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 throughout her career including the Lillian Reynolds Award for her high academic achievement during her post-graduate pediatric dental training, & for her volunteer and advocacy 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 Laser Dentistry certified and has extensive training in airway growth and development and sedation. 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 by publications including the Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine, Virginia Living and others.
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 and is a huge oral health advocate for all children. She has made this a big part of her office philosophy and culture.
When Dr. Neda is not in the office, she spends time volunteering and teaching with Operation Smile International, and other non-profits. She has participated in missions to to S.E Asia, Central America, Middle East and Africa to help treat children & to also mentor dentists internationally. She helped spear-head one of the first dental mission with Operation Smile to Vietnam and also helped organize the first dental mission to Jordan with Relief International. She has participated in over 20 missions and participated on the first Women in Medicine Operation Smile Program in Malawi, Africa in 2022. She also holds missions locally in her practice.
She resides in the Washington DC area with her husband, two teenage boys and dog! Her other passions are yoga, food, and traveling with her family and friends.
She loves to travel, do yoga and spend time with her boys, husband and dog, Zeus, who loves getting his teeth brushed.