About Your Dentist

Elaine Barlan, DDS

Born and raised on the beautiful island of Guam, Dr. Barlan moved to the Paciļ¬c Northwest to complete her bachelor’s degree and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Medical Technology from Seattle University. She earned her doctoral degree from Marquette University’s School of Dentistry and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program with the U.S. Air Force. After separating from the Air Force, she and her husband moved to northern Virginia where she had been practicing dentistry at the Pentagon Tri-Service Dental Clinic in Washington D.C.

Dedicated to the health and comfort of her patients, Dr. Barlan’s calming demeanor makes anxious individuals feel at ease with their dental experience. Her practice style and philosophy is based largely in part on a preventative approach to achieve overall oral health. She is committed to dental education and has been continually expanding her knowledge in all facets of dentistry. Dr. Barlan is currently preparing for the Fellowship exam with the Academy of General Dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Barlan enjoys baking and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She is a strong supported of Breast Cancer awareness and participates in multiple events every year in honor of her sister.

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Suketu Patel, DMD, MD

Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Patel has extensive experience with the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a knowledgeable and experienced clinician who is committed to providing the highest quality of care for his patients. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon by training, his practice is focused on providing aesthetic and reconstructive surgery using a multidisciplinary approach to achieve optimal results. He is highly skilled in dental implants, reconstructive surgery, wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial pathology, orthognathic surgery, extractions and anesthesia. He has performed over 50,000 surgical procedures.

Dr. Patel, his wife Shirali, and his children Neev and Naaya, have been Leesburg, VA residents since 2005. Dr. Patel's hobbies include carpentry, reading, and bicycling.

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Myra Doyle, DDS

Dr. Doyle completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Naval Dental Center Great Lakes, IL. She continues to regularly attend training seminars and continuing education courses to stay updated on the latest breakthroughs in evidence-based dental technology. She is highly motivated to provide the best, most esthetic dental work possible with the patient’s best interests and comfort in mind.  That includes educating the patient about the importance of dental care and their treatment needs.Her duty station assignment aboard the aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) and her latest practice at the US Naval Academy enabled her to establish a patient base that was truly family, and she looks forward to maintaining those kinds of quality relationships with her patients at Fusion Dental.

Dr. Doyle enjoyed volunteering her time as a member of the Naval Health Clinic Annapolis Health and Welfare Council providing tobacco cessation instruction to the Midshipmen and active duty members at health fairs as well as providing oral hygiene instruction to the pre-school children at the local Naval Child Development Center. She also volunteered her talents as a pianist for her local church, a service she hopes to bring to her next parish. A native of Virginia Beach, Dr. Doyle is happy to return to her home state of Virginia. Dr. Doyle, her husband, and two sons are excited to call Vienna their new hometown. In the fall, they plan to return to Annapolis as football season ticket holders to watch the Navy Midshipmen have another successful year.

Go Navy!

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Seyed Tofighbakhsh, DDS

Specialty: Prosthodontist

Dr. Tofigh attended University of Maryland, College Park for his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry. He then received his DDS degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. While in private practice he decided to pursue advanced training in Prosthodontics, specializing in dental implants, esthetics, and reconstructive dentistry. He has extensive training in full-mouth rehabilitation involving implant, fixed, and removable prostheses. During his residency program at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, he also participated in teaching clinical and digital dentistry. He regularly attends Continuing Education courses to keep up with the latest technology and techniques in modern dentistry.

Dr. Tofigh believes in patient-centered dentistry focusing on patient comfort, education, and long-term success. His confident and relaxed demeanor provides a professional environment conducive to providing quality dental care. Through careful planning, execution, and maintenance of multidisciplinary treatment he aims to achieve optimum oral health, function, and esthetics.

Dr. Tofigh grew up in Montgomery County and went to Winston Churchill High School. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoys skiing, camping, and hiking with his dog.

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Amanda Yacoub, DDS

“Remember, your smile may be the brightest part of someone’s day.”

My Mission

“My goal as dentist is to ensure all of my patients feel cared for, comfortable and safe with me. I love working with patients and providing them with a positive dental experience. I hold myself to high standard to provide the best possible dental care.”

Education & Continuing Education

Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency
New York University Langone at Fenway Community Health Center – Boston, Massachusetts

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Indiana University School of Dentistry – Indianapolis, Indiana

Master of Science in Biology
Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana

Dr. Yacoub is a Certified Invisalign Provider.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Yacoub is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

In addition to spending time with friends and family, Dr. Yacoub enjoys baking, hiking, nice long walks, and traveling. Her parents are from Syria, so she is Syrian American and speaks Arabic fluently.

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Khaled Katmeh, DDS

Specialty: Periodontist

My Mission

“My mission is to improve the health and quality of life for my patients in our community.”

Education & Continuing Education

Dr. Katmeh received his dental degree from Syria. After finishing his degree, he moved to the states, where he conducted research in many fields of dentistry, including Orthodontics and Periodontics. Dr. Katmeh then started his residency in Periodontology and Implantology at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. During his residency program, he additionally obtained a master’s degree in the field of Biomaterials, winning multiple research awards for his thesis, Non-Contact Index of Periodontal Inflammation. After completion of his specialty in Periodontics and the master’s in Biomaterials, Dr. Katmeh completed a one-year fellowship in Implant Dentistry, where he treated more complex surgical cases and became involved in the restorative phase of implant treatment. He started teaching and supervising periodontal residents at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine during this time and continued to teach for about a year before moving to private practice. Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

Life & Hobbies

When he is not working, Dr. Katmeh enjoys cooking, playing soccer, and spending time with his beautiful wife and two children, Nahla and Younis. 

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Abdelrouf Suwid, DDS

Specialty: Periodontist

Dr. Suwid is a Board-Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon by the American Board of Periodontology. He earned his Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery from Al Arab Medical University. Following his graduation, Dr. Suwid gained valuable years of experience by working as a general dentist and teaching assistant in Periodontology department.

His education continued at Boston University to successfully receive a Master’s degree in Oral Biology and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontology. Dr. Suwid completed his Doctorate of Science in Periodontology at Boston University. His thesis focused on bone biology and entitled “Engineering Novel Models for Craniofacial Bone Regeneration in Presence or Absence of Insulin”.

Dr. Suwid is an active member of American Board of Periodontology and Implant surgery and American Academy of Periodontology. Away from the office, Dr. Suwid enjoys travelling, soccer and spending time with his wife and three kids.