Meet Dr. Kari McKenzie

Dr. Kari McKenzie (formerly known as Dr. Barnes) is a graduate of Loma Linda University in California, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002 and later her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008. Her six years of experience as a dental hygienist before completing her DDS degree gives her a unique perspective on her patients' oral health.

Dr. McKenzie enjoys broadening her depth of knowledge in the field by attending numerous continuing education courses each year.  She enjoys meeting her patients and providing each one with quality and compassionate dental care.  The wealth of knowledge that she brings to her patients at Treasured Pearls Dentistry extends from her experience and additional training in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, dental care for children, gum disease, root canals, wisdom teeth, dental implants, oral conscious sedation, and more.

Dr. McKenzie is an active member of the American Dental Association, the District of Columbia Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  She participates in various community outreach events in the area and serves as a mentor to local students that are interested in the dental profession.  Her dental mission work has taken her to Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Mexico.  In her spare time, she enjoys weight-lifting, trying out new restaurants, spending time with family, and building or repurposing furniture.




Simone– Office Manager

Simone is from Prince George’s County, Maryland. She graduated from Stevenson University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and hopes to further her education in the dental profession. She is an optimistic thinker and loves challenges. Her desire is to travel the world and experience new cultures.


Octavia - Dental Assistant

Octavia is a native Washingtonian. She has been in the field of dentistry for several years and has had a passion for dentistry since high school. Octavia finds happiness in interacting with her patients and greeting them with a smile. Octavia loves spending her free time with her family and friends. She also loves writing and going to the movies.