Karen Benitez, DDS, QOM Credit: Photo by Hilary Schwab

Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry

Website: www.chevychasekids.dentist 

Phone: 301-272-1246 

We welcome you with palpable vibrancy because we love what we do! Our office design is inviting with serene calmness, transitioning to pops of color. The kids’ nook, interactive wall-toys, costume sunglasses, toy-wall and movies bring your littles closer to comfort. “These decisions help kids gain confidence,” says Dr. Karen.  

Our airway practice focuses on the earliest signs of proper oral resting postures to provide optimal early facial growth and development. We work collaboratively with orthodontists, pediatricians, ENTs, lactation counselors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and chiropractors to support our patients from infancy. Oromyofunctional therapy surrounding tongue posture is critical for proper “face-forward” growth trajectories. As an airway-focused pediatric dentist, Dr. Karen provides newborn, toddler and children’s functional tongue-tie releases to optimize growth of the facial skeleton.