Treasured Pearls Dentistry
Kari Barnes, RDH, DDS:
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Treasured Pearls Dentistry
Kari Barnes, DDS
Washington, DC













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Casey C. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Barnes and team are great! Our entire family uses her, including our two young boys. She is incredibly knowledgeable, smart, experienced and personable. She and her team take great care with patients and possess terrific bedside manners. We have always received quality procedures with the utmost care. Highly recommend without hesitation!

Diane Withers Ellis (Source: Google)


I always have excellent experience at Treasure Pearls Dentistry, Dr Kari Barnes. You should see my teeth. She is excellent with Caps, Implants, cleaning and checking the gum pocket around your teeth. Dr Barnes and team also wear Personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure your protected from the COVID-19.

Maygn A. from Hyattsville, MD (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Barnes through my insurance portal and looked at the yelp reviews prior to making an appointment. I saw a couple responses saying they had terrible customer service and that Dr. Barnes can come off as “rough” but I decided to still go since 1. It’s very close to my office and 2. I love an all black staff, especially dentist. My first visit was great, her staff was very friendly and genuine. Dr. Barnes took the time to explain all her observations and concerns and allowed me to ask as many questions as I wanted. She was very patient and kind. Pam also helped me understand my insurance breakdown and everything! My second visit was for 2 teeth extractions. Firstly, I loved that every staff member remembered my name and my procedure. I was very nervous about the procedure itself and Octavia and Dr. Barnes were extremely helpful in calming my nerves. Dr. Barnes also explained what to expect and demonstrated which was helpful (for me at least). The procedure didn’t take very long and they both made sure I understood all the do’s and don’t for post care. I also appreciated that the very next day, Dr. Barnes calls me to check in on how I was feeling and if I had any questions. I absolutely love this practice. Dr. Barnes and her staff are just great people and they’re very professional. I plan to share their contact information with everyone! I most definitely recommend.

Ashley P. from Rockville, MD (Source: Yelp)


I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Barnes because I recently started a new job, got the good dental insurance (finally! hooray!) and was way overdue for a cleaning/check-up…it had been about three years. The staff were very polite and friendly over the phone when I scheduled the appointment and called me a few days prior to my appointment to remind me. To preface this review- I have SO much anxiety about the dentist because of some traumatic experiences as a kid and so I am always fairly nervous for even routine dental appointments. I research dentists extensively beforehand and chose Dr. Barnes because of her high ratings on Yelp and the positive reviews. I was not disappointed in my choice! The staff overall at Treasured Pearls are very sweet and friendly. I didn’t wait more than 10 minutes for my appointment to start despite they were all coming back from their lunch hour, noon-1 p.m. The hygienist was very sweet, very clearly explained to me the procedure of the x-ray and set me up in the chair. Then Dr. Barnes came out and introduced herself and proceeded to review my x-rays, talk to me about the few concerns I had, and did the entire cleaning herself with the assistance of the hygienist- which was awesome. She was also very sweet, explained things clearly to me as she went along. Much to my surprise, I had a clean bill of dental health! Whew! Dr. Barnes and the hygienist were very kind and considerate of the fact that I was (clearly) nervous. It was about an hour & a few minutes and I was all done! Things I like: the office is centrally located downtown, a few walking blocks from my office, which made this very easy to do on my lunch break. The office staff are very friendly and efficient, Dr. Barnes & the hygienist are both very friendly and knowledgeable and made an experience that is normally very nerve-wracking to me a very easy and stress-less one. I will definitely be keeping Dr. Barnes as my regular dentist and recommended her to my friends, coworkers and anyone who needs a dentist rec! I highly recommend her! Things I didn’t like: really, nothing. Which is saying a lot because I typically find something worthy of anxiety in dentist appointments and that was not the case here.

The A Fam (Source: Google)


The practice has a really calming atmosphere, from the background music playing, to the way Dr. Barnes soothes your concerns with how she explains the procedure, your options, and welcomes questions. The staff is also really, really nice; that stood out to me especially because they give the first impression of the practice.

R M. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’m a big fan of Treasured Pearls. I’ve been a patient since the practice opened and never thought for a second about straying off to look for another dentist in the dense DC forest. They are accommodating on scheduling appointments, see you on time when you arrive, give timely reminders [who can remember an appointment that is months away?] and are very good on billing, which means less time for me to fight with my dental insurance company.

