Shafia Tariq, DMD
Dr. Shafia Tariq joins our practice after acquiring her DMD degree from Oregon Health and Science University in 2016. She has completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency from NYU Langone Health Center, a large community clinic where she provided comprehensive dental services to the underserved community. It is here that Dr. Tariq learned to appreciate ed-ucating her patients on the multifactorial nature of their oral health and to stress the importance of comprehensive dental care. With a background in psychology, she can appreciate the im-portance of understanding the nature of dental phobias and utilizing techniques to ensure that her patients are comfortable and well cared for.
Dr. Tariq loves serving her community and has participated at several volunteer events includ-ing Give Kids a Smile and Mission of Mercy. She believes in the philosophy of being a lifetime student and stays up to date with the latest research in dentistry. To her, dentistry involves an intricate balance between technical skills and an artistic appreciation for aesthetics. She be-lieves honoring this balance will help her patients maintain and improve their oral health and the appearance of their smile, and in consequence, their quality of life.
Outside of the office, Dr. Tariq enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, and having get-togethers with friends and family. Being new to the area, she and her husband are enjoying ex-ploring what Northern Virginia has to offer!