West Falls Church Pediatric Dentist

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At Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry we believe every child is unique. We tailor custom treatment plans for each child. We strive to take a personalized boutique-style approach to children’s 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.

West Falls Church

West Falls Church is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 29,207 at the 2010 census. Before 2010, West Falls Church was officially named Jefferson.

Outside of the Jefferson Village neighborhood, “Jefferson” generally is not used locally to refer to the area bounding Falls Church city to the south and southwest that comprises the CDP. Likewise, “West Falls Church” is rarely used to describe the area but is usually applied to areas west of Falls Church city or near West Falls Church Metro station.

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    1/25/2019

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

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    8/21/2019

    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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    1/02/2019
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    9/04/2019

    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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    2/27/2019

    5 star ratingKeff G. 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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    1/02/2019
  • This place is great. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, patient and kind. The billing is super clear and organized. They... read more

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    10/05/2019

    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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    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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    7/15/2019
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    12/21/2019

    Dr. Ghatak earned her 5 stars today! We've been bringing our five year-old to Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry since last... read more

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    9/29/2019

    It was our first visit there, I took both of my daughters there and the entire staff is very nice... read more

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    9/25/2019
  • 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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    9/04/2019

    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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    8/21/2019

    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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    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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    8/16/2019

    Highly recommended! This place is above and beyond
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    9/13/2010

    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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    2/04/2019
  • 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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    9/10/2019

    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

    Dr. Monamie Ghatak is very professional, accommodating and approachable too. I had a good impression of her since she's very... read more

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    6/26/2019
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    Nadia S.
    10/03/2019

    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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    3/11/2019

    We just moved to this area and found Merrifield Pediatric through a friend's recommendation. We had our first appointment and... read more

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    9/07/2019
  • 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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    6/26/2019

    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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    6/26/2019

    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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    3/06/2019
  • 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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    6/26/2019

    Dr. Ghatak is very approachable, kind, and patient with my active little guy. They are very quick to respond to... read more

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    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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    6/26/2019