Dentist in Chantilly, VA
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Kamran Nikseresht DDS, FAGD "Dr. Nik"
You know you're in good hands when you discover your dentist is also the dentist for numerous dentists, physicians, and their families. Such is the case for patients of Dr. Kamran Nikseresht known as "Dr. Nik".
"Top Dentist" recognition by northern Virginia magazine as "voted by peers" and by consumers research counsel of America may initially prompt families to visit Dr. Nik, yet his professional, quality care and his positive personality is what causes patients to return. Never rushing, Dr. Nik and entire staff make it a priority to truly listen to patients and understand their concerns, while providing preventative, restorative, and aesthetic care.
Dr. Nik graduated with honors from West Virginia University School of Dentistry receiving a doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) in 1998, in 2007 he was awarded the prestigious fellowship (FAGD) from the Academy of General Dentistry. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Nik joined an elite group of dentists (which account for about 6% of dentists) who understand that great smiles and optimal oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. The fellowship award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care. "This is an outstanding accomplishment for Dr. Nik" says AGD president Vincent Mayher, DMD, MAGD. "By completing the rigorous requirements to become a Fellow, Dr. Nik exceeds standard licensure requirements in his state to keep his practice on the cutting edge". While maintaning his private practice he competed 2 years postgraduate training program in Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Nik attended the United States Dental Institue (A continuous education member), completed 2 years post-graduate program in orthodontics. Dr. Nik is also a topDentist. topDentists began in January 2007 with the intent to identify the best dentists and specialists in the country and is the only list of its kind, chosen by dental professionals. topDentists has over sixty years in combined experience compiling peer-review referral guides in the legal, dental and medical fields. Using this experience along with the input of several prominent dentists in the United States, topDentists has created a selection process that has been refined and improved over previous superlative guides. Dentists must be voted in strictly by their peers, and virtually every dentist is given an opportunity to participate, listings cannot be purchased (and no payment is required to be listed), inclusion topDentists is considered to be a distinct honor. Dr. Nik is presently a member of the following organization: American Dental Association (ADA), Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS),Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)United States Dental Institute (USDI), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
Dr. Nik enjoys all aspects of dentistry and provides a wide range of dental treatments including implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics (conventional and invisalign), endodontics (root canals), oral surgery and restorative dentistry. His hobbies include most outdoor activities, skiing, water sports, hiking and reading.
Dr. Khashayar Changi DMD
Dr. Changi is a Board Certified Periodontist who completed his specialty training in Periodontics at the Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, In the City of New York. He is currently the President of Alumni Association.
Dr. Changi has the expertise to diagnose and manage all types of periodontal and implant related diseases and conditions. He treats patients in both non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment modalities. He also has extensive experience in all facets of oral implantology, including immediate and delayed implant placement, digital treatment planning, guided bone regeneration, implant temporization and management of all implant related diseases. His extensive training enables him to treat patients comprehensively using a multi-disciplinary approach. Dr. Changi has been recognized for many awards. To name just a few, 1st place at the Tannenbaum/Schoor memorial competition at the Northeastern Society of Periodontics and the Scholarly Presentation Award at the NorthEast Implant Symposium for "Cytocone Technique".
When Dr. Changi is not treating patients, he enjoys skiing and playing golf. He and his fiance enjoy traveling. he loves pop art; his favorite artists are Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, among others. He also enjoys exploring wineries and wine tastings.
Azita - Dental Assistant
Azita has been involved with dentistry for 16 years and joined our team in 2005. She brings her skill and knowledge of helping to assist with patients. Azita enjoys making patients feel at ease. So please do not hesitate to ask her for anything while visiting us. Her hobbies include gardening and hiking. She is married with two children. Azita is also bilingual in English and Farsi.
Truc -Registered Dental Hygienist
Truc joined our team in December 2020. She began her medical career in Pharmaceuticals but deceided to change careers because she wanted to make a difference in peoples lives. She attended the Dental Hygiene Program at Northern Virginia Community College and has donated her time to Mission of Mercy to help others in need. She enjoys seeing her patients smile each day and educating patients on the importance of oral health and how it is linked to ones overall health. Her goal is to make all her patients feel comfortable and make their dental visits as pleasant as possible.
Truc is fluent in English and Vietnamese
In her free time she enjoys discovering new restaurants and outdoor activities.
Allison -Registered Dental Hygienist
Allison joined our practice in May 2021. She has been a Dental Hygienist for the last 16 years. Allison grew up in Burke, VA and was an orthodontic assistant for many years prior to getting her dental hygiene degree (RDH). She has spent time volunteering for Give Kids a Smile and Missions of Mercy. Allison is a dedicated and enthusiastic about making her patients feel comfortable while giving them exceptional care.
She enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking and spending time with her husband, 2 sons and dog.
Julie - Office Manager
Julie has been involved in dentistry for 15 years and joined our team in 2010. She is a very knowledgeable and dedicated individual who genuinely cares about our patients. She is very devoted to making sure all of our patients receive the best customer service and care possible with a lot of compassion and understanding. Whether you're in the office or on the phone Julie's bubbly personality will make you feel right at home.
She enjoys music, dancing and spending time with family and friends. Julie is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Priscilla - Scheduling Coordinator
Priscilla joined our team in the spring of 2020. She has 20 years of dental experience, first as a dental assistant and then becoming an amazing scheduling coordinator. Priscilla's sweet motherly nature will make you feel a part of our family.
Priscilla is from a tiny island in the pacific called Saipan. She has been married for 36 years, has 4 children and a dog named Ziggy. On her down time when she isn't volunteering at Church, she loves to play volleyball, tennis and bowling. She also enjoys gardening, landscaping and fishing.