Our fun, energetic and professional dental team make our practice a great place to be! Our dentists and team take the time to get to know you and your needs so we can provide the best possible care. Call Cedar Creek Dental today at 540-486-5111 and learn more about dental care in Winchester, Virginia.

Alexis Mierzwa, DDS

Dr. Alexis Mierzwa graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2004, and she completed her General Practice Residency at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital at Los Angeles in 2005. During her time at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, she received the Resident of the Year award.

Dr. Alexis had always dreamt of opening her own practice and creating an atmosphere of comfort and elite care for her patients. In 2015, her dream came true, and she opened Cedar Creek Dental. Over the years, she has attended many continuing education courses and has received countless hours of training regarding implants, full-mouth rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry. She loves being a leader of the practice and the fun culture that is present here. Dr. Alexis is genuine, honest and patient, offering understanding to her patients and building relationships with them.

Dr. Alexis has a significant other named Paul, who also owns his own business, NoVA Environmental Solutions, and is always willing to help us out around the office. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her two horses, Big Country and Cash, and spending time with her four fur babies, two Mastiffs named Manny and George, a Great Dane Mix named Remy, and a French Bulldog named Marshall who you may be lucky enough to meet when you come to see us!

Ahmad Salah, DDS

Dr. Ahmad Salah is a talented associate dentist who joined our practice on December 1, 2023. With an impressive educational background, Dr. Salah graduated from Syracuse University in 2018 before completing his dental education at the University of Buffalo in 2022. He then went on to complete a residency at the University of Buffalo AESD in 2023.

Dr. Salah finds great joy in being a part of our practice because it feels like a tight-knit family. He thrives on working alongside a cohesive team dedicated to providing exceptional dental care.

As a caring dentist, Ahmad’s primary focus is making every patient feel comfortable and genuinely excited about their visits. He strives to create a spa-like experience where patients feel relaxed and well-cared for during their time at our practice.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Salah places a strong emphasis on family, considering them his driving force. They are the reason he is motivated to put smiles on people’s faces each day.

When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Salah enjoys immersing himself in the great outdoors. Whether it’s skiing, hiking, biking, surfing, or playing sports like soccer and tennis, he finds solace in nature’s embrace. In addition to his love for the outdoors, Dr. Salah has a passion for music and enjoys playing various instruments. He is also a handyman and enjoys working on cars.

Furthermore, Dr. Salah holds the belief that patients should be treated as a whole, not merely as a set of teeth that need to be repaired. By considering the full context of each patient’s oral health, he ensures that their overall well-being remains a top priority.


Kaitlyn – Dental Hygienist and Clinical Co-Manager

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 joined our team in February 2016. She is well versed in all aspects of patient care, and is always willing to help out anywhere in the office! She is a great team player, always putting our team and patients first. Her favorite part of the job is building genuine relationships with each and every patient!

When Kaitlyn is not working, she always finds herself on the go! She loves to travel, enjoy outdoor activities, cheer on the West Virginia Mountaineers and the list goes on! Most importantly, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her friends, family and two fur babies, Finn and Murphie. Kaitlyn became a new mom to a very sweet baby boy, Brixton, in 2021! Come on in and experience Kaitlyn’s exceptionally thorough and gentle skills and her extensive knowledge, and let her personally tailor a dental hygiene plan for you!


Courtney – Dental Hygienist
Courtney grew up in Augusta, West Virginia. She graduated from Hampshire High as vice president of her class. Courtney then continued her education and graduated from Allegany College of Maryland for dental hygiene as historian of the Student American Dental Hygienist’s Association. She joined our team in 2018. Aside from her professional successes, she has two daughters, Taiah and a new baby girl named Zipporah. She enjoys many hobbies like traveling, hiking, cooking, reading and spending time with her friends and family.

Courtney’s favorite aspect of being a hygienist is developing lifelong relationships with her patients and providing them the best care possible. She loves our team and what we represent and works hard each day to provide patients with proper oral hygiene care. Her dream is to volunteer for a dental mission trip and travel abroad to aid people in need of her expertise.


Becky – Dental Hygienist
Becky is a skilled and compassionate Registered Dental Hygienist at our practice. With 16 years of experience in the dental field, including front desk expertise, she is a valuable asset to our team. Becky takes pride in building strong relationships with her patients, providing them with exceptional care and ensuring their dental visits are enjoyable. Her special focus on special needs and high-anxiety patients has made a significant impact on the success of our practice. Outside of work, Becky is happily married to Avery, and they have two wonderful children, Lainery and Westen. Together, they enjoy running through the woods, fishing, swimming, and managing their own cattle (beef) farm.


Angela – Dental Hygienist
Angela is a talented and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our practice in Spring 2020. With a solid 15-year background in dental hygiene and 3 years in orthodontics, Angela brings a wealth of expertise to our team. She is not only passionate about oral health but also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, showcasing her diverse interests. Angela finds great satisfaction in working alongside Dr. Alexis, who consistently keeps up with the latest technology, ensuring our patients receive top-quality care. Building strong relationships with her patients is Angela’s forte, aiming to provide comfortable and thorough cleanings that keep them coming back for years to come. Outside of work, Angela enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring new discoveries, playing piano, immersing herself in book clubs, accompanying choirs, and embracing the beauty in everyday life. Angela is happily married with four children, ages ranging from 7 to 15 years.


