Dr. Shiworke, is dedicated to promoting better oral health in children in adults through comprehensive dental care and patient education. Dr. joined DC Pearls Dental Boutique in Washington, DC where her skills in oral surgery and experience in periodontics and pediatric dentistry are highlighted through attentive care and a talent for understanding and responding to the needs of patients of all ages.
Dr. Shiworke received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2018. She is board certified in multiple states, including Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, to practice dentistry and oral surgery. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA).
Dr. Shiworke’s compassion and devotion to dental health extend beyond the office. Her volunteer work in the dental field includes oral screenings, free dental care, and dental supplies through several organizations, including Covenant House, Pediatric Outreach, and Smiles4Ethiopia. These organizations serve individuals who do not have access to routine dental or medical care.
When she is not caring for patients, Dr. Shiworke enjoys traveling, yoga and time with her family. She is also an avid reader and appreciates discovering exciting new fiction authors.
Punita joined our team as a Registered Periodontal Therapist in 2021. She graduated from University of British Columbia and Old Dominion University with a degree in Dental Hygiene with focus on Periodontal Therapy and Public Health. She likes being part of a team that provides a high level of care and is on the cutting edge of technology. Punita is a dedicated clinician and always gives 100% to our patients. With 12+ years of Dental experience, quality patient care is very important to her and being sure that patients receive the absolute best care while with her, all while being comfortable is one of her top priorities.
She enjoys working in periodontics because it is fulfilling to be able to help our patients achieve a healthier smile and bridge the systemic and oral health correlation. She is highly skilled with helping patients manage their dental anxiety during treatments and has an extra gentle hand. Outside work, Punita is a Certified Yoga and mindfulness Teacher and NASM Fitness trainer. She loves teaching, working out, reading and going on hikes in nature in her spare time.
Tina Nguyen is a registered dental hygienist with a passion for each patient in her care. Her focus moves beyond providing appropriate dental hygiene and professional cleanings to encompass patient education. Tina’s goal is to ensure every patient leaves our office with clean, healthy teeth and gums they can maintain at home by educating them on proper care and cleaning of their teeth and gums.
Tina is an honors graduate of Old Dominion University’s School of Dental Hygiene with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is certified in radiation safety/digital radiography, CPR, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide delivery. Tina is also OSHA and HIPPA compliance trained. To continue providing her patients with exceptional care and safety, Tina constantly pursues additional education and training. She looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your oral health care journey.