Because kids aren’t the same as adults.


Children pick up habits at a very early age. Good oral hygiene isn’t always one of them. At Dentistry for Children of Maryland, we design every detail of our practice just for kids! Our pediatric dentists undergo years of specialized training in addition to their dental degrees to develop the skills necessary to treat babies, kids and children with special needs. From kid-size instruments and gentle hands to a fun environment and friendly faces, our personalized care will teach your child healthy oral hygiene habits that last a lifetime.


From fluoride treatments and cleanings to basic oral exams, we know how to turn a visit to the dentist into an adventure! Check out our full spectrum of pediatric dental care services — tailored just for your little one! We also accept most insurance plans. Now that’s something to smile about. 


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first dental visit at 1 year or after the eruption of the first tooth (whichever comes first). To make sure your child’s first visit is a positive experience, we invite those who are old enough on a special behind-the-scenes adventure to help familiarize them with the new surroundings. Next, we encourage a little playtime in our colorful, toy-filled waiting area. When it’s time for your child’s exam, our pediatric dentists and dental assistants will use a variety of tactics to keep your child entertained while we do a comprehensive examination. For our youngest patients, we also perform lap exams so Mom or Dad are present to help their child feel safe and comforted. Depending on age, first-time exams may include radiographs (or as we like to call them, tooth pics) and a cleaning. After we’re all done, bravery is rewarded with a goodie bag and special prizes while we talk to Mom or Dad about the best way to keep those little teeth beautiful and bright.


Our team of pediatric dentists aren’t just kid people; they’re kid experts! With specialized skills and a knack for communicating with children, you’ll notice the difference right away. 

James Jenkins, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jenkins is a perfect fit for pediatric dentistry. His greatest passion besides dental care is mentoring others! He also enjoys reading, traveling and trying out new cuisines.
Adam Ta, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Ta loves cars, but not as much as teeth! He’s so passionate about pediatric dentistry, he won Top Pediatric Dentist 2019 in the Washingtonian.
Angelo Pope, Jr., DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Pope is a big fan of sports and sporting fun socks! He also loves theme parks, reading and teaming up with his wife and daughter to train (or spoil) their dog, Rocco.
Bana Ball, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Ball is a lover of comedy, crosswords and her two cats, Pumpkin and Pepper! Outside the exam room, she adventures with her husband and kids and practices yoga.


Want to know what everyone is smiling about? Check out our glowing patient reviews!

My boys have been seeing Dr. Goldsmith since they were 2 yrs old. My oldest has aged out at 24 yrs old and my youngest is a senior in high school. They love this practice! Great Dentist and Staff!


I absolutely adore this practice. Everyone is so friendly and the customer service is unbeatable. I wish they took adult patients because I would be the first in line for a cleaning! 


This dental office is amazing. Everyone there is very friendly and the doctors and hygienists are great with kids! My 9 year old had 2 teeth removed to make way for orthodontics and they were so good with him and put him at ease. 



With six locations around Maryland, we make life a little easier for Mom and Dad by keeping the adventure close to home.


8600 Snowden River Pkwy
Suite 302
Columbia, MD 21045


Fort Washington

Fort Washington Road
Suite 302
Fort Washington, MD 20744



2410 Evergreen Road
Gambrills, MD 21054


La Plata

113 LaGrange Avenue
LaPlata, MD 20646



13600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200, Laurel Maryland 20707



Olney Professional Park
2923-D Olney Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832


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