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What Makes Us Different

Karen Benitez, DDS - Chevy Chase Pediatr

Experience the CCPD Difference!

At Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry (CCPD), we are different and you will see from the moment you walk through our door! Our office is alive with vibrant colors that greet you along with our dynamic and loving staff. Our loft-designed office is sure to bring a smile to you and your kiddos faces as you find them draw away into their special kids’ nook designed for exploration and play! Our entire space is catered specifically for children making it feel personal, comfortable and safe. This is important to Dr. Karen as she meets children of all ages and with different experiences. Providing patients with an office full of positive energy and a lively beat, welcomes them to their best experiences.


Every step of the visit with Dr. Karen is complemented with vivid colors, exploratory games, playful costume design sunglasses, colorful toothbrushes and many flavor options customized to each child’s preference, as well as educational visuals for our littles and their parents. Dr. Karen’s charm and animated approach, along with her engagement with parents and their littles, allows her to be playful and approachable. Let's not forget her love of swag that ends the festivities!


Beyond the esthetics and environment, as a

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist with over a decade of clinical experience, Dr. Karen is well educated in the unique needs at all growth stages from newborns, infants, toddlers, school-age children, tweens, and adolescents! The dental specialty of Pediatric Dentistry extends an additional two to three years beyond dental school education, focusing on Pediatric Growth & Development, Early & Comprehensive Orthodontic Interventions, Behavior Management & Desensitization, and much more.

Dr. Karen is an avid learner and is exceptionally well versed in all things pediatric dentistry. She is committed to advancing the practice of Pediatric Dentistry by implementing the latest in science and evidence-based interventions currently at the forefront of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Karen maintains herself abreast of advanced treatments for best predictable outcomes while remaining exceptionally conservative and mindful to maintain an Airway-Centric Pediatric Growth & Development practice for optimal health of her littles!

Kids Running

Community Involvement

Here at CCPD, we roll up our sleeves and engage in our community! We are hugely involved in fundraising for our local schools, often in collaboration with nearby small businesses as a win-win for all. We support local runs, annual auctions, school directories and PTA events. 


We invest in our local community because we know that together is better!

Our Philosophy

It has always been said by Dr. Karen that it is an honor and a privilege to be a Pediatric Dentist. As primary caretakers of the youngest, we are focused on providing promising experiences for a lifelong appreciation of optimal oral and systemic health. As your Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Karen emphasizes strong parent engagement of all these experiences — and boy is it an experience here at Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry! Our practice recognizes that positive early dental experiences can lead to a lifetime of excellent oral health. From infancy through late adolescence, we seek to establish a familiarity with oral health practices, and us as providers, that carry confidently into their adult lives. It is important to Dr. Karen that her patients, and their families, feel at home in her office and with her fabulous team.


At Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry we are committed to making your child’s dental experience just as much about your parental involvement and support as we are about your littles falling in love with going to the dentist! All parents are encouraged to come and enjoy the experience first-hand with their loved ones. Our commitment to providing fun along the way is unparalleled! Our families enjoy their relationship with us to include integrity and confidence in Dr. Karen’s advice and guidance. We are committed to the most advanced therapies that research in dentistry offers, providing conservative, predictable results, complete with honed clinical and diagnostic skills, and an open relationship with Dr. Karen.


We welcome you to our family and invite you and your littles to pop in and have a look around. We'd be delighted to have you! 

Please watch our New Patient Welcome Video to meet our entire team as you would during your first visit!


Dr. Karen offers virtual meetings for new patients every Friday morning from 9:30-11:30 for 20-minute sessions for families considering Dr. Karen as the ideal Pediatric Dentist for their family! It is our pleasure to provide this meeting between parent(s) and/or child(ren) making a very smooth transition for all!

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