At Sporting Smiles, the doctors and staff implement patient-focused care, where a patient’s needs, preferences, and beliefs are respected at all times. Our staff is experienced, trained and sensitive to working with children and their parents.
We are board-certified and board-eligible specialists providing pediatric and orthodontic dental services for infants, children, adolescents and patients of all ages with special and behavioral needs.
A ‘Board Certified’ specialist or ‘Diplomate’ is a dentist with exceptional knowledge and expertise to a level above other dentists. Board certification requires verification of credentials and successful completion of written and oral examinations. A specialist with this level of certification or eligibility exhibits a drive to achieve excellence in their field.
At Sporting Smiles, our number one priority is ensuring that your child receives the support they need to become the best dental patient possible. When treating your loved ones, we make every effort to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for the whole family. By collaborating with your child’s pediatrician as well as other dental and medical specialists, we ensure that every patient receives the best comprehensive care possible.
We are trained to ensure that your child has a safe and comfortable dental visit, and we hope to be part of the team that helps care for your family.
We are conservative in our approach to treatment and believe that prevention is key to promoting healthy smiles. Through dental education, we strive to give every child the tools they need to live happy, healthy and cavity free!
We serve patients in Gainesville, Haymarket, Piedmont, Warrenton, and the surrounding areas.
Natasha Khurana, DDS, IBCLC
Phillip Vahab, DDS, MS
Felix R. Ramos, DDS
Meet Our Team
Tara - Pediatric and Orthodontic Assistant
Tara is a dual-certified pediatric and orthodontic assistant with over a decade of dental experience. Tara worked as a key member on the Ocean and Monmouth County Craniofacial Team in New Jersey focusing on cleft palate. She is also credentialed at various hospitals in Northern Virginia where she is able to assist Dr. Khurana in providing dentistry under general anesthesia for pediatric patients and patients with special needs and different abilities.
Tara is also the Sporting Smiles Community Outreach Coordinator and acts as the liaison for establishing sponsorships for local sports teams and involving Sporting Smiles in various fundraising events in the community.
Tara’s husband, Kevin, is an active duty member of the US Air Force. Tara acts as a “Key Spouse” for the US Air Force, where she provides a support system for other military spouses and partners. Tara and Kevin have a beautiful daughter, and in their spare time, they enjoy spending time with their extended family. Tara is also an accomplished violinist, and her favorite pastime is watching football on Sundays.
Amber - Treatment Coordinator
As the first face you see when walking into Sporting Smiles, Amber plays a very special role at our office. With a background in insurance coding, Amber is extremely helpful when it comes to explaining and filing for insurance benefits on your child’s behalf.
As the Treatment Coordinator, Amber strives to make your Sporting Smiles experience as stress-free as possible.
Born in Fauquier County, Amber has extensive knowledge of the area and is personally vested in reaching out to the community in which she was raised. As a mother to two adorable children, she understands the importance of establishing a warm and inviting dental home that makes every visit exciting for even our youngest of patients.
Ilham - Pediatric and Orthodontic Dental Assistant
Ilham is a dual-trained pediatric and orthodontic dental assistant with certifications in CPR and Radiation Safety. For the past several years, he has assisted for many different dental specialists. It was while volunteering for Missions of Mercy that Ilham met Dr. Khurana and began his foray into the world of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Ilham has a knack for educating patients on the importance of good oral hygiene.
A Northern Virginia native, Ilham is currently an undergraduate student in the College of Science at George Mason University. He is an aspiring dentist, and at this time, a pre-dental student. Ilham is also the secretary of the pre-dental society at George Mason University. He enjoys being involved with Sporting Smiles sponsored events in the community, and when he is not attending classes, he enjoys working out.