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!

 


 

Frances Wang, DDS 

Dr. Frances Wang is proud to be practicing dentistry in the DMV, the area she grew up in and loves.  Dr. Wang is a native of Rockville, Maryland (go Wootton Patriots!)  Over the last decade, education and work has moved her all over the country.  She completed the accelerated dental program at the University of the Pacific and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. She has lived in Hawaii, Illinois, and Colorado before coming back home to Maryland.
 
Dr. Wang finds joy in dentistry as she builds meaningful relationships while providing immediate and long-lasting positive life and health changes for her patients.  She enjoys getting to know her patients, and has a passion for seeing pediatric patients.  She is committed to continuing education in dentistry to ensure the best care for her patients.  She actively participates in the University of Minnesota's SMILE ECHO, the first oral health related Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) replication site in the world.  Project ECHO is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that support a patient- and family-centered dental home for every child with special health care needs. Dr. Wang actively attends conferences to learn the latest developments and techniques in dentistry.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Wang is a self-professed foodie who enjoys traveling, crocheting, and spending time with her family and dachshund Moto.

 


 

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!