Derek Blank
5640 Shields Dr
Bethesda, Maryland 20817-3573

Industry Leader in

Pediatric Dentistry

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Welcome to the bright, clean coastal vibe of DC Pediatric Smiles. Here, your child’s dental visit is as easy as a trip to the beach. Don’t let the sunglasses and surfboards distract you, every detail throughout your new patient experience is meticulously planned out by the team to provide a fun, relaxed first impression.

Dr. Derek Blank, founder of DC Pediatric Smiles, is a board certified pediatric dentist — a distinction held by less than 3% of dentists nationwide. He is recognized as a Diplomate in the American Board of

Pediatric Dentistry and a Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Outside the office, Dr. Blank and his wife have three young children. Together, they enjoy a variety of family adventures including skiing, traveling, and (all trying their best at) surfing.

Voted “Best Pediatric Dentist” by the readers of Bethesda Magazine in 2023 and consistently recognized as “Top Dentist” by Washingtonian, Dr. Blank and the team at DC Pediatric Smiles look forward to meeting your family soon!

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