Capitol Hill Dental Group

18 reviews
412 First St SE # 2, Washington, DC 20003
Open
Closes at 5:00pm
SundayClosed
Monday7:00am - 5:45pm
Tuesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 5:45pm
Friday7:00am - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed

What I love most about dentistry is how each day is different. I meet so many interesting people and learn from each person as they talk about their work, travels, and family life. I never forget that each patient is an individual, deserving of respect and compassion above all else. I am here to help them improve their oral health, achieve the smile they desire, and ensure every visit is a painless and positive experience.

Im very enthusiastic about the technological innovations weve incorporated into Capitol Hill Dental Group. Those technologies allow us to provide more accurate and comfortable diagnostics, more precise and targeted treatment, and deliver results that keep patients smiling!

After practicing dentistry for more than 30 years, I can honestly say I love what I do. My days are spent with remarkable people: each patient, our staff, and I form a team that improves the patients health and quality of life. Dr. Alexandra E.S. Thomson

Dr. Thomson is committed to providing each patient with leading-edge treatment, through the use ofadvanced technology, techniques, and materials. Each year she completes many hours of continuing dental education and has extensively studied dental implants, CEREC, and Invisalign.

Dr. Thomson is also a clinical instructor in the advanced general dentistry program at the University of Maryland Dental School. She works with postdoctoral students and focuses on teaching CEREC technology. Teaching keeps Dr. Thomson uptodate with many advances in dentistry and exposes her to rigorous discussions of methodologies and new approaches to patient care.

In addition, Dr. Thomson is a member of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. This enables her to participate, on a volunteer basis, inperforming practice-based research at our office. She offers this option to her patients and thanks those who have agreed to participate. Dr. Thomson knows its essential to generate real-life feedback to better understand how certain dental procedures and products work in the real world.

After growing up on the upper west side of Manhattan, Dr. Thomson still considers herself to be a New Yorker at heart! She now lives in Arlingtonwith her husband, BarrieTron. The couple has two children, Zoe and Ted, and are recent empty nesters. Dr. Thomson is enjoying having time for weekend getaways with her husband. She also likes keeping healthythrough workouts at the gym and jogging.

One of Dr. Thomsons most rewarding experiences as a dentist was volunteering for the Mission of Mercy in Maryland. This program provides free dental care to the less privileged in our community. Dr. Thomson found it humbling to see people lined up, all night, in order to receive dental care.

Being a dentist gives me the opportunity to truly help peopleon an individual level. Whether Im relieving pain, improving a smile, restoring function, or teaching someone how to care for their oral health, Im making a difference in their quality of life.

We serve a diverse community, from all walks of life, and each person has their own stories and experiences to share. Im honored when a patient tells me about their family, talks about their goals, or shares a funny anecdote. Our conversations create a bond of trust and that allows me to best meet that persons oral health needs.

I love providing dental care to families: its a wonderful feeling to be included in their lives and see a family grow over the years. I celebrate their graduations, new jobs, retirements, and weddings, and welcome their new children. Each patient is important to meas a person, and I am grateful to be entrusted with the health of their smile.

One of the things I appreciate most about Capitol Hill Dental Group is our commitment to technology. Advancements in this area means better, more comfortable, and more accurate treatment and incredible, lasting results! Dr. SusanE. Hodges

Dr. Hodges is passionate about constantly strengthening her skills and expanding the care she provides her patients. Shes committed to continually learning and bringing that knowledge back to the practice. Each year, Dr. Hodges completes many continuing dental education courses, both online and in-person, and learning from the leaders in the field.

A native of northeastern Ohio, Dr. Hodges has called northern Virginia home for almost 15 years. Her life is shared with her husbandCraigand four children; being with them is a priority when shes not caring for patients.

Dr. Hodges enjoys running with her middle-schooler, watching and supporting her childrens extracurricular activities, and cheering for DCs professional sports teams with her family. She likes working in her gardentoo.

Dr. Hodges serves on the board of directors for Alexandria Little League. Her boys love to playbaseball and shes happy to volunteer for an organization that encourages and supports any child who wants to play the sport!

I became a dentist to improve the appearance and confidence of individuals and to help eliminate the perception that dentistry must be uncomfortable. I believe in maintaining an ethical, personal, and professional standards in all aspects of care. My goal is to create relationships and educate each patient so they can maintain a healthy and a beautiful smile for a lifetime.

Dr. Durgam believes in the importance of staying current with dental technologies and values continuing education. She also believes one can never stop learning. As part of that belief, she continues to attend various continuing education courses and had recently completed one on Invisalign clear aligners.

