Joseph P. Yalch Jr., DDS

10 reviews
Joseph P. Yalch Jr., DDS - General dentist in Washington, DC
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #170, Washington, DC 20006
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Opens tomorrow at 8:00am
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Monday8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday8:00am - 12:30pm
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Our facilities and our approach to each procedure are designed for you and your familys lifetime of dental treatment, 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 veneers, teeth whitening and other techniques.

Our front-office and clinical teams combine their education and understanding of restorative dentistry with your personal dental health goals. Improve the function and appearance of your teeth and gums following tooth loss, tooth decay, damage or disease.

Contact your D.C. and McLean dentists. Schedule you and your familys next dental examination and a tour of our dental office and dental lab. We welcome patients from Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, Silver Spring, Bethesda and surrounding locations.

Dr. Gary G. Kaihara and Dr. Benjamin O. Watkins III have earned a respected reputation within the dental industry. Each brings awarded and recognized expertise (including published features in the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine) to your dental treatment.

Contact your D.C. and McLean dentists. Schedule you and your familys next dental examination. Drs. Kaihara and Watkins welcome patients from Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, Silver Spring, Bethesda and neighboring communities.

Dr. Watkins is a prosthodontist. He specializes in guiding your dental care toward your esthetic and functional goals. Dr. Watkins understands how your smile can be directly connected to your self-esteem. He works to positively impact your self-image through improving the overall health and appearance of your smile.

Joseph P. Yalch Jr., DDS - General dentist in Washington, DC

American College of ProsthodontistsAcademy of OsseointegrationAmerican Dental AssociationNational Dental AssociationDistrict of Columbia Dental SocietyNorthern Virginia Dental SocietyMillennium Dental Study Club, Washington, D.C.; founding memberMillennium Dental Study Club, Northern Virginia; founding memberThe NOVA Institute for Advanced Dental Education, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club; restorative advisorInternational College of Dentists; fellow

2003: Best Dentist Award as a Prosthodontist, published in Washingtonian magazine20042005: 'The Best Dentist in America' Award, selected by ones peers and published in the book The Best Dentist in America2006: Best Dentist Award as a Prosthodontist, published in Washingtonian magazine2006, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016: Top Dentist as voted by peers, published in Northern Virginia Magazine2007: Selected out of a national pool of applicants to participate in the First National Dental Association/GlaxoSmithKline Speaker Bureau and Spokesperson Development Program2008: Best Dressed Dentist Award, published in Washingtonian magazine2009: Top Vote-Getting Prosthodontist, published in Washingtonian magazine2013: Top Vote Getting Prosthodontist, published in Washingtonian magazine2013: Top Prosthodontist in Washington, DC, published in The Leading Physicians of the World, International Association of Dentists2014: Fellowship in the International College of Dentists2017: 'Top Prosthodontist' in Washington DC, Washingtonian magazine2017: Washington DC Sports Athletic Association (DCSAA); committee member

Dr. Watkins grew up around dentistry in Northwest Washington, DC. His dad was a general dentist for 50 years and he considers it a privilege to carry on his dental legacy in the community with an emphasis in prosthodontics. Dr. Watkins has been married (Natasha) since 2001. They have fraternal twins and reside in the Northwest Washington, DC area. Dr. Watkins enjoys family time, tennis and photography.

Dr. Kaihara has practiced dentistry since 1981. His personal approach to dentistry enables you to achieve your dental health and appearance goals. Dr. Kaihara allows you time to personally communicate your goals, questions and desired treatment outcomes. He sees his patient relationships as a family and receives satisfaction from positively impacting your life and health with comfortable dental care and informative dental education.

Joseph P. Yalch Jr., DDS - General dentist in Washington, DC

American Academy of Cosmetic DentistryAcademy of OsseointegrationAmerican Academy of Dental Sleep MedicineAmerican Dental AssociationDistrict of Columbia Dental SocietyVirginia Dental AssociationNorthern Virginia Dental SocietySpear Study ClubMillennium Dental Study Club, Washington, D.C.

2006, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017: 'Top Dentist' Award, published in Washingtonian magazine2011Present: 'Top Dentist' in Virginia Living magazine2011, 2015, 2016: 'Top Dentist' in Northern Virginia Magazine2012: Humanitarian of the Year Award by Future of Nicaragua Foundation2013: Humanitarian of the Year Award by the District of Columbia Dental SocietyServing on the Board of District of Columbia Dental Society Foundation

Dr. Kaihara grew up in Fullerton, California. Prior to his formal dental education, he spent many hours in a private dental office of a local dentist in Fullerton observing and learning clinical procedures. Dr. Kaihara has been married (Shelly) since 1989. They have three children and are residents of Great Falls, Virginia. Dr. Kaihara also invests his time and skills alongside his family serving in dental missions with the Future of Nicaragua Foundation. He also coached youth sports including soccer, little league and wrestling in Great Falls and enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing, skiing and home brewing.

