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Dr. Lynda Dean-Duru, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Professional statement

I find my career as rewarding today as I did when I began practicing over 18 years ago. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, I received extra training focused specifically on the treatment of young and developing smiles. I studied child psychology and even how to treat children with special needs. All the study and effort is worth it every time I see a child's smile and know I've done something to ensure it stays healthy and beautiful. Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream I've known since I was about 8 years old that I wanted to be a kids' dentist. When my mother brought my younger brother and me to a dentist at 6 a.m., she had too many patients for us to be seen. The next day, we arrived at 4 a.m. and I knew then and there that I wanted to provide this kind of care without making patients wait for it. All these years later, I'm still as passionate about providing excellent care that makes every child feel precious. My goal is for Ashburn Children's Dentistry to be a place for people to come and feel wonderful - a place where we create great childhood memories. Providing the Latest Treatments There are so many advanced techniques and equipment that makes dentistry much more comfortable and effective than when I was a kid. Whenever we're able to make treatments faster or more comfortable, it makes our young patients less afraid. They're more likely to do well with treatment and to carry good dental habits forward into adulthood. That makes me happy, both as a dentist and as a mom.

In-network insurances

  • Delta Dental

Specialties

  • Pediatric Dentist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Benin
  • Howard University, Certificate in General Dentistry
  • Children's National Medical Center, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists

Awards and publications

  • 2013: Voted Top Pediatric Dentist by Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2013: Dr. Lynda Dean-Duru received the first Lucy Hobbs Project Award for Clinical Expertise
  • 2012: Awarded Best Pediatric Dentist by I AM Modern Magazine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1356498356

Office locations

Ashburn Children's Dentistry

44025 Pipeline Plz, Suite 225

Ashburn, VA 20147

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My son Ayden always loves coming to see Dr. Lynda. She is kind and caring.
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Great office, full of kids activities, a movie room, 4 videogame console stations, a treehouse, bean bag chairs. My kid deals w anxiety so this office was very inviting for him. The staff was wonderful! I received a tour of thefacility before the appointment which also put my kid’s mind at ease. The hygienist was great with kids and explained everything to my kid and me. The doctor was great and cheerful and made the time to ensure I understood the procedures and the prognosis. I would definitely recommend this practice!
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Dr. Lynda is an expert in her field and shows kindness and great care for her young patients!
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Very professional.... patient with my active fearful 6 year old. She explained everything very clearly to us.
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Terrific practice. Very customer focused and they go out of their way to make the kids feel comfortable
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We had a great experience. Dr. Dean-Duru was amazing with my 3 year old.
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This was my daughter's first time at the dentist (age 3) - they were FANTASTIC! She didn't want to leave...the office is great for kids and the staff was exceptional!
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Very sweet and great
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We love this office! My kids actually enjoy going to the dentist!
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