Dr. Durgam, a native of India, has called Maryland home for almost 20 years now. Her interests include spending time with her family, cooking, working on DIY home decor projects, practicing Indian classical dance and traveling.

Elaines one of our dental hygienists. Shes gentle and kind, and attentive to each persons comfort during visits. While cleaning teeth, taking X-rays, and reviewing a patients health history, she asks about their life and hobbies. Using that information, Elaine then works with her patient to find the home oral hygiene products and practices that will improve their dental health. She also teaches patients about nutrition and encourages them to develop healthy habits. Elaines day is made when a patient comes for a recall visit and shows her a clean, beautiful smile!

Originally from Ireland, Elaine came to the U.S. in 1987. She has two daughters, Sarah and Olivia, and two dogs. When shes not in the office, Elaine enjoys time outside, especially walking and biking.

Working at the front desk, Grace will welcome you with her warm and friendly smile. Shell greet you by name, ask how youre doing, and check you in. A true people person, Grace enjoys building friendships with our patients and families, hearing about their adventures, and learning about their lives. Shell help you schedule visits at times that work with your busy life, is glad to answer questions, and will file your insurance claims. Grace also manages our patient accounts. Seeing how a healthy mouth changes a persons life is Graces favorite part of her work.

Mariam, a dental hygienist, will help you take control of your smiles health. Shes friendly, approachable, and supportive, and will make sure youre comfortable and relaxed during hygiene visits. Shell examine your mouth for signs of oral disease, take intraoral and digital photos, and clean your teeth. A lot of your time with Mariam will focus on your oral health. Shell teach you why its important to keep your mouth healthy, show you how to do it, and provide lots of encouragement. Shes happiest when she sees you making strides in caring for your smile!

Afshin is one of our excellent licensed dental professionals who provides full oral healthcare aimed at the prevention and treatment of oral disease. He joined Capitol Hill Dental Group in 2013. It is important for Afshin to know more about his patients than just their oral health status. He wants his patients to feel comfortable and trust him with their care, and believes that sharing what they have in common goes a long way to achieve that.

Afshin is married and has one childan eight-year-old daughter named Leyly. Afshin and his wife immigrated to the US in 2006. They really enjoy life here and are so happy that Leyly can pursue her happiness here. In his free time, Afshin enjoys watching soccer and traveling.

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews

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Rhonda Lees
3 months ago
The dental hygienist is through and gentle. Front desk staff is cheerful and helpful. Dentists are smart and kind. What more could you want?


Ji young Nam
9 months ago
Dr. Thompson ruined my crown. She put too much material first that my tooth was too high first, and then I went in again to level that problem and she grounded down too much that now my tooth is not biting at all. She also went into process way too fast, without explaining the process that I did not get to participate in the process about if the tooth feels alright, it was too rushed that I didn't have time to assess if it was okay in the middle, and she just went on doing the job way too quickly. And when I asked my concern if the crown is too much grounded that it is going to break, she never explained it and looked at me as if I asked a weird question. I really did not appreciate my experience here and it cannot be undone which sucks. I wish I went to a different doctor. Update * A year later after this traumatic visit, I finally found a dentist who talks to the patients and have more personal relationship with patients than operating a tooth factory like Dr. Thompson does. I found out that the wrongly put crown was not only too high, there was a gap between the gum and the crown because of that, and also it was a little bit side way that it also ruined another tooth by hitting it with weird angle. It became even bigger problem when the original problem was that I only had to put the crown on. Please do not go to this office if any possible. The environment is rather like a factory, you are just like a next object to be fixed on the belt instead of a multi dimensional being.


Greg DiNapoli
12 months ago
Absolutely love this practice, particularly Dr. Hodges. I had seen Dr Savoia for years, and he was great, but I had to switch from him due to insurance changes and I am very happy with Capitol Hill Dental.


Greg DiNapoli
a year ago
Absolutely love this practice, particularly Dr. Hodges. I had seen Dr Savoia for years, and he was great, but I had to switch from him due to insurance changes and I am very happy with Capitol Hill Dental.


Leticia
2 years ago
My first, and last visit to this place due to poor customer service. I was seen by a dental assistant almost immediately which was a good sign, or at least I thought. Without introducing herself, she tells me to put my belongings in a corner on the floor, puts a bib on me and tells me I'll be seen shortly. By who? Who was my dentist? There are a few in the office but I was never told who would be seeing me. They also were aware that I had tooth pain, but still made me wait. I waited almost half an hour in some little corner of a dental room and no one came to see me. I finally had enough and left aching tooth and all, but no without telling the receptionist how badly they treat new patients. It's no wonder I was offered a quite few appointments. First impressions matter a lot and I should have stayed away when I saw the appearance of the office!


