DC Pediatric Smiles is thrilled to announce the opening of their new office! And they are proud to be the only pediatric dental practice in Bethesda owned and operated by a board certified pediatric dentist.
The brand new state-of-the-art office has ample free parking and is easily accessible for strollers (no elevators or stairs). They work with most insurance providers and are open on select evenings and Saturdays, so you can schedule an appointment that works with your busy life! They also have 24/7 on-call services provided by their pediatric dentist for any after-hours emergencies.
At DC Pediatric Smiles, they understand that a child’s experience with dentistry is a journey. Each child enters their office at a different stage along that journey. Dr. Derek Blank and his team are specially trained to identify how to help your child feel comfortable and develop a patient-provider foundation of trust. Their Laugh.Grow.Smile. approach is critical to this success.
Teeth aside for a moment, DC Pediatric Smiles wants to start by learning about their patients — your child’s interest in music, sports, language, art, and dance. What makes your child excited? And of course, essential questions like… Paw Patrol or Cars? …Daniel Tiger or Nemo? …Anna or Elsa? (or Olaf?)
At each appointment, Dr. Blank and the team at DCPS aim to make a real, direct impression on your child. The goal? To instill one pearl of practical dental knowledge in your child’s memory. This can be a brushing demonstration, a new way to hold floss, or even a healthy snacking tip.
At the end of the first appointment, they strive for your child to leave the office grinning from ear-to-ear. Does this really happen? Yes, most of the time. And when it doesn’t, they work even harder to ensure they improve your child’s level of familiarity and enthusiasm with each subsequent appointment.
DC Pediatric Smiles is now scheduling new patients! For children ages 2 and under, they offer a free initial appointment. And for patients of all ages, stop in for a complimentary office tour. They look forward to seeing your smiling face in their office soon!
DC Pediatric Smiles is located at 5640 Shields Dr. in Bethesda, MD. They can be reached at 301.363.9026.