Meet The Team

  • Dr. Basiony Hagar, DDS
    Principal Dentist

    Dr. Basiony Hagar received his DDS from the University of Alexandria in Egypt in 2002. He attended a general practice residency in Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts, affiliated with Tufts Dental School in 2007 through 2008. Dr. Hagar received his certification in implant placement in 2010 and has been placing and restoring implants. In 2011, Dr. Hagar was certified as an Invisalign provider.

    Dr. Hagar prides himself on being a gentle and caring dentist that practices all aspects of cosmetic dentistry with special care for patients with an aversion to dental treatments.

    Dr. Basiony Hagar received his DDS from the University of Alexandria in Egypt in 2002. He attended a general practice residency in Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts, affiliated with Tufts Dental School in 2007 through 2008. Dr. Hagar received his certification in implant placement in 2010 and has been placing and restoring implants. In 2011, Dr. Hagar was certified as an Invisalign provider.

     

    Dr. Hagar prides himself on being a gentle and caring dentist that practices all aspects of cosmetic dentistry with special care for patients with an aversion to dental treatments.

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  • Dr. Gaafar Ahmed DDS
    Dentist

    He truly has a passion for dentistry and it shows in the smiles of all his patients. Dr. Ahmed lives in Henrico County with his wife and two children.

    Dr. Ahmed received his DDS from the University of Southern California in 2006. Dr. Ahmed has volunteered for numerous dental clinics . Dr. Ahmed became a part of Ladysmith Dental Center in February of 2014. Dr. Ahmed is a certified Invisalign Provider, and has taken and maintains taking several continuing education courses to provide the best techniques and up to date technology to his patients. He has a friendly compassionate personality as well as a gentle touch, which helps put his patients at ease while in his chair. He truly has a passion for dentistry and it shows in the smiles of all his patients. Dr. Ahmed lives in Henrico County with his wife and two children.

     

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  • Dr. Mohamed Elgazzar DDS
    dentist

    Dr. Elgazzar is very passionate about dentistry and nothing pleases him more than seeing patients happy and satisfied with their smile.

    Dr. Elgazzar went to Waterbury Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in 2005 where he performed surgical extractions, fixed/removable prosthodontics, restorative work and molar root canal treatments while frequently responding to calls from each hospital’s emergency room. During that time, he became a clinical instructor at Boston University’s Massachusetts Community Health Center supervising new residents and externs at the center. He is a member of The Dawson Academy for advanced Dental Study, a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of cosmetic dentistry.

    Dr Elgazzar is Always concerned for his patients’ comfort, oral health and well being, he takes pleasure in educating patients while helping to restore their confidence. Dr. Elgazzar is very passionate about dentistry and nothing pleases him more than seeing patients happy and satisfied with their smile. On a personal note, Dr. Elgazzar has a wife and five energetic daughters who keep him very busy. He is quite a football fan and enjoys being outdoors, lifting weights and running. Dr. Elgazzar is a loving and devoted husband, father and dentist.

     

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  • Dr. Amer Allaymoune DDS
    Orthodontist

    Dr. Amer Allaymoune is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

    Dr. Amer Allaymoune is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction that only one out of three American orthodontists achieve. To attain this distinction, orthodontists must pass a series of difficult, thorough written and clinical examinations. The entire certification process can take several years. 

    After graduation from dental school in 2005, Dr. Allaymouni completed his specialty training program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He graduated with a Certificate of proficiency and a Master Degree in orthodontics. Shortly afterwards, he was selected to be a clinical instructor in the University at Buffalo, where he supervised the postdoctoral students in the orthodontic clinic.

     

    Dr. Allaymouni has presented and lectured at various dental meetings, including the American Association of Orthodontics annual conference. He published several research papers in different topics in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. His research has focused on jaw growth modification and functional treatment in children with severe orthodontic problems.  

    Dr. Allaymouni is a member of the following organizations:

    • American Board of Orthodontics (ABO).
    • American Association of Orthodontics (AAO).
    • Southern Association of Orthodontics (SAO).
    • Virginia Association of Orthodontics. (VAO).
    • American Dental Association (ADA).
    • Virginia Dental Association (VDA).
    • Richmond Dental Society (RDS).

