An award winning 'Top Dentist' and 'Top Dentistry' in Washington DC, DC Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help you with any and all of your dental needs. We take pride in providing the highest levels of service from Cosmetic Dentistry to General Dentistry to Dental Implants. Our dentists will go above and beyond for your smile each and every time. Our blueprint for success is the main reason why we have over 150 5-star reviews on Google from past patients that we have helped in the Washington DC region.
Dr. Kambez Shukoor and the staff at DC Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry have excelled in providing the highest levels of customer service for our patients. We use the most advanced technology in the market to create a brighter, healthier smile for each of our patients. Our dentists deliver exceptional results and in most cases, deliver higher than expected dental services in both Cosmetic and General dentistry.
Delivering quality dentistry and providing exemplary patient care is a passion of Dr. Shukoor. He believes that treating everyone like family and doing the best dentistry possible every time is the only way to provide care. These beliefs drive and motivate him to improve on his existing skills in order to better the lives of those he provides care for and improve his practice of dentistry.
Dr. Shukoor began his dental career by enlisting in the Navy as a dental assistant and subsequently became a dental prosthetic technician. He enrolled at Old Dominion University while on active duty and graduated with a Bachelor's in Biology and a minor in Psychology in May 2005. While on active duty and during his undergraduate term, he played for the All Navy soccer team and walked onto the Georgia Southern Men's Division one soccer team. He then began dental school on a US Navy scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated in 2009. His Navy career began again at the Great Lakes Naval Health clinic as an resident in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. After completing the program, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton and deployed as the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit dental officer on a Western Pacific tour aboard the USS Peleliu. LCDR Shukoor departed active duty after thirteen years of service which included tours in Bahrain, Japan and aboard the USS Blue Ridge and the Washington Navy Yard. He currently serves in the Navy Reserves as the Officer in Charge of Detachment P at EMF Bethesda.
After providing care for active duty Sailors and Marines in theater, at sea and abroad, Dr. Shukoor's aspiration to provide empathetic care in a private practice setting lead him to purchase his own private practice office. Due to his military and life experiences, he brings a high level of quality, dependability, trust and enthusiasm to every work setting. He is seeking to provide the DMV with the highest quality of dental care and become a respected professional within the community.
In his spare time, Dr. Shukoor loves to pursue his first passion, playing soccer. He still participates in some Professional Beach Soccer tournaments around the country. He also enjoys traveling the globe in order to meet new people and experience new cultures. Since he grew up in a big family, he loves to socialize with friends and family. Last but not least, Dr. Shukoor is a firm believer in giving back to the community and those less fortunate. He has planned, carried out and participated in numerous dental humanitarian missions to various locations stateside and worldwide to include: Trelawny, Jamaica / Dili, Temore Leste / Chalkida Refugee Camps, Greece / LanaI, Hawaii.
Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is a condition related to the salivary glands, which help keep the mouth moist, thus preventing decay and other oral health problems. When the salivary glands do not work properly, the amount of saliva in the mouth decreases, resulting in xerostomia. Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while, but if you often find that your mouth is dry, it could be a sign of certain diseases and conditions, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are the most common cause of dry mouth. There are more than 400 medications that can contribute to mouth dryness, including antihypertensives, antidepressants, painkillers, tranquilizers, diuretics and antihistamines. Dry mouth also can be caused by radiation therapy and chemotherapy, hormonal alterations or other diseases, such as diabetes, lupus, Alzheimers disease and kidney disease. Other contributing factors include stress, anxiety, depression, nutritional deficiencies and dysfunction of the immune system.
Saliva is a natural defense for teeth and is vital to everyday processes such as tasting, swallowing, speaking and digesting. Without it, teeth are vulnerable to tooth decay and bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Human saliva is composed mostly of water, but also includes electrolytes, mucus, antibacterial compounds and various enzymes. The components of saliva play a major role in keeping your mouth healthy by rinsing away food particles, neutralizing harmful acids and providing enzymes to help digest food.