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!
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!
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!
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!