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 Advanced Laser Proficiency Certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and Breastfeeding Specialist Certification.
Q: What do you do when you are not at work?
A: I am a full-time mommy dentist practice owner! When I am at work, I take care of my patients and team. When done with patient care, I love going home to my loving husband, active toddler and two adorable Maltese doggies – Kaju and Kulfi. I love traveling. I have visited every continent except Antarctica and I am looking forward to traveling all over the world again!
Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?
A: My passion lies in care for infants, toddlers and children with behavioral or medical needs and extensive dental needs. With laser dentistry especially, I can improve the quality of life for my patients, including infants who are struggling to feed due to lip- or tongue-tie issues. It’s rewarding to know that the vast majority of patients come to us through referrals from their pediatricians, lactation consultants, feeding therapists, friends or even other pediatric dentist colleagues.
Q: What is unique about your practice?
A: I built my practice and my team with this mission: Providing the most comprehensive care with gentle laser dentistry technology, digital X-rays, in-office IV sedation and customized appointments. Offering patients such specialized attention that is not often found in other practices is a joy. We focus on education, prevention and best experiences so that our children grow up to love their oral health and hygiene. Parents tell us that their kids “love coming to the dentist!” Every time we hear that, it makes our day.