Our team

Meet our pediatric dentistry team!

Compassionate pediatric dentist and staff 

Pediatric Dentistry in Germantown, MD

Dr. Irma Echandy, D.D.S

Dr. Irma Echandy graduated from New York University School of Dentistry in 1996. Dr. Echandy brings an extensive background having served as a Lieutenant Commander for the U.S. Navy, having hands on experience as a general dentist for 5 years. At that time, she was selected for Pediatric post doctorate specialty training at the University of Puerto Rico as a Reserve Officer for two more years from where she graduated in 2003. She brings not only a broad spectrum of dental experience, but a combination of both ‘gentle touch’ and a fun personality that eases both children and parents alike. Dr. Echandy currently lives with her family in Bethesda. 

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Geraldine Rios
Office Manager

Geraldine grew up in Peru. She attended Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA. She has several years of customer service experience and loves working in dentistry. She will help our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile they can be proud of.  She also takes pride in helping our patients with any questions they may have regarding their financial needs.  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her three kids and husband and also enjoys watching his oldest son playing soccer for his High School team and his daughter’s gymnastic classes. She looks forward to meeting you and assisting you with all aspects of your dental visit.

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Candy Poole
Front Coordinator Leader

Candy was born and raised in Frederick County, Maryland, and has worked in the dental field for over 16 years. She is passionate about pediatric dentistry and enjoys working with children. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, she loves gardening, camping, fishing, and hiking.

Pediatric Dentistry in Germantown, MD

Samantha Ladeira
Dental Hygienist

Samantha, our dental hygienist, was raised in Prince George’s county and attended the University of Maryland in College Park, where she received her bachelors. Following that, she attended dental hygiene school and has been in the dental field for nearly a decade. She is passionate about teaching the importance of dental hygiene to children and young adults. Having Brazilian and Italian roots, Samantha enjoys cooking and enjoying time with her husband, family and animals. 

Pediatric Dental Clinic in Germantown, MD

Roman Ramos
Dental Assistant

Our team member Roman is a highly experienced and knowledgeable individual in the field of dentistry. He takes great pride in supporting our Doctor in enhancing the oral health of our young patients. Originally from Honduras, Roman enjoys spending his free time engaging in outdoor activities, going to the gym, and cherishing moments with his loved ones.

Pediatric Dentistry in Germantown, MD

Carla Del Carpio
Front Coordinator

Carla was born and raised in Peru. She is a Graphic Designer and before coming to North America, she worked many years on the field as a newspaper editor. With experience in customer service, she joined our practice as a receptionist and enjoys working with kids in a wonderful atmosphere. She loves being part of a staff that has the highest standards and qualifications. When not at work, Carla enjoys cooking,  hiking, painting, and spending time with her son and daughter.

Office Hours:


9:00am – 5:00pm


9:00am – 5:00pm


9:00am – 5:00pm


9:00am – 5:00pm


Emergencies only





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