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Meet the Team – Vienna, VA

A Team That Caters to Your Needs

Having a team that’s fully dedicated to your care is incredibly important. Without it, Dr. Barakat wouldn’t be able to provide the services that he does as efficiently or as effectively. Whether it’s getting your next appointment scheduled, paying for your treatments, or answering questions about your oral health, you can trust the team at Tyson Smiles to have your back. Keep reading to learn more about their stories and how they became part of our hard-working family!

Michelle COO

COO Michelle

Michelle is originally from Boston. She relocated to Virginia with her husband Dave and their three sons MacLean, Connor, and Patrick in 1987. Today, as our COO, she is responsible for managing the daily operations of our nine different dental offices. When she isn’t working hard, her top priorities are spending quality time with loved ones, hiking, traveling, exercising, and cooking lots of wonderful food.

Bita Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Bita

A native of Potomac Maryland, Bella has worked in dental hygiene for more than 20 years. She enjoys traveling, gardening, swimming and loves socializing with her husband and their son Monte.

Khadija Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Khadija

A native of Alexandria, VA, Khadija graduated from George Mason University and loves watching scary movies and traveling. Changing smiles and learning new things every day is what brings her happiness in her dental work.

Michelle Landreth Regional

Dental hygienist Bita

Providing our teams and patients with a pleasant, comfortable dental experience is Michelle's top priority! She strives to offer the best care to her teams and patients by listening to their concerns and individualizing the best outcome. A native of Virginia Beach, Michelle has spent over 20 years of her professional career in dentistry. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two sons, Patrick and Grant watching movies, going to the Beach and camping.

LaTanya Marketing Director

Dental assistant Khadija

LaTanya, a native of California is a brand strategist with over 20+ years of experience in Marketing and Communications. She’s an avid reader and interior decorator. She enjoys fundraising, event planning and traveling, pseudo chef and spending quality time with friends and family; including Sage, her 8lb Yorkshire Terrier.