Why a Pediatric Dentist?
At Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry (CCPD) we are different and you will see from the moment you enter through the door. Our entire space is catered specifically for children so that it feels less medical and more personal, comfortable and safe. Our office is alive with colors, toys and we even have a separate nook just for kids to explore and play during their short wait.
Beyond the esthetics and environment, as Pediatric Dentists, we are educated in the unique needs of children and adolescents. Our studies extend an additional two to three years beyond our general dental school education in pediatric growth and development, orthodontic development and behavior management techniques and more. We are dedicated to the dental needs of even the youngest of children and it is ALL. WE. DO.
Our practice recognizes that positive, early dental experiences can lead to a lifetime of excellent oral health. From infancy through adolescence, we seek to establish a familiarity with oral health practices and us as providers, that carry confidently into their adult lives. It is important to Dr. Benitez that her patients, and their parents and caretakers, feel at home in her office and with her staff.
What to Expect Your First Visit
Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry understand good vibes! We encourage our patients to touch, feel, ask question and share feedback. All this is the interest of introducing the entire dental experience in the friendliest of manners. Our enthusiasm to share in this experience with your child and family cannot be curbed! We introduce our language for all dental instruments in terms kids just get. We “tickle teeth”, use “power washes”, spit into “magic straws”, make “silly smiles” and wear “silly masks”…you get the picture!
For a recipe to success in early oral health, start with CCPD, stir in lots of laughs and affection, add child-centered comforts and, voilà, ”I love going to the dentist!”
We strive to make comfort and education our top priorities at CCPD! We take our relationship beyond a six-month exam. How is it all done, you ask? By utilizing state-of the art technologies, coupled with our expert specialty knowledge and experience, add on a fun-filled, child-centered environment and the magic begins.
-Recare 6 Month Exam Visits
-Digital RadiographsSpecial Needs
-Growth & Development Assessment
-Nitrous Oxide, Conscious Sedation & General Anesthesia
Meet Dr. Karen Benitez
Founder & Designer, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Benitez received her doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2006. Following graduation, she pursued further hospital-centered training in General Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Pediatric Dental training at St. Barnabas Hospital. Her training was extensive in preventive and restorative care, growth and development, behavior guidance, including oral sedation, trauma, as well as interceptive orthodontic management. Dr. Benitez received her Board Certification in 2009 and completed her oral exam to attain Diplomate recognition in 2010 from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
*We welcome your child to come into our office and have a look. Please, stop by and check us out. We would love to show you around!
Location: 8401 Connecticut Ave, Suite 650 | Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Phone: 301.272.1246