Our Team

Fariba Paryavi, DDS, MS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and special needs patients.

Dr. Fariba Paryavi pursued her dental education at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia and received her Doctoral of Dental Surgery in 1994. She then pursued her postdoctoral training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. In 1997, she completed her training in Pediatric Dentistry and received her Master’s degree in Oral Biological Sciences.

Dr. Paryavi has been in private practice since 1994 in Maryland and D.C. with teaching experience during her residency and after graduation at the University of Maryland dental school.

In 2001, Dr. Paryavi founded Pediatric Dental Care, LLC serving the North Potomac, Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown areas. Dr. Paryavi’s practice has grown through the years with additions of more physical space and more providers including an associate pediatric dentist, orthodontist, and a general dentist to serve the entire family from age 1 to 101!

Dr. Paryavi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Maryland State Dental Association, the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Academy of Facial Aesthetics. In addition to dentistry, Dr. Paryavi is trained and certified to provide Botox to improve fascial lines and TMJ pain.

Dr. Paryavi holds hospital privileges at nearby hospitals, where she offers “Full Mouth Dental Rehabilitation” in the operating room under general anesthesia for very young and special needs patients.

Dr. Paryavi resides in Maryland with her husband, and they have three grown children. She enjoys traveling, computers/technology, reading, swimming, biking, cooking, baking, and most of all spending time with her 3 young grandchildren.

Dr. Paryavi believes in very high quality treatment, the kind that she would want for her family. She also believes patient comfort is of utmost importance during dental procedures. She and her team do their best to make dental experiences as fun and as comfortable as they can be for the very young and teenagers.

Dr. Paryavi has been in dentistry for over 30 years and still enjoys it very much. She hopes to serve the community with her experience and care for many more years to come.

Dr. Tracy San Martin | Associate Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Tracy is a highly experienced Associate Pediatric Dentist. Fluent in English and Spanish, she graduated from New Jersey Dental School in 1992 and completed her Pediatric Residency in 1994 during her tenure at Eastman Dental Center in New York. Dr.Tracy has practiced Pediatric Dentistry in Maryland since 2001. She has two daughters and is passionate about family and exercise.

Dr. Lobat Zainali | Associate Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Zainali is an Associate Board Certified Orthodontist and has practiced in Maryland and the DC Metropolitan area since 1991. In addition, Dr. Zainali has been an active member of Howard Orthodontic Program as a part-time faculty member since her graduation from Howard Dental School. Dr. Zainali's goal at the North Potomac location is providing consistently excellent service, especially to children and family members who need braces. Dr. Zainali and her husband of 28 years have a grown daughter and a son. She enjoys painting and reading during her free time and spending time with her family.

Latonya Louden- Latonya | Dental Hygienist

Latonya Louden- Latonya was born and raised in Maryalnd. She comes with many years experience in dental hygiene and is passionate about her work. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family.

Peggy | Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, Peggy is enthusiastic about educating her patients on their oral health while making them feel comfortable in the dental setting.Peggy was born in Philadelphia and received her Associates in Dental Hygiene at the Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. After moving to Maryland, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Maryland. In her spare time, Peggy enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren and visiting the beach at the Jersey shore.

Karen | Dental Assistant

I was a Dentist back in El Salvador. I moved to the state of Maryland for a new opportunity. I love making patients feel relaxed and comfortable about dental procedures. I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a 4-year-old daughter and a 21-year-old son in college. I love teaching children in my community church. I’m bilingual and proud to be a part of Pediatric Dental Care as a dental assistant.

Alex | Orthodontic and front desk coordinator for the Adult practice

I have worked in the dental and medical fields during my high school and college years. I have served as a dental/medical assistant and receptionist. As it happens, I was a patient of Dr. Paryavi as a very young child, and destiny brought me back here as an employee. I’m hoping to advance my knowledge in the field of dentistry and pursue my education in dental hygiene one day.

Gloria | Front Desk Coordinator for the Pediatric Dentistry Practice

Gloria has several years of experience in dentistry with a degree and passion in "customer care". She is fluent in English and Spanish and serves as a front desk coordinator. Gloria enjoys her free time with her 2 young children.

Amanda | Orthodontic Assistant

I received my certification in orthodontic assisting from Kaplan University in Frederick Maryland. Prior to starting my healthcare career, I served for five years in the U.S. Navy. I am a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe from Arizona but have made Hagerstown my home and have lived in this beautiful city with my husband Colby, and my two adorable children, Aiyana and Caisyn for the past 10 years.

Dennis | sterilization Technitian

Dennis is a young and quiet young man who focuses on his job and doing it well. He and his mother, Liliana, make a great team to create a great and efficient flow of clean instruments during the day.

Chantal | Dental Assistant

I have been in the dental world for over 20 years and still love it. I have been a member of Pediatric Dental care as a dental assistant for over 8 years. My husband and I have two wonderful grown daughters. I enjoy watching the Food Network and getting fresh ideas to try out with my family and friends. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors and with my family.

Liliana | Orthodontic Technician

I am originally from Venezuela and moved to the USA in 1996. I received my Bachelor of Science in General Dentistry from Carabibo University in Venezuela. I have been working in the orthodontic field since 2006.I am licensed in the state of Maryland as an orthodontic technician and dental radiation technologist. I am married with three children, Angie, Dennis and Kelvin. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family!