Dr. Sridevi Yellepeddy was born in Chicago, IL and raised in itty bitty Plant City, Florida, known as the winter strawberry capital. She graduated with Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors of Science. Later on, she was awarded her DMD degree from the University of Florida in 2009. She continued her post graduate dental training as a General Practice resident at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Center in Gainesville, Florida in 2010. Soon after, she met her wonderful husband who is from the DC/MD/VA area and moved to the area. She now resides in Gaithersburg, MD with her three amazing boys and dear husband. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Yellepeddy loves traveling, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Yellepeddy works diligently to provide a superior quality of dental care in a relationship-focused, comprehensive, gentle and conservative manner. She believes that dentistry requires a lifelong learning process to provide the best possible care to her patients. Therefore, she is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and Seattle Study Club to learn and apply the latest techniques and technology in the field.
Dr. Yellepeddy has been practicing dentistry in Maryland since 2011. With her friendly and charismatic personality, she treats patients of all ages from children to adults. Dr. Yellepeddy is excited to join the Darnestown community and is looking forward to providing you and your family with the highest quality of dental care in a friendly comfortable environment.
Dr. Hema Patel graduated from Loma Linda University, California, and has been in practice since 2003. She was born in India but grew up in Kenya. Having lived in small and rural towns most of her childhood, she recalls that her parents made great efforts to take her and her sisters to the dentist in bigger cities so that they could have the preventative dental care that her parents did not get and have suffered for the lack of it. This has shaped her passion for teaching children, their families, and patients of all ages, the importance of good oral health as an integral part of a person's overall health. Dr. Patel makes great effort to get to know the person sitting in her chair and not just their teeth, as a happy patient is a healthy patient.
Dr. Patel is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She organizes a yearly Give Kids A Smile event by teaming up with Dr. Yellepeddy, staff, other colleagues and friends and family that provides free dental care for uninsured children in the area. She currently lives in Poolesville and has a son and daughter that take her on adventures in life every single day!
Stephanie has been a dental assistant since 2008. She has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and special needs individuals. She loves to educate and help others feel and look their best. She believes it is important to always be compassionate and places the utmost importance on the patient's needs.
Stephanie was born in a small town in Baltimore County, Maryland. She moved to a ski resort town in Pennsylvania at age 11. She returned to her hometown after graduating in 2005. She met her wonderful husband a year later. They have three amazing children together, two girls and one boy. She enjoys DYI projects, ice skating, and learning sign language with her family.
Vassula is thrilled to be a member of the Darnestown Smiles team. She is a certified dental radiation technologist and qualified expanded functions dental assistant. She is originally from Brazil and speaks Portuguese and Spanish. Vassula takes great pleasure in explaining each procedure and answering any questions patients may have. She lives in Frederick with her two kids. While not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.
New to the team, Allie Goldman is a native to the Darnestown area. She is a graduate of the Poolesville High School's Global Ecology Magnet Program. Allie grew up in the Agricultural Reserve with her family and a cuddly bunch of dogs and cats. She is keen on making sure that each patient is warmly welcomed and properly informed about their visit. Allie is active in her community and loves to provide a helping hand whenever she can. In her spare time, Allie enjoys painting, spending time with her loving family and friends, and playing with her pets.