Meet Dr. Monajemy
“I am blessed to be able to serve the precious children in our community. I believe every child deserves to be treated in a manner that ensures their well-being and promotes positive memories for a lifetime. My goal is to create healthy dental habits in a warm and engaging environment that children carry with them as they grow into young adulthood.
What works for one child may not work for another, and I enjoy figuring out a personalized approach for each patient. The best part of working with children is taking my time to explain what I am doing in a fun but educational way, to help them feel at ease with procedures.”
Education and Affiliations
Dr. Nooshin Monajemy, known by her patients as Dr. Mona, is recognized as one of the top pediatric dentists in Northern Virginia. Her kind and calm demeanor builds a trust with her patients and their parents, helping children to have a pleasant dental experience.
Dr Mona did her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She also did a fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School. During her residency and fellowship, Dr. Mona received extensive training in all aspects of pediatric dental care including IV and oral sedation, orthodontics, special needs dentistry and trauma management.
In an effort to give her patients the best treatment options & latest technologies, Dr. Mona has completed continuing education courses & certifications. She holds certifications and expert experience in laser dentistry and laser frenectomies for tongue and lip-ties.
A Leader in the Community
Dr. Mona believes in giving back to her community, and she is recognized for her community leadership and service. She participated in research to evaluate the dental health of children in rural communities in Maryland. Dr. Mona worked with the Health Department in western Maryland and volunteered with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program.
Preventive care and education is one of Dr. Mona’s top priorities, and every February, for Children’s National Dental Health Month, Dr. Mona and her team dedicate their time and resources to visiting and teaching our community’s children. We actively seek opportunities to show our gratitude for our amazing community by supporting local programs and organizations important to our patients.
Outside the Office
Dr. Mona lives in Northern Virginia with her family. When not caring for her patients, she enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking and swimming. She loves spending time outdoors, savoring the peacefulness that the wild environment provides. Additionally, Dr. Mona likes to travel, but her favorite times are those spent relaxing and laughing with her family.
Dr. Mona is the best dentist we have found for our children. She has a wonderful manner—gentle and kind. She has never advocated for unnecessary work. She takes the time to explain the situation and ensure that I understand it. She then discusses the options and leaves the final decision to the parent. When Dr. Monajemy repaired my son's tooth, the color matched so closely that everyone almost immediately forgot that he had even had a chip. I will refer all my friends with children to Dr. Mona.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- United States Dental Institute
- Virginia Dental Association
- Northern Virginia Dental Society
Meet Dr. Kafle
Education, Affiliations, and Community Leadership
Dr. Sumana Kafle is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr Kafle completed her dental school at the New York University College of Dentistry. While earning her degree, she was the President of the Pediatric Club and was actively involved in community service including the Dental Health Fair, Special Olympics, Dental Van, and Give Kids a Smile Day. She received the Certificate of Merit American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award for excellence in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Kafle has also served as a volunteer for NYU Dental campaign to Grenada, where she provided dental care and education to underprivileged children. Her experiences reinforced her passion for working with children and adolescents. She then pursued two additional years of specialty training completing her pediatric dentistry residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and furthered her training in all aspects of pediatric dental care. Dr. Kafle has extensive training and experience with children that have special health care needs and anxiety.
Dr. Kafle is a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Southern Maryland Dental Society.
Outside the Office
During her free time, Dr. Kafle enjoys running, cooking, and traveling.
Meet Dr. Tran
We are grateful to have Dr. Ahn Andy Tran, MD, founder of Olympic Anesthesia PC, as our anesthesiologist. Dr. Tran visits our office once a month to provide IV sedation for our most anxious patients who require dental work.
Since 1996, Dr. Tran has provided care for over 14,000 patients in the Northern Virginia area. He completed his medical education at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1991, and continued his Anesthesiology Residency specialty at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital and MaGee Women’s Hospital, completing his training in 1995.
Dr. Tran grew-up with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his family now reside in Fairfax, Virginia. For over 20 years, Dr. Tran has participated in international missions and local non-profit charities benefiting underprivileged children around the world.
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