Meet the Doctors

Nine experts serving up breathtaking smiles.

Get to Know Our Annadale

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Dr. Steven Johnson
Dr. Fatemeh Baftechi
Dr. Michael Dong
Dr. Manisha Shrestha
Dr. Ji Woung Choi
Dr. Sanam Kheirieh
Dr. Christine Do
Dr. Steven Johnson, our specialist in Annandale, VA smiling

Dr. Steven Johnson

Dr. Johnson has been taking care of the local residents in Northern Virginia for over 30 years at Annandale SmilesClick to go Annandale Smiles home page. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, completed his general dental practice residency at West Virginia University, and completed the neuromuscular program at the World-Renowned Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies.

Our Annandale, VA dentist is certified in Lumineers, Invisalign®Learn more about Invisalign®, and endodontic dentistry. He’s proud to work with a dedicated team that performs exceptional dental services of all kinds to meet your needs (from general to cosmetic and restorative care). Dr. Johnson invites you to our modern family dental office, where we combine patient-first comforts with exceptional dentistry that works!

Dr. Fatemeh Baftechi (Shadi)

Dr. Shadi received her bachelor of science in biology from George Mason University and her doctorate of dental medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She specializes in cosmetic dentistry and is passionate about helping people smile with confidence!

As a member of Annandale Smiles, she enjoys helping patients create a smile that looks good and feels good. Dr. Shadi knows the power a smile makeover can have on a person’s entire life, so she works closely with patients to help them become the best version of themselves.

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Dr. Michael Dong

Dr. Michael is a Northern Virginia native and graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a BS in biology. After college, he spent time with his dentist and became inspired to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Michael earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, plus completed an advanced education general dentistry residency at the University of California in Los Angeles.

He’s an active member of the Pankey Institute and the Academy of General Dentistry and participates in continuing education for dental implant, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Our Annandale, VA dentist is also an active member of the Spear Faculty Study Club, and his goal is for patients to gain the confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Michael’s favorite pastimes revolve around basketball, running, and golf.

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Dr. Manisha Shrestha

Dr. Shrestha was born and raised in Nepal and came to the United States for her undergraduate studies and dental school. She earned her dental degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed an implant fellowship from Triangle Dental Institute. Our dentist is a member of the American Dental AssociationLearn more about ADA and practices general dentistry with comprehensive treatment planning.

She’s qualified in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, plus places implants and restores them. In her free time, Dr. Shrestha loves spending time with family, reading books, going on scenic hikes/walks, or just strolling through the city with her dog. In addition, she enjoys traveling, trying different cuisine, and relaxing or staying active at the beach or lakeside.

Dr. Ji Woung Choi

Dr. Choi grew up in South Korea and moved to the US with his family when he was 17. His mom was a dental hygienist, and Dr. Choi was exposed to the field early on, hoping to one day help others as well. He earned his BS in biology/chemistry from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and his doctor of dental surgery degree from the New York University College of Dentistry.

His accomplishments include the Dr. Edward G. Kaufman Award for academic excellence and Dr. Harry Langa scholarship. Our dentist is Invisalign® certified, a member of the American Dental AssociationLearn more about ADA, and a fellow of the International Dental Implant AssociationLearn more about International Dental Implant Association. In his free time, Dr. Choi enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and playing tennis. A fun fact? His parents are his heroes!

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Dr. Sanam Kheirieh

Dr. Kheirieh lived in Iran, earning her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S) in 2005 and then working as a general dentist for six years. Pursuing her passion for endodontics, she moved to the United States, successfully completed the Endodontic Program at the University of Maryland…Open a new window to the UM website…, and earned her Master’s degree in Biomedical Science. Dr. Kheirieh is an expert endodontist who focuses on diagnosing tooth pain, root canal treatment, and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth.
Our dentist is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics…Open a new window to the AAE website…, International Association of Dental Research…Open a new window to the IADR website…, American Dental Association…Open a new window to the ADA website…, Northern Virginia Dental Society…Open a new window to the NVDS website…, and Edward C. Penick Endodontic Study Club…Open a new window to the Study Club’s website…. Her numerous accomplishments include The Sherril Ann Science Endodontic Research Fellowship Award for demonstrating exceptional ability in endodontic research. She also has many publications in the field of endodontics. You’ll find her continuously expanding her knowledge and skills outside the office.

Dr. Christine Do

Dr. Christine Do is a proud Vietnamese American general dentist. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, she is excited to come back to the area and serve the community she grew up in! Dr. Do believes in comprehensive quality care as well as building a dental home where every patient is always welcomed.

Dr. Do completed her undergraduate and doctorate degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. During her time at VCU, she completed a residency in advanced general dentistry where she provided emergency and multidisciplinary oral health care. She also trained in complex prosthodontics, surgery, and digital dentistry. Although an exceptional dentist already, Dr. Do is committed to always advancing her dental knowledge. With that in mind, she continues to immerse herself in continuing education.

When she is not busy polishing her dental skills, Dr. Do likes to spend quality time with her family and friends, explore new cuisines, and cheer on the VCU Rams!

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