Meet Our Staff

Administrative Staff

Administration Staff

Office Manager/Financial and Implant Treatment Coordinator
Office Manager/Financial and Implant Treatment Coordinator

Munazza, better known as MJ, is originally from Pakistan and is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi. She has lived in the Northern Virginia area for most of her life. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Biology in 2008, and she has been working in the dental field since 2003. MJ started her employment with Dr. Gouldin in 2004, and since has mastered all administrative and clinical duties. MJ was Dr. Gouldin’s lead surgical assistant for over 5 years, and currently holds the position of Office Manager/Financial and Implant Treatment Coordinator. MJ enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. In her spare time, she loves traveling, reading and cooking.

Financial Coordinator Vinita
Financial and Insurance Coordinator

Vinita is originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. In 2012, she earned her degree from Strayer University in Business Management with a focus in Human Resource Management and graduated cum laude. Her friendly, open style is a wonderful welcome to our many new patients. With over 15 years of experience in the dental field, Vinita is highly resourceful in coordinating financial reimbursement and she can answer most questions regarding insurance and financing of procedures in the complex dental insurance world. Her goal is to ensure that every patient question is answered regarding dental insurance and financing of treatment, and that each patient find a method of financing that fits their budget, so that they may pursue the periodontal and implant treatment they require. Vinita is an active member of her church, participating in many community outreach programs and performing every Sunday as a soloist in the choir. In her free time, Vinita enjoys swimming, singing, and traveling with her family.

Marketing Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Casey was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Classical Studies. She has been working in the dental field since 2011, starting as a dental assistant and later becoming an office administrator. Casey began her employment with Dr.s Gouldin & Carlos in 2013, having recently moved to the area from out of state, and quickly proved herself with her can do attitude, as well as her efficiency and attention to detail. In her free time, Casey enjoys traveling, personal fitness, snowboarding and cheering on the New Orleans Saints.

Scheduling Coordinator/Dental and Digital Technology Assistant Jenny
Scheduling Coordinator/Dental and Digital Technology Assistant

Jenny, also known as Pearl in our office, was born in the Philippines and is fluent in Tagalog. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 with a B.S. in Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise with a Science concentration, as well as a minor in Biology. Shortly after her graduation, Jenny was introduced to the field of dentistry as a dental assistant for Dr. Gouldin and Dr. Carlos. Jenny brings an infectious energy and enthusiasm in all she does. She enjoys our office because she loves working in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere, meeting new people, and assisting patients by helping them improve their oral health. When she isn’t working, Jenny enjoys cooking, baking, exercising, and making unforgettable memories with her family and friends.

Clinical Staff

Meet our staff

Hygienist - Lisa
Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa is a 2006 NVCC Dental Hygiene Program graduate, with an anesthesia certification from Old Dominion University. Lisa also earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University, which she credits for helping her understand the patient as a whole rather than just their dentition. She is fluent in Spanish, enjoys going to the beach, and she is happily married with three beautiful daughters.

Dental Assistant Erica
Registered Dental Assistant

Erica is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry as a Registered Dental Assistant in 1994, and she has been working in the dental field ever since. Erica began her employment with Dr. Gouldin in 2011, and she loves her work and always has high energy and enthusiasm to spread regarding dental health. Erica’s extraordinary assisting attributes are second only to her passion for dentistry. She has the unique ability of relating to each patient in a caring, informative and personable manner, making each appointment experience as stress free and comfortable as possible. Her goal is to maintain a timely and consistent level of patient flow throughout the office and always tries to ensure that each patient is treated like family by our dental team. Erica enjoys shopping with her daughter, Courtney, and she is a huge Redskins fan.

Dental Assistant Carmen
Registered Dental Assistant

Carmen is a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant who has been in the dental field since 2000 – she is fluent in Spanish. Given her many years of experience in dentistry, Carmen appreciates that both Drs. Gouldin and Carlos are conscientious about providing the highest quality periodontal and dental implant treatment, and she is proud to be part of the practice! Carmen and her husband, Giovanni, have 2 children. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, going to the beach, and attending her children’s sporting activities. She also loves to travel anywhere her friends and family want to go.

Dental Assistant - Sonia
Dental Assistant
Sonia moved to the U.S. in 1999 from Peru and was raised in Fairfax, VA. Sonia attended NOVA and graduated with her associates degree in Social Science. Sonia has been a dental assistant since 2010 and she truly enjoys helping others. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her two year old son and, of course, watching movies, shopping, and going out to new places. She also hopes to go back to school in the near future.

Call Northern VA Periodontics Phone Number 703-534-1766 with any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gouldin or Dr. Carlos.