Arlington Pediatric Dentistry

Meet Our Staff

We realize that choosing the right pediatric dental office for your child is an important decision. Our staff is 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 has many years of experience in treating pediatric patients providing the highest level of care. Our staff stays abreast of the latest in technological advances through in-house training and by attending continuing education courses and seminars.

We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!

Our Staff

Renata - Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, VA


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 10 years. When she is not in the office she is spending time with her family and her dog Pit/Lab, Maximus.

Ellie - Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, VA


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 10 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.

Nino - Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, VA


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 10 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 - Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, VA


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.

Monica - Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, VA


Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Argentina, she received her nursing assistance education at the Navy Health School. She then earned a  dental degree from the National University of La Plata School of Dentistry. Monica has been with our office since 2012.  

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! If you ever had the good fortune to visit our office around Halloween then you were treated to her very original Halloween costumes.  Monica loves dressing up for the kids and is a perennial winner of the office Halloween costume contest.

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

Jessica - Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, VA


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 - Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, VA


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.

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