Dental Staff

All our professionals at American Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Gainesville, VA Dentist Dr. Steve Pleickhardt

Dr. Steve  Pleickhardt

Dentist  Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Nokesville

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Dr. Pleickhardt has been practicing dentistry for over thirty-seven years in Virginia, Moscow, Russia and Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Pleickhardt attended  Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC and began his practice in 1985 after becoming licensed by the Virginia Board of Dentistry.

In 1996, Dr. Pleickhardt began a period of international travel and practice. He provided dental care for the diplomatic and expatriate communities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia and after three years moved to Prague,Czech Republic where he opened the first American Dental office in 2001. During this period he was founder and President of the American Dental Society of Russia as well as a member of the American Dental Society of Europe.

Dr. Pleickhardt holds certificates in Orthodontics and Laser Dentistry and is provider of Lumineers Cosmetic Veneers and Invisalign Orthodontics. Additionally, Dr. Pleickhardt has incorporated the use of the  iTero Scanner 5 D  to take digital impressions of crowns, implants and Invisalign Orthodontics.

In addition to dentistry, Dr Pleickhardt has a busy family life with his wife and two sons attending George Mason University plus three "Fur Babies". He has served as President of his Home Owners Association for over 17 years.  You may notice Dr Pleickhardt and his wife, Katya, walking in Bristow with Sampson Niara and now Natasha ! Honk your horn and say "hello" when you do!





Dr. Paul Harris

Dentist in Bristow, Haymarket, Gainesville, Nokesville and Manassas

Dr Harris graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, College of Dental Surgery in 2000.He has been practicing dentistry for over 21 years and attends the latest Continuing Education courses to provide our patients with the best care possible. Dr Harris has a deeper connection  to Dr. Steve Pleickhardt having been a part of Dental Associates in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Pleickhardt began his dental career with Dental Associates in 1985 until 1996.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Harris spends time with his wife of thirty years and their two wonderful children. He is a USAF veteran who cherishes serving his country. He often volunteers his services in the local free care dental clinics in Northern Virginia and he is a Senior Member in the Civil Air Patrol of Virginia.

Lastly, Dr Harris is the proud father of a son with Autism and a scholar athlete daugther who attends the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology who also volunteers at their Athletic Booster Club.          

Karla Maradiaga, RDA

"I am originally from Guatemala. I started working in the dental field in 2013 as a general assistant. I enjoyed  dentistry and working with patients so much that I became a Registered Dental Assistant, from Northern Virginia Community College.

My priorities are to always make patients feel welcome and make them feel comfortable. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and three beautiful children, and our big and lovely dog (Rocky). As a family we enjoy camping, going to the beach and playing with Rocky. I look forward to seeing you at your next visit to provide all the best care we provide at American Dental."


Sue Baek, RDH

Sue lived and worked in New York city prior to coming to Virginia. She is very gentle and precise rendering dental treatment to her patients- everyone raves about her care!  Sue enjoys playing golf and spending time with her husband exploring the great outdoors of the DMV!


Rachel Johnson, Front Desk Concierge

Rachel enthusiastically joined the dental field in 2014  after she completed dental assistant training school and received her x-ray certification through NOVA Community College. Rachel is a perfectionist at everything she endeavors  to do and is focused on patient services at American Dental. She is the oldest of ten children and enjoys painting, camping, kayaking and spending as much time as she can with her family. Please welcome her to our growing American Dental family!


Elle King, Front Desk Concierge

"I was born and raised near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I came to Northern Virginia by way of Florida over 20 years ago. After a long career as a perfusion technologist in open heart surgery, I redirected my focus to insurance and customer service. I enjoy making patients feel welcome and at ease, while navigating the maze of insurance coverage. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, podcasts, and crochet, as well as board games, movies, cooking, hiking and going to the beach with my 3 nearly grown kids.”




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