About the Staff
As Office Manager at Smile Castle, Carlie says, "She loves working for a dentist that shares the same values and love for children as she does. Working for Dr. Hwang is so rewarding!" Carlie is likely to be the first smile you'll see when you arrive at our office and she strives to ensure all of our patients are taken care of from the moment they walk in the door. Carlie graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. "Go Gulls!" On her spare time, she likes being outdoors; laying by the pool, adventures with her golden retriever Casey, and spending time with family and friends.
A certified dental assistant and radiology technician, Alicia began her dental career as a oral surgery technician. “I am very excited to embark on this new journey into pediatric dentistry with Dr. Hwang.” As a native Southern Maryland resident, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two fur babies: Hank and Marcy.
Danielle has been a pediatric dental assistant for 5 years. She loves working with children and has a passion for the dental field. In her free time she enjoys baking cakes and spending time with family and friends.
Courtney recently changed careers and joined the dental field. She attended CSM and completed the dental assistanting/xray course. She is excited to join the Smile Castle staff and work with children. Courtney is also our "tooth fairy", she will be visiting schools and daycares to educate children on oral hygiene. In her free time she likes to play with her dog candy.
Savanna graduated from University of Maryland School of Dentistry with a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a licensed dental hygienist and certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide and gingival curettage. She was awarded the Clinical Excellence award for outstanding delivery of total patient care. She says "I am very passionate about educating patients on the importance of good overall oral hygiene" She is excited to join the Smile Castle team and work in a pediatric office. She currently lives in Southern Maryland and enjoys boating, traveling and playing with her dog Cali.
Our dental assistant Shannon knew from a very young age that dentistry was her passion. She has over 7 years experience in the dental field. "I've had the opportunity to work with patients both young and old. I particularly love pediatrics because I'm able to help build trust and good oral hygiene habits in young ones from the very beginning". Shannon especially loves helping provide treatment to patients with special needs. She looks forward to seeing you at your next appointment!
Haley recently joined the Smile Castle team. She has experience with working children and loves seeing all the smiling faces that come into our office. She is excited for this new opportunity and growing with the office. In her free time she's busy with her new baby and spending time with family and friends.
Carmen has worked in the medical field for 15 years. She just recently discovered a passion for dentistry. She attended Kaplan college and received her Medical Assisting and phlebotomy certificates. She is fluent in English and Spanish. In the future she plans to attend school to become a dental hygienist. In her free time she likes to spend time with family, travel, and cook.
Sydney recently graduated from Maryland Dental Assisting School where she obtained her dental assisting certification. Sydney is very excited to have recently joined the Smile Castle Staff. Following her Mother's footsteps in healthcare, she has found her passion in dentistry and patience to work with children. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her two children, travel to different cities, and cook.
Tyra went to College of Southern Maryland to receive her certification as a Dental Assistant. She also achieved her license to become a Dental Radiation Technician. Her enthusiasm for children is undeniable, Tyra says "My way of thinking is every child is one adult away from being a success story." In her succeeding dental career she wants to become a Dental Hygienist.