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 five 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.

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 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!


Kevin Schweitzer, Office Services

"I am a dual citizen originally from Germany and moved to the US 20 years ago. I joined the Dental field as a financial and insurance coordinator in 2016 and have cherished every opportunity I have had to help patients smile their brightest.My beliefs as a leader and mentor are truly encompassed by this quote by Maya Angelou in that "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel". I strive to ensure that every patient has a wonderful experience with us, and that every visit just feels like coming home.In our free time, my partner and I love traveling and experiencing new cultures, traditions, and cuisines. We also love touring Virginia's various scenic wineries and historical sites with our friends.In regards to education, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associates of Business Administration and am currently working on completing my BSBA at Old Dominion University"



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