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 pediatric dentist who is native to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She received her bachelor’s degrees in psychology, and nutrition from Virginia Tech. She received her dental degree from Howard University where she was inducted into the prestigious national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Upon graduation, she was also the recipient of numerous awards for her passion for pediatric dentistry, excellence in restorative dentistry, and her dedication to serving the community. After dental school, Dr. Rhee followed her dreams of becoming a pediatric dentist and pursued a two-year advanced specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry from Howard University.
Dr. Rhee often gives back to the community by volunteering at the Spanish Catholic Center dental clinic, organizing Give Kids a Smile Day events, and visiting local elementary schools to give oral health lessons. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, DC Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. She stays current with the latest advancements in pediatric dentistry in order to provide the best care for her patients. Dr. Rhee’s hobbies include traveling, hiking, yoga, golfing, and cooking. She currently resides in Maryland with her fiancé, Kasey.
Dr. Rhee provides care to pediatric patients of all ages from infancy to the adolescent years. She is dedicated to setting the foundations early, for a lifetime of excellent oral health. She takes pride in getting to know all of her patients, and ensures that each visit is a comfortable and positive experience. She emphasizes oral disease prevention in her practice and is passionate about educating her patients and families. Dr. Rhee is very excited to join Dr. Perez’s practice and will work closely with him to provide the best pediatric dental care in the metropolitan area.