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Dr. Karen Benitez, DDS

Pediatric Dentist, Dentist

Chevy Chase, MD

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5.0
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I was in search of a new dentist for my kids. Since, I was so dissatisfied with their prior dentist. Iam thankful to have found Dr. Benitez and her staff. I was able to schedule my kid's initial appointment with such an ease. They immediate reach out to me through email to have my kids records forwarded to them. Upon arrival to their office, we loved the look and feel of the office. My kids loved the play area. Dr. Benitez is amazing. She is so friendly and approachable. She has takes her time explaining every step to my kids. She goes above and beyond to ensure my kids feel comfortable and have a good experience. She genuinely cares about my kids dental health.
I was in search of a new dentist for my kids. Since, I was so dissatisfied with their prior dentist. I am thankful to have found Dr. Benitez and her staff.I was able to schedule my kid's initial appointment with such an ease. They immediate reach out to me through email to have my kids records forwarded to them. Upon arrival to their office, we loved the look and feel of the office. My kids loved the play area. Dr. Benitez is amazing. She is so friendly and approachable. She has takes her time explaining every step to my kids. She goes above and beyond to ensure my kids feel comfortable and have a good experience. She genuinely cares about my kids dental health.
Roberto G. · Less than 3 months ago
We had an amazing experience with Dr. Benitez!! This was our 3-year old daughter's first time at the dentist. The officestaff greeted us and welcomed us. Our daughter immediately felt comfortable there. Dr. Benitez was fantastic with her. She took her time and talked with our daughter about everything. We HIGHLY recommend this dentist practice for kids!!!
We had an amazing experience with Dr. Benitez!! This was our 3-year old daughter's first time at the dentist. The office staff greeted us and welcomed us. Our daughter immediately feltcomfortable there. Dr. Benitez was fantastic with her. She took her time and talked with our daughter about everything. We HIGHLY recommend this dentist practice for kids!!!
Ruby J. · April 2, 2019

About Dr. Karen Benitez

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!

In-network insurances

  • AmeriGroup
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Employee Benefits

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Pediatric Dentist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Missouri, Kansas City, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Jacobi Medical Center, Residency in General Practice
  • St. Barnabas Hospital (Pediatric Dentistry)

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentists
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1588843528

Dr. Karen Benitez's office location

Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry

8401 Connecticut Ave, Suite 650

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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I was in search of a new dentist for my kids. Since, I was so dissatisfied with their prior dentist. I am thankful to have found Dr. Benitez and her staff. I was able to schedule my kid's initial appointment withsuch an ease. They immediate reach out to me through email to have my kids records forwarded to them. Upon arrival to their office, we loved the look and feel of the office. My kids loved the play area. Dr. Benitez is amazing. She is so friendly and approachable. She has takes her time explaining every step to my kids. She goes above and beyond to ensure my kids feel comfortable and have a good experience. She genuinely cares about my kids dental health.
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We had an amazing experience with Dr. Benitez!! This was our 3-year old daughter's first time at the dentist. The office staff greeted us and welcomed us. Our daughter immediately felt comfortable there. Dr. Benitez was fantastic with her.She took her time and talked with our daughter about everything. We HIGHLY recommend this dentist practice for kids!!!
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I was anxious going into my 3yo son's first-ever dentist appointment, but from the moment we walked into the doctor's beautifully appointed office and were greeted warmly by her team, I knew it would be a great experience. And it was,from start (asking my son to choose brush, paste, etc.) to finish (inviting him to pick a toy to take home).
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Excellent! She and her colleagues knew exactly how to make my doctor-phobic son feel at ease. He's already looking forward to his next visit.
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Absolutely fantastic with kids!! Our daughter came out smiling and armed with a pink toothbrush she actually asks for (gone are the toothbrush pleas...) Knowledgeable, warm and a magician at getting kids to relax/cooperate.
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Dr. Benitez is warm, friendly, and a skilled dentist. The office space is bright and inviting. The staff are also so friendly and really try to make a welcoming environment for the kids.
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So glad we found Dr. Benitez! She and her team are all wonderful. My son said that he is actually looking forward to going back in 6 months!
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Perfect first visit to the dentist for my 19 month old!! Looking forward to our next visit.
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This was my son's very dental appointment at 2 years of age. I was scared more than him and the staff was really caring and thoughtful with their approach to my son. Dr. Benitez was upbeat and positive about showing myson and I how to brush his teeth. He cried a bit but that's because it was a new environment. I'm sure over time he will begin to understand the need for a dentist.
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Dr. Karen Benitez is probably one of the best professionals my youngest son has ever visited, for medical or dental purposes. She did not do anything to his teeth or mouth until she clearly explained how it would feel, referring toher many tools as toys, to get him comfortable and relaxed. He enjoyed his appointment. I have no doubt Dr. Benitez is great with kids and any dental matter with the kids is so interactive and involves the kid in the process. That's how you gain a kid's trust so they're not afraid to go to dentists and doctors. We'll be back for sure on a regular basis.
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Dr Karen was amazing! Made my son feel so comfortable and safe. Wonderful experience
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She is so amazing. She makes the children feel so comfortable and keeps them smiling. My son loves coming to her for his teeth. He says "she's my favorite person". The receptionist there is amazing as well. I would definitely recommendingDr. Karen to everyone I come across that has children..
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She is fantastic! Not only does she have a passion for working with children but her office is the best I’ve seen!
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My children absolutely loved going to the dentist! Dr. Benitez and her staff were wonderful and the experience had my children asking to go back for another “play date”! I highly recommend Dr. Benitez. You won’t be disappointed.
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Beyond Excellent! The most beautiful doctors office I’ve ever visited! My son did not want to leave and it was his first time at the dentist. Dr. Benitez is so kind, friendly and professional. We loved it!
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Dr. Benitez and her front desk staff are AMAZING! My 5 year old has never been so comfortable and catered to during a doctors visit. I would/will recommend her to anyone looking for a pediatric dentist. The only downside is...I wish she saw adults too haha!!
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This was our first visit with Dr Benitez and we had a great experience. She is outgoing, extremely approachable, and very professional. The office is beautifully maintained with state of the art equipment. My daughter actually asked when she gets to visit the dentist again!
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She was very professional yet personal... full of energy... clearly loves the Kids and what she does.... The best dental visit the kids have ever had.... Highly recommended!!!
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