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Your D.C. & McLean Dentists for Patient-First Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Gary Kaihara, Dr. Benjamin Watkins, and Dr. Dan Pinto of Smiles International are committed to earning your trust. Caring for you drives our patient-first approach to dentistry in D.C. and McLean. Our facilities and our approach to each procedure are designed for you and your family’s lifetime of dental health, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and prosthetic tooth replacement with implant teeth, dentures, partials and dental bridges. Our cosmetic dental care renovates your smile with solutions for chipped teeth, crooked teeth and discolored teeth, including...
When choosing a dentist, most people ask someone they know. Understand that what is right for that person may not be right for you.
Drs. Ben and Gary discuss how one bad dental experience can easily deter one from regularly visiting the dental office.
Dr. Kaihara recently saw a new patient who had not seen a dentist in 10 years due to his dental fears! Dr. Kaihara empathized with the patient and made sure he and his team made the patient to feel as comfortable as possible!
While there was room for improvement in regards to his dental hygiene, the patient realized after seeing Dr. Kaihara that his teeth were in far better shape than he imagined!
Ways To Reduce Dental Anxiety
It is not uncommon to be anxious before dental visits. Modern dentistry offers several options for patients to help ease their dental anxiety , such as:
The Doctors emphasize that it is in your best interest to see a dentist regularly. So they encourage patients and listeners to take...
Tune in to hear directly from Drs. Ben and Gary as to what led them to their fate as two of the best dentists in the area!
Contrary to beliefs, Dr. Gary Kaihara shares that dentistry was actually not his first choice in career paths! He was actually interested in the forestry service but that came to a complete halt once he figured out that obtaining his dream job would be contingent upon either the retirement or death of the park ranger before him -- Yikes!
Dr. Watkins, on the other hand, shares that he was born and raised into dentistry. His father was a dentist in the Washington, D.C. area for 50+ years! Although his father supported him in whatever path he chose, somehow Dr. Watkins still migrated right back to Dentistry!
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