Idylwood Pediatric Dentist

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At Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry we believe every child is unique. We tailor custom treatment plans foreach child. We strive to take a personalized boutique-style approach to childrens dentistry by adopting minimally invasive techniques and bioactive and BPA free materials whenever possible.

Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry is a woman-owned local small business that started out based on Dr. Ghatak’s experience as a dentist and mother. Dr. Ghatak has personally lived the challenges that most parents face in providing the best for their children given the limitations of modern life. She understands that each child is unique and likewise each parent has different preferences. This has led to her vision of a pediatric dental practice where every child’s treatment is customized to them.

Top Rated Pediatric Dentistry Services

Here are some of the services that we offer at our top rated practice.

  • Cleanings. Regular checkups and teeth cleanings are essential for keeping your child’s mouth healthy as they grow, and for the early detection of any potential problems. At Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry, our team will make your child’s visits fun and educational!
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF). Now approved in the U.S., this is a safer form of fluoride that we use because it’s shown positive results in very young patients all around the world. SDF is a proven, safe and non-invasive way to stop cavities from progressing in your child’s mouth.
  • Stainless Steel Crowns. In certain situations, like after a pulpotomy for nerve damage, Dr. Ghatak may recommend a stainless steel crown to repair a damaged tooth’s surface instead of a filling. Stainless steel crowns are approved for use in children by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
  • Bonding. This involves adding some tooth-colored filling material to a tooth that is underdeveloped, or a tooth that has experienced trauma, to restore its intended esthetics and function.
  • Habit Counseling. Most kids outgrow habits like thumb-sucking and pacifier use on their own, but when those habits persist they can negatively affect a child’s normal teeth and jaw development. We provide habit counseling support to parents, which may include a mouth appliance in certain situations.
  • Laughing Gas. One of the safe and reliable sedation methods we use in our office to relax non-cooperative children is laughing gas, or nitrous oxide. The child remains awake the entire time, and all laughing gas is totally eliminated from their body before heading home.

Idylwood

Idylwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 17,288 at the 2010 census. It originally developed as a suburban community along the route of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, and later along Virginia State Route 7. The construction of the Capital Beltway in the 1960s, and I-66 and the Orange Line of the Washington Metrorail system in the 1980s, as well as the concurrent development of nearby Tysons Corner into Washington’s leading suburban business district, led to the development of several apartment, townhouse, and small-lot single-family housing complexes, as well as the high-rise Idylwood Towers condominium, in the portion of Idylwood lying to the north of I-66.

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  • 5 star ratingErica R. Kid friendly office, my son went in for a cleaning and had so much fun! He picked a toy out... read more

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    Erica R.
    1/02/2019

    Took my toddler here for his first trip to the dentist. Dr. Ghatak was awesome -- patient with my freaked-out... read more

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    Julia B.
    6/26/2019

    What a friendly and fun place to go. Truth is, nobody really LIKES to go to the dentist, but the... read more

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    Maggie R.
    6/26/2019
  • Bright and cheery office. Dr. Ghatak and the entire staff were professional, caring, and friendly. They took the... read more

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    Alan F.
    1/07/2020

    After my son having a horrible dental experience he was very nervous about coming to the dentist but Merrifield dental... read more

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    Samantha M.
    9/04/2019

    Such a lovely, bright, and clean space! The staff and doctor are super friendly and knowledgeable too.

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    Ania B.
    6/26/2019
  • I love going here the staff is so friendly, and the doctors are very professional and nice overall it is... read more

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    Pegah B.
    10/01/2019

    I took my 3 year old son and he loved it, which was great since his first dentist appointment elsewhere... read more

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    Christine E.
    6/26/2019

    My Four Year Old Daughter Had Her First Visit Here For Her Annual Check-Up. The Patient Area Is So Nice... read more

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    Keona A.
    2/12/2019
  • Fantastic first visit at Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry today. Dr. Ghatak and her staff were so great with all of my... read more

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    Serena N.
    8/16/2019

    I went to Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry with my 6 years daughter and i was impressed by the tratament/hospitality from the... read more

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    Keff G.
    2/27/2019

    We had a good experience with Dr. Ghatak and staff... Everyone is very friendly, plus there is lots of toys.... read more

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    11/15/2019
  • Took my toddler here for his first trip to the dentist. Dr. Ghatak was awesome -- patient with my... read more

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    Julia B.
    8/21/2019

    I took my 2 year old son to Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry for his first trip to the dentist and was... read more

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    Ted L.
    1/22/2019

    Wonderful practice with an amazing office and staff. Very accommodating and enthusiastic, which made my boys happy to be at... read more

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    Matthew M.
    6/26/2019
  • After my son having a horrible dental experience he was very nervous about coming to the dentist but Merrifield dental... read more

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    Samantha M.
    9/04/2019

    I recently took both my boys ages 6 and 9 to see Dr. Ghatak. It was a great experience. The... read more

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    Chandrani O.
    3/06/2019

    We just had my sons follow up appointment and the staff greeted us warmly at the door! Dr. Monamie is... read more

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    9/21/2010
  • We had a great experience here. New patient check in paperwork on the iPad was a little cumbersome, but the... read more

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    Jennifer P.
    7/15/2019

    We went to dentist today with our 18 months and 3.5 year old...Dr. Ghatak was great with them. My son... read more

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    Kathleen K.
    6/26/2019

    5 star ratingHuma K. I recently took my 7yo and 5yo for their 6 month check-up and had a great experience at the clinic.... read more

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    Huma K.
    7/01/2019
  • The moment you walk in, you notice how quiet, modern and clean the office is. The staff are the most... read more

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    Liliana P.
    9/10/2019

    I just moved from Florida , and i selected this dentist from Google Review , the reviews 5 start really... read more

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    Nadia S.
    10/03/2019

    It was my first time looking for a pediatric dentist and I wanted to be sure to find a place... read more

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    12/21/2019
  • It's an amazing thing to watch when your children enjoy going to the dentist! No kicks, no screams, just all... read more

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    Toi I.
    10/21/2019

    Just took my son for his first dentist appointment. Very friendly staff! They were patient and informative with great tips... read more

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    Ingrid R.
    1/25/2019

    Dr. Monamie Ghetak and her assistant, Erica are wonderful and the office is beautiful! This was my 18 month old... read more

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    Jessica E.
    3/11/2019
  • 5 star ratingS. C. As a pediatrician, I look for the very best in pediatric specialists--for both my own children and my patients. We... read more

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    S. C.
    2/04/2019

    Full credit goes to the staff for using only minimal interventions to keep my son at ease during a fairly... read more

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    Juliana C.
    11/10/2019

    We had a great experience here. New patient check in paperwork on the iPad was a little cumbersome, but the... read more

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    Jennifer P.
    6/26/2019