What Sets Us Apart

We do things differently at Smile Valley Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Roya Pilcher and her team combine concierge-level service with the highest quality dental care for infants, children and teens, including those with special needs. As a privately-owned, neighborhood practice, our approach is much more personal and collaborative, and we treat our families like, well, family.

We fill our bright, state-of-the-art, Washington, DC office with joy and fun so that your little one has a positive attitude about dentistry that will carry into adulthood. We also strive to make visits interactive and educational for kids (and parents!). Our ultimate goal is to create lifelong, healthy, beautiful smiles, and we’ve been doing just that since 2009!

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Meet Your Washington, DC Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Roya

Dr. Roya Pilcher has been a pediatric dentist since 2005. After earning her doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Maryland, she completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at New York University. Guided by the advice of her father, a physician, who told her, “Treat every patient like they are a member of our family,” Dr. Roya opened Smile Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Washington, DC in 2009. She remembers her father’s words each and every day. Whether it’s allowing you to hold your child’s hand through a procedure or suggesting your little one bring their own toothpaste to an appointment, her first priority is your child’s comfort and wellbeing.

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Dr. Priya

Dr. Priya Shah received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey. Her passion for working with children and giving back to the community motivated her to pursue a residency in pediatric dentistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Now, as a pediatric dentist in Spring Valley, her mantra is to foster a safe and comfortable environment for her patients and their families, while always creating a unique and fun experience.

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Jude is our certified therapy dog and resident good boy. He’s here to provide extra comfort, support and a touch of joy to the dental experience. Jude is specially trained to be gentle, calm and friendly and has a nose for those in need. If going to the dentist is a source of anxiety for your little one, Jude can help make their time with us more pleasant and stress-free. Ask our team if you’d like Jude to join your child during their next appointment. Our furry friend is always ready to lend a comforting paw.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Dr. Pilcher is a true delight. Great with children, so thorough and caring. Has a true mother’s touch. The office is delightful as well with a sweet national park theme throughout. Highly recommend!

Katherine D

I have been coming to Dr. Pilcher for 4 years, with my now 8-year-old and my 4 yr old sees her as well. Dr. Pilcher is a truly gifted health care provider. She is so sensitive, calm, kind, SMART, and efficient. Her office is clean and cheerful and the staff are great as well. I would recommend Dr. Pilcher to anyone and everyone - I wish she did adults!!

Anna J

Dr. Pilcher’s office is amazing, all of the staff are so friendly and efficient and really know how to work with young kids. I just move to Norther Virginia but will continue to go there because my daughter and I both love it!

Jennifer R

We love Dr. Roya and her entire practice! Our children always have an incredibly positive, fun experience when they visit. Even during Covid, Dr.Roya and her staff put us all at ease and gave my children great care. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Autumn W

My two kids ages 8 & 11 have been seeing Dr. Roya for several years now. She is the best! She is kind and extremely gentle. I have never had to wait and always easy to make appointments. The office is adorable with plenty of books, an easel & bean bags. Wonderful staff! I highly recommend!

Jean M
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Looking for the best pediatric dentist in Washington, DC? Our eco-friendly, joyful Spring Valley practice has you covered! We’re the go-to dentist for kids in DC and the surrounding areas of Chevy Chase and Bethesda, MD. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a visit for your child.


4910 Massachusetts Ave NW #311
Washington, DC 20016

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