Meet the Team

Francis – Patient Coordinator

I have been in the Northern Virginia area for most of my life, and have been in the dental field for 12 years. I enjoy working with patients, and assisting them in getting all the necessary paperwork filled out, so we can get their treatments completed. I’ve been with Dr. Aunon’s practice since 2007, and have enjoyed my time here and look forward to many more years.

I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing, and going to the gym.

Patti – Patient Coordinator

Born in Washington ,D.C. I started in dentistry as a Dental Assistant, where I evolved into practice management. I have been in dentistry for over 20 years, and this is an  amazing team here at Aunon Dental Group. I really enjoy working with a team that cares about each other personally and professionally. When not working I enjoy spending time with family, friends,  traveling, crafting & baking.

Cynthia – Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Los Angeles, CA, and I started working in the Dental field in 2007 as an administrative assistant / dental assistant. I pursued my Dental Hygiene degree from Northern VA Community College and obtained my license in the State of Virginia in 2015. As a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, I am passionate about promoting oral health. In addition, staying current with the latest dental research and technology is a priority. My main goal is to provide individualized and gentle care to each of my patients.

During my time off I enjoy exercising at the gym, hiking, or any type of physical activity. I also love spending time with my husband and our three year old son. We enjoy going to Nats games and basketball games.

Claudia – Dental Assistant

I was a dentist in Lima, Peru where I practiced General Dentistry  for 9 years.  I graduated from the dental program at Cayetano Heredia University and earned my masters in Health Management  there as well.   I am excited to be a Dental Assistant with this talented team here with Dr. Jose to deliver the highest standard of care.   I recently moved here from Lima, Peru to reunite with my sister and parents who live nearby.  I brought my wonderful golden retriever Leo with me, and when I am not working, we love to find dog-friendly places to go to together.  I also like traveling , hiking, reading, sky-diving, white water rafting and yoga.

Rosie – Dental Assistant

I am originally from Mexico. I have been living in Northern Virginia for 25 years and working as a Dental Assistant for the past 15 years. I enjoy making a difference in people’s lives helping them reach their goal to optimum oral health.



Monday 7:00 - 4:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 7:00
Wed.-Thur. 7:00 - 4:00
Friday 8:00 - 1:00


Dr. Aunon believes in having the most up to date technology that dentistry has to offer to greatly reduce and ultimately eliminate any fear of going to the dentist for the adult, teen, and especially the child. With the help of his highly qualified and caring staff, he promises the most comprehensive dental care.
Dr. Cartaya helps people live happier lives through advanced dental techniques and treatment plans while educating them to ensure a relaxing experience every step of the way. A foreign-trained dentist from Venezuela and a top honoree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Maryland.


They will address all of your needs and make sure you’re comfortable throughout all treatments you receive. At this office, you will experience painless and quick procedures with great results.


The staff are very supportive and friendly. We’ve been happy with all of the technical Staff & dentists. They make sure you understand all steps to each procedure.


I have been coming to this dental practice for the past few years (over 5 I believe) and there’s a reason I don’t look anywhere else to have my dental work done! The dentist themselves are all amazing!


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