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Meet The Team

Carla Bernal

Office Manager/Financial Coordinator

Carla was born in Houston, Texas. She has practiced her exemplary skills in the dental field for over eight years. She started her dental career as a dental assistant and worked her way up to management. She has previous experience working in both Orthodontic and Pediatric dental practices. She has a wonderful demeanor and particularly enjoys interacting with patients.

What she does best is help patients find financial solutions for their treatment needs. In addition, she continues to take continuing education to learn better ways to serve her team and patients.

She is a loving wife and mother of two young boys that keep her busy. On her free time she enjoys learning new techniques in Martial Arts and spending time with her family.

Linda Schatz

Dental Hygienist

Linda joined our practice in November, 2015, and brings us more than 30 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  Growing up as the daughter of a dentist in Elmira, New York, her interest in Dentistry began at a very early age.  After completing her education in New York State, she moved to San Francisco, California, where she practiced for over 12 years in a large private practice specializing in both Prosthodontics and Periodontics.  In an effort to expand and enhance her skills, she continued her education at the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where she earned additional certifications in Local Anesthesia and Soft Tissue Curettage.  In 1985 she moved to the Metropolitan Washington, D. C. area, and has been practicing here ever since.  Her professional experiences in Washington, include positions in practices that specialized in providing Hygiene Services to patients with Special Needs and Profound Disabilities, Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontal Therapy, Prosthodontics, and Laser Dentistry.  As a result of her vast experiences in a variety of dental environments, Linda is especially proud to be part of Dr. Musolf’s Contemporary, State-of-the-Art Dental practice where she can provide the most comprehensive Hygiene Care possible.


We feel very fortunate to have a hygienist in our practice whose excellent, meticulous, and professional skills, are only matched by her deep passion to provide her patients excellence in Oral Prophylaxis, and detailed patient education.


Linda’s a devoted wife to her husband, Stuart, and the mother of three lovely adult girls, Ashley, Michelle, and Rochelle, as well as two twin American Eskimo Dogs, Eva and Zsa Zsa, all of whom she spoils rotten!

Aura Romero

Dental Assistant

Aura brings her cheerful warm presence and friendly smile to the office every day. She has worked in the dental field for over 8 years and has in-depth knowledge of various positions in the dental field, such as finance and insurance coordination, front desk and dental assistance. Her understanding, comforting and caring nature towards patients is beyond imaginable.

In her role, Aura assist patients with every aspect of their dental treatment, from educating patients about the procedures to making sure the operatories are clear and sterile.

Aura was born in Houston, Texas and moved to the Washington metropolitan area at a very young age. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time her two children. 

Jacqueline Crigler


Jacqueline is a Montgomery County native and started in the dental field in the fall of 2010 where she advanced her skill set from reception to treatment planning, and claim reconciliation. She enjoys problem solving and has vast knowledge in dental coding and billing. She has a pleasant can-do attitude and enjoys all facets of patient interaction, always ready and willing to help.

On her days off she is also busy pursuing a bachelor degree in Business and a minor degree in Interior Design. When she has free time, away from work and school she enjoys traveling, painting, kayaking and hiking with her friends and family.



Mardoche Mesine


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

Mardoche is a native New Yorker; she always believed the DC/MD/VA area to be a great place of opportunity for young individuals. Her interest for dentistry began during her junior year of high school as a dental lab technician, surely after graduation she moved and began her college career at the University of Maryland.

Her willingness to help where is needed is absolutely tremendous. Where help is needed, Mardoche is there to help her colleagues, the first face patients see. Her role consists of administrative duties in the office and clinical support to our patients.

During her time outside of work and school she enjoys traveling and going back home to visit family and close friends.