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Meet Dr. Emily Little

As a pediatric dentist, everything I do is centered on treating my young patients in a way that makes them feel comfortable and excited about maintaining a healthy smile!

I love working with children and am committed to bettering each child’s oral health through positive dental experience. I believe that fun and worry-free dental visits as a child, with a focus on prevention of dental disease through education, are important to achieve lifelong oral health.

It is professionally and personally rewarding to be a formative part of a child’s life: I love seeing my patients grow, developing healthy habits and a positive relationship with dentistry!

~ Dr. Little

Education and Experience

Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Little attended Lafayette College. There she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

Dr. Little then attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Her Pediatric Dental Residency was completed at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. During her residency, Dr. Little focused on comprehensive treatment of the pediatric patient. This included treatment of patients with special healthcare needs, emergency dental management, and dental rehabilitation under conscious sedation and general anesthesia.

Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations

Dr. Little believes it is important to keep up with current topics in pediatric dentistry in order to treat patients with the best available information. A lifelong learner, she participates in numerous continuing educational opportunities throughout the year.

Dr. Little is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Through these organizations she has access to research and training in the latest advancements in technologies, materials, and treatment modalities.

Beyond the Practice

Dr. Little has lived in the DC area since beginning her residency at the Children’s Hospital in 2014. Her husband, Ben, is active duty Navy, and the couple will be welcoming a baby boy in April 2020.

Her favorite times, beyond caring for patients, are spent running and skiing, reading, and with family and friends