Meet Dr. Carmine Petrarca

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Dr. Carmine Petrarca is a native of the D.C. area. He is a graduate of Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University, both in Washington, D.C. Dr. Petrarca is a compassionate orthodontist who enjoys getting to know every one of his patients.  He treats adults and children, and offers many treatment options, including Invisalign®.


Dr. Petrarca attended West Virginia University School of Dentistry. During his studies there, Dr. Petrarca received a Board of Governors Academic Scholarship and a Mosby Book Award for Academic Excellence, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. 

Dr. Petrarca went on to receive a Master of Science in orthodontics and a certificate of proficiency in orthodontics from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • European Orthodontic Society
  • Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics
  • Maryland Association of Orthodontics
  • Maryland State Dental Association (delegate)
  • Southern Maryland Dental Society (peer review committee member)
  • University of Illinois Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

Outside the Practice

Dr. Petrarca lives in Bethesda in the home he shared with his late wife. He is very proud of their daughter, who graduated with honors from the Academy of the Holy Cross and is now in college in Virginia. Dr. Petrarca enjoys playing golf and tennis, exercising, dancing, and traveling. He reads history books and keeps up with current events in his spare time.

What Our Patients are Saying

“The staff is fantastic! I never had to wait — they were quick, professional, and kind. Dr. Rad made the process as pleasant as possible and did it with good humor. The office utilized the latest technology and is a pleasant place to be. I would highly recommend Rad Orthodontics!” – Amy

“I am extremely satisfied and happy with the entire experience. The change is amazing, and the length of treatment was shorter than I expected. The staff was the friendliest I have ever encountered; professional but extremely personable.” – Guy

“By far the most pleasant experience I’ve had at a doctor’s office.” – Dawn

“I was very nervous about the braces, but Rad2 Orthodontics was very cordial and pleasant and put me promptly at ease. They explained the entire process to us and allowed us to ask any questions we had.” – Grace

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