Welcome to Destination Smile
We specialize in outstanding pediatric dental care by providing a warm and loving environment. Our office was designed to offer a unique dental experience. Bright, lively colors were chosen not only to compliment the effervescent personalities of our doctors and staff but to create a welcoming atmosphere for your child. We recommend establishing a dental home when the first tooth comes in or by the first birthday.
We wanted this to be a space for the children, where they feel happy and comfortable. The simple office décor leads children from one “destination” to another as they travel through the office on the path to a perfect smile—our design appeals to the imagination of all ages. A journey to any destination should be exciting, and we strive to make your child’s oral care a fun experience, as well. Our mission is to make this visit a fun and rewarding experience for your child.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Kristina Biggs
Dr. Biggs was born and raised in the Detroit, Metropolitan area. Her interest in dentistry was cultivated at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Whe...Read More
Dr. Kristina Biggs
Dr. Biggs was born and raised in the Detroit, Metropolitan area. Her interest in dentistry was cultivated at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. When Dr. Biggs decided to pursue her love for Dentistry, she traded in her Wolverine jersey for a Terrapin, to attend the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. Her educational pursuits did not stop there. She left for New York City to strengthen her dental knowledge and clinical skills at St. Mary’s General Practice Residency. While practicing as a general dentist and enjoying her life in New York City, she realized she had a love for children and a passion for nurturing healthy smiles. Dr. Biggs decided to pursue specialty studies in Pediatric Dentistry at New York University. Upon graduation, she worked for two well known Pediatric and Family Dental practices.
After practicing for several years in New York, Dr. Biggs found her way back to her beginnings in the mid-Atlantic region. The calm and tranquil environment of Northern Virginia allowed Dr. Biggs to pursue her dreams of becoming a practice owner. Although she is a trained specialist in the care of oral health problems, her philosophy is centered in preventive care. It is her most sincere wish that the children she treats will practice preventive strategies on their journey to a perfect smile. She is dedicated to professional development and attends continuing education courses on the latest advancements in dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Biggs is proud to be a faculty member at Children’s National Medical Center.
She is excited to be a part of the Lorton community and enjoys traveling, biking, salsa dancing and exploring the many sites of Washington DC Metropolitan Area.
Dr. Flavia Tingling
Dr. Tingling was born on the beautiful sunny island of Jamaica, but shortly thereafter relocated to the cold winters of Michigan! The move was prompte...Read More
Dr. Flavia Tingling
Dr. Tingling was born on the beautiful sunny island of Jamaica, but shortly thereafter relocated to the cold winters of Michigan! The move was prompted by her father’s educational pursuit to become an Orthodontist at The University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. Her mother became a dental hygienist when Dr. Tingling was in high school. After her completion of an undergraduate degree from the “Big House”, Dr. Tingling surprised everyone and followed the path of her DNA, by becoming a dentist!
She then traded the cold winters of Ann Arbor for the bright lights of New York City! She was a fellow of General Dentistry at the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, for 2 years. It was her exposure there that led her to pursue a specialty degree in Pediatrics. She completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital- New York Presbyterian Weil Cornell, Bronx, New York. Her genuine love of children is evidenced by the arduous tasks she completed, to enable her to treat them exclusively. She likes practicing dentistry, but LOVES rendering care to children!
Dr. Tingling came to Virginia to be closer to her family and friends in the Mid- Atlantic region She looks forward to exploring the Atlantic coast, the Washington DC sights, the beaches and nearby Mountains; all the best that the DMV has to offer. She enjoys traveling, reading, tea parties, and most importantly- making the dental experience for children AWESOME!
Dr. Tingling has been my 4 children’s dentist for the last 10 years! I found her on Google when my 2 yr old (now 12!) had a freak accident and lost his front tooth. They were so attentive, caring, and accommodating! So our family’s journey to a happy, healthy, perfect smile began 😊 We have since relocated from when we found the office, but we continue making the trip to see our favorite dentist and her awesome team. Office always looks impeccable & the team is always courteous and sweet! All four kids (ages 3-12) LOVE going to their dentist appts which is more than I can say even for myself. Dr. Tingling is a gem and has become a part of our family!
Amazing. They worked very well with my kids. My oldest has high anxiety about the dentist and would always freak out. They made him comfortable and helped calm him down. So glad I found this pediatrics dentist.
I can’t write a sufficient review about this business in only 500 characters—Destination Smile is the best pediatric dentist in Northern Virginia, hands down. Dr. Tingling might only see most of her patients a few times per year, but she remembers details about each one and each time we visit, it’s like we were there yesterday. I have twins, and even some of our family members can’t tell them apart, but Dr Tingling can! She really cares for her work, her patients, and her business, and it all shows. I can’t recommend this business enough.
Great doctors and also great staff. I always loved there services I’ve been going here for a long time i think since 2012 . Thank You Destination Smile for always great services. Love you guys . And mommy and Daddys out there if you looking for a great dentist go to Destination Smile you will love them like I do.
My experience has always been awesome at destination smile. A special thank you to Dr. Tingling for making the kids feel special. I went with my 14 month old son and my 8 year old daughter goes there too.