Dr. Mary Morales
As Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Avila Management Services, Dr. Mary Morales brings over 25 years of experience in the dental operations management field. As of November 2021, the new owner of Lake Plaza Dental, Dr. Morales is driven to continue a dental care environment that always puts the patients’ needs first.
Her passion to provide a “patient first” culture in healthcare was cultivated by helping communities underserved during an externship in the Amazon Rainforest. This experience opened her eyes to the communities that are in need of basic healthcare and education. In February 2022 Dr. Morales founded the non-profit, Smiles that Care, with the goal of reaching underserved communities domestically and abroad.
In her spare time, Dr. Morales continues to practice dentistry during her many mission trips worldwide. Such as her trip in early 2020, where she provided dental care to patients in Guatemala. She is excited for future trips, such as her trip to Ethiopia during the summer of 2023. To check out her latest trips and future projects, or to see how you can help, please visit smilesthatcare.org
She strives to grow personally and professionally by attending continuing education courses to keep up with the latest techniques and provide the best dental care to the underserved.
Dr. Juma Al Jariri
Raised in the local community, Dr. Juma Al Jariri brings a deep connection and a sincere commitment to serving the dental needs of his fellow community members. A graduate of Midwestern University in Illinois, Class of 2020, Dr. Al Jariri has returned to his roots to provide exceptional dental care and make a positive impact on the place he calls home.
As a dental professional, Dr. Al Jariri possesses a wealth of knowledge and his journey has equipped him with the tools to address a wide range of dental concerns, from intricate oral surgeries to innovative dental implant procedures. Dr. Al Jariri believes in providing each patient with individualized care, understanding that every smile is unique and deserving of tailored attention.
He believes that informed patients are empowered patients, and he takes the time to explain treatment options, procedures, and preventive measures in a way that is easy to understand. By fostering open communication and creating a comfortable environment, Dr. Al Jariri ensures that his patients are active participants in their dental care journey.
Mary Jo joined the Lake Plaza family in November 2021 under the new ownership as the financial coordinator. She brings 15 years of administrative experience in both medical and dental offices but found her niche when she joined the dental field. She loves helping others and has been fortunate enough to work in an environment where she can help others on a regular basis. Through her years working in the dental field, she has learned many facets of what it takes to run a dental office efficiently. She has worked the front desk, scheduling, office manager, and financial coordinator roles. Now, most of her work is off-site from the main office which is a fun new way I’m expanding her work experience. Mary Jo loves the rewards that come from watching patient transformations as they go through their needed treatment.
Mary Jo is originally from Northern Michigan, and she now lives in Stafford with her husband, Ken, of 32 years. Between them, they have 6 amazing adult children and 3 wonderful grandchildren. When she is not spending time with her family, she loves baking, working in the yard, and going on weekend getaways.
Mary Jo hopes you’ll love the Lake Plaza Dental family as much as she does!