Our Team

DR. ALEXIS MIERZWA, DDS

Dr Alexis Mierzwa DDS

Dr. Alexis grew up in Getzville, NY (a suburb of Buffalo). She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Niagara University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Alexis then moved to Los Angeles, CA where she did a General Practice Residency at MLK Hospital where she was awarded Resident of the Year. She then returned to Buffalo where she practiced for 4 years before moving to Winchester in 2009. Owning her own practice has always been a dream of hers, so she opened Cedar Creek Dental after practicing in Winchester for 6 years as an associate.

Dr. Alexis believes in providing the best care available for her patients. This is why she takes approximately 100 hours of Continuing Education every year, which greatly exceeds state requirements. Dr. Alexis also sees the importance of giving back to the community and volunteers at the Winchester Free Medical Clinic on a regular basis. She is also a member of Sacred Heart Church of Winchester.

Outside of the office, Dr. Alexis is an avid horsewoman. She competes regularly in hunter/jumper competitions. She also is very fond of her two rescue dogs, Remy (Great Dane Mix) and George Washington (Fila Mastiff). “My favorite thing to do when I am not in the office is be at the barn or just hang out with the dogs outside. Being with the animals is so grounding.”


DR. Hassan Farooq

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Dr. Farooq recently completed the International Dentist Program at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California. Prior to completing this program, Dr. Farooq practiced dentistry in his home country of Pakistan. Dr. Farooq is skilled at providing a wide range of dental services, consistent with the services already offered in our practice. He is so excited to join our outstanding team and get to know our patients.

“I feel blessed to be a dentist because that gives me the power to not only relieve my patients from pain, but to also recreate the nature by giving them the smile they love. I love the part where my patients come to see me as a friend.”

When Dr. Farooq is not doing dentistry he enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He loves to experience new places and try the cuisine.

 

 

KAREN DERFLINGER

Treatment Coordinator

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Along with her friendly, magnetic personality, Karen also brings with her over 28 years of experience in the dental field. Her superior ability to communicate and understand patient’s concerns and treatment goals is second to none. Karen strives to provide the most exceptional service to help our patients achieve their desired outcomes.

Karen and her husband Darrel reside in Winchester and enjoy spending time with their large family which includes children, grandchildren, and of course, dogs! They look forward to annual family beach excursions and cheering on the Baltimore Ravens.

 

SARAH BENKENDORF

Dental Assistant

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Sarah is originally from York, Pennsylvania where she lived for 17 years. She moved to Winchester, VA in 2010 and graduated from Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy in 2012 with a 4.0 GPA while staying active in extracurricular activity. In addition to directly assisting Dr. Alexis with patient care, Sarah is also responsible for sterilizing the instruments, taking x-rays, and a variety of other tasks.

Sarah has had a lifelong interest in the dental field and loves volunteering at the free medical clinic with Dr. Alexis. Sarah loves and genuinely cares about helping each and every patient. Her positive attitude and beautiful smile will truly brighten anyone’s day!

 

 

Kaitlyn Parsons

Hygienist

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Kaitlyn was born and raised in Romney, West Virginia. She began her dental career as an assistant, and immediately knew that a career in dentistry was her calling. She moved to Winchester in 2012 to attend dental hygiene school through Virginia Western, and has never looked back. She is well versed in all aspects of patient care, and is always willing to help out anywhere in the office! Her favorite part of the job is building genuine relationships with each and every patient!

When Kaitlyn isn't working she always finds herself on the go! She loves to travel, enjoys outdoor activities, cheering on the Mountaineers, and the list goes on! She also is qualified to teach CrossFit! Most importantly, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her yellow lab, Annie! Come on in and experience Kaitlyn’s exceptionally thorough and gentle skills, her extensive knowledge, and let her personally tailor a dental hygiene plan for you!

 

Vicki Earl

Practice Guru

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Vicki has been in dentistry for the last 14 years, and in that time has mastered just about every position in the office. This girl got game! Whether she is assisting chairside, or coordinating the staff and schedule, Vicki brings good vibes and energy to the team.

