Pediatric Dental Staff

All of Tender Care Dentistry's professionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.



Our Dentists:

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Dr. Dana Kim,     Owner

General Dentist                                        Charlotte Hall, MD

Dr. Dana joined our Tender Care team in October 2013, she grew up in South Jersey (across the river from Philadelphia) and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She is fluent in both English and Korean (conversational). She is a mother of 3 children and loves reading long novels, and taking walks with her children in the woods. Dr. Dana enjoys working with all the awesome patients and happy, wonderful co-workers here at Tender Care.

"I enjoy getting to know a child and helping them to overcome their dental fears by showing them how brave they can be.  Kids are just so funny and honest.  I love that!" 



Dr. Pedro Alvarez,     Associate

Pediatric Dentist                                        Charlotte Hall, MD

Dr. Alvarez recently joined our Tender Care team, June of 2020. He graduated from  State University of New York, Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2010. He has also been accredited by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since December of 2018.  Stay tuned for Dr. Al's full bio, coming soon! 






Our Hygienists:

Dental Hygienist Charlotte Hall MD


Rachel Dougherty, R.D.H.                     

Rachel joined our hygiene team in October 2015. She enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, and spending time with friends, family, and pets. She is currently our lead hygienist.

"I love being able to put a nervous and anxious patient at ease and make their trip to Tender Care enjoyable and educational."


Melanie Benjes, R.D.H.

Mel is a Registered Hygienist that joined our hygiene team in October 2014. When Mel is not here cleaning teeth, she is at Gracie's Guys and Gals Dance Studio teaching children to tap. She enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Finley, and her husband.

"I love working at Tender Care because the staff is so friendly and I love interacting with the kids."



Our Office Manager:


Audra Keeler
Audra started working in the dental field in 1999 and began her journey with Tender Care in 2010. She has a broad knowledge of dental insurance, dental claims, policies, and billing. She is the mother of five, so working with children comes very natural. When she is not at Tender Care, she enjoys spending time with her family and singing with her band for her adoring local fan base.


The team at Tender Care Dentistry in Charlotte Hall, Maryland is here to offer you full-service dental care for your children. Call us at (301) 298-2622.

Contact Us
Charlotte Hall, MD Pediatric Dentist
Tender Care Dentistry
29795 Three Notch Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

(301) 290-0001
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