Derek Blank

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5640 Shields Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20817


FROM THE Top Dentist

At DC Pediatric Smiles our motto is simple: Laugh. Grow. Smile.

Step into our office and you’ll be immersed in the bright, clean, beach house vibe of coastal California. Kids love our fun, upbeat approach to pediatric dentistry. Parents appreciate our strict safety precautions including curbside check-in, staggered scheduling, and contactless reception.

As a father of three young kids, I understand the importance of connecting with all my patients to ensure their first impression of the dentist is positive. Coming into the dental setting understandably can be intimidating and scary for kids (and parents too). Our team is talented at easing any fear through their laidback, calm and confident approach to care. That’s how we’ve been crushing sugar bugs since 2017.

I founded DC Pediatric Smiles on the principles of celebrating diversity and service to the greater community. In particular, patients with autism and children with unique medical needs find a comforting home at DC Pediatric Smiles. We are so fortunate to be located in such a dynamic, diverse region of the country. Our team strives to provide fun, kid-friendly dentistry in a positive setting to all families to build healthy, happy smiles for a lifetime.

Awards: “Best Pediatric Dentist”, Bethesda Magazine, Best of Bethesda Readers’ Poll, 2019