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. Her last trip was in early 2020, where she provided dental care to patients in Guatemala. She is excited to restart doing her mission trips post-covid in 2022. 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. Clarissa Moore
Director of Clinical Operations
Dr. Clarissa Moore has been serving patients in Virginia since 2008. Dr. Moore completed her dental education both in Brazil and in a two-year General Practice Residency Program where she served as chief resident at Northside Medical Center Hospital in Youngstown, OH.
One of Dr. Moore’s commitments is to continue learning the latest and most advanced techniques in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. She has pursued advanced training at nationally renowned postgraduate training centers including the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a title awarded to her due to her commitment to continuous learning to better serve her patients. Dr. Moore is a board member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners and recently became a mentor for Invisalign. Dr. Moore really wanted to help patients who are in constant pain from TMJ and recently found a new passion for BOTOX. She finished training in the use of BOTOX for TMJ treatment so her patients can live pain-free lives.
As Director of Clinical Operations, Dr. Clarissa Moore takes the time to train associate Doctors on the most up-to-date practices and technology available. While she does not practice at Lake Plaza Dental, her knowledge from years of experience, training, and continued education, are essential as ongoing resources for associate doctors and all staff at the practice.
Dr. Moore lives with her two daughters Nora and Claire in Gainesville and would like to welcome you to a fantastic dental experience at Lake Plaza Dental!
Cecilia “CC” Yount
Cecilia has been in the dental field since 1998; her passion in dentistry inspired her to further her education and in 2006 she graduated with her Dental Hygiene degree from Northern VA Community College. She was the recipient of the Golden Scaler Award.
Cecilia is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and long-term friendships with each patient. Her favorite part of her job is providing patients with the experience and knowledge of good dental care and the feeling of a great smile.
Cecilia grew up locally and still resides in Orange County, with her husband and two daughters. When she is away from the office, she substitute teaches at the local schools, loves spending time with family and friends, working in the yard, being at the pool and shopping.
Lead Dental Assistant
Mackenzie has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2019. She joined Lake Plaza Dental in 2020 and is now the Lead Assistant under the new ownership. The patient experience is her priority, and she works hard to ensure they feel comfortable in the office. Mackenzie enjoys helping our patients understand and implement their treatment plan.
She and her husband have been married for seven years with two beautiful children. They enjoy family time and running their fitness facility out of Orange, VA.
Kristina has worked in the dental field for over fifteen years. She brings with her a background in both clinical knowledge and administrative knowledge. As a team member of Lake Plaza Dental, she is excited to bring her knowledge and expertise to increase the positive patient experience.
She is the proud mom of two beautiful girls, Charlie Grace and Emma Jo. In her free time Kristina likes to be at the pool with her husband and children, or simply spend time outside of their hometown of King George.
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!