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ShiningStars Pediatric Dentisry

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LETTER FROM DR. ALMON, DDS

Dear Parents and Patients,

 

Please be informed that I, Dr. Ephraim L. Altmon, will be leaving Kiddie Cavity Care & Orthodontics at the end of April 2022. Thank you for the honor of serving you for the past 20 years. I've had a fantastic and rewarding experience as part of the Washington, DC community. Naturally, I am sad to leave and will miss you all, but it's time for me to move on to semi-retirement.   

A dentist has a unique relationship with patients. Since they see each other every few months, they can develop a relationship more than that of just a dentist treating a patient. They become friends. Almost no other healthcare provider has that opportunity. I can honestly say that finding friends was not on my list of reasons to become a dentist, but it has been a tremendous added benefit to my chosen profession.  

 

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Gina Pham, the owner of ShiningStars Pediatric Dentistry, will become the new owner of Kiddie Cavity Care &

Orthodontics.  ShiningStars Pediatric Dentistry has an existing location in Northeast Washington DC and has cared for children in the community for the past four years.  ShiningStars Pediatric Dentistry is now merging with Kiddie Cavity Care to provide dental care to children in the Northwest Washington DC community.  The New name of the practice will become ShiningStars Pediatric Dentistry of DC.   

 

Dr. Gina Pham graduated from Howard University, College of Dentistry in Washington DC, in 1999 and has felt a special connection to the local communities here ever since.  She completed her pediatric dentistry specialty training at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, in 2002.  Dr. Pham has practiced pediatric dentistry, treating infants, children, and adolescents for over 20 years in the Washington metropolitan area. During her years at Howard University, Dr. Pham fell in love with Washington DC and its people and was determined to practice here one day.  That is why Dr. Pham jumped at the opportunity to merge with Kiddie Cavity Care & Orthodontics. Dr. Pham is committed to continuing the highest quality of dental care for our patients. She is thrilled and looks forward to meeting every one of our Kiddie patients.

 

My fondest wishes to one and all! You were not only my patients, but you were also the beautiful people I've had the privilege to know, the fine folk who have put their complete trust in me, and my friends and my extended family. 

 

I sincerely believe that Dr. Gina will continue the tradition of excellence that I have established with all of my patients, and I encourage your confidence in her practice. Please understand that the continuity of care and treatment planning will be seamless and smooth. Your care with Dr. Gina will continue with gentleness and professional competency. 

 

Sincerely 

Dr. Ephraim L. Altmon 

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SHININGSTARS FT TOTTEN, NE

435 iNGRAHAM STREET NE

WASHINGTON, DC 20011

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202-600-4833

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SHININGSTARS VAN NESS, NW

4301 CONNECTICUT AVE. NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20008

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(202) 470-3676

Mon – THURS  08:00– 5:00PM