Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator
Christy began her career in the dental/medical field more than 20 years ago. She joined our office as our new patient treatment coordinator in 2013 and recently accepted the responsibility of office manager. Having an excellent knowledge of orthodontics and a caring sweet personality makes Christy the perfect person to help you understand the orthodontic treatment that’s right for you. Christy loves working one-on-one with our patients to help them have a positive orthodontic experience.
Born in Maryland, Christy was raised on a farm and enjoys spending weekends on the farm. She is married to a Coast Guard officer, and after years of military transfers, her family is now settled in Virginia. She and her husband enjoy raising their beautiful daughters, traveling, boating, and spending time at the beach.
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Since early in her life, Dolca has been interested in working with children. She has taken several early childhood education courses and loves art and crafting. Being an orthodontic assistant allows Dolca to be surrounded by children and create art every day. Of course, in this case the art she creates is beautiful smiles for our patients. She is extremely caring and loves working in the field of orthodontics. Dolca has been an essential part of our team for more than 15 years.
Assistant Clinical Supervisor
Iveth has been working with Dr. Thariani as an orthodontic assistant since 2004. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field. She loves working with patients of all ages and seeing the excitement on their faces when their braces come off, and sometimes when their braces go on.
Iveth is an Arlington native but recently moved to Fairfax. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children, going to the movies, and exploring the outdoors.
Kathy has lived in the Arlington Community for over 30 years and has been greeting Dr. Thariani’s patients for over half that time! She is always the first member of our team you see when you walk into our office. She loves to spend time with her grandchildren and her dogs. She loves to bird-watch even if it’s only in her backyard. She also admits to being a huge reality TV lover.
Leslie is one of the newest members of our team and since she’s joined it has been all smiles. She has a degree in Baking & Patisserie, and loves to create custom confections! As much as she loves to frost cakes, she loves to frost teeth with colorful braces ties! Leslie finds Orthodontic/Dental humor hysterical. One joke she recently told us, “Hold on, brace yourself” she said. “What does a bear with crooked teeth need? Bear-aces!”
Linh enjoys every aspect of her career as an orthodontic assistant, a job she’s had for the past 16 years. She loves helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams. She appreciates getting to know our patients, especially the younger ones, and finds it amazing to see their confidence and self-esteem increase as their smile improves. Linh likes when it’s time for a patient to get braces placed and enjoys celebrating when the braces come off. She loves being part of the team that helps Dr. Thariani create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.
When she’s out of the office, Linh enjoys spending time with family, volunteering, and cooking. She also loves trying new foods.
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As the financial coordinator, Mindy is responsible for initiating the orthodontic contracts and monthly payments. She is very friendly and welcomes any questions you may have regarding finances or insurance. Mindy has more than ten years of billing and insurance experience.
Mindy grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and sightseeing.
Patient Care Coordinator
Shruti loves helping people and believes everything can be set right with the right attitude and smile. She enjoys using her experience to provide the best customer service to our patients. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from George Mason University in 2011. Shruti is currently working on a Master of Health Informatics so she can be of greater service to Dr. Thariani and our patients.
Dr. Ladan Basiri
Dr. Basiri received her Master's degree from UC Berkeley in 1983 and her DMD from Harvard in 1993. Dr. Basiri is a member of ADA, DCDS, MSDA and is the president elect for the Harvard School of Dental Medicine's Alumni Association. She serves on the board of directors of the DC dental society and the Harvard Alumni Association.