Team Bios

Danine Fresch Gray, DDS

_18A0085aDr. Fresch received a Bachelor in Science degree from Boston College with a concentration in  Mathematics. She subsequently  graduated from The Georgetown Dental School in 1988 where she  was class President. Dr. Fresch opened her first dental  practice in Rosslyn, Virginia in August of  1989 and in 2002 moved the practice to Clarendon, Virginia.

Dr. Fresch is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Seattle  Study Club of Northern Virginia.  Previously, Dr. Fresch was editor for the Northern Virginia Dental Society  newsletter and served on the executive committee.

She is also an active community member. The office is a member of the Clarendon Alliance and the Arlington  Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Fresch is  a graduate of the 2006 Leadership Arlington class and is actively involved  with the organization. Currently, she is on the board of directors at the  Arlington Partnership of Affordable Housing  (APAH) and is involved with her children’s schools.

Continuing education is an integral part of Dr. Fresch’s practice. She is currently in the process of accreditation from  the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). There are fewer than 300 dentists worldwide who have achieved this honor. Dr. Fresch (and her two dental hygienists) are members of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and have attained standard proficiency requirements through the Academy. Clarendon Dental Arts has been fortunate to have achieved Preferred Provider status with Invisalign, and Dr. Fresch has taken extensive continuing education at the Las Vegas Institute for Dentistry (LVI).

Top Dentist Dr. Fresch has been listed as a Top Dentist in the Washingtonian Magazine since 1997.



CDA August 2014 Jules ”What I love most about dentistry are patients that used to hide their smile, and because of  us, can now smile with joy. When  they get out of the chair, it is as if a weight has been lifted  from them! It makes me feel so good!”

Jules has over 18 years of experience as a dental assistant, from general to ortho, to pediatric to endo  surgery. She truly found her calling and  loves it. To compliment her passion for helping patients, she keeps  herself balanced as a yoga instructor and martial arts enthusiast. She loves  using her “extra” energy in such  a positive way.

Jules came to Arlington, Virginia as a globe trotter, due to her father’s career. Born in Germany, she grew up in the Middle East, but also lived in  South and North Africa, Libya, all over Europe, Argentina and Bolivia! She has siblings in Europe, Australia and South Africa. One sister lives with her here in Arlington. Their favorite pastime is walking around the city of Arlington. “Such an exciting city, but it is also filled with nature, we love it here.”

Favorite Movie? Shawshank Redemption Favorite Food? Sushi Favorite Olympic sport? Gymnastics – Men’s and Women’s!



CDA August 2014 michelleMichelle grew up in London, England. While living in London, she started her career in  dentistry as a Dental Assistant  for  an  eminent Doctor on Harley Street, and subsequently  as an Office Manager for a large dental practice before  moving into  sales  in the Fashion  and Design field.

When Michelle first arrived in the U.S. she returned to the dental field working as an Office Manager for a  practice in Alexandria. As her  family  grew, Michelle chose to work part-time for various large retail  corporations, where she was fortunate enough to have received  extensive  customer service training.  Michelle has also spent time teaching and volunteering with special needs children in Arlington  County,  as a Girl  Scout Leader for two of her daughters Brownie Troops and as a “Cookie Mom.”

As Clarendon Dental Art’s Patient Liaison she has been able to pursue her passion for continuing education and to enjoy working with the  best colleagues and outstanding specialists in the dental field. Her most rewarding professional experiences occur daily as she gets to  know her patients and guides them on their dental journeys. Michelle moved to the United States in 1992 and lives in Arlington with her husband Joe and three daughters and two cats. Michelle’s interests include reading, cooking and traveling around the world.


CDA August 2014 anneAnne received a BS in Elementary Education from Iowa State University in 1988 and upon  graduation moved to the  Washington area. After an initial pursuit in teaching, Anne entered  the dental field as a dental assistant and graduated from  Northern Virginia Community  College Dental Hygiene Program in 1994 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Since  then, Anne has practiced in Northern Virginia in various general dentistry settings joining  Clarendon Dental Arts in 2005.

Anne is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and has furthered her professional knowledge  locally and nationally through various  continuing education programs. Anne is accredited by the Academy of Laser Dentistry in laser therapy and is also a certified provider of local  anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Anne is also a member of the Northern Virginia Dental Hygiene Seattle Study Club and Capital Hygiene Study Club.

