Meet the Doctors
Ricardo A. Perez, D.D.S, P.C.
Dr. Ricardo A. Perez is a native of Colombia, South America and resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Christi, and two children, Meagan and Dominick. Dr. Perez has been a practicing pediatric dentist in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area for over 20 years. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Dr. Perez has become a highly regarded expert in pediatric dentistry within the Washington DC community. Having been recognized as one of Washington's best Pediatric Dentists over the past 20 years by the Washingtonian Magazine, Dr. Perez serves as a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
"With the legacy of my father and grandfather, dentistry seemed a natural choice for me. I became a pediatric dentist because I love the long term relationship that is established with the young patient. Having the opportunity and privilege to educate and be a positive roll model for my patients from an early age through college is gratifying."
After graduating from the University of Santo Thomas School of Dentistry in 1987, Dr. Perez came to the United States to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. He completed the Pediatric Dentistry residency program at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in 1991 where he maintains his privileges as a staff member. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the District of Columbia Dental Society and the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Community service is very important to Dr. Perez and his family. Prior to your first visit you might cross paths with Dr. Perez while he is coaching a soccer game, supporting a local school fund raiser, on the tennis courts with his children, or visiting a local school promoting dental health.
"It is our mission to provide the best quality dental care to all of our patients, with a strong emphasis on education, prevention, and the general wellness of each child. We will constantly work with the community to educate both children and families about the importance of establishing early, good oral hygiene habits at home as an integral part of the overall general health of our pediatric patients. We also believe and strongly recommend early dental care. As we know through experience, preventing dental disease is the best way to assure that every child will maintain a healthy dentition throughout his or her life."
Ricardo A. Perez, DDS, PC
Diplomate American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Jenny J. Rhee, d.d.s
Dr. Jenny Rhee is a native of the Washington, DC area. She graduated from Virginia Tech where she received her undergraduate degree in psychology, and nutrition. She received her dental degree at Howard University where she was inducted into the prestigious national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She was also the recipient of numerous awards for her excellence in pediatric dentistry and her passion for serving the community. Dr. Rhee is currently pursuing a two-year advanced specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Howard University and completes her program this summer.
Dr. Rhee is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the DC Dental Society. She stays current with the latest advancements in pediatric dentistry in order to provide the best care for her patients. Dr. Rhee enjoys giving back to the community by visiting local elementary schools to give oral health lessons and providing dental screenings at health fairs. Dr. Rhee’s hobbies include traveling, yoga, golfing, eating, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Rhee loves working with children of all ages. She takes pride in getting to know each of her patients and ensures that every appointment is a fun, comfortable and positive experience. She is dedicated to providing a preventative approach in order to set the foundations for a lifetime of excellent oral and overall health. Dr. Rhee will work closely with Dr. Perez to provide the best oral health care in the metropolitan area. Please welcome Dr. Rhee to our practice.