About Your Dentist

Gerald Benson, DDS

Dr. Gerald Benson, Jr. grew up in Savannah, GA. He earned his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Benson currently lives in Chantilly, VA with his wife and two children and enjoys spending his free time with them.

Aneta Raczynska, DDS

Dr. Aneta Raczynska graduated from Howard University School of Dentistry with honors and awards in the departments of Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics. She completed a one year residency in Brooklyn, NY where she treated patients of various ages starting from a two year old up to patients in their mid-eighties. Dr. Raczynska enjoys working with people and developing new relationships and at the same time making patients leave happy and satisfied. In her free time, Dr. Raczynska enjoys biking, yoga and hiking.

Lauren Matini, DDS

"Every day you spend without a smile is a lost day." – Unknown

My Mission

"My mission is to provide the highest level of care to my patients. Fostering trusting relationships and treating each person with empathy, compassion, and a caring nature."

Education

West Virginia University, Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene – Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University, Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Morgantown, WV

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Matini is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Hygienists Association, Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and Academy of General Dentistry. She enjoys taking continuing education classes and is always looking for opportunities to advance her clinical skills and better serve her patients.

Life & Hobbies

"I fell in love with dentistry through personal experiences with oral surgery and braces in high school. When I got to college, I decided to go into dental hygiene to make sure dentistry was something I wanted to pursue. After graduating from West Virginia University, I moved to northern Virginia to work as a dental hygienist while finishing my prerequisites for dental school. Dentistry is a passion of mine, and I enjoy sharing that passion with my team and our patients.

In my spare time, I love spending quality time with family and friends, working out, cooking, playing golf, knitting and doing crafts."