Board Certified Orthodontist
Hi, I'm Dr. Ali Ghatri
I feel truly blessed to be a part of each of my patient’s journey to achieve their dream smile. The work I do and the interactions I have bring a smile to my face that cannot be compared to anything else—It gives me satisfaction on a daily basis, and the happiness it brings cannot be described in words.
I completed my dental education at Case Western Reserve University, where I was awarded the Certificate of Academic Excellence in Dentistry in both 1991 and 1992. In my last year of dental school, I was granted membership into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for excellence in academic achievement. I received my orthodontic certificate from the University Of Connecticut Department Of Orthodontics and started my practice in the metro area of Washington, D.C. in 1995.
Throughout my career, I have treated many children and adults using the newest and most advanced technologies available. I have been a member of the American Association of Orthodontics since 1992 and received the American Association of Orthodontists’ Scientific Program Award for my participation in orthodontic education and research.
I'm a Board Certified Orthodontist.
I have been recognized as an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider and am among the top one percent of Invisalign providers in the United States.
I am a firm believer in actively attending continuing education seminars in order to stay on top of the major changes in the dental industry. Continuing education ensures that our patients are offered the latest technologies and treatment methods to guarantee that they receive the best treatment and highest quality of service.
Can't wait to see you!
Case Western Reserve University
University Of Connecticut Department Of Orthodontics
American Board of Orthodontics
Dr. Manhal Eliliwi was born in Aleppo, Syria. His passion for becoming an Orthodontist led him to start his education at the Damascus University School of Dental Medicine. After he completed his time in Damascus, he moved to the states and completed his research at the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department of the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Completing his comprehensive education, he received his Orthodontic Certificate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Manny’s time in school led him to a long-standing list of accomplishments and admiration by his peers. He has spoken at the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) Annual Meeting, published articles in many Orthodontic oriented journals, and is a reoccurring member of the American Dental Association (ADA).
During his time away from being an Orthodontist, he is an avid hiker, an up-and-coming Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, and loves to spend time with friends and family.
Dr. Manny’s love for crafting beautiful smiles for adults and children has imprinted a long-lasting impression in every patient he meets. Seeing the patient finally having the smile of their dreams is an ecstatic experience for Dr. Manny.
Damascus University School of Dental Medicine
Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Dr. John Ji received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 1999. While at PENN, he received the Matthew Cryer Honor Society Award, which is awarded to the top ten students by academic rank. In 2001, he completed his residency program in orthodontics at Howard University, College of Dentistry, in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Ji is currently a member of the American Dental Association of Orthodontists and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
Howard University, College of Dentistry
Dr. Ashlee Thomas Kato is a native of Buffalo, NY currently residing in the Northern Virginia area. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science from Howard University and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. Her passion for working with children led her to pursue a career in Pediatric Dentistry where she returned to Howard and completed a post-doctoral residency. Dr.Kato is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc., the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and has previously been crowned Miss Howard University 2011-12 and Miss Black Maryland USA 2016.
These platforms have allowed her to implement countless community based initiatives, giving back to youth in need. Some of her interests include basketball, traveling, and spending time with her daughter and husband. As a pediatric dentist, she provides care to patients ranging from as young as 3 months to 21 years.
We are confident in her abilities and passion for Pediatric Dentistry. With her experience and dedication to creating healthy smiles, we happily welcome her to Let’s Smile Dental. Please give a warm Let’s Smile welcome to Dr. Kato!
University of Maryland, School of Dentistry
Dr. Abeer Zletni is a pediatric dentist who is passionate about helping and treating children. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from University of Benghazi, formerly known as Garyounis University. After graduation, she gained valuable experience working as a general dentist, where she found joy in treating children. It was at this point that Dr. Zletni decided to pursue her passion for pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Zletni’s education continued at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine to receive a Doctorate of Science degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Pediatric Dentistry. During residency, she received extensive training in comprehensive treatment with oral conscious sedation and general anesthesia, special needs patients, and trauma management. Dr. Zletni is currently an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Virginia Dental Association.
When we asked Dr. Zletni what she loves most about being a pediatric dentist, she said, “I truly enjoy being a part of creating positive dental experiences for children and those with special needs. Hearing parents say their child has a newfound love for going to the dentist is an ecstatic experience for me.” We are confident in Dr. Zletni’s abilities and passion for Pediatric Dentistry. With her experience and dedication to creating healthy smiles, we happily welcome her to Let’s Smile Dental. Please give a warm Let’s Smile welcome to Dr. Zletni!
University of Benghazi
Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Cindy Choi joins us in serving the Virginian community she grew up in. After receiving a full scholarship to attend Duke University for her undergraduate studies, she worked as a fellow at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. It is here that Dr.Choi was able to be at the forefront of dentistry and was exposed to clinical dentistry of patients with rare diseases. She received her D.M.D from the University of Pennsylvania. There she also received Honors in Community service, the Delta Dental Scholarship for excellence in community service, and in her latest venture she received the Pediatric Dental Certificate from the Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
Dr. Choi is not only skilled at being Laser certified and Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) certified, while in Colorado she picked-up some great skiing and snowboarding skills as well. She is an athlete at heart. Growing up in Burke, VA, Dr. Choi coached the Special Olympics in swimming and gymnastics and completed the Mission of Mercy in the DMV area. This also led her to travel the world with the Duke Football and Basketball team as a Duke University Cheerleader. During your appointment with Dr. Choi, you can talk to her about K-Pop, K-Dramas, camping, traveling, watching basketball, and all of her fun adventures.
University of Pennsylvania
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr Yim grew up in Iowa and received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating with his D.M.D, Dr Yim completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is trained in cosmetic surgery, pathology and reconstruction, dentoalveolar, trauma, and TMJ surgery.
Dr Yim is enjoying all that the DMV area has to offer, along with his wife Soyoung and their corgi Mona. Ask him about their Corgi.
University of Pennsylvania
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Dr. Haley Willis' positive personal experiences with her childhood dentist and orthodontist led her to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry. She did her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. Willis continued her graduate studies at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in Columbus. Her favorite part about being a pediatric dentist is that there is never a dull moment and every day is exciting! In her free time, Dr. Willis enjoys reading, exploring local trails, trying new coffee shops, and spending time with her family. She has a love for chips and salsa and if she could have any superpower it would be teleportation!
Dr. Ideen Bagha Biography
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Dr. Ideen Bagha, DDS, is part of our cosmetic dentistry team in our Fairfax location. Dr. Ideen grew up in Virginia and is excited to be part of the Let's Smile team serving the Northern Virginia community. In 2015, Dr. Ideen completed his undergraduate studies at UVA (University of Virginia) and then completed his graduate studies at New York University (NYU) in 2020. His goal at Let's Smile is to work with all the wonderful patients and continue providing a painless and enjoyable dental experience. Dr. Ideen not only hopes to provide a wonderful dental experience but also to make each patient’sdream smile a reality. Dr. Ideen is a fantastic piano player (it was his first job)! You can talk to him about his love of our local football and basketball teams- in English, Spanish, and/or Farsi!