Our Team

MP Dental Associates

MP Dental Associates was established by Dr. Cesar Montalvan and his wife, Dr. Marjan Partovi, to serve the dental needs of the suburban community of Northern Virginia. Recently, we welcomed Dr. Gino Valdivieso to our practice. With our doctors' unique backgrounds, educational qualifications, and sound practice philosophies, we constantly strive to provide the highest quality of dental care to our patients. 

Our professional dental team is made up of friendly professionals who are here to serve your oral health needs. We love what we do because we want to show our patients the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile. 

Please take a moment to get to know us!


Meet Our Team

Sana - Hygienist

bio coming soon

Dr. Marjan Partovi

 Dr. Marjan Partovi

Marjan Partovi has been living in the Washington , DC area since 1991. She hails from a family of dentists.

Upon her arrival to the area she attended college at the University of Maryland where she graduated magna cum laude. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She stayed in school an additional year to complete a rigorous one-year residency program in Advanced General Dentistry where she gain valuable experience in treating patients in a comprehensive way. Dr. Partovi has been in private practice since graduating from dental school in 2000.

She has a keen interest in periodontics (gum disease treatment), esthetics, and endodontics (root canal treatment) through her strong commitment to continuing education. But what really makes Dr. Partovi unique is her warm, caring and friendly chair side manner.

Dr. Partovi is a licensed dentist in both the states of Virginia and Maryland and is recognized for her accomplishments by the North East Regional Boards (NERBS) and Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA).

Dr. Cesar Montalvan

 Dr. Cesar Montalvan

Dr. Cesar Montalvan graduated from UPCH in 1995. Originally from Peru, he moved to the DC area in 2000 to attend the University of Maryland Dental School. There he completed a rigorous two-year postdoctoral residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry and was selected as Chief Resident. In 2002 he started working as an associate in Centreville, Virginia until 2005 when he decided to start his own practice.

Dr. Montalvan is passionate about using the latest technology to improve the comfort and quality of dentistry for his patients and their families. His passion for learning has never subsided and he is constantly attending continuing education seminars across the US and abroad to increase his knowledge. In 2007 Dr. Montalvan took and passed the rigorous Academy Of General Dentistry exam, earning the certificate of Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry.

He and his wife, Marjan work together, and have been married for fourteen years. They have twin boys, Ian and Enzo. As a family, they enjoy watching Washington Redskins games, hiking in national parks and playing sports.

Dr. Montalvan is fluent is English and Spanish. 

Arlene - Office Manager


Arlene has been working in the dental field since 2010. Arlene takes pride in making sure our office run smoothly and efficiently with patient care being of the utmost importance. She will help you understand and maximize your dental insurance benefits, while making scheduling easy and convenient and is happy to answer any questions you may have about your account or treatment. In her free time Arlene enjoys watching movies, playing board games and spending time with her family.

Edith - Dental Receptionist


Edith grew up in Nokesville and attended Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with MP Dental Associates for four years. Edith will greet you with a warm smile and answer any questions you may have. In addition to her receptionist duties, Edith handles insurance claims and works hard to make sure you get the most from your benefits. She is a mother to a baby boy Mason. In her free time, Edith likes to play Zelda BOTW.

Daniela - Dental Assitant


Daniela is originally from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She qualified for her dental assistant training through the American Dental Association’s Dental Admissions Test. Daniela has been with us for four years! She loves taking care of and helping her patients and likes that there’s something new to learn every day. In her free time, Daniela enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters and husband, going camping and getting together with her family.

Zahira - Dental Assistant


Zahira is originally from Afghanistan, she graduated from Everest College in 2014 as a dental assistant and has been in the dental field since then and really enjoys working as a dental assistant. Zahira is very passionate about providing you with the right dental care and explaining your dental treatment. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and her four wonderful children. She also enjoys going on picnics and hanging out with friends and family.

Bethany - Dental Assistant


Bio coming soon!

Nicholas - Dental Assistant

 Nicholas - Dental Assistant

Nicholas is a native of Ashburn and has been with MP Dental Associates for about two years. He attended an eight-month course in dental assisting at ACT College in Arlington, and he is x-ray and CPR certified. Nicholas enjoys his job because he likes to help our patients improve their oral health and feel confident about their smiles.Nicholas enjoys spending his spare time playing pool with friends and spending a relaxing weekend with his girlfriend.