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Meet Our Team

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Congratulations to Dr. Marcus and her team for being voted “Top Dentist” in Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine for 2019!

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Congratulations to Dr. Marcus and her team for being voted “Top Dentist” in Washingtonian Magazine and “America’s Best Dentist” in 2021!

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Dr. Carlene Marcus


Practicing dentistry for over 30 years in Reston, Dr. Marcus is passionate about making your dental experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. She is invested in ongoing research and education and keeps her practice up to date with the most recent developments in the dental field. She values the personal relationships she develops with her patients and strives to create a family friendly dental environment.

Dr. Marcus received her dental degree with honors from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 1989.

She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and Northern Virginia Dental Society. She is certified in Soft Tissue Laser Therapy.

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When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Marcus enjoys playing the guitar and the flute, singing, and painting watercolors. She likes to take her two dogs, Daisy and JoJo, on long walks. She lives in the Reston area with her husband Larry, and has two daughters, Lyndsey and Taylor.

Our Front Office

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Front Office

Nancy loves being the first face you see when you arrive for your appointment. Nancy handles our administrative office duties and will happily answer any billing or insurance questions you might have. Nancy enjoys reading, caring for her yellow lab Cooper, and spending time with her two children. She looks forward to meeting you!

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Front Office

Nicole will happily assist you with scheduling appointments, handling insurance claims, billing questions, and referrals.

Our Dental Assistant

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Dental Assistant

Shelly has nearly 32 years of dental assisting experience ranging from pediatric to extensive crown and bridge and oral surgery. She has worked closely with Dr. Marcus for over 20 years, follows the patients through their restorative treatment plans, and is the Whitening Coordinator for Zoom treatments. She is originally from the State College area, Pennsylvania but has lived in Northern Virginia for 21 years. She is married, has two children, and loves camping and outdoor sports.

Our Hygiene



Dental Hygienist

Claudia began working in the dental field in 2000. She began her career as a dental assistant and continued her education in dental hygiene. We welcomed Claudia to the Marcus Dental Care team in 2020. Her dedication to the dental health care profession makes her an asset to our committed team. She strives to make all of her patients feel comfortable throughout their experience at Marcus Dental Care.