Meet the Doctors

Dr. James Tong

Dr. James Tong

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

With more than 30 years of clinical dental experience, Dr. James Tong has been practicing pediatric, orthodontic and family dentistry in Montgomery County for more than 20 years now.

Dr. Tong became interested in dentistry at an early age. His father was a chemistry professor at a medical school and his mother was a periodontist. As a boy, Dr. Tong was an outstanding student, but he developed a life-threatening heart condition that forced him to drop out of school. Nevertheless, he studied hard at home and in 1977, he was admitted to the West China University School of Medical Sciences. There, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Stomatology, and later, Master's and Doctoral degrees in Orthodontics.

After relocating to the United States in 1991, Dr. Tong earned a specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Maryland Dental School. He currently serves as a clinical faculty member in the department of Orthodontics. Dr. Tong is a leader in his dental field and a respected member of his community. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the Maryland Academy of Dentists.

In addition to his work and continuing education, Dr. Tong is an accomplished violinist and landscape photographer. He lives in Gaithersburg with his wife and their two children.

Dr. Srotalina Khanna

Dr. Srotalina Khanna

Dr. Khanna attended the University of Maryland for both her Bachelors of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2010. She has been working in private practice since graduating and have been a part of our dental family since early 2011. She is an active member of the American General Dentistry, and Maryland State Dental Association.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and performing a classical Indian dance called Kathak.

Dr. Monica Patel

Dr. Monica Patel

Dr. Monica Patel has a BA in Psychology from Emory University, and received her DDS degree from University of Tennessee. She also completed a General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York. She has been practicing dentistry since 2010.

Dr. Patel's passion for dentistry, patience, and attention to detail allow her to provide the highest quality of care for her patients. When Dr. Patel is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband.

Dr. Sunanda Bhushan

Dr. Sunanda Bhushan

Dr. Sunanda Bhushan has been an integral part of our dental team for five years now. She completed her BDS in India in 1997 and completed her Masters in Prosthodontics (restoration and replacement of teeth) in 2001.

She moved to the US with her husband and graduated from Boston University with a DMD. She has two little boys, 3 and 6 years old who keep her on her toes. She enjoys working with children and adults alike. Dr. Bhushan strives for quality and perfection in both the cosmetic and restorative aspects of dentistry.

Our Services

Family Care

From toddlers to the elderly, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every patient, no matter their age. Our goal is to help them develop great oral habits that will last them a lifetime.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile will increase self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. We have many options, so please call us today!

Smile Whitening

Many everyday things like coffee, tea and wine can significantly dull teeth. Smile-whitening enables us to significantly brighten your smile for that dazzling white smile you deserve.

Crowns & Bridges

Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth, improving chewing ability, eliminating bridges, and replacing dentures. Several implants may provide a base for fixed bridges or can be used to secure dentures.


The common silver filling contains mercury. We use the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles without all of the prep-work associated with traditional fillings.

Highlands Dental Care

Dr. James Tong · Dr. Srotalina Khanna
Dr. Monica Patel · Dr. Sunanda Bhushan

23206 Brewers Tavern Way
Clarksburg, MD 20871

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Fri 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 2:00pm