Meet Dr. Girish Banaji

“Nothing gives me more professional satisfaction than caring for the dental needs of a growing child. The most gratifying aspect of my profession is taking a holistic approach—thinking about the big picture and addressing the whole person, including their physical, mental, emotional health, and social factors.

“What I love about working with my pediatric patients is the awesome responsibility, trust, and confidence that each parent puts in me to do the very best for their child’s dental and overall health.” – Dr. Banaji

Dr. Girish Banaji is a board-certified pediatric dentist and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and received specialized training in pediatric dentistry at Howard University College of Dentistry.

Since the year 2000, Dr. Banaji has been in private practice specializing in pediatric dentistry. His extensive clinical experience enables him to diagnose and treat both routine and complex dental issues in children. Dr. Banaji continuously challenges himself both professionally and personally, ensuring he remains at the forefront of advancements in his field.

Dr. Banaji actively participates in continuing education courses given by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also mentors pre-dental and pre-dental hygiene students, in addition to teaching and lecturing to dentists and physicians in the greater Washington, DC area. Two of his children are proudly following in his footsteps, currently pursuing their studies in dental school.

Professional Affiliations:

- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association,  American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society, and Virginia Dental Association.

As an active member of the Dental Advisory Committee of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, Dr. Banaji helps shape the state’s Medicaid dental program. Since 2005, he has volunteered as a pediatric dental consultant for the Craniofacial Clinic at the Inova Children’s Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dr. Banaji and his wife, Midu Banaji, MD, who is a practicing physician in the area, share a devoted family life with their three children and Sadie, their beloved golden doodle.

When he’s not at work, you can find Dr. Banaji outdoors in nature, with family, traveling, and reading. His passions outside of work involve family time, keeping up with current events, and helping his children be their best.