Dental Staff

Naveen Kwatra, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Kwatra is born and raised in the DMV area and comes from a family of dentists.  He graduated from the University of Virginia with honors.  He attended dental school at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was class president for all 4 years and in the top 5% of his class.  Dr. Kwatra completed his pediatric dental training from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was elected chief resident during his tenure.  Dr. Kwatra also holds a Mastership in Laser Dentistry from the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Dr. Kwatra spent several years providing dental care to the underprivileged youth in the inner cities of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC before joining the MVPsmiles Family.  In addition to that, Dr. Kwatra has training with special needs children through the L.E.N.D (Learned Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders) program, where they focus on needs such as, Autism Spectrum of Disorders, ADD/ADHD and PDD-NOS.  He has privileges at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital to be able to see children under the care of general anesthesia if necessary.
Dr. Kwatra is a board certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He holds active memberships in numerous professional organizations both local and national, such as:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentists
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Maryland State Dental Association
  • Southern Maryland Dental Society
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kwatra has been voted and ranked by The Washingtonian as one of the Area’s Best General Dentists & Specialists, and as a Top Dentist for Pediatric Dentistry by the Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. Kwatra is featured in "Guide to America's Top Dentists". 

Dr. Kwatra actively pursues continuing education to remain informed of the latest developments and research available to provide your family with the highest quality dental care. His philosophy of quality dental care is based on a proactive approach to prevention and creating a positive dental experience.

In his free time Dr. Kwatra enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and children.  He also loves trying out new recipes, especially on the grill.  He unfortunately is a DC fan of sports, so that includes many frustrating years of the Redskins, Capitals, Wizards and Nationals.


 

Amy P. Barrer, DDS 

Orthodontist

Dr. Barrer is originally from Providence, RI and comes from a true “dental” family of 12 dentists.  She attended Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in child development.  She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Maryland.  Dr. Barrer completed her Orthodontic training at Washington Hopsital Center in DC, where she was the Chief Resident.  In addition, Dr. Barrer was a member of the Craniofacial Team at Children’s National Medical Center.  There she worked with a team of talented oral and plastic surgeons dealing with craniofacial anomalies, such as Cleft lips and palates.
 
Dr. Barrer is dedicated to providing the highest standard of orthodontic care, by utilizing the latest technologies and techniques.  As a member of many local and national organizations including the Americal Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and the Maryland State Dental Association, she is able to regularly participate in continuing education opportunities.

In her free time, Dr. Barrer enjoys spending time with her husband, and children Josie, Reid, Tali and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Ruby.  She loves anything outdoors and is a huge sports enthusiast!

 

 

 


 

Erica Caffrey, DDS 
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Caffrey has always loved working with children and is deeply committed to the health of her patients.  She knows that early positive experiences at the dentist can set the foundation for a lifetime of oral health, and she strives to make every child feel comfortable and confident in the dental chair.  

Before dental school, Dr. Caffrey studied music history at Barnard College and gave flute lessons to children. Later on, she pursued her growing interest in healthcare and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Columbia University.  Given her background and love of pediatrics, it was an obvious choice to specialize in pediatric dentistry.  Dr. Caffrey completed a two-year post-graduate residency in pediatric dentistry at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. before beginning her career in private practice.  Dr. Caffrey has extensive training in hospital dentistry as well as working with children with special needs.  She also actively pursues continuing education to stay on top of the latest trends.  

Dr. Caffrey is a board certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  She holds active memberships in numerous professional organizations both local and national.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Caffrey aims to help her patients take pride in their teeth and to make healthier decisions.  She hopes to encourage families to look for ways to incorporate healthier practices into their daily routines so that good oral health becomes a natural way of life. 

When she's not working, Dr. Caffrey enjoys spending family time with her husband Seth, her son Julian and her dog Annie.  After living in Philadelphia and New York City, Dr. Caffrey is enjoying her relatively recent move to the Washington, D.C. area and all that the nation's capital has to offer.  She loves going to concerts, vegetarian dining, and travel. 

 

 

 


 


Jennifer Barren
Patient Coordinator

Hello my name is Jennifer!! I have been working in this fabulous office for twelve years!! It's great to see all of the children in the practice grow up over the years. In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, eating and spending time with my family and friends!!! I recently just finished my first half marathon. It was amazing!! I also enjoy playing with my dog Henri!!! ( who is usually with me at the office!!) We look forward to seeing you in the office!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Jaime Ramos
Marketing Coordinator & Assistant
QDA, QOA, ICE & RHS

Making kids enjoy their dental visit is a priority! Whether it’s a 3 year old or a 22 year old I love to see them smile and want them to remember the Dentist office as a fun place!  Having fond memories of my visits growing up is what inspires me because I am a former patient! I have been working here now for 11 years!  In my spare time I enjoy photography (you can see my photos in the office) and spending time with my husband, two boys and two dogs!

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

Erika Hidalgo
Clinical Coordinator & Assistant
QDA, QOA, ICE & RHS

I am originally from Ecuador and have been a dental assistant for 11 years.  I enjoy working here because everyone tries to create a wonderful atmosphere for the children and as a staff we are always making sure we have the highest standards and qualifications.  I especially enjoy Orthodontics because of the ongoing relationships that we have with the kids and the new smiles that we create for them.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband, my daughter, my cat and now my new puppy!