Meet Our Award-Winning Arlington, VA Dentist Team

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Dr. Cara Schantz is a native of Northern Virginia; born and raised in McLean, Virginia. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and then went on to complete her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. After dental school, Dr. Schantz chose to do a one-year residency in general dentistry in New York City.

Dr. Schantz is certified in Invisalign, the nearly-invisible braces, and has completed coursework at the Dawson Institute in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Schantz has also been trained in conscious sedation and has extensive experience performing this procedure with adults as well as children.

Dr. Schantz has practiced dentistry for several years in Northern Virginia and in 2011, opened her own private practice. Both in her own practice and as an associate at previous dental practices, Dr. Schantz has focused on providing quality, innovative dental procedures while educating her patients on the important connection between oral health and overall physical well-being.

She has participated in numerous Mission of Mercy projects that provide dental services to underserved areas in Virginia, in addition to volunteering abroad in Jamaica, Honduras, and Belize. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time exploring DC with her husband, kids, and dogs, going to local wineries and breweries, and checking out new restaurants.


Dr. Khashayar Changi became a Washington D.C. local a few years ago. Dr. Changi is a highly-educated and skilled periodontist who prides himself on his ability to assess the whole of the oral cavity allowing him to offer a comprehensive treatment plan based on a multi-disciplinary approach.

He received his specialty training in Periodontics at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City, NY. Dr. Changi is a board-certified Diplomate by the American Board of Periodontology in both Periodontology and dental implant surgery.

Dr. Changi is an expert in dental implants with comprehensive training in both traditional and immediate implant placement. He has extensive experience and a unique talent for providing extractions and implants on the same day. Dr. Changi is especially skilled in tissue grafting. He is qualified to treat all types of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions with proficiency in surgical and non-surgical treatment methods. Dr. Changi has extensive experience in all facets of oral implantology including the management of peri-implant disease, guided bone regeneration, immediate and delayed implant placement, and digital treatment planning.

When Dr. Changi is not treating patients, he enjoys skiing and playing golf. He and his fiancé enjoy traveling to New York, Germany, and Italy. Dr. Changi loves pop art; his favorite artists are Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, among others. He also enjoys exploring wineries and doing wine tastings. His favorite food is ramen and his favorite ramen restaurant is Daikaya in Chinatown.

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I had the best experience with Dr. Cara Schantz! She had the most respectful bedside manner, listened thoroughly to any concerns, and developed a very thoughtful plan for my specific needs. Plus she was so positive about everything! What a gem.

–- Jessica