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Meet Dr. Abel

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Dr. Anna Abel

Dr. Anna Abel graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and practiced dentistry for more than 20 years. In addition to providing dental treatment, Dr. Abel maintains a commitment to helping patients be the happiest that they can be with their smiles. Her favorite procedures are cosmetic services such as veneers and oral surgery, including bone grafts and dental implants. Dr. Abel has a profound passion for dentistry. She was deeply invested in training by the late Dr. Peter Dawson, the author of the best-selling dental textbook “Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatments of Occlusal Problems,” and is considered one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in history dentistry. She also has trained with the Academy Aesthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.      

Dr. Abel frequently volunteered at Northern Virginia Dental Clinic. She has received numerous awards for the exceptional service and time she has offered to provide care for low-income patients. She has also volunteered for and participated in many mission trips with the not-for-profit organization, Operation Smile, to offer free services to children in need worldwide. Beginning in 1996, Dr. Abel has maintained active involvement in organizing fundraising efforts to support the organization and carry out frequent mission trips successfully. She has offered free dental treatment and surgery for children with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities.

Along with Dr. Phan, she volunteered in 2007 and 2009 as a chairperson’s assistant for Operation Smile to arrange fundraising events for various mission trips. Since 2006, she has also been involved with the non-profit organization Hope for Tomorrow (HOPE), which provides health care, human services, and education about healthy practices to underserved communities. She has been the Director of Dental Missions of the organization to help arrange and prepare for domestic and international missions to provide free dental services, offer necessary goods, services, and relief to impoverished countries worldwide.

In addition to practicing dentistry and active service with volunteer efforts, Dr. Abel loves music. She served as a board member for the Loudoun Lyric Opera in 2010. She is also dedicated to personal health and regularly works out at the gym. Dr. Abel is an active member of Our Lady of Lavang church, where she volunteers as a Sunday School teacher, and a frequent volunteer at Our Lady of Hope Catholic School, where three of her children enrolled. Dr. Abel and Dr. Phan are committed to teaching children about the importance of dental health. Together, they sponsor several local schools to educate children about oral hygiene and to promote healthy practices. 

She enjoys spending family time with her husband, Dr. Phan, and her three lovely daughters, Annie, Angelica, and Alina.