Our Staff

We realize that choosing the right pediatric dental office for your child is an important decision. We are confident that you will be more than satisfied with choosing Arlington Pediatric Dentistry for all your child’s dental needs! We take pride in the high standard of dental care we provide for infants, children, teens and special needs patients in an environment especially created with them in mind!

Our experienced staff is especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your child’s needs first to achieve efficient, comprehensive treatment. Our staff is highly skilled, well trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient.

We promise to speak candidly with you about your child’s dental health and treatment, and we encourage you to ask questions. We will work with your child individually to help them understand the importance of good dental health, and the steps they can take at home to keep their smiles beautiful and healthy for a lifetime.

Each member of our treatment team is a Registered Assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!

Renata

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Office Manager
Renata is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She previously worked as a dental assistant for many years before joining our practice. So along with her knowledge and experience with administrative matters, she also has a first-hand understanding of the clinical aspects of dental care. Renata coordinates our orthodontic treatment and general anesthesia. She has been with the office for over six years. When she is not in the office she is spending time with her family and her dog Pit/Lab, Maximus.

Elizabeth

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Lead Dental Assistant/OSHA Coordinator
Elizabeth was born in Lima, Peru and attended Northern Virginia Community College for her dental education. She has been working for Arlington Pediatric Dentistry for over eight years. She is certified in both CPR and X-rays. Among her continuing education courses, she counts a dental radiation seminar, the Atlanta Hinman meeting, multiple OSHA training courses, a dental coding course, as well as courses taught on diseases of the teeth and jaw, dental care for infants and how to treat patients with autism in a dental setting.  

Elizabeth loves learning about different cultures and their languages – perhaps this is the key to the special knack she has to easily communicate with all our patients. She loves dentistry because she truly loves giving children a healthy smile. Her favorite part about working at APD is the opportunity to work with children. Over the years, she has developed the confidence and connection needed to work with kids!               Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish.


Ninoska

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Dental Assistant
Ninoska or Nino as she likes to be called, hails from Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she earned her degree as a surgeon/dentist from the Universidad Mayor de San Simon. She has been with Arlington Pediatric Dentistry for over six years. Nino is certified in CPR and OSHA guidelines. She has also completed many additional training courses at Northern Virginia Community College, including dental care for infants, how to treat patients with autism in a dental setting, nitrous oxide administration for children, dental radiation safety and pit and fissure sealants.

Nino speaks English and Spanish, which helps her provide all of our patients with beautiful smiles. At APD, she likes the environment and working with the kids. She enjoys helping them overcome their fear, and the infants (ages 3-5 years) are her favorite patients! When a child comes into the office crying or afraid, Nino explains the procedure and comforts the patient. When that child leaves the room with a smile, and sometimes a big hug, that makes Nino’s day!

Sandy

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Dental Assistant
Sandy was raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she completed her studies in general dentistry at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon. She has been with Arlington Pediatric Dentistry for over eight years. Certified in CPR and administration of X-rays, Sandy has attended courses taught on how to treat patients with autism in a dental setting and dental radiation safety. She also speaks fluent Spanish.

Fernando

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Dental Assistant
Fernando Pin is from Sao Paulo, Brazil where he completed studies in general dentistry. Fernando's goal is to return to school to finish a course of dentistry in the USA. Fernando has been with the practice for over five years. He has a passion for orthodontic treatment. He is always upbeat and has a great sense of humor, which the kids just love. Fernando is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Monica

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Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Argentina, Monica is fluent in both English and Spanish. She earned her nursing assistance education at the Navy Health School. She then earned her dental degree, becoming a dentist, from the National University of La Playa School of Dentistry. She has worked at Arlington Pediatric Dentistry for over three years. Monica loves dressing up for the kids and is a perennial winner of the office Halloween costume contest.Born and raised in Argentina, Monica is fluent in both English and Spanish. She earned her nursing assistance education at the Navy Health School. She then earned her dental degree, becoming a dentist, from the National University of La Playa School of Dentistry. She has worked at Arlington Pediatric Dentistry for over three years. Monica loves dressing up for the kids and is a perennial winner of the office Halloween costume contest.  

Monica enjoys helping people feel better and healthier about their teeth. She also cherishes the working environment at APD. She feels like part of a big family! She loves to talk with everyone – co-workers and patients alike!

When she’s not working, Monica loves to spend time with her husband and two sons and reading. Her favorite author is Paulo Coecho. She is fluent in Spanish.

Fatemah

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Dental Assistant
Fatemah was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and is currently attending Howard University. We hired Fatemah out of the dental assistant program of Northern Virginia Community College. She hopes to further her education with a degree in pediatric dentistry in the near future.

When she’s not helping our patients, she enjoys running, playing volleyball and soccer, and writing. Fatemah enjoys working with children and loves to make them smile.

The most rewarding thing for her in this field is knowing she is changing little kids’ smiles by educating them on how to have excellent oral hygiene. Fatemah is fluent in Farsi.


Jessica

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Administrative Assistant
Jessica joined our practice in 2010. She originally comes from Lima, Peru so she is fluent in Spanish. Jessica has great attention to detail. Outside of work, Jessica spends her time with her family and her dog, Bailey.

Yesenia

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Billing Specialist
Yesenia is responsible for billing and the processing of insurance claims for the office. Yesenia has been with our practice since 2011. She has over ten years of experience working in dental offices. Yesenia has a wonderful and infectious smile and is always full of energy. She has  beautiful children which keep her more than occupied outside of the office. Yesenia is fluent in Spanish. 

Carolina

Front Desk Administrator/Dental assistant

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Mehrnoosh

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Mehrnoosh has been with our practice for over two and a half years. Mehrnoosh is one of our most international and well-travelled dental assistants. Not only was she originally born in Tehran, Iran, but she's also a certified hygienist from Denmark. She's trilingual in Farsi, Danish, and English, and she also speaks a little bit of Spanish. She is x-ray certified in the United States. Mehrnoosh enjoys spending her time outside of work staying active through outdoor activities and spending time with her daughter.

Mayra Encinas

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Mayra started working with us in April 2016. She graduated with an Associate of Science in General Studies and is CPR certified. Originally from Puerto Madryn, Argentina,  Mayra likes to spend time outside of work playing volleyball, watching anime and Korean dramas, and learning the Korean language.

Mayra absolutely loves spending time with children. In fact, when she isn't in the office, she also takes her niece of different playgrounds at least three times per day. So if you need a recommendation for a new playground to visit with your child, be sure to ask Mayra next time you see her!