Rishita Jaju, DMD
Dr. Jaju graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is the only pediatric dentist in the Mid-Atlantic region who has achieved an Advanced Laser Proficiency Certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and a Breastfeeding Specialist Certification.
Q: How would your patients describe you?
A: My patients often call me “The Singing Dentist” because I like to sing songs with them during appointments. I strive to make my patients’ time with me a fun-loving, memorable experience, so they always look forward to their visits. It makes my day every time a parent tells me their kids “love coming to the dentist!”
Q: Why do you do what you do? What motivates and inspires you?
A: My passion lies in care for infants, toddlers and children with unique behavioral or medical needs and extensive dental needs. With laser dentistry especially, I can improve my patients’ quality of life, including infants struggling to feed due to lip- or tongue-tie issues. It’s rewarding to know that most of our patients come to us through referrals from pediatricians, lactation consultants, feeding therapists, friends or even other pediatric dentist colleagues. And it inspires me every day to continue providing optimal results for all my patients, instilling healthy dental habits and laying the foundation for lifelong oral health.
Q: What is unique about your practice?
A: I built this practice and my team to provide the most comprehensive care with gentle laser dentistry technology, digital X-rays, in-office IV sedation and customized appointments. I love being able to offer patients specialized attention that is not often found in other practices. We focus on education and prevention—I’m very conservative in my care—and best experiences, so our patients grow up to love their oral health and hygiene.