Lynda Dean Duru DDS - Clinical Expertise Award

Lynda Dean-Duru DDS

Clinical Expertise

“We practice from the heart,” says pediatric dentist Dr. Lynda Dean-Duru. Her clinic, Ashburn Children’s Dentistry in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., started small in 2000: just Dr. Dean-Duru and an assistant.

The office was on the second floor of a shopping plaza; it had only a rear entrance. She wasn’t even allowed to hang a sign. “I wasn’t sure how patients would ever find us,” she says. But find her they did: She outgrew her space in a year.