Our Team

We smile when you do.

The Smiles at Reston Town Center team is passionate and dedicated not only to professional dental care but also to the importance of every patient, every life, and every smile.

We deliver natural, confident smiles that will last for many years to come –
Now that’s something to look forward to!

Live and enjoy your life knowing that you, and every member of your family will always be able to smile freely.

MEET OUR DENTISTS

April Kern, DMD

Her smile is the first hint that you’re in the right hands.

Dr. Kern’s philosophy is to improve your quality of life conservatively with a natural, confident smile.

Dr. April Kern graduated with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to dentistry, she worked as a strategic management consultant in London, England. Dr. Kern received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Kern then elected to pursue further training by completing an intensive General Practice Residency at the level 1 trauma center at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kern stays current on the newest techniques and principles in dentistry with hundreds of hours of clinical and didactic continuing education (CE) courses. In addition to Invisalign Clear Essentials I/II and Reingage training, Dr. Kern is an Invisalign Platinum provider. She is a Board Member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and loves to mentor other dentists as the chairperson/leader of the 2021 AACA NoVA Study Club.

Dr. Kern is a member of the NOVA Institute/Seattle Study Club, the American Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Academy of Women Dentists, and a charter member of the Nova Dentist Academy Study Club.

In her free time, Dr. Kern enjoys traveling, fitness, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family. She lives with her husband Riaz, and their beautiful blended family in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Riaz Rayek,
DDS, MS

Dr. Riaz Rayek has been an active member of the DC/Northern Virginia dental community for over 20 years. His passion in dentistry is to make his patients look and feel their best. Dr. Rayek works diligently to expand and enhance his knowledge and practice of dentistry through countless hours of continuing education, mentoring, and community outreach.

Dr. Rayek obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from George Mason University. He then went on to receive a Masters degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Dr. Rayek graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2001.

Dr. Rayek’s dentistry is on the cutting edge of technology, and he remains an early adaptor of emerging dental technologies and techniques. Dr. Rayek placed his first dental implant in 2002 and to date has placed over 10,000 implants and counting. Dr. Rayek offers PRF and PRP treatment to enhance his surgeries bone growth and esthetic re-contouring.

Dr. Rayek has been an Invisalign Provider since 2003 and has treated well over 1,000 smiles. He became an Invisalign Instructor for Dental Care Alliance in 2015, and continues to mentor doctors within the corporation.

In addition to Invisalign, Dr. Rayek has a keen interest in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and currently holds two US patents for OSA appliances.

Recently Dr. Rayek and his wife Dr. Kern have incorporated non-surgical facelifts into their dental practices in Northern Virginia in partnership with Evoke by InMode. Dr Rayek is at the forefront of enhancing patient confidence and achieves the ultimate smile enhancement with jawline, cheek, and chin contouring.

Adriana Cartaya,
DDS

Her kindness will keep you calm while in her chair.

Dr. Cartaya helps people live happier lives through advanced dental care.

Starting in her native Venezuela, she went from class valedictorian to treating thousands of patients every year, both as a private practitioner and as a volunteer at underprivileged communities.

In 2012 she decided to continue her journey in the United States, eventually earning top honors as a post-grad in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Maryland.

Now settled in Virginia with her husband and two boys, Dr. Cartaya has joined our team at Reston Town Center to provide excellence in dental care for the community.

When she’s not being a doctor, she likes going to spinning class, catching up on reading and cooking delicious Venezuelan food.

Our Team

We smile when you do.

The Smiles at Reston Town Center team is passionate and dedicated not only to professional dental care but also to the importance of every patient, every life, and every smile.

We deliver natural, confident smiles that will last for many years to come –
Now that’s something to look forward to!

Live and enjoy your life knowing that you, and every member of your family will always be able to smile freely.

 

MEET OUR DENTISTS

April Kern, DMD

Her smile is the first hint that you’re in the right hands.

Dr. Kern’s philosophy is to improve your quality of life conservatively with a natural, confident smile.

Dr. April Kern graduated with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to dentistry, she worked as a strategic management consultant in London, England. Dr. Kern received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Kern then elected to pursue further training by completing an intensive General Practice Residency at the level 1 trauma center at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kern stays current on the newest techniques and principles in dentistry with hundreds of hours of clinical and didactic continuing education (CE) courses. In addition to Invisalign Clear Essentials I/II and Reingage training, Dr. Kern is an Invisalign Platinum provider. She is a Board Member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and loves to mentor other dentists as the chairperson/leader of the 2021 AACA NoVA Study Club.

Dr. Kern is a member of the NOVA Institute/Seattle Study Club, the American Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Academy of Women Dentists, and a charter member of the Nova Dentist Academy Study Club.

In her free time, Dr. Kern enjoys traveling, fitness, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family. She lives with her husband Riaz, and their beautiful blended family in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Riaz Rayek,
DDS, MS

Dr. Riaz Rayek has been an active member of the DC/Northern Virginia dental community for over 20 years. His passion in dentistry is to make his patients look and feel their best. Dr. Rayek works diligently to expand and enhance his knowledge and practice of dentistry through countless hours of continuing education, mentoring, and community outreach.

Dr. Rayek obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from George Mason University. He then went on to receive a Masters degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Dr. Rayek graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2001.

Dr. Rayek’s dentistry is on the cutting edge of technology, and he remains an early adaptor of emerging dental technologies and techniques. Dr. Rayek placed his first dental implant in 2002 and to date has placed over 10,000 implants and counting. Dr. Rayek offers PRF and PRP treatment to enhance his surgeries bone growth and esthetic re-contouring.

Dr. Rayek has been an Invisalign Provider since 2003 and has treated well over 1,000 smiles. He became an Invisalign Instructor for Dental Care Alliance in 2015, and continues to mentor doctors within the corporation.

In addition to Invisalign, Dr. Rayek has a keen interest in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and currently holds two US patents for OSA appliances.

Recently Dr. Rayek and his wife Dr. Kern have incorporated non-surgical facelifts into their dental practices in Northern Virginia in partnership with Evoke by InMode. Dr Rayek is at the forefront of enhancing patient confidence and achieves the ultimate smile enhancement with jawline, cheek, and chin contouring.

Adriana Cartaya,
DDS

Her kindness will keep you calm while in her chair.

Dr. Cartaya helps people live happier lives through advanced dental care.

Starting in her native Venezuela, she went from class valedictorian to treating thousands of patients every year, both as a private practitioner and as a volunteer at underprivileged communities.

In 2012 she decided to continue her journey in the United States, eventually earning top honors as a post-grad in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Maryland.

Now settled in Virginia with her husband and two boys, Dr. Cartaya has joined our team at Reston Town Center to provide excellence in dental care for the community.

When she’s not being a doctor, she likes going to spinning class, catching up on reading and cooking delicious Venezuelan food.