Meet Dr. Kalantar
Dr. Kalantar, known by her patients as Dr. Neda, received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in 1997 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2001. She completed her Advanced Training in General Dentistry Residency from VCU in 2002. She then went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry, completing her training at Howard University School of Dentistry in 2004 with high distinction.
Recognized for her leadership & community service, Dr Neda is the proud recipient of numerous awards including the Lillian Reynolds Award for her high academic achievement during her post-graduate pediatric dental training & for her volunteer work with Operation Smile. In an effort to give her patients the best treatment options & latest technologies, she has completed many continuing education courses & certifications. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association and the American Dental Association. She's been repeatedly recognized as one of the top pediatric dentists in the DC-area both by the Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine, Virginia Living and other local publications.
Dr. Neda was born in Chicago and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia; she now resides in Washington, DC with her husband and two boys. For as long as she can remember, she has been passionate about working for and with children. She founded Pediatric Dentistry of Reston in 2006 & has worked there since. She has participated in numerous international and local dental/medical missions, including over 13 separate missions to Nicaragua, Vietnam, and Gaza & Jordan. She also helped coordinate the first dental mission with Relief International to Jordan to help Syrian refugees in 2017. She currently serves on the board of Project Turquoise whose mission is to help displaced & underserved communities in need.
She loves to travel, do yoga and spend time with her boys, husband and dog, Zeus, who loves getting his teeth brushed.