Kim Soto - Patient Care Coordinator

Kimi Soto

Patient Care Coordinator

Kimi joined Elliott Family Dentistry in October 2012 as our Patient Care Coordinator. She is the smiling face who greets you when you enter or call the office. 

Kimi brings a well-rounded clinical understanding to the front office. She has been working in the dental field since 2001 while participating in an internship program as a student at Southern High School. Since then, her dental career has included many roles within the profession. She is a Qualified Dental Assistant and a holds her Dental Radiology certification. In fact, you may see her assisting in the clinical operatories from time to time! Her many years of chair-side assisting gives her the unique perspective to understand all aspects of dental treatment, making her the perfect liaison to our patients. 

As Patient Care Coordinator, Kimi strives to positively impact each patient’s experience. She is available to patients whenever they have questions or concerns about the proposed treatment or financial considerations. “Each patient is a unique individual and should be treated that way,” she says. “It is truly gratifying to help alleviate their fears and concerns so that they can be comfortable with their treatment.” 

Kimi lives in Brooklyn Park with her husband Mario and 3 children. She loves to cook and spend time with her family

Chrissy Lesniowski, RDH, BS – Dental Hygienist

Christina Lesniowski, RDH, BS

Dental Hygienist

Chrissy earned her Dental Hygiene Degree in May 1998 from Baltimore City Community College. At BCCC she was awarded the Proctor and Gamble Award, recognition for her outstanding commitment to community service. She then earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in May 2004 from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland, where she received the Student Leadership Award. 

We are proud to have a member of our team who has already given back so much to the profession. Her love and dedication to her career as a hygienist is evident. Chrissy was a hands-on clinical instructor with the Dental Hygiene program at BCCC for five years, while also working in private practice. During that time she also planned and participated in several community health fairs, scheduled Head Start programs for free dental care, and served as Director of the 'Sealant Saturday' Program. She and Vicki, our other hygienist, have teamed up as volunteer educators at the local daycare and also volunteer together to provide free dental care through Mission of Mercy. 

Dr. Elliott and Chrissy worked together in private practice in the early 2000's and he feels fortunate to have her as part of the team. She brought her hygiene skills and her hilarious sense of humor to Elliott Family Dentistry in the summer of 2008. She is excited to be part of an expanding new dental practice in Linthicum. She loves her job and invites the opportunity to serve and educate her patients on the importance of good oral health while sharing a good laugh! Chrissy resides in Linthicum with her husband and son. In her spare time she enjoys visiting her older sons in Federal Hill and running the BWI trail. Most weekends she can be found running a road race for a good cause!

Vicki Phillips, RDH, BS – Dental Hygienist

Vicki Phillips, RDH, BS

Dental Hygienist

Vicki began her dental career twenty years ago as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Eager to further her education in the dental field she applied to and was accepted into the University of Maryland Dental Hygiene Program. While there, she maintained Dean’s List status, was presented the Proctor & Gamble Preventive Award and was elected into the Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in 2011.

Throughout the years Vicki has volunteered many hours of her time in surrounding communities. Whether it is at elementary schools during Dental Health Month or Sealant Saturday at the University of Maryland Dental School. Healthcare for the Homeless or Special Olympics, community service is close to her heart. She and Chrissy, our other hygienist have volunteered at a local Linthicum daycare for the past several years as well as being committed to helping with the dental Mission of Mercy. In the future she would like to travel abroad to volunteer her services.

Vicki stays current with the many changes in the field of dental hygiene by attending continuing education coursed both locally and countrywide. Most recently, she and Chrissy attended the American Dental Hygiene Association Annual Session in Nashville and last year RDH Under One Roof Conference in Chicago.

Vicki joined Elliott Family Dentistry in April of 2013. Her enthusiasm for education is evident when she has her patient in the chair. She is excited to share her knowledge about the importance of oral health and realizes that every patient is unique. Vicki genuinely cares about her patients and is looking forward to developing long lasting relationships.

Vicki and her husband Mark reside in Lansdowne. Her free time is spent decorating, gardening, reading, spending time with her two grandchildren and during football season, rooting for the Ravens!!

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Hygiene Association

  • Maryland Dental Hygiene Association

  • Greater Baltimore Hygiene Association

  • Crown Council

Social Media Groups:

  • Colgate Oral Health Professionals

  • Dimension of Dental Hygiene Discussion Group

  • Dental Health Professionals

  • Dental Hygiene Life with Andy RDH


Meredith McCullen, Q.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Meredith joined Elliott Family Dentistry in 2017 as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Administrative Assistant.  She is Dental Radiology certified and has worked in the dental field since 1999.  Originally from Carroll County and a graduate of Liberty High School, Meredith moved to Anne Arundel County in 2012 after commuting for close to 13 years.  

When she isn’t helping patients, Meredith enjoys volleyball, going to the movies, day trips, and spending time with her daughter and family.

“I truly feel like a part of this team which I care to call more of an extended family. They have welcomed me with open arms since day one. It’s a great pleasure to come to work every day. I strive to bring my years of experience and personal care for patients to Elliott Family Dentistry.”