About the Doctors

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Howard Mitnick, D.D.S.

Mitnick.jpgDr. Mitnick received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1983 from the Medical College of Virginia campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. He is in the practice of general dentistry. Dr. Mitnick received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 1976 majoring in Zoology. For many years, Dr. Mitnick has volunteered his time working monthly in the Northern Virginia Dental Society’s reduced fee dental clinics in Bailey’s Crossroads and Sterling. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, road biking and hiking with his dogs. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association and the Northern Virginia Dental Society.

Heidi Herbst, D.D.S., F.A.A.P.D.
(Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry)

Herbst.jpgDr. Heidi Herbst received her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1981 from the Medical College of Virginia campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. She continued at MCV and in 1983 completed her post-doctoral certification in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Herbst served as adjunct faculty for several years in the pediatric clinic of VCU School of Dentistry. While there, she supervised pediatric dental residents and students as they learned to treat their own patients. Dr. Herbst was mentioned in the August 2009 and 2010 issues of Washingtonian Magazine as a preferred dentist based on the recommendations of her peers. Dr. Mitnick and Dr. Herbst have been married to each other since 1979, and have two adult children who they raised in Sterling.  Dr Herbst is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Tatiana Staver, D.D.S.

Tatiana_Staver_04Dec2015.jpgDr. Tatiana Staver comes from a family of dentists from Moldova; her mother is still practicing pediatric dentistry in her home country. After completing her Doctorate of Dental Surgery studies in Romania in 2006, she followed a residency in orthodontics in Romania and then completed her pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in June 2014. She joined our practice few months after that. "Dr. T," as we call her, successfully completed a very rigorous certification process and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and playing mandolin with a local orchestra.

Rachel Hubbard, D.D.S.

Rachel_Hubbard_04Dec2015.jpgDr. Rachel Hubbard graduated from VCU School of Dentistry in 2011 as president of her class. She completed a residency at the Veteran's Hospital in Hampton, Virginia, where she honed her skills. She comes to us after several years in private practice in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is a proud Hokie, having graduated Virginia Tech in 2006. She grew up in the area and graduated from Langley High School. Dr. Hubbard is thankful for the opportunity to with with and learn from her parents, Drs. Mitnick and Herbst. In her free time, she and her husband stay busy with their two small children and two rambunctious dogs. Dr. Hubbard is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association and the Northern Virginia Dental Society. She is also a member of the Greater Loudoun Study Club, which is affiliated with the Seattle Study Club.