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.
Meet Dr. Runwal!
Hello! I was born and raised in India. I completed High School and my Bachelors of Science there. I moved to the United States in 2013 and wanted to learn dentistry here. I completed my Masters in the Advanced Education of General Dentistry from Boston University and started practicing in 2017 in Culpeper Virginia.
Growing up with two parents that are Doctors, I knew I wanted to be a Doctor as well. My father is an Orthopedic Surgeon and my mother is a Gynecologist. I love the medical profession and I wanted to pursue something where I could incorporate Art as well. Dentistry was perfect.
As a dentist I want to help people get over their dental ailments. I want to help them smile and eat better for an overall better well-being. My priority is always to save teeth but I will do the best treatment possible to get them out of pain.
I’m looking forward to being the full-time doctor in Lake Plaza and establish myself in this community. I can’t wait to meet you.
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
Hi! I’m Jonathan! I’m so excited to begin my journey with Lake Plaza Dental as their lead Dental Assistant. I bring a 5 year dental background to the office, and pride myself on always working in our local community. I love dentistry because I love to help people smile and boost their confidence. In my free time, I enjoy traveling to the beach on long weekends, or really anywhere! I’m more of a cat guy, and I love Mexican food! If I can ever do anything to make your visit more comfortable, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Hailey joined the Lake Plaza team in the spring of 2022 as our hygiene assistant. Hailey has been working in the dental world for over a year. She holds an x-ray certification for dental assistants. When not at work she loves going to the gym, being outdoors and hiking, and going shopping.
She is very excited to work with the patients and get to know them!
practice administrator/marketing director
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 at home
HR manager/Financial Auditor
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!
Hi! I’m Heather! I enjoy cooking and working in my garden. I’m married to my High School sweetheart and we have a 5 year old son and an 8 month old daughter. I’ve worked in the Dental field for 8 years and I love helping people become more confident in their smiles. I could eat breakfast food all day, or mexican! Anything with a good spice to it!