BOARD CERTIFIED PEDIATRIC DENTIST & Founder

Derek Blank, DDS

Dr Blank received his dental degree from the University of Maryland. While there, he was awarded the national Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for his service with the homeless population of downtown Baltimore. He participated in the oral maxillofacial surgery clerkship and pediatric externship at Children’s National Medical Center.  

Following graduation, Dr Blank completed a hospital-intensive general practice residency at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. He then returned to the University of Maryland for his postgraduate fellowship in pediatric dentistry. Dr Blank served as chief resident and completed specialty training at the School of Dentistry, University Maryland Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Dr Blank is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. His leadership in professional organizations includes the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Diplomates, and the Chevy Chase-based Premier Dental Study Club.

On a personal note, Dr Blank and his wife have three young children, Anderson (4), Brinkley (2), and Beckett (6 months).

 

LAUGH  Aziz Ansari.

GROW  Triathlons, skiing, and surfing -- each accurately described as "work in progress".  

SMILE  Coming home to my wife and kids.