I had a truly 5-star experience at Gorgeous Smile, and anyone looking for a dentist in the DC/Arlington area should look no further.
My positive interaction began when the receptionist scheduled me for the earliest appointment, which was unfortunately a few weeks away. When I expressed a need for an earlier appointment, she assured me that I would be attentively kept on que for a call if another patient cancelled. True to her word, I got a call back the immediate next day, and was able to consummate my visit within 36 hours of seeking out a dentist. This same staff member was the one responsible for discussing pricing after the visit, with the services I needed marked at exceptionally reasonable costs and multiple payment options available.
However, the reason I am taking the time to write up this extensive review is on account of the absolutely, stand-alone, stellar service of Dr. Ahmed Salim. Never before have I had a dentist spend such quality time with me, answering every question. Our consultation began with some light discussion, and I was immediately struck by how genuine and personable Dr. Salim was. Although I am not an anxious person, the lighthearted chat put me at ease and made a significant difference in my ability to perceive information during the visit. After the initial x-ray and inspection, Dr. Salim told me what issues he found, explained in detail how those issues arose, how to resolve them, and most importantly was exceedingly patient when providing addition facts I inquired about. When it came time for his work on my teeth, Dr. Salim was both careful but direct, gentle but purposeful. He was always asking me how I felt, and was very attentive to my discomfort. And honestly, there was none; his handiwork was unlike any I've ever seen before.
For a fantastic consultation and superlative technical skills, I will be coming back here for all my dentistry needs. There is a reason Dr. Salim has the best ratings on this site and many others. I strongly encourage anyone looking for dental care to try him out. I am certain you will walk away as convinced as I am that he is the dentist for you.