Essence Dental Care

Meet the Staff

5805 Silver Hill Road, Suite G
District Heights, MD 20747
2345 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020

Porscha Jenifer

Porscha Jenifer

Regional Manager of Operations

Regional Manager of Operations, Porscha Jenifer has been with the practice since May 2010. Ms. Jenifer a Maryland native who enjoys living and working within the community she was raised. Ms. Jenifer stimulate the growth of our practices by providing staff training and developmental support which ensures that all staff demonstrate knowledge of our business model, protocols and procedures. In conjunction with the Essence Dental Care doctors and staff, Porscha strives to give back to the community one smile at a time.

Essence Dental Care is not just my job, its my passion.


Tommie Goode RDH

Hygiene Director

Member of Essence Dental Care since 2012 and health care provider for over 17 yrs. I have had the privilege and honor of representing an outstanding organization such as Essence Dental Care, as well as a stellar group of professionals that I'm surrounded by. My greatest joy of the day, is to witness the changes of a patient's confidence, profile and spirit once treated in our care. My dedication to providing the best quality care possible is the motto that Ive influenced and lived by throughout my career.


Zelalem Michael

Zelalem Michael RDH

Dental Hygienist

Zelalem (Zee) Obtained her Dental hygiene certificate from Howard University in 2010 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in in 2014 from University Of Maryland - School of Dentistry. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 2010 and has been adding more training's and certificates such as local anesthesia administration. Zee was awarded the best clinician of her class in Dental School and takes pride in providing excellent care to each and every patient. Zee enjoys working with patients and educating patients and others about oral health. Zee is married and has three sons and enjoys spending time with her family.

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