Hani Thariani DDS, MMSC, PC

Meet the Team

Christy Van Ness Office Manager


Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator

Christy began her career in the dental/medical field more than 20 years ago.  She has been with Dr. Thariani since 2013. 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.



Orthodontic Assistant

Danni has been an orthodontic assistant for 15 years. Danni assists in all orthodontic procedures in the office. She enjoys the fast pace environment and the high energy. She keeps the patients entertained with her sense of humor and dancing skills.

Danni lives in West Virginia and enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.


Dolca - Best orthodontic assistant



Clinical Supervisor

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.



Appointment Coordinator

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. 

Linh Nguyen orthodontic assistant


Orthodontic Assistant

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.

Mindy Tyler Financial Coordinator


Financial Coordinator

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.


Dr. Ladan Basiri

Dr. Ladan Basiri

Dental Consultant

Dr. Basiri received her Master's degree from UC Berkeley and her DMD from Harvard. She is a member of the ADA, DCDS, MSDA and ACA. Dr. Basiri is a fellow at the American College of Dentistry, president elect of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine's Alumni Association, vice president of the DC dental society and the Harvard Alumni Association. 

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