Who We Are

About Us

Desired Dental is all about finding the radiance of your smile, and giving you the optimal oral health you’ve always wanted.

Whether you’ve desired a big brilliant set of pearly whites, or you want to correct issues you currently have, we’ve got you covered. We welcome you the moment you walk into our office, and we’re committed to providing you quality dentistry that’s affordable.

Our mission is to provide as many services as possible under one roof, and to make dental care accessible to everyone. We offer gentle dentistry for your entire family, and we begin seeing children after their first birthday.

Our office is different. We’re focused on the community, and bringing quality dental care with state-of-the-art technology to residents of Lorton, Woodbridge, and surrounding communities. We speak English, Spanish, and Amharic, the National Language of Ethiopia, in our office.

It’s not just the services we offer or the quality of our care, it’s also our team. Friendly faces, a patient and compassionate dentist, and you! It’s a trifecta of perfection that exists each time you enter our comforting office. Never hesitate to ask us a question, or seek advice about your dental needs, as we’re happy to help you find the right plan to achieve your oral health goals. Whether you’re feeling nervous about your visit, or want to partake in one of our many amenities, we’re here to cater to you and your smile.


Meet the Team


Registered Dental Hygienist


Receptionist, Patient Care Coordinator


Administrative, Office Manager

Our Clinic

News & Updates

Dr. Assefa Demewoz, Doctor of Dental Surgery, PGY-I

Dr. Assefa Demewoz is a 2011 graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. It’s the fifth oldest dental school in the United States and has trained thousands of highly skilled and talented dental professionals since first opening its doors in 1881.

After graduation, Dr. Demewoz has joined St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, VA for PGY-I Residency program. He completed the program and gained enormous knowledge where he based his honest and gentle dentistry. 

Post residency, Dr. Demewoz has maintained a steadfast commitment to continuing his education with additional training each year. This helps him and the practice stay on top of the latest dental techniques, technology, and trends to provide up-to-date, comfortable patient care

He’s taken classes at Hiossen’s Advanced Dental Implant Center where he learns placing and restoring implants, and DENTMAT educational courses for cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Demewoz is laser and Invisalign certified. He also has certifications in implant dentistry from Hiossen, Six Month Smiles, and DENTMAT Lumineers.

He enjoys getting to know patients, while helping to ease any worries they may have about their smile needs. Each day he provides gentle dental care to patients of all ages, for a compassionate experience that’s unique to Desired Dental. Dr. Demewoz also enjoys being a part of and giving back to the community. He is working to establish a program to provide free dental work to the underprivileged and people who are unable to afford insurance coverage. He volunteers his time to help out at various local church charities, civic organizations, homeless shelters, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

In his spare time, Dr. Demewoz enjoys spending time with his family. He likes traveling, watching sports (soccer and football), and tuning into the Discovery and Animal Planet channels, along with networking and socializing with peers.

Selam – Registered Dental Hygienist

Selam graduated from University of North Carolina prestigious Hygiene program in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing dental hygiene over 11 years and has been a member of Desired Dental since we open our door in 2016.

She is a member of American Dental Hygiene Association where she continues to advance her knowledge. She loves getting to know her patients and educating them on how to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Her philosophy is providing gentle yet thorough care for all of her patients.

In her spare time, Selam loves to spend quality time with her family and friends. 

Certified Dental Assistant

Ambar – Receptionist, Patient Care Coordinator

Ambar has been in dentistry since 2015 and genuinely enjoys patient interactions. She brings a sense of comfort to each patient that walks through the door.

Whether she is the one answering your phone call, or scheduling your appointment, she makes sure to provide the best possible care to everyone that is placed in her hands.

Whenever needed, Ambar is always there to help, whether it is with patients or her co-workers. Since she has been part of our team, she has grown extensive bonds with her co-worker’s and patients. Ambar treats each patient as part of her family and shares the love of dentistry with her team and patients. 

Ambar states Desired Dental is a very family-oriented practice, and she looks forward to seeing yours!

Valeria – Office Manager

Valeria started her career in dentistry in 2008, and is a George Washington University graduate. She has been with Desired Dental since the doors opened for patients in 2016.

Valeria has attended various local seminars to help further her knowledge about providing outstanding dental care to patients of all ages. As the Office Manager for our team

Valeria’s job is to oversee the office operations and is committed to making our patients and their families experience in our office a positive one!  She loves interacting with people and hopes to make everybody feel welcomed from the moment they walk into our office.

In her eyes you’re not just a patient but you are family and she likes to treat you like one every time you come into our office.

Valeria is eager to share her dental knowledge and happy to explain and help you understand treatment recommendations and diagnosis.



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