Meet Maliah! She is our office manager who coordinates our General Anesthesia schedule and handles our billing department, but you can always find her running around to help her team. Maliah was going to school for Physical Therapy, but Dr. Payam brought her in at Red Apple (our sister location in Stafford) and showed her that she was meant to be in Pediatric Dentistry. On her days off, you can find Maliah outdoors with her girls kayaking, gardening or fishing! As a mommy to two beautiful girls and being the second oldest of 6, Maliah understands how concerning your little one's oral hygiene is, so please feel free to come to her with any questions you may have!
Say hi to Jenni, but don’t get confused because we also have a Jeni in the back! You can find Jenni at the front desk, always with a smile on her face. But when Jenni isn’t in office you can find her traveling. One of her favorite things about traveling is being able to experience different food from different cultures! Jenni is currently studying Criminal Justice with the hope of eventually joining the FBI. This all sounds so serious, but Jenni is very outgoing and funny, she is sure to put a smile on your little one's face while they are in the office!
Next is Lissette! You can also find her at the front desk. She started her dental journey in 2018 and has never looked back! She recently found her calling to pediatrics and strives to maintain a warm and happy environment for every patient. Outside of work, Lissette enjoys watching movies and going on little adventures with her boyfriend. But if you’re ever at Starbucks, you are sure to run into Lissette there as well!
We would like to introduce you to Sophia! Sophia is a dental assistant and has always had a love for children, as she is an aunt to 7 nephews and 8 nieces! She also ran her own daycare until she found a passion in the dental field. She was born in Mexico and at the age of 12 she moved to Virginia, so like most of our staff she is fluent in Spanish! Sophia loves spending time with her family, going hiking and shopping! She is a #foodie and loves Chinese and Mexican food!
Meet another one of our dental assistants, Veronica! Veronica is originally from Bolivia, but has lived in Virginia for the past 23 years! She is a mommy to a little princess named Sophia and if you asked anyone in the office, they would tell you that Sophia is Veronica’s best friend. They enjoy spending time together by going shopping, going to the movies or getting ice cream, but don’t worry they always remember to brush their teeth afterwards! On rainy days, Veronica and Sophia like to stay home and cuddle while they read books or watch Disney movies. Veronica started her dental career in orthodontics and general dentistry, but after having her first child patient, she fell in love with pediatrics!
Let’s talk about Diana! She was born and raised in Virginia, but her family originally comes from El Salvador and Bolivia. Diana is currently attending George Mason University and is majoring in Psychology. She believes in the importance of mental health and its impact on day to day life. You can always find Diana around the office trying to motivate and brighten everyones day! When Diana is not in the office, you can be sure to find her in the gym! But she also loves baking, hiking and being around her friends and family. Diana was a teachers assistant in a daycare as well as a Sunday School teacher, so it makes sense that she found her way to our team!
On to Tati! Tati is another one of our dental assistants that you can find in the open bay. She is from El Salvador, so she is another bilingual team member of ours! She is not currently going to school, but she would eventually like to go back to become a dental hygienist. She has two precious little ones that are her world! When Tati isn’t working she spends time taking her children on little adventures, especially during the summertime!
Lastly we have Jenifer! She is currently going to school for nursing, but is starting to fall in love with dentistry, so we may have another dental hygienist in the near future! When Jenifer finished high school she joined the dental field, but found her love for pediatric dentistry years later. She has a 5 year old brother that she adores and is her best friend, he is one of the reasons she decided to go from general to pediatric dentistry. She is constantly telling our team how funny, loving and full of life Nicolas is. In her free time Jenifer likes to spend time with her family and just enjoy life and all the little things it has to offer.