Mary D. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have never been impressed with any business more so than Treasured Pearls. From my first phone call to book my appointment to the check out process and follow up scheduling, Treasured Pearls is indeed a treasure. The customer service, attention, and through explanations of the entire process was unexpected and an amazing breath of fresh air. The environment was clean, my visit was efficient, and before I left I was already contacting people I knew were looking for a regular dentist. Despite being nervous about having to get some work done, I’m actually looking forward to stepping into the office again.

Gabrielle Barnes (Source: Google)


The team here is awesome! I’m always in & out quickly with little disturbance to my day. They schedule appointments so I can come before work or during my lunch… & I’ve never had to wait! The dentist worked a miracle on a broken front tooth in an emergency & I felt absolutely no pain. She & her staff are the best in the DC area!!

Vee (Source: Google)


A wonderful experience for the last few months. Dr Barnes and her staff simply awesome!! Starting with Ms. Pam greeting you at the front desk, efficiently updating records and processing insurance quickly to both dental hygienists expediently and warmly welcoming you back to perform their duties proficiently in clinical examination, cleaning, and imaging when necessary. Then the lady herself approaches with kindness, reassurance and completes the service with a warm smile and addressing any concerns before seeing you off to the checkout desk. I have had necessary interventions which were performed skillfully and without complications, referred when appropriate and enjoy coming to this practice despite nerves in the beginning. A treasured dental practice is an understatement for this gem of a practice successful in DC through the scope of disease and treatments offered. Thank you Dr. Barnes and staff for making me feeling like a part of your expanding family. Best wishes always, Vivian N.

Bill N. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I have nothing but great things to say about Treasured Pears, Dr. Barnes and the entire team. I was in Washington on a work trip when a tooth broke. I called around and was dismissed everywhere despite my emergency. I wish that I would have called Treasured Pears first. They cared about my situation and were able to see me right away. They couldn’t have been more welcoming and friendly. Based on my visit, I could see the care and service standards are high at Treasured Pearls and if Washington, DC ever becomes my home, I know who my dentist will be!

Jen E. from Indian Head, MD (Source: Yelp)


This place is the best! Friendly, professional, timely. Discussing billing and payment is also handled easily and professionally, which is often not the case with anything medical! Takes FEP Blue and I think lots of other insurance. They will fit you in for emergencies too. They will also treat kids and my two year old loved it there with zero screaming or crying! It’s also beautifully styled so it’s a pleasant place to be in terms of window view, magazines, decor.

Sue Ellen Alvarado (Source: Google)


Dr Barnes is amazing!! Her and her staff actually care and have GREAT bedside manner. Youre not just another patient, its like you are a part of the family. Ive finally found a caring Dentist. And if you need a referral for other types of oral surgery – she refers you to a practice who cares as much as she does! If you hate going to a dentist, Dr. Barnes will make you change your mind.

Rachel C. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Barnes is super personable and smart; you can tell that you’re in good hands immediately. Same for Octavia, her right hand. I also appreciate the way Dr. Barnes interacts with her employees; I think it says a lot about the way she runs her business. Pam is the front desk maven, and she runs a tight ship to keep appointments on time. We’ve all been there: you arrive for your doctor’s appointment and you have to wait far past your appointed time because schedules have got off the rails–that doesn’t seem to happen here. I really respect and appreciate that (even if I’m the one running late and therefore may be asked to reschedule).

Becket H. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


One of my coworkers recommended Dr. Barnes as I was new to the area. I have now been for two-checkups and had Dr. Barnes remove two wisdom teeth with a follow-up. Dr. Barnes and everyone on the staff I’ve spoken with have been incredibly attentive and understanding of my questions (especially surrounding pain and recovery with the wisdom teeth!). I very much appreciated that Dr. Barnes did not attempt to upsell me with the wisdom teeth removal, and handled it very quickly and with minimal pain. I was always under the impression that removal would require putting me under with anesthesia and cost thousands of dollars, but Dr. Barnes handled it in less than an hour and it cost less than $400 with my insurance. I definitely recommend the Treasured Pearls team.

Roger C. from Northwest Washington, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Barnes and her staff are top quality if I’ve ever seen it. Switched dentists after a few terrible visits with another downtown DC dental practice and couldn’t be happier. Front desk greets you with a smile and knows your name when walking in. Appointments are true-to-time and, given the office’s smaller setting, Dr. Barnes is never more than a few feet away as the hygienist performs her prep. As a detailed addition, the background music couldn’t be any more perfect. 10/10

Maybelline M. from Northwest Washington, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing dentists for over 30 years and for the first time EVER in my life felt like I was completely at home . From the second you walk in you are greeted with such warmth . The calming music of Sade in the background and the attentiveness of all the assistants and personnel made this experience literally the best I have had ever. Everything is so modern , new and top notch. Her assistant Octavia was superb in explaining all of the X-ray results as well as taking extra care by taking extra high tech imaging that I’ve never seen done. She went through everything with me with such precision . Dr Barnes was so gentle w me and took the time to thoroughly explain everything. I felt so comfortable and like top priority that I realized how many times I’ve gone to the dentist and felt the complete opposite . I’m definitely recommending this dentistry to my friends and their families . I am actually here now w my son willing to pay out of pocket due to an emergency because she is that great! Can’t say enough great things about this office and Dr Barnes if you’re looking for a phenomenal dentist for you, and you’re family you will definitely find it here !

Donald M. from Lanham, MD (Source: Yelp)


It’s strange how my fear of going to the dentist has been turned into a pleasurable experience by Treasured Pearls. From the moment you enter this clean and welcoming outfit, you feel as if you are with people who care passionately about you as a person and about your health. Lead dentist, Dr. Barnes, is highly skilled, knowledgeable and reassuring. Follow up calls and texts by her after a critical procedure reveal a passion for each patient’s wellbeing. I never hesitate to recommend my friends and acquaintances to Treasured Pearls, as I am confident that they will be impressed with this outfit in the heart of our capital city as I have been.

Laudan Izadi (Source: Google)


I had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Kari Barnes for a severely broken tooth ( on taffy). She is so calm and gentle ( I am a bit afraid if the dentist ) and made sure to place a very solid white filling to repair the tooth. Her office has soothing music and the office staff , including her front desk Kathy and assistant were terrific! They all made me feel at calm and at ease… I left the office quickly and happily with a brand new, strong, and beautiful filling. No more taffy for me…even though I would like to visit Dr. Barnes again!

Angela Penn (Source: Google)


Very professional and friendly dentist and dental staff. The entire visit was pleasant and every member of the staff was courteous. In addition to user friendly online COVID and patient registration forms, we did not have to wait! Teaching throughout the entire visit and all of the staff is knowledgeable. After visiting dentist in Arlington, VA and Rockville, MD, we have found the right practice “Treasured Pearls Dentistry” will be our be our new family dentist. Nice to know people still take pride and time with their work and patient’s.

Jeff B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I don’t give a five-star rating very often, however, the fantastic treatment I received from Dr. Barnes and her staff makes it easy.  I have been to many dentists over the years, and I can honestly say Dr. Barnes is one of the best. I came for a check-up and cleaning (which was done by Dr. Barnes) knowing I might need to have a thirty-five year old crown replaced. Dr. Barnes assessed the crown and recommended a replacement. Two short visits later, I now have a new crown that is perfect. The process was quick, easy and painless. Dr. Barnes is a very skilled technician and from the moment you sit in her chair you know you are in good hands. Dr. Barnes and her staff are very pleasant, informative, and make a trip to the dentist a pleasent experience. When there was a slight problem with my insurance deductable, Kathy  was on the case and had the problem fixed in a matter of minutes. I was so impressed with Treasured Pearls that I made an appointment for my wife. She was also very happy with the entire experience and gives them five stars, too.  After my wife’s appointment Treasured Pearls sent me a Starbucks gift certificate for referring a new patient.  Nice touch!

