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

Steve Pleickhardt DDS

Dentist in Bristow, VA

American Dental

Dr. Pleickhardt has been practicing dentistry for over thitry three years Virginia, Moscow, Russia and Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Pleickhardt attended

Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC and began his practice in 1985.

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.

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 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 teenage sons and two "Fur Babies". He has served as President of his Home Owners Association for over a decade. You may notice Dr Pleickhardt and his wife walking in Bristow with Sampson and Niara! Honk your horn and say hello when you do!



Treina Solenberger, Office Manager

“I entered the dental field later in life due to being in the medical field doing insurance claims for different providers of service. I had always wanted to get in the dental field but I needed someone to take a chance with me having no experience. I began working as a receptionist and found myself wanting to know more than checking patients in and out and doing insurance verification. After asking questions and watching procedures, I worked for a dentist that was very informative and I learned a lot.”

                        “I joined Dr.Pleickhardt’s practice in July of 2019. While working with Dr.Pleickhardt I have had the chance to add ideas that help the office run smoothly and efficiently. I hope to continue learning and helping patients understand the procedures they need to have for great oral care.”

  • Entered the dental field in July 2013
  • Joined American Dental in July 2019
  • She enjoys watching the Steelers and spending time with her two grand babies and her daughter


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."


Linda Welch, RDH

Linda Welch  graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.A.A. , her area of study was Family Economics and Managemant. She married her childhood sweetheart and traveled Europe with him as he defended our country serving in the military. Following several years as a contractor for the U. S. Army educating our service men, and women and their families in personal finance, Linda returned to the United States to study her true passion, dentistry.  Linda completed her studies in dental hygiene at Northern Virginia Community College where she graduated in the top quarter of her class.  She remains current in her field through continuing education courses, professional seminars, and professional journals.  She is an active member of the Virginia Dental Hygiene Association.  Her professionalism, dedication, and desire to stay current with the latest science and treatment protocols in oral health is something we value for our patients.

American Dental 9070 Devlin Road, Suite 110 Bristow, VA 20136 (703) 753-6695‎