Pediatric Dentistry

Stevensville General Dentistry for Children & Teens

Before the first sign of teething, infant oral care plays a key role in your child’s development. In fact, baby teeth, or primary teeth, form while still in the womb. Our dentists and experienced staff understand that doctor visits can be scary and we strive to provide pleasant atmosphere while developing a friendly and trusting relationship.

Relieving anxious dentist visits by:

  • Encouraging communication of feelings
  • Having the parent or guardian in exam room
  • Starting early, around your child’s first birthday

HODA JAFARI, DDS

Dr. Jafari has been providing exceptional dental care since 1999. She has lived in the Annapolis area since 1996. Dr. Jafari graduated from University of Maryland in 1992 and earned her dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After finishing her dental training, she completed a General Practice Residency at Howard College of Dentistry. She is a member of American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, the APD and the Eastern Shore Dental Society.

Dr. Jafari has practiced general/family dentistry, including restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and pediatric dentistry. She has a special interest in treating children, adolescents and youth, and has five years of experience in pediatric dentistry. To stay up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry, she completes many hours of continuing education each year.

Dr. Jafari has the special gift of connecting and listening to her patients. Dr. Jafari’s attention to detail is vividly displayed in her office’s warm and comfortable setting. She encourages open communication so that each patient’s questions and concerns are addressed thoroughly.

In giving back to the community, Dr. Jafari provides help and food to Light House, a homeless shelter in Annapolis. She loves spending time and entertaining friends and family in her home with her husband and two sons. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, water sports and traveling.

Orthodontist Coming Soon! Please contact us for more information or to schedule your appointment.

Primary teeth form when your child is learning to eat and speak, making them crucial during their development. Your child’s oral care of their primary teeth set a lifelong precedent. Baby teeth are also guides for their permanent adult teeth that begin to replace primary teeth around the age of six. Contact us to discuss your child’s first visit or schedule an appointment..