Welcome to Ivy City

Where Smiles Blossom

At Ivy City Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we're more than just dental professionals; we're partners in nurturing your child's smile as it blooms. With a dual-certified specialist at the helm, we offer a world of dental care where children and teens find comfort, joy, and expert care.

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Dual-Board-Certified | Orthodontist & Pediatric Dentist

Meet Dr. Jarrett Caldwell

Dr. Jarrett Caldwell, affectionately known as Dr. JC, stands out in the dental community as one of the few professionals dual-board-certified in both orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. His dedication to early dental care emphasizes not only the overall health but also the confidence and self-esteem of children and teens.

Driven by the influence of his mother, an emergency room physician, and guided by a dental mentor in college, Dr. JC chose a path that allows him to make a positive impact on young lives.

Residing in Washington, DC for over 15 years, he has become a trusted figure in the community, providing compassionate and expert care to his young patients.

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The Importance of Children's Dental Care

Every child's smile is a precious seedling, waiting to blossom into a beautiful smile. Proper dental care is the sunshine and water that allows this growth. From preventing cavities to ensuring proper oral development, dental care for children is a journey that shapes not just their smile but also their lifelong attitude towards dental health.

Pediatric Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

The Child-Focused Difference

Pediatric dentists are the gardeners who specialize in tending to the unique flora of children's teeth. While general dentists provide essential care, pediatric dentists have additional training that empowers them to create a tailored, child-friendly environment. At Ivy City, we practice dentistry that resonates with children's needs, making each visit a delightful experience.

Growing Smiles: Guiding Children Through the Seasons of Dental Care

Children's dental care is a journey, not a destination, and like any good guide, we're here to lead them through the unique phases of their dental development. Understanding and addressing dental needs at every stage fosters healthy habits and happy smiles that will last a lifetime:

Infant and Toddler

These early years are filled with discovery and growth. We provide gentle care for the newest smiles, focusing on nurturing a positive introduction to dental wellness. This includes assistance with teething discomfort, early cavity detection and prevention, and vital parental guidance to cultivate at-home care practices.


As children bloom into the pre-teen stage, their dental landscape changes. We're here to guide them through the transitions with services like fillings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and more. It's not just about treating teeth; it's about building confidence and a positive relationship with dental care that encourages personal responsibility.


The teen years are an exciting time of change and growth. Dental care takes on a multifaceted role, bridging the gap between childhood and adulthood. Our approach adapts to these unique needs, offering both standard pediatric dental care and specialized orthodontic solutions. By providing in-house orthodontic care, we ensure that your teen's smile is aligned, confident, and ready for the bright future ahead.

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One Roof, Two Specialties

Complete Dental Care for Your Child

Dr. Jarrett Caldwell's unique dual-certification in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics offers a unified, continuous care experience. There's a reassuring continuity, with the same friendly face guiding your child from their first tooth through their journey to a perfect smile. Our Washington DC children's dental care office embodies this commitment, providing both specialties under one roof, with the same doctor your child knows and trusts.

Growing Together

Your Child's Dental Partner

At Ivy City, we're not just about teeth; we're about relationships, trust, and building a foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. With a specialized focus on children's dental care, our Washington DC office stands as a beacon of comfort and excellence. Our doors are always open to welcome new smiles. Join us on this wonderful journey, and let's nurture your child's smile together. Schedule a pediatric dental appointment today, or if your child is ready for orthodontic treatment, schedule a free orthodontic consultation.