Meet the Team
All our professionals at Railroad Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
In order to become a dentist, I acquired the following certificates:
- BS - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
- DDS - Medical College of VA School of Dentistry
- GP Residency - Veteran's Administration Medical College in D.C.
- Fellowship in Sedation Dentistry
As a dentist, I continuously strive to know the newest procedures and be familiar with the most advanced dental technology. I am currently pursuing a fellowship through the Academy of General Dentistry, and have attained my Oral Sedation certification through the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation. I have also participated in many hours of continuing education in all phases of general dentistry.
I have worked very hard for many years to become a competent and compassionate dentist. Our team is composed of a group of caring, friendly individuals who go above and beyond to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible. It is an honor to work with such talented people and to serve such a warm and wonderful community.
Welcome! I am Dr. Diaz. I am so proud to say that I have been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years and I am very passionate about my work. My mission is to thrive with compassion, dedication and experience. The best part of dentistry is the ability to establish a lasting relationship with my patients, keeping them healthy and happy.
For my education, I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus and then attended the school of dentistry at the University of Puerto Rico and received my DMD in 1982. I am a certified Invisalign provider and I am also a member of the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry. Because I want to give my patients the best dental care, I regularly attend courses in continuing education. Most recently I attended implant courses offered by the Northern Virginia Dental Society and by the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.
I have been married for almost 30 years to another dentist, Carlos Aponte and have two beautiful children. My son Carlos is currently in Law School and my daughter, Cristina recently graduated from college and completed a Computer Animation Bachelor's Degree.
I am a breast cancer survivor and the love and support from my family, friends and patients has been a driving force in my recovery. I love to exercise and my favorite is the spinning classes. I also love to travel with my family and learn about other countries and their cultures.
Hello, my name is Dr. Monica Yavrom and I thoroughly enjoy practicing dentistry and the opportunity to help patients in attaining a healthy smile. I feel very passionate about providing the best dental care and oral health education balanced with compassion and understanding. I enjoy working with a diverse patient population and am fluent in both English and Spanish.
My education began by completing my undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A. in Psychology. I went on to pursue a graduate degree at The George Washington University and completed an MPH in Public Health, where I studied many diseases and health issues affecting society. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas and continued my dental education by completing a post-doctoral residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Baylor. I am a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and am also certified Invisalign provider.
During my spare time I volunteer with a non-profit organization working on global health issues and at the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic. I also enjoy exercising, practicing yoga, playing guitar, trying foods from different countries and traveling abroad. My philosophy for life includes striving to appreciate the little things in life and treating others with kindness and respect.
Dr. James Boudreau
Hi, I am Dr. Boudreau! I graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Dentistry. While at Temple I enrolled in the Health Professionals Scholarship Program (HPSP) and, following graduation, served as a General Dentist and Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps.
I love traveling the world, reading, music, and sports of all kinds. I try to get out of the country once a year and am fortunate enough to have been on every continent except Antarctica. Pyramids in Egypt, floating markets in Thailand, Surfing the shores of Costa Rica, shopping the bazaars of Turkey, and backpacking through Europe are among the highlights! I am a lover of all people and cultures and I have become fluent in Portuguese after studying abroad in Brazil. I am an amateur composer and musician. I continue to write my own music, sing and play the guitar.
Perhaps it is because of all these experiences that I have the ability to identify with people of various ages, educations and backgrounds and have developed the reputation of being a compassionate, patient oriented clinician with the knack for making people comfortable in the dental chair!
I hope this introduction has helped you get to know me a little bit. Now, I look forward to getting to know you and giving you your best smile!
Hi I'm Kaity! You probably knew me as the Insurance/Billing Coordinator, but now I am currently the Office Manager and doctor coordinator for Dr. Diaz. My knowledge of the dental field and compassion for the patients is still the same, and now I get to work more on making sure you, our patients are well taken care of along with our great staff here at Railroad Dental.
My husband Mike and I have three beautiful kids, Jordan, Alexia and Kaiyah. We are a very busy family from sports to being very active with our church family, immediate family and friends. We definitely love to entertain especially during Football season.
