As the owner of Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Dr. Anamelechi is passionate about creating not only a phenomenal dental experience for children in the area but being partners with families in the oral health of their child. Her areas of expertise come from years of additional training to include but not limited to laser dentistry, maternal and child health, dental trauma, growth and development. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina Schools of Dentistry and Public Health. Following graduation, she completed the specialized Pediatric Dental Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Anamelechi was named one of America’s Top Pediatric Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. In addition to her private practice, she is a member of the teaching faculty at Children’s National Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. She has privileges at Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, DC), Prince Georges County Hospital (Cheverly, MD), and Bowie Surgical Center (Bowie, MD). Along with professional memberships locally, nationally and internationally, she serves as the president of the DC American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a co-leader of the Medical and Dental Collaboration committee for the DC Pediatric Oral Health Coalition and the Maryland Dental Action Coalition and the DC Pediatric Oral Health Coalition. She is also a speaker for Colgate-Palmolive Oral Health Network Speakers Program.
Dr. Anamelechi is married to Dr. Charles Anamelechi who works for Deloitte Consulting, LLP. She loves mission trips, spending time with her family, and trying new recipes. Together with her son and daughter, she is on her way to becoming a master Playdough builder.
Dr. Shiva Mostowfi obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She completed her residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where she met Dr. A). Following graduation, she practiced general dentistry in the Boston metropolitan area for five years.
Dr. Shiva went on to pursue a combined residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics as well as a Master of Business Administration at the Roseman University of Health Sciences in Nevada. During her residency, she gained advanced clinical and didactic experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mild-to-complex orthodontic cases, with an emphasis on precise and efficient treatment approaches.
She loves creating beautifully healthy smiles as part of the amazing Children’s Choice dental team.
As the newest member of our experienced team of specialists, Dr. Terri Ambrose is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist from Brooklyn, New York. She received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her advanced dental degree at Howard University College of Dentistry. While at Howard, Dr. Ambrose discovered her passion for working with children, especially those with special needs.
Following dental school, she pursued pediatrics as a specialty through a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. Since completing her residency training, Dr. Ambrose has had the privilege of serving in both private practice and in education as hospital attending. She has always considered Maryland a second home and is happy to be serving patients in the DMV area.
Dr. Sarah Lukeman was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and went on to graduate summa cum laude from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Lukeman completed her training in pediatric dentistry from NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull in Brooklyn, NY, becoming chief resident in her second year. Her education includes treating children with special needs, dental phobias, and the medically compromised.
While in dental school, Dr. Lukeman traveled to Madagascar where she treated children with no access to dental care. This experience solidified her decision to become a pediatric dentist. She is committed to making every dental visit fun for both the patient and parent.
Dr. Lukeman loves cooking, the beach, and traveling. As a new DC resident, she enjoys exploring her neighborhood.