Meet Our Arlington Dentist & Team
Dr. Peajmun Razmjou
Dr. Razmjou completed his undergraduate and doctorate degrees at the University of Maryland. Since his graduation from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, he has continued to stay on the leading edge of dentistry through continuing education courses. His dedication to advancing his knowledge of dentistry has allowed him to develop a unique skill set that can only be found in a select few dentists. He takes the time to get to know his patients, making sure they are comfortable in his care before starting a treatment plan. Dr. Razmjou understands the importance of fostering a positive doctor-patient relationship, and he looks forward to meeting you and treating you for years to come.
Dr. Kevin Scotti received his dental degree in 2004. In 2009, he attended Indiana University School of Dentistry for post graduate certification where he received a Master’s degree in Prosthodontics in 2009. Dr. Scotti has been practicing dentistry in the DC Metro area since 2010 and is an active member of American College of Prosthodontists. He maintains himself updated on the latest dental technologies and procedures. Dr. Scotti enjoys working on oral rehabilitations through fixed, partial and implant restorations. He is also able to create a patient’s ideal smile through cosmetic bondings, porcelain veneers and crowns. Dr. Scotti resides in Arlington, Virginia and enjoys reading, writing and playing tennis.
Dr. Sanam Kheirieh earned her Doctorate Dental degree from Iran in 2005, where she worked as a general dentist for six years. After practicing dentistry and performing research projects, she decided to continue her career in the field of Endodontics. She received her specialty degree in Endodontics from the University of Maryland where she also earned her Masters degree in Biomedical Science. She continued to expand her knowledge alongside her clinical skills through research projects in the field of dentistry and specifically dental materials. Dr. Kheirieh has several publications mainly in the field of Endodontics and almost 500 citations. She has numerous oral and poster presentations at scientific dental meetings. In 2015, she was awarded “The Sherril Ann Science Endodontic Research Fellowship Award”, for demonstrating exceptional ability in the field of endodontic research. This award was granted for developing “Nanogel-based Scaffold in Endodontics”. Dr. Kheirieh is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics, International Association of Dental Research, American Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society, and Endodontic Penik Study Club.
Melody Akhavan, MD, is a well-versed anesthesiologist who attends to patients as the Lead Anesthesiologist at Arlington Dental Center and Del Ray Dental Center in Virginia. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Akhavan is primarily responsible for the safety and well-being of patients throughout the entire surgery process. This may include general anesthesia, regional anesthetics, or sedation for the relief of pain and anxiety. She is also responsible for the preoperative and postoperative assessments of patients to ensure patient safety before and after they receive anesthesia. Dr. Akhavan has an impressive professional journey spanning ten years, and her areas of expertise cover both ambulatory and office-based anesthesia. Throughout her many years in practice, she has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of her practice, as evidenced by her sterling record. Dr. Ahavan ensures an impeccable degree of customer satisfaction in all facets of her work. Dr. Akhavan and the Arlington Dental Center team are pleased to offer high-quality peri-operative anesthesia services to patients in a convenient and comfortable office setting.
Dr. Al Najafi
Dr. Yousif Al Najafi earned his first Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Syrian International University in 2013. Following a move to the United States, he attended the Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing program at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine and graduated with high honors. During his time in Boston, Dr. Al Najafi did a lot of community outreach work and provided dental services for the underserved in Massachusetts. Dr. Al Najafi enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, particularly utilizing the incredible technology available to create beautiful healthy smiles. When away from work, he enjoys fitness, biking, hiking, and traveling.
Meet the Team
Dani Cao is a Registered Dental Hygienist in both the states of VA and MD. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland. She has been practicing hygienist since 2006 and still completely loves it. Being able to help rehabilitate and maintain patient’s oral health and overall physical/mental wellness is both a passion and a dedication. Outside of the office, she is a dedicated mother of two, a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at her boys’ elementary school, and an active volunteer during her boy’ Swim season. Other passions and hobbies include allowing Pinterest to dictate her crazy illusions and ideas on anything from cooking, creating costumes, and crocheting, to crafting and sewing. Dani believes in living your best life in every waking minute. Her motto is, “Life is short and so am I!”