Charles H. Brown, D.D.S.
Dr. Brown earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, cum laude, from the Medical College of Virginia in 1996. A distinguished graduate, he was presented the A.D. Williams Academic Achievement Award for ranking first in his class for the 1996 academic year. He then completed a General Practice Residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he received the Resident of the Year Award. Concurrently, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1997 he received the Quality Care Award. Since 2003, Dr. Brown has been listed in several publications as one of the regions top dentists. Most recently, in November 2012, he was listed in Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the area's top dentists. In fact, he was one of only six Alexandria dentists to receive this recognition. He has also been recognized by Washington’s Consumer Checkbook Magazine. He is listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Dentists” and has been recognized by the Consumer Council of America. His professional memberships include The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Brown has been practicing dentistry at Hayfield Dental Care since 1997. During his time here he has performed literally thousands of crown, root canal and other surgical procedures. He has also placed over 15,000 white “tooth colored” fillings. Furthermore, he has the most advanced general practice training and can perform almost any procedure including extractions and preprosthetic surgery without the need for an outside referral. Dr. Brown is very accessible to his patients and is always willing to discuss treatment and answer questions over the phone to patients of record. If you leave him a message he will always return your call within a reasonable time frame.
Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree in microbiology, with a minor in chemistry, from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). He is originally from McLean, Virginia, where he attended Langley High School. His current interests include playing rugby and tennis.
Gary Moller, D.D.S.
Dr. Moller received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also completed an Advanced Clinical Dentistry Residency at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. His undergraduate degree was earned at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Dr. Moller served 20 years in the United States Air Force Dental Corps, practicing dentistry in many different locations in the United States as well as overseas. While stationed in Bitburg, Germany, in 1984, he was recognized as the dental officer of the year. He retired from a successful active duty career as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1999 and came to Hayfield Dental Care that same year. Over the last 10 years Dr. Moller has practiced at a couple different locations in Alexandria but he now works exclusively at this practice. His 30 years of experience has made him proficient in all aspects of dentistry ranging from crowns, bridges and root canals to extractions and cosmetic fillings.
Dr. Moller and his wife live in Fairfax and enjoy traveling and experiencing foreign cultures.
Kenneth Lee, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Dr. Lee received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He then completed a General Practice Residency program at the Veteran's Affair Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Lee has extensive experience and advanced training in all areas of dentistry. During his years of practice, Dr. Lee has placed and restored hundreds of implants. He is currently the only dentist at our office that can surgically place and restore implants. In fact, he is also the only dentist in Kingstowne that can surgically place implants. Most offices require you to visit one office for the surgical placment of the implant and another office to place the crown on the implant once it has healed. Dr. Lee's training and expertise enable him to perform both of the procedures right here, in most cases, without the need for an outside referral. Dr. Lee is also proficient in bone grafting, extractions, periodontal surgery, root canals and removable dentures as well as cosmetic dentistry and crowns.
Dr. Lee's professional memberships include The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry and The Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Lee is also a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry as indicated by the F.A.G.D. after his name. This is a prestigous title that is only awarded by the academy after a dentist has completed a significant amount of advanced continuing education training and testing. Impressively, Dr. Lee was awarded this title after only three years of practice, whereas most dentists never attain this goal, or if they do, it is after many more years of practice. Dr. Lee is also listed in the "Guide to America's Top Dentists."
In his spare time Dr. Lee enjoys playing various sports, hiking, outdoor activities and traveling. He maintains a residence in Arlington.
Richard Grundy, D.D.S.
Dr. Grundy graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Medical College of Virginia in 1995. Upon graduating, he was accepted to the General Practice Residency program at East Carolina University and completed his residency in 1996.
Dr. Grundy has practiced dentistry for over 18 years within a group and solo private practice. His emphasis in the past 10 years has been aesthetic dentistry, providing restorations to mimic natural teeth. He enjoys the challenges of corrective dentistry in difficult cases and in creating a healthy beautiful smile that looks and functions close to the existing natural teeth.
Through patient education and oral photography, Dr. Grundy provides thorough and quality dentistry that empowers patients to take charge of their oral health.
Any spare time not focused on improving dentistry, Dr. Grundy enjoys composing music and working on commissioned paintings. Dr. Grundy resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and family.
Dr. Grundy is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International College of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association and the Northern Virginia Dental Society.
Tara L. Zier, D.D.S.
Dr. Zier earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1996 and was ranked in the top of her class. She went on to receive advanced dental training through East Carolina University's program at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina. While in this program Dr. Zier received extensive training in advanced diagnostic, restorative and surgical techniques. She completed this general practice residency program in 1997 and moved to Northern Virginia.
Dr. Zier has practiced in Burke and Fairfax for the last 15 years and was a founding partner of Smiles at Fairfax Corner. She has recently joined the team here at Hayfield Dental Care. Dr. Zier brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this practice and we are fortunate to be joined by such a skilled clinician. She has performed thousands of restorative, cosmetic and surgical procedures and is well known to be meticulous and thorough in her work. In fact, she has even performed treatment on Dr. Brown. She is also an Invisalign Preferred Provider. Her professional memberships include The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and the Northern Virginia Dental Society.
Dr. Zier grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and attended Virginia Tech where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. She currently resides in Potomac, Maryland and enjoys karate, hiking and being outdoors in her spare time.
Frances Hamman, D.D.S., M.S.D. - Orthodontist
Dr. Hamman is a board certified orthodontist. She earned her orthodontic degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and has been a practicing orthodontist since 1993. Prior to that she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (1991) and a B.S. in Biology (1987) at Creighton University. Dr. Hamman's father was also an orthodontist and throughout high school, college and dental school she worked as an orthodontic or dental assistant. Her total combined experience in the dental field is almost 30 years. She has also had the honor and pleasure of taking care of patients in the U.S. Navy when she served active duty from 1997-2003. Here duty stations included the United States Naval Academy, the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Michigan, and Yokosuka, Japan. Throughout Dr. Hamman's career she has had the opportunity to treat patients of every age with every possible type of orthodontic need, leaving her with a broad range of experience. In fact, her experience and skill was recently recognized when Dr. Hamman was added to the "Guide to America's Top Dentist."
Orthodontics, to Dr. Hamman, is not just about creating a beautiful smile. It is also important to establish a well-working or "functional" occlusion where all of the teeth match or "fit", properly. The objective of orthodontics is not just straight teeth. It is also a well proportioned face and proper occlusion. Dr. Hamman evaluates each patient clinically and takes records that are used with advanced software designed to evaluate all aspects of a patient's teeth and facial skeletal structure. When necessary, she also works closely with other dental professionals and surgeons to address a patient's comprehensive dental needs.
Dr. Hamman regularly engages in continuing education classes in order to provide each and every one of her patients with the most up to date techniques in orthodontic technology and treatment.
On a personal note, Dr. Hamman enjoys balancing life and work by traveling, learning new languages and absorbing other cultures. She is a beginner sailor and golfer and enjoys pilates. Also a pianist, in 1981, Fran and her sister were finalists in the Cleveland Orchestra Concerto Competition at Severance hall. They played a double concerto by Mozart K365. Her favorite composers are Chopin, Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Debussy.