Meet the Docs
Ronald Ray DDS
Dr. Ron Ray is a native of Northern Virginia. He received his B.S. in Biology from George Mason University in 1987 and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1991. After graduation, he spent 3 years in the U.S. Army, the first year of which was in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry training program. After returning home, he worked 2 years in Countryside before opening his Ashburn office in early 1997. Due to the support of the current patient base, he was able to expand into the Leesburg area in the Fall of 2001.
Dr. Ray understands the importance of staying current with the latest advances in Dentistry and has studied both locally and abroad to maintain and improve his skills and knowledge of Dentistry. As important as knowing the techniques, is knowing the patient. Dr. Ray and all the doctors believe the patient needs information before a treatment decision can be reached. Recommendations are made by the doctors; but, decisions are made by the patients.
Dr. Ray and Rebecca welcomed their children T.J. in 2010, and Kayleigh in 2014. They enjoy a wide variety of activities from outdoor events to a good movie at home.
Francesca Ponchione DMD
Dr. Francesca Ponchione is a native of western Pennsylvania and joined our practice in the fall of 2008. Although she enjoys treating patients of all ages, she has a genuine passion for children and has been an asset to our pediatric community.
Dr. Ponchione earned her undergraduate degree from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA and received her dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she furthered her dental education by completing a General Practice Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Ponchione is a member of the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the Virginia Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She finds it important to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry through attending continuing education courses and study clubs.
When Dr. Ponchione is not in the office, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Go Steelers!
Anuradha Beri DDS
Dr. Anu Beri has been working as a Periodontist (gum specialist) in our office since June of 2007. She moved to Virginia after completing her specialty in Periodontics and implants from Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. She received her Masters Degree in Oral Biology and did research on salivary protein and candida albicans. In addition, Dr. Beri was a clinical instructor for preclinical periodontics in Boston University.
Dr. Beri believes in assisting her patient to make the right decisions pertaining to their periodontal health. She enjoys educating her patients and providing them with the highest quality of care.
She lives in Ashburn with her husband, Sree and two children. She is often seen doing activities with her kids at the local parks within the community.