Dr. Elrayah grew up in Northern Virginia. She attended Virginia Tech where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology and she attended Virginia Commonwealth University to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She then continued on to complete a General Practice Residency from the Veteran's Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Schlansker grew up surrounded by a family deep-seated in “medicine”, her father a dentist, and her mother and sisters nurses. In addition to providing very interesting dinner table conversation, this has led her to appreciate both the scientific and the artistic/creative side of dentistry.