Meet Our Team

Our friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about dentistry, have high standards for quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best result for our family of patients. We pride ourselves on patient communication. Feedback from our patients about an experience in our office is always welcome.

Dr. Maqsood A. Chaudhry
Doctor of Dental Surgery 

Dr. Maqsood Chaudhry has been a practicing dentist in Virginia for over 20 years. After graduating from West Virginia University School of Dentistry, he began a private practice in Northern Virginia.

In the year 2000, Dr. Chaudhry attended a Dental Implant Seminar, sponsored by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, at Howard University and completed a one year comprehensive training in oral implantology. He also completed courses with The United States Institute of Implant Dentistry and has since been a certified member of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American College of Oral Implantology since 2001.

In 2010 he completed a Patterson Dental comprehensive training course in CEREC CAD-CAM, a revolutionary technology that can fabricate crowns and restorations with computer guided precision.

Prior to this Dr. Chaudhry studied orthodontics and was recognized by The United States Dental Institute for completion of all Orthodontic Seminars and Lectures in 1994.  Additionally he is a certified provider of Invisalign and Clear Correct: a clear aligner therapy.  Dr. Chaudhry is a recipient of the Invisalign Innovator Award, awarded by Align Technologies in 2003 and recognized as a Premier Provider by Invisalign in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He has been a member of the American Association for Functional Orthodontics and the Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association.

From his humble beginnings Dr. Chaudhry has expanded his services by opening several offices in the DMV area, with most open Monday through Saturday. He is a community activist supporting many local and national charities along with serving on the board of a non-profit free health clinic in Virginia. As a general dentist he and his team have thousands of patients of all ages. With a team of general dentists and specialists who utilize the latest technology to provide a high quality dental experience, clients can expect convenience. The entire atmosphere with Dr. Chaudhry's offices is nooked in patient education, treatment transparency and affordability.


Dr. Wesam Al-Joburi - Periodontic Specialist

In 1981, Dr. Al-Joburi completed the three-year program with a periodontic certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was the Associate Professor and head of the Division of Periodontics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1984-1989.

He served as co-chairman of the Broward Dental Research Clinic's Periodontal Division. Dr. Al-Joburi has had several articles published in dental journals and made numerous presentations at local, national and international meetings. Since 1978, he has been a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Atlantic Dental Association and is a fellow of the Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Al-Joburi has been an important part of our team since 2014. He and his wife have three children and live in the Boca area.

Dr. Rukhsana Waqar

Doctor of Dental Surgery 

In 2000 Dr. Rukhsana Waqar moved to New Jersey to attend dental school at the New York University College of Dentistry.  

Throughout her time there she maintained the status of an honor student and graduated on the Dean’s List.  Since graduating in 2004 she has loved the profession more with each passing year and in particularly enjoys the fields of oral surgery and endodontics.

Dr. Waqar’s interest in dentistry began overseas in Pakistan where she obtained a Bachelor in Dental Surgery and received many awards for outstanding achievement.  She always desired to aid the underprivileged and spent several months volunteering at various dental facilities following her education.
Married for nearly 30 years, Dr. Waqar and her husband have one wonderful son.  She moved to Virginia shortly after earning her degree from NYU and joined the team at Grove Dental.



Dr. Nidhi Shah - Periodontic Specialist

Dr. Nidhi Shah graduated with a Certificate in Periodontics and a Masters  in Dental Science from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, NJ. She earned her BDS degree from Mumbai, India and practiced general dentistry for two years after graduation. During her residency at Rutgers, she was appointed Chief Resident and was awarded the highest scholarship for academic and clinical excellence at the Department of Periodontics.

Dr. Shah has presented and lectured at numerous conferences throughout the country including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, North East Implant Symposium, Academy of Osseointegration, Metropolitan Periodontal Forum and Continuing Education programs. She is awaiting her publication for the Journal of Oral Implantology on ‘Space Maintenance using Tenting Screw for Atrophic Extraction Socket.’

Dr. Shah is currently working as an Associate Periodontist with us. She is passionate about fitness, practicing yoga, and learning different styles of dance.

Dr. Sultan Chaudhry
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Sultan Chaudhry graduated on the Dean’s List from the Howard University College of Dentistry in 2010.  He served in many organizations during his tenure including as the Chairman of the HUCD Inter-Organizational Council and as the Dental School’s Student Council President during his fourth year.

Dr. Chaudhry addressed his Dental College at its 2010 Graduation Ceremony where he received several awards including: the Delta Dental Leadership Award, the ASDA Annual Award of Excellence and the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for academic excellence.  He has spoken at many events including as a guest speaker at the American Dental Education Association’s Millennial Panel and the host of the HUCD Annual Awards Ceremony in 2009 and again in 2010.

Born in Washington D.C., Dr. Chaudhry completed his undergraduate studies at The George Washington University earning a Bachelor Degree in Religious Studies.  He studied Shotokan, a Japanese style of karate, for nearly a decade achieving the rank of 8 Kyu 3rd Dan.  Prior to serving as the Vice President for the GW MSA, he was trained as an Emergency Medical Technician in the District and served as a Lead Instructor for CPR/AED with the GWU Police Department.

Dr. Chaudhry has volunteered his time towards many humanitarian causes in the metropolitan area including serving as the Student Director of the D.C. Dental Society’s Annual Give Kids A Smile Program in 2010 and with Mariam’s Kitchen providing meals to the homeless in DC.

Dr. Chaudhry was married in 2009 and, along with his wife, enjoys cycling and skiing.

Advice to Pre-Dental Students , Dr. Sultan's Graduation Address                                

Senada Batakovic
Chief Dental Assistant

After completing her dental laboratory technician education in 1974, Senada married and moved to the Northern Virginia area.  She has been a driving force behind Grove Dental and has helped it become the practice it is today.  She has been blessed with two wonderful children and two beautiful granddaughters.  Senada enjoys spending time with her family and has become livelong friends with many patients of Grove Dental.

Ghotai Aziz
Dental Assistant, Orthodontics


Ghotai is highly experienced dental assistant who has been working at the Grove Dental Clinic for several years.  During this time, she has seen the office go through many great transformations.  She enjoys working patients and helping them in any way she can.  She believes strongly that patient education is key for successful at home care.   In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.