Liz G. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


I was way over-due to see a dentist for a cleaning (I’ve been living in DC but was still waiting to see the dentist until I went home for vacations.), and happened upon Treasured Pearls through my insurance provider’s website. I saw the few but very positive reviews so I thought I would give them a try. I made an appointment the same afternoon because there had been a cancellation, which couldn’t have been more convenient. Very glad I saw Dr. Barnes and picked Treasured Pearls! The staff was very polite and positive, even when I had silly questions about the forms. Since I had to schedule another visit to replace a 15 year-old filling, I was also given an estimate of how much my insurance would cover and the “worst case scenario” that I would have to pay out of pocket for the filing replacement. After having an x-ray taken, Dr. Barnes conducted my entire cleaning from start to finish, including the flossing (which I normally have experienced is done by hygienists). She explained what she was doing when checking my gum health and explained what the different numbers meant for each tooth. Both she and the hygienist were also very positive, friendly, and professional throughout the whole visit. Additional plus: the office actually smelled really nice (not like mint or toothpaste) and they had some nice jazzy/soulful acoustic music playing.

Carina T.from Northwest Washington, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Barnes and her staff are excellent, mindful of patients’ time, and always provide patients with a pleasant experience. I can honestly say I’m very picky when it comes to dentists and I’m not a fan of dental work, but once I started going to Treasured Pearls I felt the most comfortable I’ve felt at a dentist’s office. I can’t recommend her enough!

Casey Chroust (Source: Google)


Dr. Barnes and team are great! Our entire family uses her, including our two young boys. She is incredibly knowledgeable, smart, experienced and personable. She and her team take great care with patients and possess terrific bedside manners. We have always received quality procedures with the utmost care. Highly recommend without hesitation!

T Evan (Source: Google)


I went to Dr. Barnes to have some work done on my tooth. Mind you, I am always a basket case whenever I have a dental appointment. I guess it comes with age. To my surprise, thanks to the compassionate care of Dr. Barnes and her staff I left with a smile. She help me through my anxiety moment with a caring and gentle way. Far exceeded my expectation. I recommend her highly. Greatful to Dr. Barnes and her wonderful staff Teresa

Maritza M. from Summerville, GA (Source: Yelp)


I continue to bring my children and myself to see Dr. Barnes. This last visit I showed signs of grinding my teeth. Dr Barnes carefully explained my treatment options and the step by step in order of priority. This is very helpful as I try to budget and do the most important thing. She continues to be gentle and compassionate and comprehensive as she works with my mouth and teeth. I also got cavities filled on this last visit and they were done very well, no pain, and great attention to detail. Dr. Barnes’ grasp on the 3 dimensional architectural concepts comes through when I am able to bite just as normal as before my cavities were filled. She is essentially an artist/engineer/doctor in one person. Her practice stands apart from others because of of her staff’s politeness, her timeliness, and willingness to work on various treatment options.

Eliza J. from Northwest Washington, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Treasured Pearls will always be my dentist as long as I’m in DC. My whole family goes to Dr. Barnes and we love her! When you have an appointment they always make sure to send you notifications so you don’t forget and they also have quick and easy buttons to either confirm your appointment or contact them. Today I went in for a filling, within 30 minutes, I was out of there with not only a filling, but with a cleaning and my yearly x-rays completed. Their speed and care will always make my family come back there year after year.

Chisolm M. from College Park, MD (Source: Yelp)


Visiting the office of Dr. Cheryl Barnes at Treasured Pearls Dentistry is not like going to the dentist at all. Her bedside manner is kind gentle and first-rate professionalism. She explains everything thoroughly giving you clear understanding about your circumstances to make the best decision. With a staff that compliments her in top-notch professionalism, I feel I’m in the safest of care whenever I visit. I’m so glad I found Treasured Pearls Dentistry! Michelle Chisolm

Jenna D. from Northwest Washington, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Ive been in the office a few times now and I just had to reach out and leave a review! I have observed Dr. Barnes patient relationships and I absolutely love the respect she has for them! As a dental patient, it means so much that the dentist actually takes time to not only do great and efficient work but also reaches out to get to know me individually. Her assistant, Octavia is so lovely and her knowledge in the dental field makes me so comfortable while in the chair. The front desk ladies, Pam and Maud go out of their way to make sure I am greeted as soon as I walk in and that my account is up to date and I am aware of any financial costs before my treatment. Dentistry just does NOT get any better then this! Thank you for all that you do!

Karolina Ramos (Source: Google)


Cannot recommend more! This is my first time reviewing a business online because I was so impressed by Dr. Barnes and her team. They’re incredibly friendly and professional. Her team was also super quick to help me schedule appointments and to answer questions, and were transparent and helpful about insurance and costs.

Maygn Wells-Akoto (Source: Google)


My first visit was great, her staff was very friendly and genuine. Dr. Barnes took the time to explain all her observations and concerns and allowed me to ask as many questions as I wanted. She was very patient and kind. Pam also helped me understand my insurance breakdown and everything! My second visit was for 2 teeth extractions. Firstly, I loved that every staff member remembered my name and my procedure. I was very nervous about the procedure itself and the Octavia and Dr. Barnes were extremely helpful in calming my nerves. Dr. Barnes also explained what to expect and demonstrated which was helpful (for me at least). The procedure didn’t take very long and they both made sure I understood all the do’s and don’t for post care. I also appreciated that the very next day, Dr. Barnes calls me to check in on how I was feeling and if I had any questions. I absolutely love this practice. I plan to share their contact information with everyone! I most definitely recommend.

L. Roo M. from Beltsville, MD (Source: Yelp)


It is always a delight to visit Treasured Pearl Dentistry. First, for years I have contended that wait times in doctors’ offices are too long. Not at Treasured Pearl Dentistry. I am always seen on time and if they are running behind, they not only apologize but give me a gift card as a thank you for waiting. Second, I have done various levels of dental care at Treasured Pearl and it is always done with professionalism and to my satisfaction. The dentist is thoughtful, efficient, and open in her discussions about my condition and treatment plan. Thanks to you Dr. Barnes and to your team for giving dentistry a good name.

Valentina R. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


This is definitely the best dentist office I have visited in DC in my 10 years living here. The office itself was very clean, sleek, nicely decorated with all new high-tech equipment. Dr. Barnes and her staff use the panoramic x-ray machine which takes literally minutes as opposed to half an hour of painful, tedious film x-rays most offices still use. The staff are super friendly, go out of their way to be as helpful as they can, and seem to truly care about their patients. Same for Dr. Barnes: she spent a good amount of time getting to know me, asking about my upcoming wedding and my time in DC. She even cleaned my teeth herself. The other standout moment for me was that her assistant took photos of each of my teeth so I could actually see them on the computer. She and Dr. Barnes pointed things out that none of my other dentists in the past 10 years caught: leaking metal fillings and grinding. AND they are preferred providers for Blue Cross CareFirst, so my bill was a grand total of $0 for my initial visit. Very pleased, indeed!

Dahlia M. from Huntsville, AL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Barnes is awesome!! I’ve always been nervous going to the dentist until I came to her. I had an extra set of wisdom teeth (so 6 teeth instead of 4 like normal) and they were all impacted. I was so scared to get them pulled that I waited until they were causing migraines! She was super patient in explaining the extraction procedure and what’s happening after and answering my million questions. I felt NO PAIN at all in the process! The instructions she gave me helped me know what to expect at home and her follow up appointments have been a breeze. The staff are the perfect balance of professional and personable, and the whole office just feels calm and soothing. Dr. Barnes is definitely a keeper!

VJ (Source: Google)


Dr. Barnes and her staff at Treasure Pearls Dentistry is simply the best! I found Dr. Barnes through a referral in the spring of 2015 and couldn’t be more pleased, and quite honestly, I was impressed from day 1. Dr. Barnes is the most caring dentist that I’ve had in my entire life (and we’re talking a long time here…). She actually called me on her day off to check on a tooth the was giving be trouble and she was genuinely concerned about it. Her professionalism, mannerism, and patience are to be commended. Her staff rocks too, everyone of them!! The office manager, Kathy, always takes time to answer my questions and does so in a very patient way. I highly recommend Treasure Pearls Dentistry

Sandra A. from Temple Hills, MD (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Barnes is a kind and trustworthy dentist. I had a large fear of dentist and avoided going for over 5 years. During my first visit with Dr. Barnes, she listened to my fears and ensured me that she would make sure I wouldn’t feel any pain. I have since started going on a regular basis without fear. I highly recommend her to my family, friends, and coworkers.