Get to Know the Team

Ben Liu, DDS

Orthodontist

Alexandria/Sterling

Education & Expertise

Dr. Liu originally hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University, in nearby Baltimore, MD. He felt that dentistry was his true calling, and he went on to attend Columbia University in the heart of New York City to pursue his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Knowing that working with children was a necessary component of his future career, he pursued a two-year specialty program, earning his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at New York University. Upon graduation, Dr. Liu worked as an associate at various pediatric dental offices in New Jersey. He then moved to the DC metro area in 2013 to found and establish multiple locations of his pediatric practice, SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry.

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Associations & Memberships

Dr. Liu is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Home Life

When not in the office, Dr. Liu spends his free time with his wife and three children enjoying their community of Falls Church. He loves cooking and traveling, especially exploring new cuisines and new countries around the world, and enjoys staying active through various outdoor activities like skiing, tennis, and bicycling.

“I sincerely believe that fun, patience, and a gentle touch are the key factors in earning the trust of a child. By educating parents and incorporating them as a partner in maintaining the oral health of their child, the benefits are magnified, and a stable and safe dental home can be created for the child and, in turn, the whole family.”

Dr. Liu
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Eva Swenson, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Alexandria

Education & Expertise

Dr. Swenson graduated from dental school at the Royal Dental College at Aarhus University in Denmark in 2010 with a Master of Science in Dental Surgery. After graduation, she worked as a general dentist in Norway, her home country, providing comprehensive dental care to children and adults. She then completed two years of general dentistry residency, one year at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington and a second year at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. Her passion for working with children grew throughout this period. She was accepted into the Pediatric Postdoctoral Program at the University of Alabama School of Dental Medicine in Birmingham, where she earned her Pediatric Dental Specialty degree in June 2015. As part of her residency training, Dr. Swenson received intensive knowledge and training in the areas of pediatric medicine, behavior management, oral conscious sedation, dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia, and treating patients with special needs.

Associations & Memberships

Dr. Swenson is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Association and the Danish Dental Association.

Home Life

In her free time, Dr. Swenson enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with friends and family.  Besides English, she speaks Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish fluently.

“I love to combine my American and Scandinavian dental philosophies to bring a unique perspective to pediatric dentistry with a gentle, conservative, and preventative approach. I firmly believe that every dental visit should be a positive experience, and that establishing a trusting relationship with patients and parents is the key to a lifelong positive attitude towards good oral health.”

Dr. Swenson

Hisham Merdad, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Sterling

Education & Expertise

Dr. Merdad graduated from King Abdulaziz University Faculty of Dentistry in his hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with a Bachelor of dental medicine and surgery in 2004. After practicing as a general dentist for a couple of years, he decided to pursue postgraduate education in the US. He joined Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where he completed a Doctor of Science in Dentistry degree in dental public health in 2011. He then pursued his residency training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, which he completed in 2012. After that, he taught pediatric dentistry as an assistant professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry until 2014. He then moved to northern Virginia, where he has been practicing as a pediatric dentist since.

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Associations & Memberships

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. He’s also American board certified in both pediatric dentistry and dental public health.

Home Life

Outside of the work environment, Dr. Merdad lives in Alexandria with his wife, Dareen, and their son, Obai. They enjoy outdoor activities, as well as visiting the rich museums and art galleries in the Washington, D.C. area.

“I believe that every child is special in his or her own way. My training in both dental public health and pediatric dentistry helps me to apply the best scientific evidence in a way that best fits each individual child. I always aims to connect with patients and their parents, thereby helping the children to have fun, positive dental experiences that will promote their oral health.”

Dr. Merdad

Rawia Alkhunaizi, DDS

Orthodontist

Alexandria/Sterling

Education & Expertise

Dr. Alkhunaizi grew up in Greeley, Colorado. Shortly after graduating from dental school, she went through an Esthetic Dentistry training and earned her Master’s degree in Biomaterials at Boston University Goldman’s School of Dental Medicine in 2008. During her training in Boston, She presented her research papers at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). After graduation, she worked at a hospital based private practice for three years where she treated numerous clinical cases and actively participated in peer review and practice improvement committees. She completed her residency program in orthodontics at Jacksonville University in 2014. She was also awarded the prestigious AAO award for exceptional interest in the development of the oro-facial complex. In 2015, she completed her American Board of Orthodontics Certification that represents the highest level of commitment in orthodontics. Dr. Alkhunaizi is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and Virginia Orthodontic Study Club.

Associations & Memberships

Dr. Alkhunaizi is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and Virginia Orthodontic Study Club.

Home Life

She currently lives in Arlington with her seven year old boy. They both enjoy outdoor activities, traveling, visiting museums and being involved in the community. In her spare time, Dr. Alkhunaizi enjoys running and reading.

“I am committed to excellence in my work and overall dental health, and I take immense pride in being part of a team that treats every patient as a member of their family.”

Dr. Alkhunaizi

Sana Nasir, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Potomac

Education & Expertise

Dr. Nasir earned her Bachelor of Science, from George Mason University, with a focus on Information Systems Operations Management and Biology. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the New York University College of Dentistry, and followed that by completing her Pediatric Dental Residency at New York University.

Associations & Memberships

Dr. Nasir is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Virginia State Dental Association.

Home Life

Outside of dentistry and children, Dr. Nasir loves spending time with family, cooking, traveling, and eating!

“For as long as I can remember I loved being around children, so picking a specialty in dental school was a no-brainer. I enjoy the educational part of pediatric dentistry the most. I love that I get to connect with both patients and parents while working together as a team to create both a positive and educational experience in the dental office with a strong emphasis on preventative dental care.”

Dr. Nasir
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Jazmin Floyd, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Rockville

Education & Expertise

Dr. Jazmin Floyd is a proud New Jerseyan, but of all the places she lived, she loves the DMV area the most. She is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey now known as Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She completed a one-year general practice residency at Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey prior to completing her pediatric dentistry postdoctoral training at Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. Dr. Floyd was awarded for her academic achievement for the highest grade point average during the two years of postdoctoral study.

Associations & Memberships

Home Life

Dr. Floyd has volunteered her time on mission trips to educate and provide dental care to children in Haiti and Morocco. When not in the office Dr. Floyd enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband, two children and their dog, Nina.

“I am very passionate about community service and prevention of dental disease through education. My goal is to make each visit an educational, fun and comfortable experience, while building long lasting relationships with patients and their families.”

Dr. Floyd

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