Meet Our Administrative Staff

derin_thumbDerin Hathaway – Director of Clinical Operations

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.



img_our-staff-karenKaren Nash – Surgical Coordinator

​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.


img_our-staff-jen-elmoreJennifer Elmore – Director of Implantology

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-sewellCookie Sewell – Implant Treatment Coordinator

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.




Practicing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth removal to corrective & reconstructive jaw surgery. Fairfax Oral Surgery proudly serves Alexandria, Fairfax, Centreville, Burke, Reston, Woodbridge and the Counties of Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun, as well as the City of Alexandria and the rest of the Northern Virginia Area.

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