When searching for a new dentist, patients prize a light touch almost as much as they do extensive training or whiz-bang technology. Fortunately, Tarek Mogharbel, DDS—who worked in District of Columbia General Hospital’s oral-surgery department and is a certified Invisalign and Lumineers practitioner—and his partner, Sun Park, DDS, both describe themselves as gentle people. This character trait translates to each of their cosmetic and family dentistry services. The doctors take special care no matter the procedure, whether it’s an exam for an anxious youngster, a teeth-whitening treatment for an adult, or a new set of porcelain veneers for a ventriloquist’s dummy locked in an eternal, unfeeling grin.
Dr. Amisha Shroff and the staff at Apt Dental Associates have dedicated themselves to educating their guests to prevent oral unpleasantries. Dr. Shroff leads her clients through step-by-step explanations of their dental health, making sure they understand how to take care of their teeth and the baby guppies that no longer fit in their mouths. When problems do arise, a full slate of dental services puts smiles back in shape, with Dr. Shroff judiciously laying out the pros and cons of each procedure, from fillings and sealant applications to bonding, dental implants, and bleaching. Dr. Shroff learned these procedures at Howard University’s dental school, where she graduated in 2002. She adds comfort to guests’ visits by furnishing the waiting room with cushy leather sofas, a flat-screen TV, and bright green plants.
Dr. Ejtemai brightens mouth ivories with whitening treatments and fixes smiles with restorative implant work. Her dental services also include treating gum disease and performing surgical procedures such as extractions. In addition, she’s a certified Invisalign provider, fitting patients with nearly invisible plastic aligners that straighten teeth over a period of 6 to 18 months.
Dentists Kevin Skinner and William Ossakow have a lot in common, both personally and professionally. They both grew up locally—Manassas and Springfield, respectively—and met as undergraduates at Virginia Tech in 1991. They followed each other to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, and moved back to the northern Virginia area after graduation to open Skinner Ossakow & Associates.
They've since been named top dentists by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2011 and Washingtonian Magazine in 2006. Both Drs. Skinner and Ossakow continually educate themselves on the latest dental techniques, including teeth-straightening Invisalign treatments and smile-enhancing implants or veneers. They can also treat bruxism or a tenacious adult thumb-sucking habit with occlusal nightguards and free smiles of coffee or tobacco stains using the latest teeth-whitening technology.
In an immaculately clean office with wood floors and fixtures, patients recline in dental chairs to watch movies on monitors or peer out windows to tree-filled scenes. This relaxing atmosphere is exactly what Dr. Jason Hong and his team strives to cultivate while performing cosmetic, restorative, and surgical dentistry. To further foster patient comfort, they take digital x-rays that reduce exposure to radiation and use intra-oral cameras to easily get crystal clear close-ups of cracks and gum disease. Whether replacing missing teeth with implants or performing a routine cleaning, they also work to make the visit stress-free with online appointment scheduling and Saturday office hours.
Since 1992, United Dental Group has been building a network of specialized medical professionals across the world. With background-checked, CPR-certified dentists now in multiple branches across the country, the group has set its sights on global expansion, opening multiple centers in Korea. Each center maintains its commitment to quality by selecting staff with varied medical specialties and requiring them to obtain 15–30 continuing-education credits and 5 underwater-basket-weaving credits each year.
In addition to thorough, thoughtful patient care, United Dental Group is devoted to giving back to the community. Its charitable efforts began at its founding, when dentists offered free care to patients with hearing difficulties, and continue today with donations of medical devices to North Korea through the Red Cross.
Dr. Naik offers personalized service and family-friendly dentistry in a casual, relaxing environment. Our entire team cares about your total health and provides quality general dentistry, preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry therapies for lasting smiles and whole-body wellness.