Meet Our Periodontal Team - Alexandria & Falls Church, VA

Meet Our Team

Northern Virginia Periodontics staff member Falls Church, VA

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.

Parisa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Parisa’s early childhood experiences with preventative oral health care ultimately helped save her teeth. It then became an objective for her to help provide access to interdisciplinary care as a liaison between hygiene, dental and medical care. She found her vocation while volunteering for the VCU Jamaica Dental Mission Project and Virginia Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy in various parts of southwestern VA and MD. Parisa completed her B.S. in Biology and minors in business and chemistry from VCU in 2010 and B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. Parisa is obsessed with cooking, baking and learning about other cultures' foods and languages. She tries to balance these passions with playing tennis and pickleball, and although petite, she is quite adept at weightlifting. In fact, Parisa is a Virginia State Powerlifting Deadlift record holder.

Northern Virginia Periodontics staff member Falls Church, VA

Munazza (MJ)

Office Manager/Financial and Implant Treatment Coordinator

Munazza, better known as MJ, 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. MJ enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two beautiful daughters, Noor and Sara. In her spare time, she loves cooking, crafting and traveling.

Christina

Implant & Treatment Coordinator

Christina joined the Northern Virginia Periodontics Team in September of 2020, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the dental industry. She previously worked in a variety of other areas of dentistry including Orthodontics, Endodontics and CAD/CAM. Christina has taken the lead as the Implant Coordinator at Northern Virginia Periodontics, and as such, she is the point of our NVP Implant Concierge Team. (The NVP Implant Concierge Team ensures the absolute highest level of customer service available in all things related to coordinating our patients' and referring doctors' dental implant experience.) Additionally, Christina is a warm and caring person who is highly skilled at periodontal and dental implant associated treatment plan presentation, and she is masterful in helping patients understand and move forward with their necessary oral health plan. When Christina is not in the office, you can find her traveling, reading, or engaging in volunteer work.

Jennie

Treatment Coordinator

Northern Virginia Periodontics was blessed when they purchased the practice of Dr. Mark Gordon in 2020 to inherit a remarkable and genuinely kind new team member, Jennie. Jennie was born in Fort Collins, CO, to a military family, and she has lived in 8 states before officially settling in Alexandria, VA. As a child, Jennie always enjoyed the healthcare field and her educational background illustrates this. She attended Bayside High School’s Health Sciences Academy, obtained a B.S. in Biology from Radford University, and finally she became a Certified Dental Assistant at Northern Virginia Community College. When not at work, Jennie is either reading a mixture of autobiographies or thrillers, learning new recipes, biking the Mt. Vernon trail, or tending to her plants. Above all, Jennie enjoys spending quality time with her family and her two parrots, Sunny and Kiwi. "Fun Facts" about Jennie include: her and her husband are high school sweethearts; her favorite number is 13 because it doesn't get enough love; and she loves playing board and card games.

Maritza

Insurance & Treatment Coordinator

Maritza is a Marine Corps Veteran from California who only recently decided to become a resident of Virginia. She is new to the Dental field but has years of Administrative experience that is primarily gained through a more hands on approach. She's excited for this Journey with the NVP Team and looks forward to the personal growth it will bring. Maritza enjoys watching sports, primarily Football and cheers proudly for the New Orleans Saints. When she's not working, she enjoys reading or writing by the water, traveling with friends, and spending quality time with her Loved Ones.

Northern Virginia Periodontics staff member Falls Church, VA

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 our periodontists 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.

Daphne - Dental Assistant

Daphne

Registered Dental Assistant

Daphne was born and raised in Arlington, VA, but embraces her Bolivian background. She started working in the dental industry in 2015 and has loved it ever since. Daphne enjoys seeing the outcome of patient treatments and how it improves the patient's life. When she's not with the NVP team, she loves spending time with her son outdoors, running, and taking trips to the beach as well as amusement parks.

Kylee

Marketing Coordinator

After working in the software field, Kylee chose to jump industries and joined the Northern Virginia Periodontics Team in January 2021. This was an easy decision for Kylee because she is no stranger to the field of periodontics and dental implantology -- she has successfully walked through the dental implant process herself! As a result, it was clear that she was a perfect fit to be the Northern Virginia Periodontics Marketing Director: real life experience plus an amazingly ebullient nature! Inspired by the life enhancing benefits that implant dentistry provided her, Kylee combines first-hand knowledge with her exceptional marketing skills to broadcast the NVP rallying cry that dentistry can truly improve the quality of your life. In her spare time, Kylee enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Kanjana (KJ)

Correspondence Coordinator

KJ quietly merged into the Northern Virginia Periodontics Team in September 2019 as Dr. Gouldin's personal assistant and scribe. Her efficiency, intelligence and delightful personality was recognized immediately by all members of the NVP Team, and she has evolved into our Communications Coordinator, handling all digital communication between of our doctors/hygienists and our referring offices throughout the DMV area. KJ embodies and demonstrates daily a core virtue that all of us at NVP strive to achieve, and that is to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. In KJ's leisure time, she is currently enjoying the process of remodeling her new home which she shares with her family.

Northern Virginia Periodontics staff member Falls Church, VA

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.

The Northern Virginia Periodontics team during a dental procedure

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