Essence Dental Care

Meet Our Doctors

5805 Silver Hill Road, Suite G
District Heights, MD 20747
2345 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020


Patrick Larosiliere, DDS

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Dr. Patrick Larosiliere is an orthodontist. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and a certificate in orthodontics from Howard University. He has also completed a general practice residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

Dr. Larosiliere has completed numerous continuing education courses and stays at the forefront of the latest techniques and technology in his field.

Dr. Patrick has been in private practice since 1998. Dr. Patrick maintains professional memberships with the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and the Maryland State Dental Association. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family,  traveling, and playing golf.


Caroline W. Larosiliere, DDS

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Dr. Caroline Larosiliere is a pediatric dentist at our practice. She has been in private practice since 1998. She enjoys caring for the well-being of children and their overall growth and development.

Dr. Caroline obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at Howard University. In addition, she completed a general practice residency at Harlem Hospital.

Away from the office, Dr. Caroline gives tooth talks to students at local schools and day care centers. She loves spending time with her husband and three children.


Dominique Knox, DDS

Dominique Knox

Dr. Knox was born and raised in Illinois where she discovered her love for dentistry at a very young age through her passion for making others smile.

Dr. Knox migrated to DC where she obtained her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Howard University. She went on to complete her General Practice and hospital dental residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Knox is a member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling and fitness. Dr. Knox is a profound believer in preventative and conservative dentistry. She works closely with her patients to create life-long dental plans that promote comprehensive oral health and confident smiles.


W. Charles White, DDS

Charles White

Dr. W. Charles White is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native who attended dental school at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and completed his dental residency at the Washington D.C Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. White is passionate about educating his patients on the impact their oral health has on the rest of their body. With his friendly and gregarious personality, he strives to prove and exceptional experience the moment every patient sits in the dental chair. His areas of interest include: restorative dentistry (fillings, crowns and bridges), dentures, molar endodontics (root canals), implant placement and restoration and periodontal surgery.

In his free time he enjoys traveling, playing piano for church and performing with his band.

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