Meet Our Administrative Staff
Director of Clinical Operations
Derin joined the Fairfax Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team in 2009 as a surgical assistant. Since then she has held multiple positions including Surgical Lead, Surgical Trainer and Supervisor. Her previous experience in a clinical and non-clinical environment has benefited the practice by helping to ensure patient continuity while providing the highest standard of care. Prior to joining Fairfax Oral Surgery, Derin worked in the Labor and Delivery department at Fair Oaks Hospital. In her free time, Derin enjoys spending time with her family.
Karen Nash has worked for the practice since 1984. Her expertise is in helping patients who require reconstructive jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) or other more extensive surgical procedures. Karen will facilitate your care from your initial appointment to your final post operative visit. She offers a wealth of information on the role that insurance plays in your care and will make sure that your insurance company has the information they need to consider your case. Karen and our practice are committed to your obtaining any benefits to which you are entitled.
Implant Treatment Coordinator
Cookie Sewell is our Implant Treatment Coordinator and has been with the practice since 1993. Cookie works tirelessly to ensure that the treatment goals of dentist, patient and surgeon are seamlessly integrated throughout all phases of your care. She is available to answer your questions and will do all possible to assure you are fully informed.
Candice Dickson has been a Registered Nurse since 2017 and graduated as Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Prior to becoming a nurse, she studied pharmacy technology at Monroe Technology Center during her high school years and was awarded Top Student in Pharmacy Technology in 2013. During nursing school, she was inducted into the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for academic and nursing excellence. She has nursing experience in critical care, surgical oncology, and pre-operative and post-operative care. Her personal interests include cooking, reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.