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About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Mike Nguyen, DDS

Your dentist is a member of the doctor mastery program

Dr. Nguyen, DDS is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care.

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Making the world a better place one smile at a time!"

My Mission

"I strive to be a compassionate, caring and exceptional dentist. I love practicing a profession where a patient can come in with pain and discomfort and on the same day, we are able to perform what we are taught and help the patient."


  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA – Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • New York University, College of Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Odyssey House – Honors Residency at NYU

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

  • Invisalign Premier and Teen Provider
  • Heartland Dental's President's Club
  • Pre-fellow with Academy of General Dentistry
  • Graduate of Heartland Dental Aesthetic Continuum for Aesthetic Training in Dentistry
  • Graduate of Engel Institute for Dental Implant Training
  • Active member of American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Society, Northern Virginia Dental Society, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Endodontic Training
  • Denture Training

Personal Attention & Professional Care

"I am fortunate to have an excellent team by my side to help me achieve my goal of providing you with personalized care that exceeds your expectations. Our team is committed to providing high quality dentistry to help keep our patients smiling for a lifetime. We enjoy providing you with all the modern services you want and deserve in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. We continually work to do whatever we can to make you feel right at home in our office."

Joana Halilaj, DMD

“The best and most affordable dentistry is when the right thing is done extremely well the first time, and it lasts for a long time.”

My Mission

“I consider it a privilege to be given the opportunity to change lives through practicing dentistry. My mission is to provide exceptional dental care by treating each patient as I would want to be treated in a professional, ethical, and compassionate manner. I strive to be a continuous learner, surrounding myself with the best team possible to provide excellent, comfortable, lasting results.”


University of North Florida, Bachelor of Science in Biology – Jacksonville, FL (Magna Cum Laude)

University of Florida College of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Gainesville, FL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Halilaj is committed to continuing education in order to remain knowledgeable with state-of-the-art technology, procedures and materials in dentistry. She is currently a Pre Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

“Growing up, I developed a severe under bite, which impeded my ability to properly chew food with my back teeth. When I started college, I made the decision to undergo double jaw surgery to correct my bite. Dentistry changed my life by offering me a brand new smile that not only looked beautiful, but also functioned properly. My goal is to continuously provide exceptional dental care that will change the lives and smiles of all patients who trust me with their dental care needs.

I am a nature lover. I enjoy hiking, traveling and exploring new places by immersing myself into new cultures, scuba diving, and spending quality time with my family and my dog, Winston Churchill.”