All our professionals at Railroad Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
- Dr. Theo Batistas
- Dr. Edward Kim
- Lorrie Dezutti - Doctor Coordinator
- Michelle Serrano - Dental Assistant
- Carey Lasher, RDH
Dr. Theo Batistas
Dr. Theo Batistas is a native of Northern Virginia and received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry in 1991. In addition, Dr. Batistas completed a one-year general dentistry residency at the Veterans Administration Medical College in the District of Columbia. He is currently a member of the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the American Prosthodontic Society, Dr. Batistas resides in Gainesville with his wife, Stephanie and their three children. Dr Batistas enjoys playing golf and reading in his spare time.
Although Dr. Batistas has always enjoyed providing General Dentistry to our community, in recent years he has chosen to expand into more specialized fields of dentistry. Dr. Batistas recognized that in order to offer comprehensive dentistry to as many patients as possible, he needed more training in areas such as TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders), Sedation Dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and Occlusion. This requires many hours of continuing education; however, Dr. Batistas recognized the need in the community for these services and has enjoyed the experience and knowledge the training has brought him.
Dr. Batistas is certified by DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedations) to perform oral conscious sedation, otherwise known as Sedation Dentistry. He treats patients who have a very real anxiety about having dental treatment performed. These patients are treated with TLC (tender loving care). Their fears are recognized and medications are chosen specifically for that patient. These medications are administered prior to and during their dental procedures while the patient is constantly monitored by our Sedation Team. Patients who previously could not even sit in a dental chair often have all of their dental treatment completed in just 1 or 2 comfortable visits. As the medication has an amnesiac effect, many patients state that they don't remember having been to the dentist at all. But they are saying this with beautiful, healthy smiles!
Dr. Edward Kim
Dr. Edward Kim grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Annandale High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Kim is currently a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Northern Virginia Dental Society. When not working, Dr. Kim is usually pursuing his passion for fishing, especially kayak fishing.
Lorrie Dezzutti - Office Manager
Lorrie has been in management since 1997, working in various organizations throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. Lorrie met Dr. Batistas in 2001 after becoming a new patient in his practice. She became employed by Dr. Batistas in 2004 working primarily in the front office. In 2006 she became the office manager of Railroad Dental Associates. Lorrie's love of working with people and her community has been a key asset in growing Railroad Dental Associates. Lorrie has lived in the Northern Virginia area for 18 years. She and her husband have lived in Gainesville since 2001. She enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her family.
Michelle Serrano - Dental Assistant
Michelle Serrano-Fader has been a dental assistant since 1999. She has been working with Dr. Batistas since 2004 and with Dr. Hatcher since the opening of Railroad Dental Associates. She is bilingual in both Spanish and English. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Carey Lasher, RDH
Carey is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been working in our office since May of 2006. She has attended both Wytheville Community College and Virginia Tech. She has won the Crest Outstanding Patient care award and is affiliated with the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA). In her free time Carey enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and outdoor activities.