. Karen and our practice are committed to your obtaining any benefits to which you are entitled.
Jen Elmore has worked with our practice since 1986. She has focused her attention on Implant Treatment Coordination since 1990 and oversees all aspects of our implant practice. Jen has lectured on the role of the Implant Coordinator in dental practice and regularly attends local and national meetings to remain abreast of advancements in the field of Implant Dentistry. She is your liaison between the restorative dentist and surgeon and is committed to assuring a smooth transition from surgical treatment to finished result.
Cookie Sewell is our Implant Treatment Coordinator and has been with the practice since 1993. Cookie works tirelessly to ensure that the treatment goals of dentist, patient and surgeon are seamlessly integrated throughout all phases of your care. She is available to answer your questions and will do all possible to assure you are fully informed.
Ashley Perrotte has worked with the practice since 2013. Her friendly demeanor and welcoming personality make her a perfect fit for this position. Ashley is responsible for establishing and maintaining an open and supportive working relationship between our surgeons and your dentist. She is a great resource and will do all possible to make the interaction between dentist, surgeon and patient a positive experience.