Alyssa – Dental Assistant
Alyssa joined our team in May 2022. As a dental assistant, she does her best to create a smooth and positive atmosphere at Cedar Creek Dental, even as she is studying English and biology at James Madison University. She enjoys the supportive environment and friendly feeling between the team here.

In her free time, Alyssa likes reading and playing soccer. She is a huge fan of women’s soccer, so feel free to bring it up with her at your next visit!


JulianaJuliana – Dental Assistant
Juliana joined our practice in November 2022, and she graduated from Laurel Ridge Community College in December 2022. Juliana loves how everyone is like family at Cedar Creek Dental. She contributes to our practice’s success by helping her coworkers when needed and providing great communication. Outside of work, Juliana loves to watch and play soccer and be with her family.


GracieGracie – Dental Assistant
Gracie started at our office in October 2022, and she is currently working toward her Associate of Science. She loves the uplifting environment of Cedar Creek Dental and the constant compassion to help each and every employee and patient in the best way possible. Gracie is the middle child of six sisters. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family, hike and ride horses.


Rikki – Dental Assistant
We welcomed Rikki to our team in September 2022, and she has been a hard worker with great dental knowledge and an emphasis on patient care. She finds that the best part of working at Cedar Creek Dental is that the team is like a family.

Outside of the office, Rikki has an infant son named Walker who loves blowing bubbles and playing with his toes! Rikki enjoys camping, being on the river, doing anything outdoors and spending as much time as she can with family.


Briannah – Dental Assistant
Briannah joined our practice as a Dental Assistant on January 5, 2024. She is passionate about meeting and helping new people, which she considers the best aspect of her role within our team. For Briannah, family is her cornerstone, and she cherishes her time with them immensely. Beyond her professional commitments, she has a keen interest in makeup, adores golden doodles, and values spending quality time with her friends and family. Her dedication to her work and her ability to blend personal interests with professional responsibilities make her a valued member of our team.


Sarah – Practice Manager

Sarah is originally from York, Pennsylvania, where she lived for 17 years. She moved to Winchester, Virginia, in 2010 and graduated from Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy in 2012 with a 4.0 GPA while staying active in extracurricular activity. Sarah previously worked with Dr. Alexis at a previous practice, and with only two years of experience in the dental field, took a leap of faith and joined Dr. Alexis in starting Cedar Creek Dental in 2015. She proved to be more than capable, taking on all sorts of new tasks and mastering them with her amazing work ethic, sky’s the limit attitude, and the best smile under the sun. Sarah has fully transitioned into the marketing world from dentistry and is working toward her bachelor’s in marketing and business management.

Sarah enjoys working with our team. We all care about each other and push each other to achieve both work and personal goals. We are not just an office that works together: we are a family. Sarah serves our patients by finding new ways to make their experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. She is always researching new marketing tactics and attending events to promote the growth of our practice.


Vicki – Practice Guru

Vicki has been in dentistry for the last 15 years, and in that time has mastered just about every position in the office. This girl’s got game! Whether she is assisting chairside or coordinating the team and schedule, Vicki brings good vibes and energy to the team.

Born in Fairfield, California, Vicki moved to Virginia as a child and graduated from Sherando High School in 1998. She currently resides in Augusta, West Virginia, with her fiancé, Jonathon, son, Andrew, horses, and an assortment of other four-legged friends. Vicki is very passionate about raising awareness about animal neglect and is active in local rescue organizations. She also enjoys gardening.


Lesley – Patient Coordinator
Lesley has been a cheerful, hard-working member of our team since June 2022. She likes how our team feels like a true work family, creating an all-around cheerful environment. Lesley shares her own happy personality while working hard to complete her duties and continue to learn.

Outside of the office, Lesley likes doing activities with her family, especially at the beach. She has a husband who is the best stepfather to her two grown children. They have been married for over eight years.


Estephanie – Patient Coordinator

Meet Estephanie, our friendly and dedicated Patient Coordinator. Joining our practice in June 2023, Estephanie brings a fresh perspective and a genuine desire to help patients feel welcome and at ease. With her quick learning skills and outgoing nature, she contributes to the overall success of our practice. Although her family resides in Nevada, Estephanie has moved here with her boyfriend to embark on a new chapter. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, playing/watching sports, and nurturing her love for animals. Trust Estephanie to make your visit to our practice a positive and memorable experience.


Marian – Treatment Coordinator

Marian has been in the dental field since she was 18 and eventually transitioned to front office work, joining our team in May 2021. She loves working with our skilled and knowledgeable dentists and friendly team, and she can be found helping patients understand their treatment plans and finding creative ways to maximize their benefits and the financial aspects of their care.

Marian lives in Berkeley Springs with her partner, Joe, and her dog, Stan. They have two daughters, Brittney and Amanda, and two granddaughters, Paislee and Bella. When she has the time, she loves crafting, baking and spending time with her family.


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