Dr. Ben Liu, DDS originally hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He earned his B.A in Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University, in nearby Baltimore, MD. After working for several years, Dr. Liu learned that dentistry was his calling, and he went on to attend Columbia University in the heart of New York City to pursue his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Knowing that working with children was a necessary component of his future career, he pursued a two year specialty program, earning his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at New York University. Upon graduation, Dr. Liu worked as an associate at various pediatric dental offices in New Jersey. He moved to the DC metro area in 2013 to establish three locations of his own pediatric practice, SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Liu is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Liu sincerely believes that fun, patience, and a gentle touch are the key factors in earning the trust of a child. Further, he feels that by educating the parent and incorporating them as a partner in maintaining the oral health of their child, the benefits are magnified and a stable and safe dental home can be created for the child and the family. Dr. Liu looks forward to providing dental care for your child that is paramount in both quality and compassion.
Dr. Liu resides in Sterling with his wife and baby girl in Sterling, Va.
Dr. Lucy was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After finishing her undergraduate degree at Auburn University she spent a year in graduate school at the Cambridge School of Art in England where she met her husband. She then went on to earn a doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following her passion of working with children, she then underwent speciality training in pediatric dentistry at one of the nation’s top five children’s hospitals, Children’s Hospital Colorado. Some of the highlights of her residency include training in laser dentistry, oral conscious sedation, special care clinic, interdisciplinary clinics (cleft lip and palate, oral feeding clinic), phase one orthodontics, and hospital dentistry (general anesthesia).
Dr. Lucy enjoys working with children and strives to make dentistry a positive experience for them. She is kind, caring, and committed to promoting oral health in her community.
In her free time, Dr. Lucy enjoys road cycling, drawing, and cooking dinner with her husband. She is the proud parent of Elizabeth Jane.
Dr. Eva Swenson has an international and diverse dental background. She combines her American and Scandinavian dental philosophies to bring a unique perspective to pediatric dentistry with a gentle, conservative, and preventative approach. She firmly believes that every dental visit should be a positive experience, and that establishing a trusting relationship with her patients and their parents is the key to a lifelong positive attitude towards good oral health.
Dr. Swenson graduated from dental school at the Royal Dental College at Aarhus University in Denmark in 2010 with a Master of Science in Dental Surgery. After graduation, she worked as a general dentist in Norway, her home country, providing comprehensive dental care to children and adults. She then completed two years of general dentistry residency, one year at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington and a second year at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. Her passion for working with children grew throughout this period. She was accepted into the Pediatric Postdoctoral Program at the University of Alabama School of Dental Medicine in Birmingham, where she earned her Pediatric Dental Specialty degree in June 2015. As part of her residency training, Dr. Swenson received intensive knowledge and training in the areas of pediatric medicine, behavior management, oral conscious sedation, dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia, and treating patients with special needs.
In her free time, Dr. Swenson enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with friends and family. Besides English, she speaks Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish fluently.
Dr. Swenson is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Association and the Danish Dental Association.
Dr. Ronald Gravitz, a second generation Washingtonian, has been practicing Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry in Montgomery County for nearly 40 years. Following graduation from Winston Churchill H.S., he received a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, for his D.M.D degree. Finally, he obtained his certificate in Pedodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, and the John F Kennedy Institute, which is affiliated with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ron split private practice and teaching at the University of Maryland Dental School, for which he was honored with their three “Outstanding Clinical Instructor” awards over a five year period. He has been solely in private practice in Rockville since that time period. Ron is a firm believer that all children deserve the best possible dentistry that is available–and not undergo what he did as a child.
Ron has been a member of three local Dental Study clubs continuously for several decades in order to stay involved with the advances in all the various fields of dentistry. Furthermore, he has been selected by his peers consistently as a “Top Dentist” in Washingtonian Magazine, since the feature started in 1999. Among his interests outside of dentistry included travel (foreign and domestic), sports, art (contemporary/fun) and music (especially classic rock), museums, and enjoying the ever growing DMV food scene.
Dr G and his wife, a former elementary school teacher, are “empty nesters” living in Potomac, with their two children living in the Md/Va suburbs.
Dr. Jade Tran grew up in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado where she attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for her bachelor’s degree in biology. Pursuing her dream to become a dentist, she made a move to the big apple and received her doctor of dental surgery degree from New York University. She excelled in school graduating with honors, and was inducted into the national dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, reserved for the top 10% of the class. She stayed in New York and completed a general practice residency at Nassau Medical Center in Long Island to advance her clinical skills in dentistry. She practiced as a general dentist for 3 years before pursuing her true passion of creating beautiful smiles with orthodontics. She then completed her post-graduate education in orthodontics and facial orthopedics at NYU, where she did extensive research on accelerating tooth movement. Her research, “Cytokine Expression and Accelerated Tooth Movement”, was published in the Journal of Dental Research. Shortly after graduation Dr. Tran became a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. As a board certified orthodontist, she strives to provide patients with the best care possible. benDr. Tran has participated in several dental outreaches in Romania and Nicaragua, and looks forward to many more. In her spare time she enjoys photography and spending time with her daughter. Dr. Tran is married to her dental school sweetheart, who is a practicing oral surgeon.
Dr. T (Anh Tran) was born in Saigon, Vietnam, grew up in Europe and decided after high school to move to the United States to pursue his dream to become an orthodontist. He started his dental education at West Virginia University. He excelled in dental school and graduated at the top of his class, and was initiated into Dentistry’s most prestigious Honor Society. He went on to complete his Orthodontic Specialty training at his Alma Mater (WVU), where he also received a degree of Masters in Science. Dr. T has provided top-quality orthodontics for the last 20 years in the Northern Virginia area. In his spare time, he loves spending time with family and friends, and playing with his absolutely spoiled rotten French bulldog, Siri.
Hello my name is Dayra, I am the office manager at SuperKids-Alexandria. I have worked in the dental field for over seven years, and I look forward to meeting your treatment planning and financial needs.
Hello, my name is Daniela, I am the office manager at the Potomac and Sterling offices. I live with my family in Leesburg, and I have been with Superkids since we first opened. Please let me know what I can do to make your visit as relaxing and stress-free. I look forward to meeting you and your little one (or ones)!
My name is Shannon, I am the general business/financial manager at SuperKids. I have been in the dental field for over ten years, and have gained much experience and expertise in understanding the sometimes complicated world of dental insurance. If you have any questions about your insurance benefits or treatment plan, I am the one to talk to! Look forward to meeting you!
Hello my name is Leslie, I am the lead dental assistant at SuperKids. I enjoy working with children, trying to change any negative perception of dentists that they may have. I’ll do everything I can to make your child’s visit exciting and comfortable!
Hello, my name is Karina, I am a dental assistant in our Alexandria office. I actually started with SuperKids working at the front, but moved to assisting because I wanted more interaction with our little patients! I will do my very best to make your visit to the dentist comfortable and fun!
Hello, my name is Sandy and I am a dental assistant with Superkids. I was born and raised in Fairfax, Va. I have been in the dental field for almost two years. I look forward to meeting you!
Hi my name is Alejandra, I am the front desk administrator at our Alexandria office. My job is to assist you in scheduling treatment or answering any questions about your children’s appointments. I am originally from Bolivia, but grew up locally here in Arlington. Hope to see you soon at SuperKids-Alexandria!