Team Bios



I am a graduate of the University of Maryland and have degrees in biology and public health. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors and reading. I love working at OX because of the fun staff and knowledgeable doctors. I hope the doctors' years of experience will rub off as I plan to pursue a career in dentistry.


Administrative Assistant

Having worked at OX since April 2011, I enjoy the field of orthodontics. It is a pleasure to work for such talented doctors, and I admire their way of making our patients happy. I am a native of Bulgaria and I currently live in Ellicott City, MD. I have two adorable children, Iva and Nicholas. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my children, taking them to the parks, and playing with them.



Front Desk Coordinator

I have worked here since February 2011. I enjoy learning about orthodontics and the new technology the office embraces, which is amazing. I look forward to seeing everyone with their beautiful smiles! I live in Carroll County, and in my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, traveling, and watching movies.




Orthodontic Technician

I like working at OX because I meet new people every day. I have been in the dental field for eight years, working in all aspects of dentistry. I graduated from DATS (dental assistant training school) in 2006. I love orthodontics and working with such a great team and great patients! I enjoy spending time with family and friends outside of work, and I also enjoy the beach.


Orthodontic Technician

I've been with the practice since June 2011, and I have been working in the dental field for nine years. I graduated from DATS (dental assistant training school) in 2006, and I am certified in both orthodontics and general dentistry. I am privileged to be working for such caring and highly skilled doctors, who provide such a proactive and progressive work environment for our patients and staff. Having individual treatment rooms allows us to get to know our patients and provide the optimum level of comfort and privacy. Helping someone achieve a beautiful and healthy smile is the most rewarding part of my job. I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, shopping, cooking, and going to the beach when I am not working.


Orthodontic Technician

I've been a part of the OX team since 2010. I like learning about new advancements and technology as they occur in orthodontics. I am a southern girl at heart, but currently reside in Gaithersburg, MD with my husband and two-year-old daughter, Julianna. Together, we love to go to the park, shop (more like look!), and bake scrumptious desserts for everyone at OX.


New Patient Coordinator

I like working at OX because every day I get to meet different residents of the communities where our offices are located. I get to know about the patients and/or parents and their hobbies. When they come through the door, I know they've been referred to our office by word of mouth or referral from their primary dentist, and I find joy in knowing that we are setting them up for success in obtaining a beautiful smile! When not working, I love going to the beach, and hanging out with my friends and fiancé. I like to shop, especially for my niece and nephew! Also, I have family that lives in Italy, and it's always fun to Skype with them!


Orthodontic Technician

I have worked with the practice since July 2009, and I enjoy being a part of a proactive and synergistic team of highly skilled doctors and co-workers. I love getting to know the patients and I strive to provide personalized care.

I live in Laurel, MD with my husband. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, reading and traveling. I look forward to meeting you at OX!


Administrative Assistant

I enjoy interacting with patients and meeting new people. I am always excited to learn about the process of orthodontic treatment from the expert staff. I'm attending classes full-time, studying psychology. I also love to spend time with friends, family, and my two puppies, Casey and Raven.


Financial/Insurance Coordinator

I love that the doctors and the office have really embraced new, cutting-edge technology in all aspects of the job, from up-to-date Apple computers to digital scanners, to using iPads in the office for everyday work needs. My mom worked at Random House and I always had books in the house growing up. I learned to love reading more than watching TV! My most prized possession is my first-generation Nook, which is loaded with over 400 books and magazines!


Orthodontic Technician

I have known Drs. Hickory and Selnick for 12 years. I enjoy working at OX because the doctors are fabulous! In my spare time, I spend every minute with my son who is 12. He is the moon and the stars of my life. I also enjoy taking walks with my "crazy dog". In addition, I enjoy cooking Persian food for my husband.

Chouko Dai

Chouko Dai has agreed to be on facebook etc as part of her contract as Public Relations Ambassador of ERO. She will give comfort to children and adults during dental or orthodontic procedures. Remarkably she is more gentle and calmer than Nona as a puppy as is typical of great danes (gentle giants). Chouko, Dr. Hickory's Great Dane, makes guest appearances at the office and creates an abundance of OX smiles.

Ellicott City Orthodontic Office

5082 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 202,

Ellicott City, MD 21042

Phone. 410-740-0002



5820 Clarksville Square Dr, Suite 104,

Clarksville, MD 21029

Phone. 410-531-1310