Vani Takiar DMD, MA



Vani Takiar DMD, MA


Pediatric Dentistry


Leesburg VA


About Vani Takiar DMD, MA

Born and raised in Lutherville, MD, Dr. Takiar, is the owner of Tooth Clues - The Dental Detective for Kids. The credit for Dr. Takiar in becoming a dentist actually goes to her mom. It was by her recommendation that “Agent T” pursued dentistry and excelled; her mom was right – dentistry was the perfect career choice!

Dr. Takiar has always been excited to work with children and she soon realized the immediate relevancy: children are the ideal population in which to bring about change – good behaviors and practices learned at an early age can reap a lifetime of benefits.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Takiar is excited to educate and share with her patients the value and significance of good oral health, which in actuality is the start to overall well-being. And at Tooth Clues, she hopes each child will investigate the dental clues to understand and solve the mystery of a healthy smile!

When “Agent T” is not in the office searching for clues with Detective D. Kay, you can find her running, watching a good movie or playing the sitar!


  • The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (2017) - Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Pediatric Dentistry
  • The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (2013) - Doctor of Dental Medicine with Honors in Clinical and Community Health
  • The Medical College of Wisconsin (2009) - Master of Arts in Bioethics
  • The Johns Hopkins University (2008) - Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and French with University and Departmental Honors


  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Solea laser dentistry
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Comprehensive oral care
  • Preventive dentistry

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Diplomate)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • International Association of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry (Standard Proficiency)
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Society
  • Northern Virginia Dental Society
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry (Standard Proficiency)
  • International Association of Tongue-Tie Professionals


  • Monday - Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed