Our Mission:

To place the needs of the patient first by providing the highest quality of care and concern for their oral and overall health.

Charles D. Dietrich, D.D.S.

Dr. Charles Dietrich is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been in practice in Washington, DC, since 1977. Dr. Dietrich has been active in the DC Dental Society and the American Dental Association since starting his practice, participating in various leadership roles and committee positions. He also enjoys involvement in several study clubs and continuing education programs. Dr. Dietrich is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, The International College of Dentists, and The Pierre Fauchard Academy.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Dietrich taught undergraduate dental students, both in the lab and clinic at the University of Maryland, for several years. He continued to be an involved alumnus, teaching Dental Ethics as a member of the Dean’s Faculty at University of Maryland Dental School.

Having grown up in the Washington, DC area, he graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. In graduate school, he researched nutrition and dental decay prior to attending dental school in Baltimore. For over 25 years, Dr. Dietrich has been (and continues to be) a local dental clinic volunteer at the Spanish Catholic Dental Center. He has also been a dental mission volunteer in the Dominican Republic for ten years.

Catherine Dietrich Pulse, D.D.S.

Dr. Catherine Dietrich Pulse is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, Maryland. Following her training at Maryland, she completed a general practice residency program at the Washington, DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, rotating through the Washington Hospital Center’s oral surgery clinic, gaining advanced training in surgical procedures.

Dr. Pulse served as a Dean’s Faculty member at the University of Maryland, placing an emphasis on teaching ethics and treatment planning. She is an active member in the American Dental Association, DC Dental Society, Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists and several dental study clubs. Dr. Pulse also worked as a staff dentist at the Spanish Catholic Center Dental Clinic, and for the Montgomery Military Dental Service, providing exams and dental treatment for our Nation’s troops. She has served as a volunteer treating patients in the Dominican Republic through Somos Amigos Medical/Dental Missions.

Dr. Pulse is a native of the Washington, DC area and attended Gettysburg College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Working at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), she researched Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). After completing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Pulse completed a Master of Science in Biology at Towson University.