Dr. Polina Alford
Dr. Polina (Alford) Iarikova dreamed of becoming a dentist ever since she was 5 years old. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Prior to earning her doctorate degree, Dr. Polina received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland, College Park followed by a prestigious 2-year fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Polina is licensed in dentistry in both Maryland and Virginia, and is an active member of multiple professional organizations including the ADA, AGD, MSDA, SMDS, NVDS, and VDA. Dr. Polina attends monthly Spear Study Club meetings and is involved in a wide range of continued education.
Dr. Polina believes that addressing her patients’ needs is vital to excellent dentistry. She has a gentle chair-side manner and a caring approach, and her goal is to make every patient feel comfortable at the dental office. In her free time, Dr. Polina loves spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors. Dr. Polina is also fluent in Russian.