Dentist Near Arlington, VA

Welcome To

Shirlington Pediatric Dentistry

At Shirlington Pediatric Dentistry, we are more than just a dental practice. We are a family-oriented hub for oral health, led by the compassionate and detail-oriented Dr. Shwetha Rai. Serving the vibrant community of Arlington, we are dedicated to providing top-notch dental care to our young patients. Our practice is designed to feel like home, ensuring that every child feels comfortable and at ease during their visit. We are proud to be a female-owned practice, and we strive to create a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere for all our patients and their families.

Your Child’s

Dental Home

When it comes to pediatric dentistry, continuity of care is crucial. At Shirlington Pediatric Dentistry, we're not just a one-time stop for your child's dental needs. We aim to be a consistent presence in their lives, providing them with the care and guidance they need as they grow and their dental needs evolve. Our team pays attention to the smallest details, ensuring that every aspect of your child's oral health is taken care of.

Advanced Technology

For Superior Care

As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Rai believes in staying at the forefront of the latest advancements in the field. She is proud to offer Solea Laser technology, a revolutionary tool that allows our team to perform a wide variety of dental procedures with precision and ease. This technology reduces discomfort and speeds up recovery time, making dental visits a breeze for our young patients.



Getting dental care for your child is easy with our extensive list of insurance partners. Currently, we are in-network with Delta Dental, Humana, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, United Concordia, BCBS, and Carefirst. If you are not a member of an insurance plan from one of our in-network partners, our team can work with your insurance company to get pre-authorization for their treatments. Even if you have an out-of-network plan, you may be able to get partial or full coverage for your child’s treatment at our office.



New Patient Special

We believe that every child deserves access to high-quality dental care. That's why we're thrilled to offer a $120 new patient special. This offer includes a comprehensive dental exam, cleaning, fluoride, and necessary X-rays.






Have questions? We’ve got answers.

What Age Should My Child Have Their First Dental Visit?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth erupting.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry uses a focused light beam to perform a variety of dental procedures with precision and comfort. It is often used in treatments such as cavity fillings as well as lip and tongue tie treatments.

Is Sedation Safe For My Child?

Yes, when administered by a trained professional like Dr. Rai, sedation is a safe and effective way to help children feel relaxed during dental procedures. We offer several types of sedation and will discuss the best option for your child during your visit.

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