 

Born in Fairfield, CA Vicki moved to Virginia as a child as graduated Sherando High School in 1998. She currently resides in Augusta, WV with her fiance Jonathon, along with horses, and an assortment of other 4 legged friends. Vicki is very passionate about raising awareness about animal neglect, and is active in local rescue organizations. She also enjoys gardening.

 

 

George Washington

Anxiety Reduction Specialist (Therapy Dog)

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George Washington was rescued from Middleburg Humane by Dr. Alexis almost 6 years ago. He and his litter mates were part of a breeder raid, and were living in deplorable conditions. George used to be very timid and unsure of the world around him, especially new people (mainly men), and loud noises. George learned from Dr. Alexis’ other rescue dog, Remy, how to actually be a dog, and he went through over 3 years of training and received his certification from Berkeley K-9 School for All Dogs. As George’s confidence grew, he blossomed into a very sweet and loyal creature. Her newest dog, Manny, who is also a rescue, looks up to George as a big brother and mentor. George’s calm demeanor makes him ideal as a supportive therapy dog. George is available to sit chairside with anxious teen and adult patients to help them with their dental experience. When George is not at work, he enjoys playing outside with his brother and sister, chasing bunnies, and most of all, sleeping on his couch.

 

 

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Services That we Offer

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Here at Cedar Creek Dental in Winchester, VA we specialize in a wide variety of dental services. We offer many services under one roof for your convenience. Listed below are some of the more common services we offer, but by no means is the list complete. We are constantly learning and educating ourselves on new procedures to better serve you.

 

Preventative Care Dentist Winchester VA

 

Preventative Care

 

These services are primarily provided to maintain your current oral health condition and identify problems.

 

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Cosmetic Dentist Winchester VA

 

Cosmetic

 

A new smile, or even a subtle change such as whitening can be extremely life changing.

 

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Restorative Dentist Winchester VA

 

Restorative

 

We can bring your smile back to optimal health and balance your bite by replacing missing teeth.

 

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Orthodontic Dentist Winchester VA

 

Orthodontic

 

We offer this service to our adult patients who would like to straighten their teeth.

 

 

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Oral Surgery in Winchester VA

 

Oral Surgery

 

We provide services from basic extractions to implants.

 

 

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Root Canals in Winchester VA

 

Root Canal

 

A root canal is recommended when a cavity is close to the nerve of the tooth or the tooth is infected.

 

 

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TMD Dentist Winchester

 

TMD Therapy

 

TMD therapy may benefit you if you suffer from headaches, sensitive teeth, or grind your teeth.

 

 

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What Our Clients Say

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  • "Very good experience from someone who has always been uncomfortable at a dentist office. Thank you very much."

    Patrick

  • "I had a wonderful experience with entire staff very professional and caring. They were super nice to my 2 younger children as well..."

    Dawn

  • "Dr. Alexis has a wonderful chair side manner. I haven’t been to the dentist in awhile and was afraid of being judged. I had nothing to worry about here. The entire staff answered all of my questions and was able to schedule an appointment quickly."

    Amanda

  • "Dr. Alexis is a excellent dentist. I highly recommend Dr. Alexis to anyone who is looking for a doctor who really cares about their patients and who listens. All our concerns are addressed right away..."

    Carie

  • "The most relaxing environment I have ever found in a dental office! Everyone is so nice and makes every effort to make you feel comfortable."

    Brenda

 

 

About the Practice

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Located in Winchester, VA, Cedar Creek Dental and Dr. Alexis Mierzwa combine excellence in care with a level of patient service rarely seen these days. We listen to your concerns and your goals become our goals. Our greatest pleasure is making positive changes in our patients lives. In addition to complicated full mouth rehabilitation cases and smile makeovers, Dr. Alexis Mierzwa offers a wide range of cosmetic, preventative, restorative services, and even children’s dentistry. You can get everything you need for your oral health all in one place.

 

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Call Winchester Dental Office Phone:
540-486-5111

 

Fax Winchester Office Fax:
540.486.5112

 

Email a Winchester Dentist Email:
info@ccdental-va.com


Location Location:
650 Cedar Creek Grade suite 211
Winchester VA 22601

 

Winchester Dental Hours Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


 

 

 

 

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