Our doctor partners and dedicated clinical teams combine compassion and experience in attending to each patient’s safety and comfort, while providing the highest level of care. Our clinicians are specially trained and certified in working with memory care residents.
To find out more about how our doctors can provide care for residents at your care community, call Spa Creek Health at (267) 691-2800 or enroll now. We serve communities in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio
In addition to overseeing all clinical operations as chief dental officer at Spa Creek Dental, Dr. Keith Dunoff owns and operates a private dental practice and is a clinical assistant professor of restorative dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine.
When Dr. Dunoff is not doing what he loves at work, he is spending time with his three daughters, traveling regularly to NYC where two of them reside. He also enjoys bicycling for both physical exercise and charity fundraising
Dr. Steven Santucci is a graduate of Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry. He brings a unique skill set to Spa Creek Dental with his background in private practice and the U.S. Navy Dental Corps.
Dr. Santucci has continued to be an active member in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and local dental societies, while contributing significantly to the senior living communities he has served with Spa Creek Dental.
Dr. Raven Ward received her bachelor of science degree from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing her undergraduate studies, she graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2018. Upon receiving her doctorate, she completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency from NYU Langone Health. During her residency, she provided comprehensive dental care to the Navajo population at the Winslow Indian Healthcare Center in Northern Arizona.
Dr. Ward’s love of dentistry began as a result of her experience with braces as a teenager. She takes pride in being able to help patients achieve their best smile and optimal oral health, while also being committed to advancing her skills through continuing education.
Outside of work, Dr. Ward enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family, exercising and competing as an amateur bodybuilder.
Dr. Jae Yoon is a leading Northern Virginia cosmetic and general dentist. He has been serving patients in his Fairfax, Virginia, practice since 1993. He received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate of dental surgery from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Yoon diligently pursues continuing education in dentistry, honing his expertise in the facets of dentistry he provides patients.
Dr. Julia Margol was raised in South Florida and studied psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She then completed her DMD at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the American Association of Women Dentists.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Margol enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Daniel, and their dog, Emma, as well as exploring all there is to do in their new home in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Leslie O'Dowd was raised in rural northwest Ohio and studied biology at the University of Toledo, where she graduated cum laude. She then completed her DDS at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. O’Dowd has an impressive background in general dentistry in private practice and mobile settings. She has spent years caring for underserved populations in the Lancaster area and has served as the dental director at Welsh Mountain Health Centers.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. O’Dowd enjoys spending time with her three children, reading, and volunteering at local church functions.
Originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, Dr. Cary Lehman received his undergraduate degree in biology from Kutztown University. He then completed his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After several years in a private practice setting, Dr. Lehman has spent the past 20+ years focusing on the care of geriatric patients at extended-care facilities. He is well-known for his superior communication skills with patients, easily putting them at ease with his storytelling and conversation.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Lehman can be found biking, running, or exploring the outdoors. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children.
Dr. Alexander Cruz is originally from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cruz is well-versed in and performs all aspects of general dentistry with a focus on advanced restorative care. He is a former instructor at Temple University Dental School.
For nearly a decade, Dr. Cruz has provided comprehensive dental care to underserved children and adults across multiple states. He has published numerous continuing-education courses in the field of dentistry and considers himself a perpetual learner. Dr. Cruz's goal is to continuously provide high quality, patient-centric care for many years to come.
Dr. Zhou (pronounced "Jo") earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She furthered her training with a General Practice Residency in Community Regional Medical Center and the VA Hospital in Fresno, California, obtaining proficiency in restorative, endodontic, surgical, and emergency dentistry. Since 2019 Dr. Zhou has enjoyed serving the community of NE Ohio in various settings, from private practice to correctional facilities. She is looking forward to joining Spa Creek Health to serve the senior assisted living community.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Zhou enjoys traveling, spending time with her dog Misu (a chihuahua-weiner mix), and playing a Chinese zither called Guzheng.
Originally from Mercer County, New Jersey, Dr. Desrosiers studied biology at Trenton State College. She earned her doctor of podiatric medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She is a clinical instructor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Desrosiers has a long history of working with geriatric populations, beginning as a teenage hospitality aide at a long-term care facility to her return to her community as a podiatrist. She has a passion for educating the community by participating in health fairs, radio programs, presenting to different organizations, and being very accessible to her patients.
Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Desrosiers lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her family and enjoys reading, Latin dancing, and listening to different types of music.
A resident of Northern Virginia since 2006, Dr. Cangé earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in 2008. She successfully completed her Residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2009, concentrating on Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Cangé is passionate about addressing her patients’ dental needs and concerns. She takes pride in educating them about all aspects of oral health. Her philosophy is to create smiles that reflect who you are, enhancing your teeth and your overall health. She is committed to helping patients maintain a healthy lifestyle with great teeth and gums with the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures. Overall, she is dedicated to helping her patients create infectious smiles. Dr. Cangé continues to further her dental education in order to provide cutting-edge treatment to her patients.
