A new wave of pediatric dentistry has arrived in Bethesda

 
 
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Welcome To

Bethesda's home for pediatric dentistry.

Dr Blank and his team provide fun, kid-friendly dentistry in a positive setting to build healthy, happy smiles for a lifetime.  

 

 
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ABOUT

Dr. Derek Blank

The team at DC Pediatric Smiles takes pride in creating a relaxed environment for children of all ages to enjoy their dental experience.  Dr Derek, as he is known to his patients, is a board certified pediatric dentist and father of three young children.  He is excited to open his office in Bethesda and looks forward to meeting you!  #LaughGrowSmile 

 
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WHY DCPS

What makes our patients smile?

Our motto is simple: Laugh. Grow. Smile.

DC Pediatric Smiles is committed to make each of our patient's visits as meaningful as the last. Most importantly, our families love the positive, encouraging dental experience we provide.    


 
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BOARD CERTIFIED

DC Pediatric Smiles is proud to be the only pediatric dental practice in Bethesda owned and operated by a board certified pediatric dentist. 


FREE PARKING

We offer ample, surface parking just steps away from our door.  And the office is completely stroller accessible, no stairs or elevator.


CONVENIENT HOURS

Open select evenings and Saturdays with 24/7 on-call services provided by our pediatric dentist for any after-hours emergencies.  

COMPLIMENTARY first VISIT For patients ages 2 and under

COMPLIMENTARY INITIAL VISIT

For children ages 2 and under, we offer a free initial appointment.  And for patients of all ages, please stop in for a complimentary office tour!

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LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Our all-digital office is excited to offer the newest high-tech conveniences including iPad check-in, online appointment booking, and Netflix.

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POTOMAC SURF CLUB

Have you ever surfed the Potomac?  Doubt it.  But a clean check-up will earn your child a spot in our exclusive Potomac “Cavity-Free” Surf Club.  

 
 
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OUR Location

Bethesda 

 

We love convenience.  In fact, our office was designed around accessibility for parents of young children.  We have plenty of free, surface-level parking.  There are no stairs, elevators, or parking garages, making it both handicapped and stroller accessible.   

DC Pediatric Smiles is located on Old Georgetown Road just inside the beltway.  We are across the street from the YMCA Bethesda Chevy Chase in the Wyngate Medical Park.  Whether coming from Rockville, Potomac, Kensington, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, DC, or other surrounding communities, your drive to our office will be simple and straightforward.  

 

Hours

Monday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Tuesday: available for scheduling

Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday: available for scheduling

Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm (select weekends)

 

DC Pediatric Smiles  |  5640 Shields Dr. Bethesda, MD 20817  |  301.363.9026


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In the News 

 
We can’t imagine taking our two-year-old son, Jack, to anyone other than Dr. Blank. He manages to be incredibly professional yet playful.
— Brad, Kate, & Jack Baer - Patients Since 2015
 
 
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