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Dr. Golden | Dr. Jones |Dr. Budania | Dr. Hennigh | Dr. Dumlao | Dr. Amante | Dr. Floyd

Alan H. Golden, D.D.S.

drgolden.jpgDr. Alan H. Golden is a 1974 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his residency in pediatric dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1976.

Initially working for another pediatric dental practice and teaching at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dr. Golden opened his own practice in Dale City in July, 1979 and has practiced there since. In July of 1995, Dr. Golden opened an additional office in the Town of Quantico.

Dr. Golden is a Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist and Active Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry since 1976 and has served on various committees over the last 25 years. Dr. Golden currently holds teaching positions in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical College of the Virginia School of Dentistry and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Golden is currently responsible for the dental education of Pediatric Residents at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Dr. Golden is currently on the medical staff of five area hospitals; Children's Hospital in D.C., Inova Fairfax and Inova Fair Oaks Hospitals, Potomac Hospital, and Prince William Hospital. Dr. Golden is a member of numerous professional organizations and held many positions of responsibility among them.

Dr. Golden has always worked, both within professional organizations and professionally, as an advocate for better patient care.

"Dr. Al, the Kiddies' Pal" has been a nickname given to Dr. Golden for over 25 years. Many thousands of patients later... the label still sticks, as many can attest to, even those now grown-up. "I'm lucky enough to have a profession where I can help people and a specialty that I truly love. I get to work with the most tender of patients, many of whom really need specialized help. I do my best to help them receive the optimum in dental care without the trauma that has scared so many of today's adults. It has been a distinct pleasure to see so many of my patients grow up with happy, healthy smiles and the even greater honor of doing the same for their children."

Herschel L. Jones, D.D.S.

drjones.jpgDr. Herschel Jones is a 1976 graduate of the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. He completed his pediatric dentistry residency program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1981.

After several years as a pediatric dentist with the Army Dental Corps, to include serving as assistant to the director of one of the two Army Pediatric Dentistry Residency Training Programs, he joined Golden Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in 1995.

Dr. Jones is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has also published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of many professional organizations.

Parents readily understand why it is said that, "Dr. Jones absolutely loves being a pediatric dentist." It is evident in the caring attitude and joy by which he interacts with the children.

As a father of four, Dr. Jones fully understands both the joys and challenges of parenthood and invites you to come join our dental family to help "Fight decay with Dr. 'J'!"

Sucheta Budania, D.D.S.

Dr. Budania

Dr. Budania completed her pediatric dentistry residency in 2015 at the, Tufts University School of Dental medicine, Boston. Dr. Budania previously earned her dental degree from the University of Rajasthan in 2010 in Bachelors in Dental Surgery before moving to the US. Dr. Budania has received extensive training to provide primary and comprehensive, preventive and therapeutic oral health care for pediatric patients, infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. She believes in communicating and educating both parents and children in preventive dentistry to nurture a positive attitude towards oral care and dentistry.

She loves to spend time her toddler boy and is very passionate about yoga, meditation and painting.

Roger A. Hennigh, D.M.D.

drhennigh.jpgDr. Hennigh grew up in Springfield, Virginia and went to West Springfield High School. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1992, and finished 3rd in his class at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1996. He then took additional training at Penn as a resident in General Dentistry before practicing as a dentist at The Watergate Dental Associates in Washington, DC from 1998 to 2003. In 2003 Dr. Hennigh recognized that he would like to move on from General Dentistry and specialize in Orthodontics. He left the Watergate and worked as a civilian dentist with The U.S. Army in Germany while preparing applications for Orthodontic programs. In July of 2005 he began studies in Orthodontics at The Eastman Dental Center at The University of Rochester. The program was two years in length, very demanding, highly rewarding, and at its conclusion Dr. Hennigh had earned certification by the American Board of Orthodontics as a Diplomate. He has been practicing with Golden Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics since the summer of 2007, and thoroughly enjoys the combined practice environment Dr. Golden has fostered.

Most orthodontists practice either solo, or in a larger group orthodontic practice. At Golden Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, pediatric dental and orthodontic services are available under one roof at all our locations. Dr. Hennigh believes this leads to improved communication between the professionals involved in a child’s oral health care, and thus improved outcomes when a patient needs orthodontic treatment. Having been an adolescent orthodontic patient himself, he can personally attest to the oral health, and psycho-social advantages derived from a harmonious bite and attractive smile. He welcomes the opportunity to help children, adolescents, and adults realize these benefits, and he believes that the results can have positive, life-lasting consequences as he has seen in his own experience.

Dr. Hennigh is currently a member of the following organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Northern Virginia Dental Society

Dr. Hennigh is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. As a Diplomate, Dr. Hennigh passed a rigorous clinical and oral testing process administered by his peers in the American Board of Orthodontics.

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Rustico Dumlao, Jr., D.M.D.

drdumlao.jpgDr. Dumlao earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1994 and while there, he was a member of the PSI OMEGA Dental Fraternity. After graduating, Dr. Dumlao began practicing dentistry in Philadelphia. In 2002, Dr. Dumlao moved to Northern Virginia and has been practicing here ever since. Dr. Dumlao joined Golden Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in 2008.

Dr. Dumlao is a firm believer that cosmetic concerns are important but they should not ever compromise a patient's comfort and/or function. Other dentists may advertise their emphasis on cosmetics first, but for Dr. Dumlao the comfort of his patients is always his paramount concern. Dr. Dumlao has taken a great deal of his own time since graduating to continue his dental education in order to provide his patients with the most current treatment techniques and philosophies.

In his spare time Dr. Dumlao enjoys archery and watching cooking and travel programs on television, and YouTube. When you come for your visit, be sure to ask Dr. Dumlao what his favorite YouTube video of the day is.

Alvin Amante, D.M.D.

dramante.jpgDr. Amante completed his pediatric dentistry residency in 2010 at the Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Amante previously earned his dental degree from the University of the Philippines in 1993 where he served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry before moving to the US. He also completed a two-year advanced general dentistry residency program in 2000 at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester. Initially working as a general dentist in Seattle from 2000 to 2008, Dr. Amante found his passion treating children while volunteering at the youth homeless shelters in Seattle and abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico for Medical Teams International. Following his pediatric dental residency, he served as a faculty member and site director for the Smile Mobile Program of the Department of Community Dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health until 2012.

Dr. Amante is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has published with the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently a member of the following organizations:

  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Northern Virginia Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association

Dr. Amante enjoys time away from work first and foremost with his family enjoying all the activities that Northern Virginia has to offer.

Jazmin Floyd, D.M.D.

Dr. Jazmin Floyd is a 2012 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey now known as Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She completed a one-year general practice residency in 2013 at HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey.  The residency allowed her to solidify her interest in working with pediatric patients, while increasing her skills to provide the utmost compassionate care to her patients.  Currently she is pursuing her passion to work with children and special needs patients as a specialist in pediatric dentistry. She is a pediatric dental resident at Howard University College of Dentistry.  When she’s not studying, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their dog, Nina.