About Us

Dr. A.J. Peretz DDS

A proud third generation dentist, Dr. Peretz has a personal commitment to perfecting the art of dentistry. He knows a beautiful smile includes your face, personality and individual spirit, not just your teeth.

He has provided care to the greater Washington, D.C. area for over 20 years, and strives to create a positive environment and experience for all patients. Dr. Peretz and his staff continually learn new dental techniques to ensure patients receive the most advanced dental care available at their convenience.


 A 1997 Howard University graduate, and recipient of the prestigious Oral Pathology Award, he completed a rigorous general practice residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA., fulfilling more than required by the dental licensing board.


A member of several honored professional associations, Dr. Peretz is an active supporter of the National Kidney Foundation and volunteers his dentistry skills to the local VA , as well as overseas.


He is currently welcoming patients from Bethesda, Arlington, McLean, Alexandria and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sanaz Vahid D.D.S

Dr. Vahid is a highly trained periodontist. She received her doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dentistry. After she continued her training and received a
degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Following this year she continued to pursue her passion in dentistry and completed her training in the specialty of Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.


Dr. Vahid is the founder and
president of Women of the World of Dentistry. She is highly active in the Washington DC dental community. Growing up in the Washington DC area, it humbles her to return to the area and give back to the community. During her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her loved ones.

Meet Your Team



Office Manager

With over ten years of dental administrative experience, leader of the pack, Amy motivates the team with an upbeat attitude and a sense of humor.  

Outside the office, Amy enjoys playing football, hiking, snowboarding, attending comedy clubs and concerts.

Her advice to patients is: Prevention is the key to dentistry, bring your children in for their happy visits early on so that we can build a trusting relationship and keep those chompers clean and healthy.  


Dental Hygienist

Shirin lives in Virginia and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Northern Virginia Community College. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is working with patients to achieve optimal oral health and help create beautiful smiles.


In her free time she likes to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She is passionate about health care and leading a healthy lifestyle and nutrition.


Shirin reminds us that everything in the body is interconnected and having a healthy mouth means having a healthy body.

Niva, RDA

Dental Assistant

Niva is originally from Nepal and moved to Arlington, VA six years ago. She earned her Associate’s degree in Liberal Studies at the University of the District of Columbia. She has always known she wanted to practice in the dental field and loves meeting people from all over the world.


During her free time, Niva likes to stay active outdoors including hiking, biking, and kayaking. When she’s not able to have fun outside, she likes to watch movies and attend concerts.


Her advice to patients is to remember to floss and brush twice a day to prevent a buildup of plaque and visiting the dentist at least twice a year.


Dental Hygienist

Michelle Kaszas has been in the dental field since 2003 and practicing as a Dental Hygienist since 2006. Originally from Panama, she attended Florida State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She currently lives in Old Town, VA.


Michelle says that the best part of her job is the people, their stories, and experiences. “I learn a lot from the patients. I have the pleasure of connecting with a vast array of people from different walks of life. Knowing them makes me a better person. My hope is that I help to better their lives in some way too. I love to make people laugh. I’d like to think that I help to make the dental experience better for the people I treat.”

Indya, NRCDA


Dental Student

New to Washington DC, in order to further her education in dentistry, Indya accommodates over 10 years of experience in the dental field.

In her down time, (outside of studying) she enjoys learning, taking her son and dog on nature hikes, volunteering, & cooking.

Indya feels extremely grateful to have found her life's purpose in dentistry at a young age: 

"It is just so internally rewarding to accompany and aid a person on their journey to either accomplish or maintain a healthier and confident smile."



Georgetown Smile

4400 MacArthur Blvd NW, # 200

Washington, DC 20007


Free parking is available on-street and in the reserved spots in the adjacent garage.

Georgetown Smile is located on the ground level of the building. Once you arrive on the ground level of the building, you will find Georgetown Smile in the direct back center of the building.

Office Hours


Monday        8:00AM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday       8:00AM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday 8:00AM - 3:30 PM

Thursday     8:00AM - 3:30 PM

Friday           8:00AM – 3:30 PM


Saturday -  We are open the First Saturday of Every Month from 8:00AM-2:00 PM.



Clare is originally from South Florida where she has earned her Associates Degree and is currently pursing a Bachelors degree. 


During her free time she enjoys leisure reading, working extensively with children, & watching movies.


Her advice to patients is: Always make sure to brush your teeth at night. Brushing at night can prevent plaque and bacteria build up. Always remember to brush twice a day! 



Dental Assistant

Dina lives in McLean Virginia and earned a degree in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State University.


Dina is passionate about pediatric care and education as well as integrative medicine. Dina hopes to attend Dental School and have become a dentist one day. 

Dina moved to the united states when she was 4 years old from Cairo, Egypt. She loves to cook, exercise and spend time out doors as well as travel