Dental Staff

All professionals at Legacy Dental Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dentist in Woodbridge, VA

Dr. Sowmya Punaji

Dentist in Woodbridge, VA

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Dr. Sowmya Punaji has been practicing dentistry for 10+years. Following Dental school she did her advanced education in General dentistry from Yale University and advanced education in Endodontics from National Institute of Endodontics.

During her senior residency at Carolinas Healthcare in Charlotte, Dr Punaji had the opportunity to work closely with medically compromised patients. She gained extensive experience in treating patients going through head and neck cancer treatments, organ transplants and various complex medical needs.

Dr. Punaji is a firm believer of continued education which helps her stay on top of the new materials and techniques that are rapidly evolving the dental field. She is passionate about being able to provide expert care in all aspects of dentistry from simple restorative procedures such as fillings and sealants to more complex treatments like root canal therapy, surgical extractions orofacial pain and sleep apnea interventions. She is also a certified Invisalign® provider.

Dr. Punaji’s expertise, dedication to quality, comfort and “Patient First” approach are the core foundations of Legacy Dental Care. She takes pride in giving the best Dental care for the communities of Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Occoquan, Lorton and Dale City.

Dr. Punaji has been married for 15 yrs and is mother of 2 lovely kids. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking and traveling.


Cindi - Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant in Woodbridge, VA

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Cindi received an Associates degree in Applied Science with a Certificate of Dental Assisting from Northwestern Michigan Community College in 1987. For over 25 years she has been a chair side assistant, with also extensive training and experience in placement of Sealants, fabrication of temporary crowns, Invisalign impressions, just to name a few of her skills. She has also taught dental assisting techniques at the Plum Center for Adult Community Education in Fairfax. She prides herself on being able to answer your questions and easing your concerns to create as comfortable an experience as possible.

Cindi moved to Northern Virginia in 1992 and currently lives in Prince William County with her husband Ed. In her spare time she reads, knits and does cross stitch. And if you ask about her grown children, Ian and Sabine, or her dog Vanilla you will become fast friends.


Pattie - Office Manager

Pattie O.

Office Manager in Woodbridge, VA

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Pattie has been working in dental offices since 2009. Previous to that she has worked as a training coordinator for Quest Diagnostics. For many years Pattie has been a personal trainer. Her interests include hiking and passion for indoor cycling. Pattie likes to make everyone feel comfortable and loves to laugh!

Pattie was born and raised in New Jersey, now living with her husband John in Manassas. She has one son aged 28 and a stepdaughter aged 21.