     

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  • Dr. Zainab “Zee” Alatabe
    Hygienist (RDH, BSDH)

    Zainab graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the Medical College of Virginia’s School of Dentistry in 2013

    A native of the greater Richmond area, Zainab graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the Medical College of Virginia’s School of Dentistry in 2013. Shortly thereafter she became a part of both our Ladysmith and Marshall offices. Every day she continues to learn new ways to provide the best dental treatment for her patients and she always makes their dental care her top priority. Zainab has a friendly personality and a soft gentle touch, giving her patients a personalized relaxing experience during their dental cleanings. Zee loves working in the dental field and loves being part of our team.

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  • Veronica Rubio
    Office Manager

    Veronica began working in the dental field since 2000, becoming part of the Ladysmith Dental center team in September, 2017. She is now one of the Patient Benefit Coordinators/ Office Manager.

    Veronica began working in the dental field since 2000, becoming part of the Ladysmith Dental center team in September, 2017. She is now one of the Patient Benefit Coordinators/ Office Manager.  When not at work, you will most likely find her watching her girls play soccer. Her free time consists of being a mom to her children. Veronica loves to spend time at the beach, to go on cruises.”

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  • Wendy
    Dental Assistant (orthodontic)

    a great asset to our practice with her years of dental experience. Wendy has a professional and welcoming personality and strives to make all of her patients comfortable during any and all procedures.

     

    Wendy became a part of our team here at Ladysmith Dental Center in December 2017. She has become a great asset to our practice with her years of dental experience. Wendy has a professional and welcoming personality and strives to make all of her patients comfortable during any and all procedures. . She has experience working chairside with the doctor during all forms of dentistry including root canals, implants, extractions, fillings, and crowns. But, what she really loves is working with children of Caroline County and teaching them the importance of healthy teeth and gums.

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  • Brieanne
    Dental Assistant (orthodontic)

    Brieanne joined our team here at Ladysmith Dental Center in December 2015. She has a welcoming and familiar face here at the office. Brie has experience with all the treatments we perform here such as fillings, root canals, crowns, implants and extractions. She strives to help patients feel comfortable at the practice so we may…

    Brieanne joined our team here at Ladysmith Dental Center in December 2015. She has a welcoming and familiar face here at the office. Brie has experience with all the treatments we perform here such as fillings, root canals, crowns, implants and extractions. She strives to help patients feel comfortable at the practice so we may continue to be a part of their oral health care needs. Brie enjoys assisting our orthodontic practice as well to help patients achieve the smile they always dreamed of.

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  • Rachel Rouse
    Front Desk Administrator

    Meet Rachel, she is our newest Front Desk Administrator. She has six plus years of experience in the dental field and is trained as a Certified Dental Assistant.

    Meet Rachel, she is our newest Front Desk Administrator. She has six plus years of experience in the dental field and is trained as a Certified Dental Assistant. She moved to Caroline County a few years ago from a crowded area further North and is greatly appreciative of our more rural areas. Living just 10 minutes from our office, she loves the idea that it is like she is working in her own backyard. In her spare time, Rachel likes to spend the days with her 2 sons doing any & all things outdoors related.

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  • Rebecca Lord
    Dental Assistant

    Rebecca is one of our Certified Dental Assistants, she started in this field while she was still in high school. She studied Dental Assisting from 2014-2016

    Rebecca is one of our Certified Dental Assistants, she started in this field while she was still in high school. She studied Dental Assisting from 2014-2016 and upon graduation, became a mother to a sweet little boy. 1 year later, Rebecca decided to take a refresher course with DATS (Dental Assisting Training School), she completed their program and has now been with us since.

     

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  • Adrianna Christie
    Hygiene Assistant

    Adrianna is a hygiene assistant and one of the newest members to our team.

    Adrianna is a hygiene assistant and one of the newest members to our team. This is her first job experience in the dental field and she absolutely loves it here. She enjoys working with adults and children, and she likes to incorporate fun into her daily job duties. In her free time, Adrianna likes to draw and help decorate our office for all occasions.

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