Meet our Skilled, Friendly Team
From his calm demeanor and quiet approach – which makes him great with kids – you may not know that Dr. O also has exceptional medical credentials. From his first degree in dentistry in his home country of Nigeria, Dr. O has continued to add to both his educational and hands-on dental experience. Just one of his may achievements is being a Pugh Award Recipient – an honor given to those scoring in the top 3% of their dental board exam.
Dr. O was inspired by a family friend who is a dentist. He also enjoys that dentistry was both an art and a medical science.
Before continuing his dental education, Dr. O received his Masters in Public health (MPH) from the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. He utilized his education to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Field Officer focused eradicating polio and HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
When he decided to pursue more extensive dental studies, Dr. O chose Boston University's Henry Goldman Schoold of Dentistry where he graduated with honors. At BU he received both a Doctor of Dentistry (DMD) degree as well as Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Pediatric Dentistry/Pediatrics and Dental Public Health.
During his residencies in Dental Pubic Health and Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. O was a dean scholar. His graduate research focused on the relationship between sleep deprivation and dental caries (cavities) in children. He also researched the use of dental technology in the detection of dental caries and as a predictor of caries risk in Children.
Genesis Magana (Administrative Coordinator)
She was born and raised in California and now reside in Arlington VA. She moved here in 2019 and has since fallen in love with the area. She is the front desk receptionist here at Children’s Dentistry Of Arlington. She strives to give you and your little one the best experience. She also handles the insurance portion of our office needs and does her best to ensure your visit goes by smoothly. She loves working at CHDOA because it is very rewarding – especially when we can help both our patients AND parent’s alleviate any dental anxiety they experience.
Outside of the office, Genesis is a wife and mother to an almost 3 year old boy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my family and looking for ways to grow. She also enjoys going for runs or walks around the wonderful sights the DMV has to offer.
Favorite Disney Movie: Frozen
Melanie Chontow ( Clinical Team Lead)
Even though she loves helping kids and making them feel comfortable, she’s a also a big animal lover and has a new kitten since she got in quarantine.
Outside of the office, she’s also into drawing, hiking, and being outdoors. She’s joined Children’s Dentistry of Arlington because she loves working with all of the amazing kids and loves working with the team. She’s been working with kids for more then 7+.
Favorite Disney Movie: WALL-E
Dr. Out of the Office
Family & Interests
As accomplished as he is and as much as he loves working with patients, Dr. O cherishes his time with his wife, Adesuwa and his two small girls, Naya and Ivy. And when he has that little bit of extra Dr. O time, he enjoys playing jazz piano. At one time, he was even a member of a band. He also enjoys travel, reading non-fiction, playing soccer and watching Sponge Bob.
Dr. O is a proud member of:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Virginia Dental Association
- Northern VA Dental Assocation