Leticia
3 years ago
My first, and last visit to this place due to poor customer service. I was seen by a dental assistant almost immediately which was a good sign, or at least I thought. Without introducing herself, she tells me to put my belongings in a corner on the floor, puts a bib on me and tells me I'll be seen shortly. By who? Who was my dentist? There are a few in the office but I was never told who would be seeing me. They also were aware that I had tooth pain, but still made me wait. I waited almost half an hour in some little corner of a dental room and no one came to see me. I finally had enough and left aching tooth and all, but no without telling the receptionist how badly they treat new patients. It's no wonder I was offered a quite few appointments. First impressions matter a lot and I should have stayed away when I saw the appearance of the office!


Swetha Ramaswamy
3 years ago
I hate dentists/going to the dentist/figuring out dentistry needs/going a million times to the dentist without actually managing to make forward progress on my teeth. This place is amazing. Everyone, from the receptionist, to the hygienists and the dentists themselves engage you with kindness, respect, and no judgement (a first since I was a kid). Dr. Woods is incredibly thoughtful in her procedures and recommendations. Even more remarkably, she makes a concerted effort to *explain* what she is doing, why, and what it means. She lets me make choices and guide treatment based on medical explanations and options available. Lastly, and the reason I felt compelled to leave a review, I recently wrote my appointment down wrong in my calendar! Such a stupid mistake and relatively upsetting because I was having a hard time eating. After explaining my situation, they still saw me! They brought me in, and while I wasn't able to get what I planned for done, I was able to do another procedure that will easily tide me over until I could reschedule the missed appointment. There were no fees or penalties, just compassion and understanding. I'm a little afraid of posting this glowing review in case they become overcrowded, but I felt compelled to share my experiences. Continue the good work guys!


Garrett Honea
4 years ago
I used this office to get a second opinion, and ended up changing dentists to them. They are great, professional, on time, and honest.


jay fells
4 years ago
The had my flipper ready in 24 hrs! Live savers!


Graham Grossman
4 years ago
I called ahead and very specifically asked their staff to verify that they accept my insurance. Provided my account and all relevant numbers on my health insurance card. Took time out of the day and yet upon arrival was informed they don't actually accept my insurance provider. I understand mistakes happen, but there was no effort from staff to apologize or even recognize their mistake. This appointment was made weeks and weeks ago, likely won't be able to get into anywhere else for another month.


Swetha Ramaswamy
4 years ago
I hate dentists/going to the dentist/figuring out dentistry needs/going a million times to the dentist without actually managing to make forward progress on my teeth. This place is amazing. Everyone, from the receptionist, to the hygienists and the dentists themselves engage you with kindness, respect, and no judgement (a first since I was a kid). Dr. Woods is incredibly thoughtful in her procedures and recommendations. Even more remarkably, she makes a concerted effort to *explain* what she is doing, why, and what it means. She lets me make choices and guide treatment based on medical explanations and options available. Lastly, and the reason I felt compelled to leave a review, I recently wrote my appointment down wrong in my calendar! Such a stupid mistake and relatively upsetting because I was having a hard time eating. After explaining my situation, they still saw me! They brought me in, and while I wasn't able to get what I planned for done, I was able to do another procedure that will easily tide me over until I could reschedule the missed appointment. There were no fees or penalties, just compassion and understanding. I'm a little afraid of posting this glowing review in case they become overcrowded, but I felt compelled to share my experiences. Continue the good work guys!


Graham Grossman
4 years ago
I called ahead and very specifically asked their staff to verify that they accept my insurance. Provided my account and all relevant numbers on my health insurance card. Took time out of the day and yet upon arrival was informed they don't actually accept my insurance provider. I understand mistakes happen, but there was no effort from staff to apologize or even recognize their mistake. This appointment was made weeks and weeks ago, likely won't be able to get into anywhere else for another month.


Garrett Honea
4 years ago
I used this office to get a second opinion, and ended up changing dentists to them. They are great, professional, on time, and honest.


jay fells
4 years ago
The had my flipper ready in 24 hrs! Live savers!


Phillip P.
5 years ago
Straightforward, honest, fast and friendly


Sam Mohammad
5 years ago
Fake reviews this place is HORRIBLE and they charge you like crazy!!!


Phillip P.
5 years ago
Straightforward, honest, fast and friendly


Brad Sargent
6 years ago
Very organized and clean exactly what you want to see at your dentists office. Did a great cleaning and exam I have found my new dentist finally!


Jennifer Flather
6 years ago
Best dentists ever. Love them!


Brad Sargent
6 years ago
Very organized and clean exactly what you want to see at your dentists office. Did a great cleaning and exam I have found my new dentist finally!


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