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Meet Dr. Rishita

Dr. Rishita

Dr. Rishita Jaju, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, is the founding Dentist of Smile Wonders in Reston, VA. She completed her dental education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston. MA and continued to receive specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC where she was appointed as the Chief Resident. She is the only pediatric dentists in the Mid-Atlantic region who has achieved Advanced Laser Proficiency Certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and Breastfeeding Specialist Certification.

Dr. Rishita gives back to her profession and patient community. She is selected on the Council of Clinical Affairs for American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Each year Smile Wonders participates in Give Kids a Smile initiative by American Dental Association to provide free care for children of Northern Virginia.

Dr. Rishita loves going home to her husband and 2 maltese puppies – Kaju and Kulfi. She enjoys travelling all over the world and has visited every continent (except Antarctica).

Experience & Expertise

Dr. Rishita is a well-known expert provider skilled in providing specialized care in Pediatric Laser Dentistry since 2007. She enjoys the trust of her peers and colleagues when they refer their most complex cases to her care. Newborns with Tethered Oral Tissues (Tongue-Tie/Lip-Tie),  children with special behavioral or medical needs and extensive dental needs that have a difficult time getting to access to care have been the driving force for her to start her private practice.  She has helped improve the quality of life of her patients including infants as young as 2 days old, who are struggling with challenges of nursing due to Lip or Tongue-Tie issues. She is an educator and has provided numerous seminars and training for introducing and promoting infant oral health, pediatric dentistry and benefits of laser applications to general dentists, pediatricians, lactation consultants, speech pathologists as well as the providers of the Infant Toddler Connection programs. Her most recent achievement has been completing the training in Oral Myofunctional Therapy so she can collaborate with her colleagues to help patients suffering from sleep disordered breathing.