Lakeforest Dental Associates
Welcome to Lakeforest Dental Associates!
Whether it's time get your oral health back on track or you want to improve the appearance of your smile, our dentists help our patients achieve their smile goals with high-quality dentistry and personalized patient care.

Our Team

Lakeforest Dental Associates

Our team is both professional and friendly. You can count on outstanding dental care every time you visit our office. We love getting to know new patients and developing long-term relationships, which results in better health for you and your family.

From Our Patients:

"For way more than 10 years, my wife and I have been patients of Dr. Daftary. I was not blessed with good, strong teeth and have had extensive work all my life. Finding Dr. Daftary and becoming a patient of his has been a rewarding experience. I am very impressed with his professionalism and his chairside manner. There is no hesitation in recommending him to family and friends. He delivers the highest quality of workmanship." - Mike G.

"My wife and have been coming to Lakeforest Dental for many years. The front desk team is always friendly, helpful and very professional. Great customer service... The dental hygienist do an exceptional job . Finally, Dr Zaner is the best dentist we have ever had. We both have had a number of challenging dental issues that have been resolved with extraordinary skill (no pain).. They are an excellent team!" -Bob B

Dr. Neil Daftary

Dr. Neil Daftary

Dr. Neil Daftary is a 1994 graduate of Tufts University. He was on the clinical faculty of the dental school until 1999 when he moved to Maryland. He is Invisalign certified and a current member of the American Dental Association and Maryland State Dental Association.

Dr. Daftary enjoys golf, reading, and tennis. He resides in Potomac with his wife and two children.

"I love dentistry as a profession because it is so gratifying to be able to relieve patients' pain and improve the appearance of their smiles. Most importantly, being a people person, dentistry gives me a chance to really talk to people, build relationships, and make great friends along the way."

Dr. Robert Zaner

Dr. Robert Zaner

Dr. Robert Zaner is a 1983 graduate of the University of Maryland. He also completed a post-graduate clinical training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. Zaner is a current member of the American Dental Association and Maryland State Dental Association.

Dr. Zaner resides in Darnestown with his wife and two children. He enjoys time with his two dogs and grandchild.

"After practicing dentistry for over 30 years, I am still excited to ease people's fear and pain. It is great to know I still enjoy it as much as ever"

Meet Our Team

Dr. Esther Su - Hygienist

Dr. Esther Su lives in Rockville, and has been with us for more than 18 years. Dr. Esther Su is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She loves meeting patients with different needs, and thus different solutions. 

In her spare time she enjoys reading and cooking

Elizabeth - Hygienist


Elizabeth truly loves everything about her job, the patients & her co-workers. She enjoys chatting with patients, and getting to know them as friends. She has been with us for over 12 years Elizabeth enjoys photography in her spare time.

Dilani - Dental Assistant

Dilani lives in Germantown. She attended Montgomery College where she earned her certificate in Dental Assisting. She also went on to earn her Expanded Function duties and Radiology certificate. 

She has been with us for 12 years and Dilani says her favorite thing about working here is working with people and helping them to feel comfortable.

Dilani loves listening to music, watching television, working out at the gym, and reading.

Alma Medina - Dental Assistant

 Alma Medina

Alma earned her Dental Assisting certificate from Montgomery College and also achieved her Radiation Tech certificate. When she is away from the office, you will usually find her spending time with her family.

Clariza - Front Desk

Clariza is part of our friendly front office team. She loves helping patients and making them feel welcome. 

When she is away from the office, you will often find Clariza fishing, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jasemine - Front Desk


Jasemine is another of our friendly voices at the front desk. She loves working with our patients, her coworkers, and meeting new people. She is originally from Gaithersburg and enjoys spending time with her family, going out with friends, shopping, and reading when she is away from the office.