Anne finds her profession rewarding and feels particular pride in knowing she is making a difference in her patient’s lives by guiding them to good oral health and overall wellness. Anne also feels it very gratifying to be a part of her patient’s individual journey’s toward optimum dental health.

Out of the office Anne is an active community volunteer. Anne has been a member of the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center in Alexandria since 1995 and has held numerous fundraising and Board positions and served as Chairman. Anne received the Heart of Gold Award in 2000 for her leadership and personal dedication to the mission of The Campagna Centers strengthening Alexandria families. In 2010 Anne was the recipient of an annual award created in her honor, The Anne Culbert Legacy of Service Award, for the impact she has had on the Junior Friends, The Campagna Center and the City of Alexandria. Anne has lived in Alexandria since 1990 and enjoys the outdoors and an active lifestyle – special interests include, biking, running, golf, art, music and movies.


CDA August 2014 meganMegan lives in Arlington with her daughter, Maggie (and is a native)! She received her first Bachelors degree in Biology from the  University of Mary Washington and her second degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University.

Megan is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and is committed to advancing her  knowledge in the field of dental hygiene. She has  a special interest in promoting oral health in conjunction  with good overall health.  She has continued her education by completing numerous post-  grad periodontal  programs, is trained to work with patients under oral conscious sedation, and is currently working towards  accreditation by the  Academy of Laser Dentistry.

 Megan thoroughly enjoys working with patients, getting to know them and building relationships.  She finds her profession enormously rewarding and even after 19 years, she loves it as much as she did on her first day.

She is an avid reader and baker. She is a member of the Washington DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and served as treasurer of the parade for six years. She is also involved in the Washington-Ireland Program and serves as host mom for an Irish college student every summer.  She and her daughter Maggie are ardent fundraisers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since Maggie was diagnosed in 2012.

Our ultimate goal is to care for your Mouth, Mind and Body. We are located in Arlington, VA close to Washington D.C., Rosslyn, Lyon Park, Fort Myer, Cherrydale and Virginia Square.


jessicaJessica, Clarendon Dental Art’s Patient Liaison, has been working in the dental  field since 2012.

She is very thankful to have worked in pediatric dentistry with special  needs children in her first dental job, it  was an incredible experience.  She is originally from  Dallas, Texas but has taken quite a liking to Virginia…  Jessica loves that there are hills here,  and it isn’t 100 degrees in the summer. You will find her hiking at Great  Falls or walking her  beloved German Shepherd, Ace or fishing!  Her Father instilled a love of fishing in Jessica,  so, truly the outdoor gal. When not hiking, walking or fishing, you will find her nestled up with  Ace and a  Stephen King book.

What does she love most about Clarendon Dental Arts? How welcoming the staff and patients have been since day one!


Carolina began her Carolina head shotcareer as a dental assistant in 2010. She has lived in Arlington since 1996, originally from Chile. She has two beautiful children that keep her very busy. She took a year off from dentistry to be closer to them, teaching at their Montessori school.

She loves the gym, especially Body Pump. Her positive attitude and demeanor is contagious. She believes wholeheartedly in the 90/10 principle Stephen Covey describes in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. “10% of life is made up of what happens to you, and 90% is decided by how you react. I believe in the power of positive thinking.  Applying the 90/10 principle takes training and it’s not easy to change your mindset therefore I try my best to constantly remind myself, perspective is key!”  This perspective keeps her beautiful smile shining every day!


4_New ImageIt was crystal clear to Laurie, the moment when, as a dental assistant, she was first given the opportunity to present and explain a treatment plan to a patient, this was the career for her!  That first interaction opened a window to how much it means to the patient when you take the time to answer their questions, explain the “whys” and show how much you truly care about their dental and overall health. She knew she was in a career that made a difference in people’s lives. Laurie is now a Dental Hygienist.

Laurie doesn’t stop in the dental office. She is actively involved in public health services as a volunteer. She visits local schools, public clinics and shelters to help educate as well as provide preventative and therapeutic services to those who would otherwise go without dental care. Being bi-lingual, she is very involved in volunteering at health fairs for the Latin community as well.

“When I joined the CDA team, what first impressed me was the quality of care and how meticulous, organized and detail-oriented each team member is, every step of the way.”

With a true heart for caring and loving people, she is the perfect addition to the CDA Team. Be sure to ask her about her very tasty, healthy cookies. She won’t give out the recipe (maybe a 2nd career?), but she will share them with you (before your cleaning).