Dr Nabeel Khan and Staff
Dr. Nabeel Khan was born into a diplomatic family. One of five sons, he spent his youth in Zimbabwe, moving to the United States in the eleventh grade.
After graduating with honors from TC Williams High School, he then studied biology at George Mason University and distinguished himself.
Dr. Khan went on to study dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia, where he completed his dental school requirements in three years while not only working part-time in the hotel industry,
but also completing an externship at a pediatric dentist's office and volunteering at the
Northern Virginia Dental Clinic in Falls Church.
"I have always held a job, but it wasn't until I was in the hospitality industry that I learned the importance of customer service.
The dental field allows me to develop a personal relationship with my patients and enables me to really help them. In the clinic,
I see patients in pain and it's very rewarding to know that I can help relieve it."
Dr. Khan is very committed to listening to his patients and finding a plan that works best for them. He also strongly believes in giving back to the community.
He continues to volunteer at the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic. Last year alone, Dr. Khan provided over $22,000 in donated dental services.
He has been involved with the Mission of Mercy,
American Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile,
Alexandria Health Department's Dental Program
for the past 3 years. For his community service, Dr Khan has been presented with the Northern VA Volunteer Service Award (2005) and the Ellen S Flannagan Service Award (2007).
He was also voted "Top Dentist" by patients in Northern VA magazine (2005) and "Top Dentist" (2006) as voted by peers.
"Your Springfield Dentist, Dentist in Fairfax VA, and Burke VA areas"
Dr. Khan believes that it is absolutely vital to keep up with new and advanced dental technology in order to provide his patients with the best dental care possible.
Accordingly, just in the past 2 years, Dr. Khan has attended over 130 credit hours in continuing education. An avid Redskins fan, Dr. Khan works out four times a week and enjoys sports, and also sponsors the
West Springfield Spartan baseball team
and the Lake Braddock Bruins Football team.
Dr. Khan also enjoys road travel to the Shenandoah Mountains.
Dr. Khan and the Burke Dental Center staff look forward to providing their patients from the Burke VA, Springfield VA, and Fairfax VA areas with an enjoyable dental visit. Please
don't hesitate to get in touch with us or get more information regarding our
cosmetic dentistry, or
the relaxing experience of oral sedation!
Burke Dental Center Staff
Janja - Dental Assistant
Janja has been a dental assistant for the past 9 years. She started her dental career in Germany at a US military base and then traveled to Italy
and finally back to California.
What she likes best about her job is her interactions with the patients:
"I am a talker and that helps me befriend patients
and address their concerns."
Janja has been married for 12 years and lives with her husband and 2 beautiful girls in Burke where she enjoys traveling and shopping.
Christina - Dental Assistant
Christina has been involved in the dental field for 3 years. She graduated with honors from ACT College and immediately after, joined Dr. Khan's
practice in 2005 as a dental assistant. Along with her sweet personality, she is great with her hands and is very passionate about dentistry.
"Helping people achieve the smile they desire makes me smile."
Christina has lived in VA all her life and is a proud parent of a beautiful little girl. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.
Mary - Patient coordinator
Mary joined Dr. Khan's practice in 2006 and since then, has great appreciation for the dental
field. She enjoys the company of each and every one of Dr. Khan' patients and finds fulfillment in helping them.
"When patients feel comfortable, welcomed, and satisfied the moment they step into the practice to the moment they step out,
then I feel that I've accomplished my goal."
Like many people Mary enjoys running, the beach, and quality time with family and close
friends. She is currently attending George Mason University and seeks to pursue a career
as a dental hygienist.
Brooke - Patient coordinator
Brooke is originally from Kansas City and moved to Northern VA to pursue her dental career. She is very friendly, upbeat and has a positive attitude.
"Helping you achieve your best smile is most important to me."
She is currently finishing up her associate's in Applied Science and soon applying to hygiene school. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends,
listening to music and riding her horse, Bella.
Rhea - Registered Dental Hygienist
Rhea has worked in the dental field for over 7 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a community service award from
the Northern Virginia Dental Society. She truly enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering at the Northern Virginia
Dental Clinic, Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy, and Head Start.
"I strongly believe good oral health takes diligent home care and good technique. That is why I spend extra time with each
of my patients with instructions for proper oral hygiene. Having patients come back for their re-care appointments and seeing a dramatic difference in their oral health makes me love my job even more."
Originally from California, Rhea is enjoying the beautiful seasons of the East Coast. She loves river rafting, hiking, camping,
and trying new and interesting foods. Most of all she enjoys time with her husband, daughter, and 'Petie',
her Jack Russell Terrier.
Kim - Clinical Assistant
Kim started in the dental field as a receptionist and soon afterwards became an clinical assistant to have more exposure with the various
dental procedures. She is a very quick learner and is always willing to take up a challenge.
"Being an integral part of the clinical procedures allows me to build a personal relationship with our patients and makes my job so much
A native of Springfield VA, Kim is currently going to school and working toward a degree in dental hygiene.
When not in school, she enjoys running, knitting, and hanging out with friends and family.
Leaya - Registered Dental Hygienist
Leaya has worked in the dental field for 7 years. She graduated with honors
from Northern Virginia Community College in 2008 with a degree in dental
hygiene. Currently Leaya is working towards her masters at Old Dominion
"Taking time to speak with my patients and making them feel comfortable is
important to me. I feel as a mother of three I have an understanding and caring
nature for patients of all ages."
Leaya was born and raised in Virginia and enjoys spending her free time with
her husband, three children and two dogs. She also enjoys cornhole, watching
Dallas Cowboys football, and chocolate (in moderation of course)!
Heather - Dental Hygienist
Heather started her dental career as an assistant five years ago. She then pursued a dental hygiene degree at NOVA where
she distinguished herself as an honor roll student while receiving the outstanding leadership award and being her class president.
"My main objective is to go above and beyond in building a long term relationship with my patients so they are exited to see
me upon their return."
She was born and raised in northern Virginia and spends her free time with her son Matthew, husband Ryan, family and friends!
Jessica - Dental Hygienist
Jessie graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2012 with a degree
in dental hygiene. She enjoys furthering her education and learning about new
research in the dental field.
"I love meeting patients for the first time and being able to build on our
relationship with each encounter. I think the most important lesson to share
with every patient is that your oral health has a significant effect on your
Jessie is originally from South Carolina. She moved to Virginia in 2012 with her
husband and two dogs. She enjoys spending her free time hiking and traveling to
Cecily - Patient Coordinator
Cecily started her career in the dental field 3 years ago after she was diagnosed with bells palsy
(a temporary paralysis of one side of the face) that was caused by an infected tooth. She, like many,
didn't understand that ignoring a dental infection could lead to something so serious.
Her goal is help prevent that happening to others.
"When patients walk in, I want them to feel as if they are at home and not just at a dental office. My goal is to ensure every patient is well cared for."
Cecily is a mother of a 2 year old son, Adrian. On her free time she loves to have cook-outs with her family, and take her son to the park and the pool.
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