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!
Dae Young Kim, DDS
Dr. Kim graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with his Bachelor of Science in biology, and then graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2022 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He started at our office in October 2022, and he loves that it is a clean and well-organized clinic with great dental technology and equipment. He also enjoys being a mentor and leader and working with a professional and friendly office staff. Dr. Kim’s goal as a dentist at our office is to work hard and be a reliable team player with a long-term, positive attitude and work ethic. He would like to build good relationships with his colleagues and a good rapport with his patients.
Dr. Kim has a lovely wife and two Siberian cats named Alexander Bo and Pepper Jin. Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling, playing video games, watching movies and photography.
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 a daughter, Taiah. 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.
Emily – Dental Hygienist
Emily joined our team in November 2021 after graduating magna cum laude from West Virginia University with her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene in 2020. She loves working with the team at Cedar Creek Dental — everyone always tries to help one another! — and with the cutting-edge dental technology and fun music we have at the office. She always brings a positive energy and goes above and beyond for her patients!
Emily has one sister and one brother who both live in Winchester. In her free time, she enjoys watercolor painting, bowling, taking care of her plants, hanging out with her Pitbull and Bulldog, and baking pies!
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!
Autumn – Dental Assistant
Autumn completed her dental assisting program at Lord Fairfax Community College, graduating in June 2020 and joining our team soon after. She is a very team-oriented addition to Cedar Creek Dental and is always helping her team members.
When she has free time, Autumn enjoys hiking with her Basset Hound, Mabel, watching movies, gardening and going to the beach.
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.
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 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.
Sydne – Patient Coordinator
Sydne joined our team in May 2022. She hopes to help bring a smile to every patient that walks through our doors as she handles the schedules and makes sure things run smoothly. Sydne enjoys being part of such a tight-knit community, and she is excited to be a part of this amazing team!
In her free time, Sydne loves to bake, garden, hike and fish.
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.