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Meet Our Team

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We Look Forward to Welcoming You!

We are an experienced and caring dental team committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our Petworth practice!


We believe what sets us apart is how we treat and care for our patients. You will never be rushed or forced into a treatment that you are not comfortable with. We take pride in listening to your needs and spend the necessary time with you to make sure you are well cared for and feel relaxed and comfortable. We are committed to providing you a high level of attention and with nothing less than 5-star service.  

Clinical Team

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Hello! I am Dr. Fitzpatrick. Welcome to our practice! My patients affectionately refer to me as 'Dr. Fitz'. I am passionate about providing exceptional and comprehensive dental care, including preventative, restorative, and implant dentistry for patients of all ages. 

I am a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago and my family and I are proud long-time residents of Petworth.  


Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Jillian and I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Solstice Smiles Dental. My patients often comment about my attention to detail and my enthusiasm around dental hygiene. I truly love to educate our patients about the value of preventative oral care. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University in 2016. I am licensed to practice in Washington D.C., Maryland and Pennsylvania.


In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family at the beach and I also love finding the best restaurants in the city!


Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Katina (Kat). I have been part of the Solstice Smiles Dental team from day one! 


I am a proud D.C. native and I have over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant. I take pride in helping patients feel great about their smile and overall dental health. Over the years, I have been able to develop a broad knowledge of all aspects of dentistry that has allowed me to clearly explain dental procedures in a way that helps patients feel comfortable, confident and safe.


Outside of my time at the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, kids, and grandkids.


Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Erika, and I am a DANB-Certified Dental Assistant. I’m very proud to have been part of the wonderful Solstice Smiles Dental team since it opened. My role as a Dental Assistant allows me to educate patients on how best to take care of their oral health and I particularly love helping them create a smile they are proud of! 


Originally from La Paz in Bolivia, I speak both English and Spanish. In my free time, I enjoy baking, dancing, and spending time with my husband and son, Sebastian.

Administrative Team


Administrative Team

Hello! My name is Kisanet (everyone calls me Kay) and I have been working with Dr. Fitzpatrick for over six years. As a Business Assistant, I help to manage the administrative aspects of the dental practice. What I enjoy the most is working closely with patients to ensure they receive the best treatment and have a consistently positive experience at each visit at Solstice Smiles Dental. 


I have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and I proudly speak three languages — English, Tigrinya and Amharic.


In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my loved ones. I am a self care enthusiast and I’m coffee obsessed! Ask me about where to find the best coffee in town!


Administrative Team

Hello! My name is Terin and as a Business Assistant at Solstice Smiles Dental, you will certainly see my smiling face greeting you when you enter our dental practice! 


I attended Howard University and have over 20 years of experience in the dental field. I recently joined the team at Solstice Smiles Dental helping to manage business operations and coordination of patient care. I enjoy working with our amazing team in this role as it allows me to advocate for patient health. Patient health and wellness is something I feel extremely passionate about. 


Your care and comfort is always our top priority and I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your dental journey!

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