Dr. Cangé has served the District of Columbia and the Northern Virginia community for 13 years as an associate dentist. She is dedicated to providing individualized dental care that transforms the appearance of her patients. In her spare time, Dr. Cangé enjoys working out, staying active, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Leah Carroll is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, she spent five years in the US Navy where she served as a dental officer. During her military service, she deployed on the USNS Comfort completing humanitarian missions in Central and South America.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Carroll enjoys spending quality time with her two children, husband, and labrador “Charlee”. She also loves practicing yoga, running, horseback riding, and reading!
Dr. Sim Ching was raised in Philadelphia, PA. She was working in business when she decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a dentist. She graduated from The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2017. Dr. Ching has been working in private practice settings and has an interest in improving access to care in Dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Ching enjoys spending time with friends and family, dining out, the outdoors, and the arts.
Dr. Melanie Morrow is a third-generation dentist. She followed in the footsteps of her father and her grandfather, earning her DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Prior to Dental School, she completed a BS in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Morrow was in private practice with her father for 25 years, serving patients in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. She also provided general dentistry services for the Allegheny County Health Department and for Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.
Since 2013, she has been engaged in mobile dentistry, providing care in public and private schools, and in nursing homes. Dr. Morrow has been extensively involved in medical mission work, serving as a part of medical mission teams in 12 nations in Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
When she is not working, Dr. Morrow enjoys motorcycling with her husband, spending time with family, community service projects with her church, and international travel. She and her husband, Lance, reside in Mars, PA. They have three adult children and one very spoiled Aussie-doodle, named Levi.
Dr. Costa grew up in the Chicago suburbs where he attended elementary and high school. After high school, he moved to Florida where he attended Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Costa graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry and received a Citation of General Honors for his academic achievements. After college, he was accepted into dental school at Nova Southeastern University where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. While in dental school, he was one of few students chosen by the faculty to be a clinical skills tutor.
After graduating, Dr. Costa moved to the Philadelphia area where he has had the chance to practice dentistry in many settings, including private practice in Drexel Hill and underserved areas in North Philadelphia. He has completed continuing education coursework in the areas of oral surgery, implantology, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Costa prides himself on his ability to make even the most anxious patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. In addition, Dr. Costa understands that every patient is different, and will find a treatment option that fits each individual’s needs. When he is not doing dentistry, Dr. Costa enjoys sculpting, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Mary S Vogel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental Medicine with her Doctor of Dental Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree at Penn State University. She completed a residency at the UPMC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Pittsburgh and has also completed an externship at the Rehabilitation Center for Children in Squirrel Hill.
Dr. Melissa Restrepo, originally of Haddon Heights, NJ, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University. After completing her undergraduate studies, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2007. Upon receiving her doctorate, she completed a General Practice Residency from the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC.
In 2008, Dr. Restrepo moved to Suffolk, Virginia, where she was employed for ten years in a large private dental practice. She and her family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2018 where she worked in a successful cosmetic/general dentistry practice. Summer 2021 brought Dr. Restrepo and her family back to Maryland. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Alabama Dental Association.
Outside of work, Dr. Restrepo enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as traveling and watching and playing a variety of sports.
“I just returned from my mother’s dental cleaning. In the past, my wife has accompanied my mother to the dentist and assisted by keeping her calm during her exam and cleaning. Spa Creek Dental was able to perform the procedure without any help from us. I was absolutely amazed. They have a gift for working with Alzheimer’s patients, and it was a very positive experience for my mother. Thank you.”
~Michael T. Family Member
“Spa Creek Health offers great services for residents at our facility. They even provide care at a patient’s bedside if needed. Our residents look forward to being seen by their team.”
~Director of Social Services
“We were lacking a full-service dental provider until recently, when we discovered Spa Creek Dental. They are the total package! Not only do they provide a convenient way for our residents to receive comprehensive dental care, but they are also trained in dementia care to be able to interact with our memory care residents. We’ve always had happy residents, but there are even more beautiful smiles thanks to Spa Creek Dental.”~Heather P. Executive Director, Assisted Living Facility
“Spa Creek Dental has been a great partner to our facility! Their team is always helpful and easy to communicate with. Ensuring our residents receive regular dental care has enabled us to improve their quality of life. We recommend Spa Creek Dental.”~ Director of Social Services
“I would like to recognize that the dental services being contractually provided by their team are done so at no charge to our facility. Their company provides a comprehensive dental program to residents in our facility that addresses potential unseen dental problems that could prove detrimental to our elderly population. A comprehensive in-house dental program offers great benefits to both the families and residents here in the facility. This service shows their commitment to the well-being and high level of care that we want to offer to our residents both internally and with partnerships from outside service providers. I would highly recommend this provider for your facility.”~ Director of Discharge Planning
“Spa Creek Dental is not just about providing great smiles for residents; they also provide timely service and meet the needs of families and residents with great empathy and compassion. I personally believe that they take great pride in what they do and are efficient in meeting the needs of our facility in emergency situations.”~ Director of Social Services
“I am the dining services manager and I appreciate the notes left in our residents’ charts. The notes tell me the oral status of each resident, which has helped me become proactive in preventing weight loss by recommending changes to a patient’s diet. These notes make my job easier. Thank you for your work.”~ Registered Dietician
“Spa Creek Dental has proved to be invaluable in providing preventive dental care for our residents. They’ve made dental care accessible to residents who may have a hard time going to appointments in the community. The Spa. Creek Dental team is also quick to respond to urgent dental needs.”~ Director of Social Services