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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Benitez received her doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2006. Following graduation, she pursued further hospital-centered training in General Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Pediatric Dental training at St. Barnabas Hospital. Her training was extensive in preventive and restorative care, growth and development, behavior guidance, including oral sedation, trauma, as well as interceptive orthodontic management. Dr. Benitez received her Board Certification in 2009 and completed her oral exam to attain Diplomate recognition in 2010 from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She practiced as a Pediatric Dentist for a year in Stamford, CT and Queens, NY before moving to the
Washington, DC area in 2010 where she has made her home!
When not in the office, Dr. Benitez is thoroughly involved in the numerous activities that our area so graciously offers to their young children! She is dedicated to spending quality time with her husband and three children! They are often found at various fairs, events, museums, spray parks, story times, music times, ball games, hiking, camping and venturing into nearby towns! She enjoys art and museums, music venues, gardening, decorating, cooking and baking, reading, running, the beach, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, dancing, culinary delights and traveling the world! Dr. Benitez is an adventure-seeker and loves trying new things!
It is with great enthusiasm that Dr. Karen Benitez opens Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry to bring to the Washington, DC area her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for kids and their oral health!