Meet Your Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Peter Markov
Pediatric Dentist & Founder
Dr. Peter Markov received his doctorate in dental medicine from Case Western Reserve University where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society. He received multiple awards throughout his studies from the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, as well as earning the prestigious Dean's Award.
Following graduation, Dr. Peter completed a two year postgraduate residency at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, a top 10 children's hospital in the nation. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Peter combines his strong academic background with gifted clinical work to ensure your kids are in the best possible hands. He strongly believes in quality, conservative treatment and uses only the best materials, techniques, and recommendations that are at the forefront of his field of pediatric dentistry.
I thought I would grow up to be: A Surgeon
Favorite DC museum: Spy Museum
Favorite Sport: Soccer - go DC UNITED!
If I wasn't a pediatric dentist I'd be a: Formula 1 driver
Favorite room in the house: the kitchen
Favorite Kids Movie: Coco (the soundtrack is amazing)
The People Who Make You Smile
The Director Of First impressions
Hi! My name is Melissa. My five-year-old son and I recently moved to Arlington from Rhode Island. When you first come into the office, I will be the one greeting you! Before joining the VK Pediatric team, my career as a professional classical pianist kept me very busy. When I’m not working, I love traveling, experiencing new restaurants, and exploring museums and the outdoors. I look forward to meeting you at your next appointment!
The Smile Maker
Hi! My name is Allison. I am part of the clinical team at VK Pediatric Dentistry so you’ll get to meet me during your appointments. One of my favorite ways to explore Arlington and the surrounding Northern Virginia area is to visit local coffee shops on the weekends. My favorite is currently Blue Bottle Coffee Company but if you have any suggestions, please let me know at your appointment! I love to spend time with my two golden retrievers and my new kitten affectionately known as Monster.
The Local Celebrity
Hi! My name is Geo! You might see me out and about in Arlington, Mclean, Alexandria and surrounding cities in Northern Virginia teaching kids how to brush, floss, and take care of their teeth! I love going to schools for presentations on oral hygiene. If you are a teacher, principal, or would like me to come to any event, please send me an email at