AboutRockville Family Dental

Rockville Family Dental is a Rockville based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Parikh and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 301-575-0941 and experience why our patients think Rockville Family Dental is the best dentist in Rockville.

A testimonial from a client

DMD, MDS
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine Fellow, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Chetan H. Parikh

Dr. Chetan Parikh received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, an Ivy League school, in 2001. Dr. Parikh graduated with second class rank and a GPA of 3.91. Prior to receiving his DMD, Dr. Parikh practiced dentistry in India, where he received both his Master of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the largest and most prestigious dental school, the Government Dental College and Hospital, in Bombay, India.

Because of his extensive training as an oral medicine specialist, Dr. Parikh doesn’t just look at your teeth; he looks for the whole picture and oral manifestations of systemic diseases. With his holistic approach, Dr. Parikh can help detect systemic diseases such as pemphigus, a serious skin disease, lupus, diabetes, and many others by evaluating the mouth for any signs and symptoms. This early detection can help you get the medical treatment you need earlier on to avoid any long-lasting, harmful effects.

Since establishing his practice in 2005, Dr. Parikh has been providing exceptional dental care to families in Rockville, Maryland, and the surrounding areas. In order to continue offering high-quality dental treatment to our patients, Dr. Parikh takes over 200 hours of continuing education classes each year, including classes on dental sleep apnea, dental implants, and orthodontics. He has received certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). This achievement is marked by extensive continuing education, observation, rigorous examination, and presentation of actual patient cases to a board of dental sleep medicine peers. When choosing a dentist, or any medical professional, you should look for one who is board-certified. A board-certified dentist has met requirements that have been established by his or her peers on a national level. By meeting such high standards, a board-certified dentist will exceed your expectations for care and expertise, more so than a non-board-certified dentist. With this certification, Dr. Parikh can give you the healthy smile of your dreams.

Dr. Parikh’s wife says that dentistry is his passion; that he lives and breathes dentistry. Dentistry runs in Dr. Parikh’s blood; in fact, his grandfather graduated from the first dental school in Kolkata, India, in 1920. His grandfather was a lifelong dentist, practicing until he passed away in 1972.

In his spare time, Dr. Parikh can often be found swimming, reading, or watching movies. He also enjoys riding bicycles and playing table and lawn tennis.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (Diplomat)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

What is a Diplomate?

Simply put, a diplomate is a person who has become board-certified in a particular dental or medical specialty. To become a diplomate, a physician must set him or herself apart to practice in a specialty by completing advanced training and practical experience in a chosen field. A doctor may only become a diplomate following an exhaustive examination that has been conducted by a national board of senior specialists. To achieve the status of diplomate, Dr. Chetan Parikh has devoted many hours to increasing his knowledge base and his skill set. By doing so he will be able to offer his patients solutions in the areas of sleep medicine and cranio-facial medicine. Once one becomes a diplomate, one still involves oneself in continuing education and further certifications. The amount of time and effort that one puts into becoming a diplomate is an indicator of that doctor’s dedication to the art of healing and the well-being of his or her patients.

Dr. Chetan Parikh and our team are excited to welcome you and your family to Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS, DABCDSM. Our friendly, experienced team works hand-in-hand with our dentist in Rockville, Maryland, to provide you with the dental care you need to reach a bright, healthy smile. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about us and to schedule an appointment.

Diana Hernandez

Diana is the assistant office manager who helps our patients with all their financial questions, makes them aware of their insurance benefits and breakdowns, and as assists them in making appointments to fit their schedule. She can also answer most treatment related questions in a calm, polite manner, and always with a smile.

Homar Esperanza

Homar is our bilingual, multi-tasked assistant with significant knowledge about treatment and would be able to explain any dental treatment thoroughly. He is very skilled in assisting to make the visit more pleasant and uneventful.

Alifya Nathani

Alifya is our dental hygienist, and she helps our dentist give each patient a beautiful, healthy smile. Alifya attended the University of Illinois and received her undergraduate degree in applied psychology. From there, graduated from New York University in 2016 and moved to Rockville, Maryland, with her husband. She is eager to get to know her patients and help them to love their smile!

Sara Meldon

Sara is our front desk coordinator. She helps our patients coordinate their appointments, and she loves answering questions to help you get the most out of your visit. Sara graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia, where she received her degree in political science. She has been in the customer service field for the past year, and she is highly motivated and enthusiastic to use her people skills to get to know our patients.

Check back soon to meet Martha!