Dental Staff

Amy P. Barrer, DDS 


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!

Dr. Lauren Rothstein
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Lauren Rothstein was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She graduated undergrad from the University of Michigan and received her dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2013. She then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Rochester in 2014. After two years practicing as a general dentist in New York she went on to complete her pediatric dental residency at the University of Rochester.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Maryland State Dental Association. Dr. Rothstein strives to treat every child with the utmost compassion and understanding. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and strives to make their dental experience a positive one.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, playing soccer, reading, and watching Michigan football (Go Blue)!

Dr. Monica Buhay-Ogilvie
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Monica Buhay-Ogilvie was raised in Sterling Heights, Michigan and came to the Washington, DC area to pursue her career in dentistry at Howard University. While practicing as a general dentist, Dr. Monica's desire to work with children grew immensely and led her to pursue a future as a pediatric dentist and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Monica's treatment philosophy revolves around education and care for the children. She stresses the importance of educating them on proper oral hygiene, the root causes of dental disease and the value of prevention.

Dr. Monica provides the highest standards of pediatric dental care, utilizing the latest technologies and techniques that we offer at MVPsmiles. There is no cookie cutter approach. Each patient is treated and cared for individually. Patient comfort, safety and positive experiences are main priorities for Dr. Monica.

Outside of the office Dr. Monica enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, cooking, and spending time with her husband and Pomeranian.

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.

Jaime Ramos

Marketing Coordinator & Assistant

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

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!