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Neda Pahlavani D.D.S 

(Owner and Founder )

      Dr. Pahlavani graduated from USC Dental School with honors in 2008. She specializes in cosmetic and family dentistry. She is a native of Washington, DC, and spent most of her adolescent life in Los Angeles, California where cosmetic dentistry became her passion. 

     As technology has progressed so has Dentistry. Dr. Pahlavani continues her education and spends time on learning new innovations in her field. Her sensitivity and awareness to individuals with anxiety and fear of the dentist, allow's her to practice pain-free dentistry. She was trained and educated by the world-renowned Dr. Stanley Malamed on patient management and local anesthetic technique.

    In 2009, Dr. Pahlavani was granted the opportunity to pursue her dream which was once to be a part of the Peace Corps, and decided to start taking missionary trips to 3rd world countries in need of dental health and medical health services. Her first trip was to the Middle East where she serviced homeless individuals in villages. Her second trip was to Honduras in 2011, and her latest in Bolivia in 2014.

    Pahlavani Dental is a state-of-the-art facility with the latest advances, machinery, and technology. Giving our patients a more comfortable and convenient experience. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Pahlavani enjoys working out, playing pool, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.

Neda Pahlavani D.D.S
Nadia P. Gutierrez D.MD

Nadia P. Gutierrez  D.M.D


Dr. Gutiérrez was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. As a young woman, she decided to pursue a career  that could embrace her love for science and art. Dr. Gutiérrez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, where she majored in Biology, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree. Subsequently, she continued her education and  obtained her Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2017 at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine. During her time in Dental School, she helped plan local community Dental Clinics and participated in missionary trips to Guatemala to serve less fortunate communities. 


In July 2017, Dr. Gutiérrez continued her post-graduate studies in Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where she completed a General Practice Residency in 2018. There, she developed as a professional by managing inpatient and outpatient dental treatment and dental emergencies. She was also responsible for treating patients in a hospital setting by performing ambulatory dental treatments in the operating room for medically compromised patients. 


After completing her residency, she moved here to Washington, D.C, where she's been actively serving our community. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, she worked vigorously with underserved communities ensuring that they were receiving proper dental emergency treatments. Her unique experiences and dental background have allowed her to care for patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. 


Today, Dr. Gutiérrez is ecstatic to have selected Pahlavani Dental as her new home, hoping to provide her patients with gentle, honest, and quality care. During Dr. Gutiérrez's Free time she, enjoys yoga, binge-watching TV, and spending time with her husband and two adorable dogs Mango and Guava, and extended family. 

Dr. Gutierrez

Troy Vagianelis D.M.D


Dr. Troy Vagianelis hails from Albany, New York, by way of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston University Dental School Summa Cum Laude in 2020 and continued with his Residency at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. He has lived in Washington, DC, for three years, enjoying the city's food and fun. Dr. Troy became a dentist because he wanted to change the communities opinion about the dentist and to encourage good oral health care in an enjoyable way. 


Dr. Troy has a passion for digital dentistry. From Boston University, he was using digital technology to fabricate crowns, dentures and planning for implants. Dr. Troy loves esthetic dentistry and working to give patients a smile they want to show off to everyone. From his experience working with Veterans, he has developed a sensitivity and ability to work with those with dental anxiety. 


 Dr. Troy loves being busy in the community. Playing kickball on Sundays, tennis during the week, attending improv comedy classes, cooking for friends, going to trivia night, and going to the gym. You will likely see him around town. 


 Dr. Troy is excited to join the Pahlavani Dental team to continue offering excellent patient-focused care that inspires enthusiasm in going to the dentist. 

Dr. Troy Vagianelis
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