Patients are our first priority here and as a coordinator, I work to ensure that this is the most pleasant experience possible! I help patients navigate this process by presenting treatment plan options that makes them feel comfortable and secure. My favorite part of this job is being able to offer sedation options to help our patients complete treatment in a relaxing setting.
We have an amazing group of dentists that lead a very caring staff and offer high-quality, comprehensive, and forward thinking dentistry. It is my pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful team.
When I’m not at work, I’m most likely with my family. Visiting my parents in Myrtle Beach brings me great joy, though I also love spending time at sporting events with siblings here in Northern Virginia. This fall I look forward to welcoming my first child and embarking on an incredible new phase of life!
As the hygiene Coordinator, I help take care of the patients that need to schedule cleanings. I also help verify insurance and schedule patients with the doctors. I like my job because I love working with people and I feel that I am helping patients stay healthy. My personality helps build a warm, compassionate and caring relationship with the patients. Our office is a comfortable and caring place from our front desk staff to the doctors.
I am a proud mother of a son named Sebastian. My son plays flag and tackle football for Manassas Park Youth Football League. I teach one of the cheerleading squads for MPYFL. We spend most of our time engrossed in football and we love it.
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I am a graduate of Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio. I recently relocated to the DC/VA Metro area in July 2011, leaving my family and friends in Ohio and Florida. This relocation has brought many opportunities and new faces into my life and path of success. I extremely enjoy being a dental hygienist and meeting new, wonderful people everyday.
Outside of the office I enjoying sightseeing in our nation's capital and discovering new areas around my home. I enjoy taking classes to further my education. Spending time in the gym is a great past time. Spending time with new friends since I've moved to this area, as well as traveling back home to spend time with family and friends brings me a lot of enjoyment.
Hello, my name is Barbara Portillo. I was born in Lima, Peru. I came to the United States at the age of 6. I graduated from Northern Virginia Community College as a Dental Hygienist. I have been practicing for six years and have the pleasure to work with patients of all ages. I continue to improve my skills by attending continuing education courses. I have also received my license for administering anesthetic and nitrous oxide gas.
I am very family oriented. My two kids and I love to spend time together doing sports, attending church and helping our community. I am bi-ligual in both Spanish and English.
Hello, I'm Enid. I am a dental assistant and the Invisalign Coordinator for our practice. I have been an assistant for eight years and working with the Invisalign program in our office for four years. I primarily work with Dr. Diaz and Dr. Batistas. I enjoy working with our patients making sure they are as comfortable as they can be in our dental chair. As coordinator for the Invisalign program for all three of our doctors I work with the patients from the first impressions appointment all the way through the completion of their cases.
When I am not in the office, I spend my time with my family and friends. The best treasures of my life are my daughter Kassie, my son Adrian and my love Isaac.
Michelle Serrano-Fader has been a dental assistant since 1999. She has been working with Dr. Batistas since 2004. She is bilingual in both Spanish and English. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
She has been and implant coordinator since 2006.Her very highly motivated individual always strive for perfection and excellence. She has high moral character and integrity and knowledge to work in all the areas of dentistry.
Hey! I'm Sierra. I am a proud dental assistant as well as the pediatric hygiene assistant. I enjoy assisting with all three doctors and hygienists when needed. I'm delighted to get to work with such an awsome and hard working staff. I love working with children. So by being the pediatric hygiene assistant, I feel lucky to get to clean the children's teeth. I feel prviledged knowing I have an impact on the children when teaching and demonstrating the importance of good oral hygiene at a young age.
When I'm not at work, I am in school to one day soon become a registered dental hygienist. I like going to the gym, snowboarding, the beach and being outside. Most of all I love hanging out with my two little sisters and spending time with family and friends.
As one of the assistants in our practice, it is extremely rewarding to know that you are really making a difference. I have been working in dentistry for the past eight years and have learned to really love the hard stuff. Currently I am assisting with sedation dentistry and helping people to overcome their fear of the dentist, while preventing children from developing one. I really enjoy all of the staff I work with who are like a family to me. This practice really is a home away from home.
I currently live with my dog Mia, she is the most awesome thing in my life right now. I am attending George Mason University to receive a second Bachelors of Arts degree and in my spare time I like to help fix my parents house and hang out with friends.