All professionals at Tele Dental Exam maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
John Tsaknis, DDS
Dr. Tsaknis is a DC native, having grown up in Wheaton, Potomac, Frederick, Rockville and Georgetown. He went to University of Maryland, Collge Park with an undergrad in Zoology and then received his dental degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Go Terps!!! He continued his training with a two year residency at the University of Maryland Medical System, to include Shock Trauma, Kernan Hospital, Children's Hospital, Head and Neck Cancer Ward and the Baltimore Veterans Administration.
Dr. Tsaknis received a certificate for anesthesiology and is only a handful of dentist in the DC area trained in sedation. After working as an associate for a few years, he started Tsaknis Dental & Associates in Ashburn, VA and later started Tsaknis Dental Group in downtown DC. In 2009 Dr. Tsaknis started his third office Dentalbug at D Street NW, and got married to his lovely wife Terri.
Dr. Tsaknis has over 500 hours of continuing education, has been trained and certified on both the Galileos Cone Beam CT scanner and the Cerec Cad-Cam systems for same day crowns. Dr. Tsaknis also provides Oral Sleep Apnea appliances. He is also trained on the latest dental gadgets that you will find throughout the office, to include digital cameras, lasers and fixing the printer at the front desk.
Dr. Tsaknis has been a volunteer Firefighter for the last 18 years, from Montgomery County (Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad #1), to PG County (Berwyn Heights Vol. Fire Dept. #14), to Loudoun County (Ashburn Vol. Fire & Rescue Dept.. #6, #23 & #22). He has temporarily retired and looks forward to getting back into the hot seat in the future.
In the past, Dr. Tsaknis has liked to race sailboats in Annapolis, race cars at Summit Point, ride motorcycles, play polo in Middleburg and Great Meadows, ski, mountain biking and scuba dive, and now spends his free time with his family.
Laura Styron, DDS
Dr. Laura Styron was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2012. She has spent the last 5 years practicing dentistry in Oklahoma City and Denver, Colorado. Laura and her husband Stuart moved to Washington DC in the summer of 2017. Laura is a member of the American Dental Association and the DC Dental Society.