Vani Takiar DMD (aka “Dr. T” or “Agent T”)
Your Pediatric Dentist in Leesburg, VA
Born and raised in Lutherville, MD, Dr. Takiar, a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, is the owner of Tooth Clues, PLLC. 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



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 
  • International Association of Tongue-Tie Professionals