Team Member

Taruna Purihella


Education & Credentials

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry; Memphis, TN


Oral Biology, Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Newark, NJ


Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Blacksburg, VA


A smile is the most confident thing you can wear, so let's work together to achieve your smile goals! I strive to treat my patients like my family, so you can expect compassionate and thorough care when I am by your side.


In my spare time, I love exploring new restaurants and places around the area with my family and friends. I enjoy cooking, traveling, binging new shows and movies, and exercising. My nerdy pleasure? Organizing!

Volunteer/Service Experience

Give Kids A Smile, Pediatric Community Health Fairs in Memphis, Remote Area Medical, Global Dental Brigades


I am a native of Northern Virginia, but I have lived in Southern Virginia, New Jersey, and Tennessee over the last ten years. Saying that I am excited to be back home in the DC area is an understatement!

Professional Associations

American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society


Graduated with Distinction due to Outstanding Service to American Student Dental Association