Meet The Team


Our staff is comprised of highly qualified professionals from the dental field. Not only are they all very knowledgeable, but they also strive to ensure that patient care comes first.

Dr. Ed Akeel

Dr. Ed Akeel has practiced dentistry for 25 years and counting. In July of 1981, Dr. Akeel graduated from the University of Alexandria in Egypt with a Bachelors degree in Dental Medicine and Surgery. Following graduation, he successfully completed a two-year review at New York University and established his own private practice in November 1985. Dr. Akeel and his family moved to Charlottesville, VA in 1999, where his practice has flourished ever since.

Dr. Akeel enjoys spending time with his wife, Latifa, and taking walks with their dogs, Paco & Maximus. He is also passionate about motorcycling, and can often be found exploring the Blue Ridge on the bike.

Latifa Alloumi

Insurance Coordinator

Latifa Alloumi started working  alongside Dr. Akeel as his dental assistant for over 10 years. She works in many ways for the office beyond assisting as well, taking on many of the administrative and day-to-day needs of the office. Latifa is now focusing on insurance and is the insurance coordinator. Latifa is constantly taking continuing education classes locally and online to better her skills as a dental assistant.

Latifa enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Akeel, her son Mehdi, and her friends. She is an amazing chef, drawing inspiration from the meals she had growing up in Morocco.


Hope Mayes

Office Manager

Hope is a Native of Atlanta, Georgia and has been living in VA for 5 years. She boasts a diverse office background from being a paralegal at a law firm to working in the dental field for several years. Hope has brought some new and improved changes here to the office as the Office Manager. 

Hope lived in Mexico for 8 years prior to moving to VA. where she became fluent in the Spanish language and learned some of the Mexican culture including making traditional Mexican food, and learning to Salsa dance, which you’ll probably find her doing when she is not in the office.

Hope has brought a welcoming, and warming smile into the office as well as a lot of knowledge and integrity. She looks forward to helping you with your dental needs. 


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