Our Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Team
Snehal Patel, DDS, MD
Dr. Patel is both a dentist and a physician, completing both his dental and medical degrees at Columbia University. He finished his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. During his training, he participated with Healing the Children in the countries of Colombia and Ecuador treating children with cleft lips and palates. Dr. Patel was also part of one of the first teams involved in CT guided dental implant placement at Columbia University. Dr. Patel was born and raised in Philadelphia and went to Boston University for college. Dr. Patel and his wife enjoy spending time together and enjoy traveling.
Less than 1% of 704,000+ dentists worldwide are Board Certified Oral Surgeons who have earned ABOMS Diplomate credentials.
- Boston University
- Columbia University (DDS & MD)
- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Michael Jungwirth, DMD
Dr. Michael Jungwirth was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and grew up in Keene, New Hampshire. He graduated first in his class at the University of Tennessee with a degree in neuroscience and associate research. During his undergraduate studies Dr. Jungwirth pursued his passion for the advancement of medical science by performing molecular and cellular biology research and publishing two manuscripts. He was also awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, a C.W. Fite Fellowship for Outstanding Professional Promise, and the William Harris III Undergraduate Research Award.
From there he attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he continued his passion for research and patient care. He received the Harvard Odontological Society Award for Excellence in Research, the Dr. Paul E. Boyle Award For Excellence in the Field of Oral Pathology, and several grants for his research on non-endothelial origin of midpalatal suture osteoblasts. Throughout his time at Harvard Dental School, Dr. Jungwirth made sure to give back to the community by serving as the treasurer for Operation Mouth Guard, an organization that provided mouth guards for underprivileged athletes. He also co-founded the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Introduction to Dentistry Course in order to inspire and guide the next generation of dental professionals.
Following his dental medicine training, Dr. Jungwirth pursued his love of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by completing an internship and residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, a program known across the country for its superb clinical training. He was honored to serve patients of all racial, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds and make a difference in the community. He had the opportunity to serve as Chief Resident at University Hospital while training in Newark, New Jersey…
He trained in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including implants, dentoalveolar, pathology, cosmetics, trauma, and TMJ surgery.
Dr. Jungwirth is excited to serve Northern Virginia at Lorton, Springfield & Mt Vernon Dental Implant and Oral Surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, hiking, skiing and travelling.
- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Meet the Team
Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Team
Surgical Assistants – Jenny, Alexis, Samantha, Andrea, Rebecca, Laura
Patient Care Coordinators – Chuki, Danielle, Preslie, Claudia, Jessica
Practice Manager & Implant Treatment Coordinator
Kassie has worked in the medical field for roughly 14 years, with a focus in oral surgery for the past 7 years. She oversees the clinical and administrative functions of our three office locations to ensure our staff and our patients have the best experience at each of our practice locations.
Kassie also works closely with the doctor to ensure our practice is consistently improving to provide the best care to our patients. Kassie also attended Liberty University with a focus in Healthcare Administration.
In her free time, Kassie enjoys taking photographs specializing in natural light, and spending time with her daughter and husband.
Springfield Office Manager & Implant Treatment Coordinator
Kelsey has worked in various areas of the dental field for 10 years. Her passion for oral surgery lead her to Lorton Springfield Oral Surgery two years ago, and she has worked her way up ever since. Kelsey started as a front desk team member, but quickly moved into the Implant Treatment Coordinator role due to her extensive knowledge in that area. She was recently promoted again to be the office manager of our Springfield office location. Being a self-proclaimed workaholic, Kelsey is always available at the drop of hat to help in any way she can with our patients and our referring dental offices at all hours of the day. Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their two sons. They enjoy hiking, camping, and anything adventurous. You will be in great hands here at Lorton Springfield Oral Surgery with Kelsey.
Kathleen has a Bachelor Degree in Health Care Administration and is pursuing a Masters in Health Care Management. Experienced in the medical field for almost 15 years, Kathleen has extensive billing experience in both general dentistry and oral surgery. Her main responsibilities include medical and dental billing, maintaining contact with in-network providers to ensure all fees are up-to-date and assisting patients in getting the maximum amount of benefits payable from their dental plan.
She maintains continuous communication with the patients insurance company to ensure all documentation is received and payment is made within a timely manner. Additional duties include collections recovery, monthly billing and credentialing.
Implant Treatment Coordinator
Public Relations Coordinator
Jennifer has worked with the practice since 2014. She began her career in Oral Surgery in 1993 and has since worked in many areas within oral surgery including surgical assistant, implant coordinator, and patient care coordinator.
Her previous experience throughout the different positions in oral surgery has benefited the practice by helping to ensure patient advancement while providing the highest standard of care.
Jennifer is responsible for establishing and maintaining an open and caring working relationship between Dr. Patel and your dentist. She is dedicated to making the interaction between dentist, surgeon, and patient a positive experience.
Looking for an Oral Surgeon in Northern Virginia?
At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
We know that finding the right oral surgeon can be a daunting task. Lorton-Springfield Dental Implants & Oral Surgery has locations in Lorton, Springfield and Mt Vernon allowing our team to provide advanced surgery solutions for patients throughout Prince William County, Alexandria, and Annandale. Each is fully equipped with innovative diagnostic and treatment technology, ensuring the highest quality of care for every patient.
Access to care is another important element to achieving a healthier smile. In addition to referrals from local general dentists throughout the greater Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. region, our experienced oral surgeon also welcomes self-referred patients. We will also help you file your insurance claims with your provider and discuss other payment options, eliminating unpleasant financial surprises. Throughout the surgery process, we are your partners.
Advanced Oral Surgery in State-of-the-Art Practices
Providing successful treatments starts with using the latest technologies and techniques. Our state-of-the-art practices in Lorton, Springfield and Mt Vernon feature some of the latest innovations in dental technology. From guided implant placement technology to digital impressions, Dr. Patel’s use of such advanced diagnostic tools ensures your upcoming treatments are predictable and successful.
Prioritizing Patient Comfort
At Lorton-Springfield Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, successful, predictable results only make up part of your custom treatment plan. From your first consultation through your final follow-up, our oral surgeon prioritizes your comfort and understanding of upcoming treatment. Our investment in powerful diagnostic technologies allows us to explain in depth your treatment options and provide patients with a visual representation of how different procedures can improve their smile. By taking our time to walk patients through treatment, we reduce anxieties and worries that often accompany surgery.
Your comfort is our priority during treatment. To do this, we offer a number of dental sedation options, ranging from oral conscious (pill form) sedation for minor surgeries to general anesthesia for complex and invasive treatments. During your pre-surgery visit, we’ll discuss these various options as well as provide you with post-surgery recovery instructions.