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Peter Kwon, DDS & Crystal Carpenter Kwon, DMD

8120 Woodmont Ave. Suite 110
Bethesda, MD


text 240-630-4669

“The most important lesson in dentistry is to learn to listen to your patients before you start talking”

What are your interests outside of work?

Dr. Carpenter: I run marathons with my running group. I’ve completed four full marathons in two years of running. I’m looking forward to running more marathons in the coming years, too. 

Dr. Kwon: I’m from Rockville and attended the University of Maryland so I’m a big Redskins, Wizards and Terps fan. 

How would your patients describe you?

We’re both very easygoing and patient. We strive to be totally informative with all our patients. The most important lesson in dentistry is to learn to listen to your patients before you start talking. We like our patients to ask as many questions as possible. We love talking dentistry. We believe the more informed our patients are, more comfortable they will be with us.

What is your professional and educational background?

Dr. Kwon: I attended the University of Maryland Dental School and completed my residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Maryland, too. If I wasn’t a dentist, I’d be a teacher. I’d love to teach at a dental school later in my career and have the best of both worlds. 

Dr. Carpenter: After graduating from University of Pittsburgh Dental School, I met Peter while we were both residents at the University of Maryland. I had my own practice, then joined Peter at our Bethesda office in 2008. 

What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?

We love working together as husband and wife, business partners and colleagues. We also love seeing our patients leave our office with big smile on their faces.  

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