Meet Our Team Members!
Robert J. Tigani, DDS
Robert obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1980. He is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and he joined his father's practice that same year. Dr. Tigani taught part-time at Georgetown University School of Dentistry, is a Past President of the D.C. Dental Society, a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. He continues to provide traditional cosmetic dental services and has a passion for truly getting to know his patients. When not in the office, Dr. Tigani enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on the Redskins, and waiting for the Georgetown Hoyas to return to the Final Four.
Katherine M. Tigani, DDS
Katie graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and a minor in Spanish. She obtained her DDS at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2014 and went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program through East Carolina School of Dental Medicine in 2015. She participates in a mission trip to Texcoco, Mexico through Rotary International and works Mondays at the Catholic Charities Clinic in Silver Spring. She has dental licenses in DC, Virginia, and Maryland and is an active member of the ADA, AGD and DCDS. She completed an intensive dental implant training course in 2016 and now provides implant services to the office as well. Katie loves spending her free time with her sisters and her dachshund mix Dottie, and waiting for the Wolfpack to return to the Final Four.
Anita, Siobhan and Barbara
Our Hygienists are the best in the business! Anita, Siobhan and Barbara are the team responsible for cleaning the teeth of all of our patients. Anita works at both of our office locations, Barbara works at only the DC location on Thursdays, and Siobhan works only at our Bethesda location. They are extremely friendly, love building relationships with our patients, and will always greet you with a bright smile.
We are both sad yet excited to announce Kelly no longer works for us - starting July of 2018, she accepted a faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Congrats to Kelly on her continued successes!
Anita joined the practice in the fall of 2016 as a hygienist in both DC and Bethesda. She enjoys volunteering and helping others by participating at the Special Olympics and the Missions of Mercy of Northern Virginia. She also makes delicious macaroons.
Kathleen has been with the practice since 1977. She started off as a dental assistant but has been our receptionist for the past ten years. Most likely Kathleen will be the one answering the phone when you call or greeting you when you come to the DC office. Kathleen always looks forward to welcoming our patients and keeps the office running smoothly.
Diana joined the practice in 1996. She has held her certificate with the Dental Assistant National Board, the highest level of certification, since 1985 and she is a fully licensed dental assistant in D.C. Diana has training in expanded duties and is educated in all aspects of general dentistry. She has a wonderful eye and talent for shade matching, especially in the esthetic zone, and her smile will help brighten your day.
Ana started with our office in 2006. She enjoys assisting at the front desk as well as assisting patients in the operatories. She is extremely kind and knowledgeable, and her amiable personality will help melt any anxiety away. She is also fully licensed as a dental assistant in DC.
Lorena began working for us in December of 2016 and has been a wonderful addition to our staff. Originally from the Canary Islands, she attended university in Madrid which is where she met her husband. Since her husband is a DC native they moved back to the area three years ago. Lorena is an avid reader and loves spending her free time with her cattle dog Dakota.
Nicole is one of our front desk staffers who joined us in December of 2016 after working in an oral surgery office for several years. She works in both the Bethesda and DC locations, and has been a tremendous help sorting out all insurance questions.
Karen is the office manager in Bethesda and has been with the practice for over 30 years. She began working for the late Dr. Pasquale Tigani in the Bethesda location and has dedicated her entire career to the office! She is also a certified assistant and licensed x-ray technician.
Siobhan is our lovely hygienist working out of our Bethesda office. She is best known for her bright smile, happy demeanor, and ability to make our patients happier than ever :)