Kathy Rimel– Business Administration
Kathy has been the front desk expert with Dr. Angelopulos since 2005. Her expertise comes from the extensive experience and dedication to lifelong learning. She has a true passion for helping our patients get the most out of their insurance benefits. She is great at explaining patients’ financial choices. Kathy is understanding and compassionate with each and every patient. She believes that by working together, treatment can be affordable for everyone. She loves welcoming all new patients into the office. From the first time you call, Kathy makes you feel at home. She says “I love meeting our new patients and making them feel welcome into our practice.” In her spare time she spends time with her son, Stone, works on home and yard projects, and goes to the beach as often as she can.
Sara Hall–Dental Assistant
Sara is well versed in all of Dr. Ange’s practices and procedures–a true expert, she’s seen it all. She’s been part of his team since the very beginning, and does almost as many hours of continuing education as he does! Sara takes pride in getting to know the newcomers and says, “I love our patients, getting to know them, and building relationships with them. My job is very hands-on and interactive so having such wonderful patients is terrific.” When Sara isn’t at work she enjoys cooking gourmet meals with her husband Brian and spending time with their five children Jen, Ian, Isabella, Jared and Delanie.
Pam Fike – Dental Hygienist
Pam’s first career as an elementary school teacher makes her an asset when working with our youngest patients, and in clearly explaining our procedures and treatments. She changed careers because she wanted more direct interaction with other people. No stranger to learning, she, too, received her hygiene degree from Garrett and Allegany Colleges of Maryland. She is thrilled to be working at Angelopulos Dental and says, “I feel privileged to work for a dentist who allows me to give each patient the individualized care they need.” She is always on the lookout for the latest technology that will help us with more accurate diagnosis or effective treatment. Pam and her husband, Jeff, have two grown sons, Brian and Jason, two daughters-in-law, and three wonderful grandchildren. In her free time, Pam likes to sew, take walks and spoil her grandchildren.
Karla Angelopulos – Business Administration
Karla and Dr. Ange have been together since her freshman year at Lake Forest College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Elementary Education and Psychology. She pursued a master’s degree from the University of Louisville while Dr. Ange was pursuing his dental degree. Karla works on the office accounting, record keeping and financial planning. She is also the contact person to our financial partners. Karla feels honored to work with such an amazing team and explains, “the people I work with are kind, friendly, and genuine, we all work together to meet the needs of our patients in a very special way. We listen to you, your dental concerns, and what you want for your smile.” Karla and Dr. Ange have four beautiful children Orion, Bailee and twins Kaelan and Enakai.
Rachel Lam – Dental Hygienist
We are happy to welcome Rachel back to our team as our newest registered dental hygienist. Rachel was Dr. Ange’s chairside assistant for several years and, wanting to grow her dental career, she chose to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. Rachel graduated from Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke. After being away from the team Rachel says, “I love being back, we are all like family. It’s wonderful to already know almost all of our patients.” She loves her new career and taking exceptional care of our patients. Rachel has a knack for helping patients feel at ease. Her years of experience working chairside with Dr. Ange give her a huge advantage. She, too, is eager to learn and attends continuing education courses each year. In her spare time Rachel loves outdoor activities with her husband, Jon, and their beautiful daughter Hayleigh.
Gina has recently rejoined our team. She worked with us several years ago and we are happy to welcome her back. Gina does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work to keep the office and appointments running smoothly. She does everything from cleaning the examination rooms and sterilizing the equipment to calling and reminding patients of their appointments. Gina has a great breadth of knowledge of the dental office. She says, “I am happy to be back with Dr. Ange and the team, everyone is so positive and friendly, it’s a great place to go to work” In her spare time she likes to crochet and be outdoors with her family: her husband, Robert, and their two children Donovan and Victoria.
Marina – Dental Assistant
Marina has worked with our practice for over 5 years after graduating from MTC. She’s an expert at “4-hand dental cleanings” for children, whitening procedures for adults, fabricating temporary crowns and bridges, and other laboratory and patient education duties.
Marina loves the family-like team at Angelopulos Dental, saying, “The quality and teamwork of this practice are like NOWHERE else.” In her free time, she loves spending time with her young family, her two little kids, and friends. She and her husband are also involved in youth ministry at First Russian Baptist Church.
Adrienne – Dental Hygienist
Adrienne is a new addition to the practice, starting in 2016 after graduating from Virginia Western Community College. She is the person who works hard to make your smile bright and healthy, taking x-rays, performing hygiene cleanings, scalings, and polishes, and educating patients on proper oral hygiene. She loves working with a staff that believes in the quality of the work that they do and also putting the patient first. She also loves getting to know new patients and making a difference in their overall health.
Outside of the office you’ll find Adrienne….well…outside. She loves camping, kayaking, fishing, softball, and all things competitive.
Vanessa – Dental Assistant
Vanessa is often seen as Dr. Ange’s right hand – she’s works as his chairside assistant during a number of different procedures. She came to the practice from Lord Fairfax Community College and post-grad training at Massanutten Tech Center. She loves the people that she works with as well as getting to know and help her patients. When asked what makes Angelopulos Dental unique, she said, “The compassion that Dr. Ange and the team shows to the patients.”
Vanessa loves spending time outdoors and around water. You’ll find her hanging out with friends or her loveable pitbull, Bentley.
Margaret – Dental Hygienist
Margaret joined Angelopulos Dental early in 2016 after spending several years perfecting her skills through Virginia Western Community College at Danville and Massanutten Tech. Her responsibilities include taking x-rays and intra-oral photos, performing hygiene exams and treatments like scaling and polishing, sterilization and care of equipment, and patient education. She loves helping patients with education and relieving their anxieties about dental procedures. She wants to help each patient achieve their own individual goals not only for oral health, but for their overall health.
Outside of work, Margaret can be found spending time with her husband and two small children, along with her two grown step-children. She loves camping and sports activities, but also loves to curl up with a good book.