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Dr. Robert D. Camps has been a pediatric dentist for over 40 years. After graduating Howard University (HU), Dr. Camps went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry; extending his time solely focused on academia for an additional two years. Later, he held a position as an assistant professor at HU’s College of Dentistry, he taught Interceptive and Early Orthodontic Treatment to pediatric postgraduates.
As the owner, of Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center, he dedicated to the excellence of his organization. He believes his team includes the most talented and experienced dentists, who are trained and determined to live by his established core value: caring for each patient and parent as if they were their family members! These codes of ethics are reinforced by Dr. Camps’ wife, and taught to his two sons (Ethan and Jonathan) and his five grandchildren (Emma, Natalie, Ethan, Nathan, and Julia).Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center’s goal is educating our patients on the importance of their dental health. Every time this goal is met, we are thankfully rewarded with long-lasting relationships that have been proven to extend beyond the walls of the practice.
Dr. Fields earned her four-year dental degree from the University of Michigan in 1998. Afterward, she continued specialty training at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with a master’s degree and certificate in pediatric dentistry in 2000. She joined Dr. Camps’ office in 2001 and since has proudly accepted the opportunity to be a co-owner of the practice.
Dr. Fields enjoys skiing and a good snowstorm which reminds her of wonderful times growing up in upstate NY. She loves being a pediatric dentist and watching her patients grow. Dr. Fields is married to Dan Eckstein and is a proud mother to Max, a patient at Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center She also learned to become quite a good cook after caring for her son’s multiple food and environmental allergies. Max’s favorite dish – Parmesan crusted tilapia and rice!
In Dr. Fields’ words: “I know a visit to the dentist can be intimidating for children and parents. I believe everyone deserves excellent, individualized care. It’s the child who’s being treated, not just the cavity. Sometimes this means taking extra time to explain a procedure. My patients’ parents are always invited to sit in on cleanings and procedures. I always want your experience to be as pleasant as possible and as a mother; I strive to create an environment of warmth and compassion for your child. It’s what I would expect for my son.”
Dr. Jena Fields was recognized by a peer as one of Washingtonian’s Top Doctors and also featured as “Best Dentist” in Bethesda Magazine 2019.
Dr. Gavin-Walker was raised in New Jersey, where she attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and received her dental degree in 2006. After which, she and completed a general practice residency at Harlem Hospital. Dr. Gavin-Walker then went on to complete her advanced training in pediatric dentistry at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Participating in dental and community outreach, locally and internationally, she would tell you this experience gave her a greater appreciation of dentistry and the unmet needs of children. As a caretaker in the practice, she exudes patience and compassion. Her co-workers and Dr. Camps watch her work and recognize her passion for working with children in the dental field. She has picked the perfect field.
We are very excited Dr. Tiffany Gavin-Walker has accepted the offer to be part Owner of Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center.
Dr. Sarraf earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School in 1998. She completed a two-year General Practice Residency program at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in 2000. Dr. Sarraf completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency program at the University of Maryland Dental School (UMD) in 2003. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Dental Science (MSD) from UMD. Her research work was focused on the development of early childhood caries in preschool children. She became an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2001; in 2008 she earned board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In June 2010, Dr. Sarraf brought eleven years of pediatric dentistry to Dr. Camps’ team. In total, she has acquired over twenty years of experience in her career field. Her experience also includes treating special needs and medically compromised patients under general anesthesia at Shady Grove Hospital.
Dr. Sarraf’s special interest in children’s oral health is focused on prevention as the key aspect of pediatric dentistry. She consistently delivers in a comprehensive, accessible, coordinated, and family-centered approach. Dr. Sarraf believes in establishing a positive “Dental Home” for anxious children through to adulthood. Her core values include an ongoing relationship between dentist and patient.
As the daughter of two Middle Eastern physicians, Dr. Sarraf is fluent in English and Arabic. She is happily married and has two adorable children, Zane and Hana. Dr. Sarraf and her family enjoy traveling, nature, and exploring new places. Her personal interests include planning birthday parties for her children, swimming, and biking.
Dr. Hersko was born in Israel, but grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland. Dr. Hersko graduated ahead of her class from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Spanish minor. After which Dr. Hersko traveled to Tel-Aviv where she spent six months volunteering at a hospital specializing in children with cancer.
Gal Hersko completed dental school in 2013 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Dentistry. Her studies continued on to Yale University for a one-year General Practice Residency, followed by a two-year specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. She passed my American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Examination in May 2016, and scored in the top 20% in multiple sections including Craniofacial Growth & Development, Oral Pathology, Prevention and Anticipatory Guidance. I became Board Certified in 2017 after passing the Oral Clinical Examination and earning Diplomate status of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hersko has worked as a part of the Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center’s team since July 2016. As of December 2021, Dr. Hersko holds the highest positive patient reviews, as you could imagine, a dentist singing the latest, greatest Disney tunes during her patient’s exams would be awarded.
Dr. Jessica Goodman is a pediatric dentist originally from Long Island, New York. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Delaware. After working as a chemist for a year in New York, she was accepted into the University of Maryland School Of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Upon graduation, Dr. Goodman completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. There, she focused on comprehensive care of the pediatric patient including treatment of patients under conscious sedation and general anesthesia, emergency dental management, and children with special healthcare needs. She believes that fostering positive dental experiences as a child, through the prevention of dental disease is important to achieve lifelong health. Dr. Goodman is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Goodman enjoys golfing, hiking, traveling, reading, and spending time with family. She takes pride in working with Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center and treating patients in a way that makes them feel comfortable and excited about maintaining a healthy smile.
Dr. Acosta started with Dr. Camp’s Pediatric Dental Center in 2006. Currently, she works as a part-time provider with the practice when other dentists are not available.
Dr. Acosta grew up in a small town in Connecticut. She received her dental degree from the University of Connecticut in 2003. Her specialty training in pediatric dentistry was performed at the University of Maryland.
As a child, she knew she wanted to work with children. Before attending dental school, she volunteered at different daycare centers and summer camps. She has also worked as a childcare provider during church services and was even a teacher at Gymboree!
She truly enjoys teaching children and their families how to take care of their teeth. The most satisfying part of her day is helping apprehensive children through their dental appointments. Dr. Acosta is a mother of two children, whom she had to navigate through their oral health during their toddler and adolescent years. Being the layman to a parent is incredibly help at times. Families appreciate that!!
It’s a great feeling when we can dry tears, erase fears and have children walk out of our office with a smile – and a prize, of course! At our office we strive to treat each child as we would our own.
Dr. Surina was born in the Midwest but spent most of her life surrounded by cacti, hiking tall mountains in the dry heat of Arizona. After graduating from Arizona State University, she decided to brave the cold as she attended University of Michigan for dental school.
Following graduation in 2020, she completed her residency training in pediatric dentistry on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and found a love of crab dip that kept her tied to the state. In her free time, you can find Dr. Surina traveling, trying new restaurants (especially sushi ones!) and spending time at the beach.
Dr. Surina is a huge Disney fan and you can often hear her singing a song while interacting with her patients. She truly enjoys getting to help each patient and make the dental office a welcoming environment for her patients and their parents. Her motto is to treat each patient as if they were a member of her family, and make them feel as comfortable as possible at every visit!