Contact our D.C. or McLean dental office. Schedule you and your familys next dental examination and teeth cleaning. Dr. Kaihara welcomes patients from Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, Silver Spring, Bethesda and nearby areas.

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

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Omar SA
12 months ago
One of my filings has come out during my vacation in DC. I called the clinic and got an appointment on the same day and had my tooth taken care of :) I highly recommend this clinic to everyone.


Omar SA
a year ago
One of my filings has come out during my vacation in DC. I called the clinic and got an appointment on the same day and had my tooth taken care of :) I highly recommend this clinic to everyone.


Patrick Lee
4 years ago
After a horrible experience at another dentist, Dr. Yalch was a calming and great experience. Was thorough and very affordable.


Elyse Johnson
4 years ago
Dr. Yalch and staff are great. Always professional and kind. When I had an issue with a crown (put on by another dentist), he went above and beyond to make sure the issue was taken care of-- even phoning another dentist in another state. Would highly recommend for a fantastic dentist in DC!


Erica Willms
4 years ago
Had a tooth break while here in DC for work, called them, they got me in right away, was super nice and friendly and was on my way in no time. Thank you all so much for getting me in so quickly


Patrick Lee
4 years ago
After a horrible experience at another dentist, Dr. Yalch was a calming and great experience. Was thorough and very affordable.


Elyse Johnson
4 years ago
Dr. Yalch and staff are great. Always professional and kind. When I had an issue with a crown (put on by another dentist), he went above and beyond to make sure the issue was taken care of-- even phoning another dentist in another state. Would highly recommend for a fantastic dentist in DC!


Erica Willms
4 years ago
Had a tooth break while here in DC for work, called them, they got me in right away, was super nice and friendly and was on my way in no time. Thank you all so much for getting me in so quickly


Faith Williams
5 years ago
Good. Prompt. Nice people. Trustworthy. (Loved it is hard to say of dentistry.)


John Schratwieser
5 years ago
Dr. Yalch has been my dentist for 20 years. He's the most capable Dentist I have ever had, and I have had many issues with teeth and gums in my life. His staff is always friendly and courteous, the office is extremely pleasant with gorgeous photos from around the globe to help soothe your visit. I would never go anywhere else.


Milan
5 years ago
The best dentist experience I ever had. Dentist you can trust.


John Schratwieser
5 years ago
Dr. Yalch has been my dentist for 20 years. He's the most capable Dentist I have ever had, and I have had many issues with teeth and gums in my life. His staff is always friendly and courteous, the office is extremely pleasant with gorgeous photos from around the globe to help soothe your visit. I would never go anywhere else.


Ehsan Abdeshahian
5 years ago
Best dentist experience I ever had!


Milan
5 years ago
The best dentist experience I ever had. Dentist you can trust.


Faith Williams
5 years ago
Good. Prompt. Nice people. Trustworthy. (Loved it is hard to say of dentistry.)


Stuart Billings
6 years ago
Dr. Yalch is a great dentist. He and his office provides first rate care and professionalism. Highly recommended!


Patrick Scanlon
6 years ago
Dr. Yalch and Akielo (his hygenist/assistant) go above and beyond - Dr. Y is not only the best dentist but one of the best medical professionals I have ever encountered. Here's my story: Several minutes before close of business on a Thursday, I cracked my tooth while eating, leaving a nerve exposed and me in EXCRUCIATING pain. I had gone 2 years without a check-up, but I called my "current" dentist, who totally blew me off because the office was "closed for the day". At 4:59, I called Dr. Yalch (59 minutes AFTER his office closes); I explained the situation to Akielo over the phone and she told me to get in a cab, Dr. Yalch would stay after hours to see me. Not only did he see me - he stayed for nearly 3 hours to perform an emergency root canal on a very difficult tooth situation. The entire time, he made my pain and comfort level the top priority, taking his time to work slowly around an extremely sensitive and painful area. Did I mention that this wasn't just the end of his workday, but Dr. Yalch was leaving for a week vacation the next morning. And still, the Dr. stayed until past 7pm, taking every last measure to ensure my health and comfort - even after the long procedure, and far later than he ever expected to be at the office, Dr. Y even took the time to call the pharmacy and make sure my prescription was right before sending me home. I told Dr. Yalch this today, and I mean it - he has a patient for life. One other thing. I am not a doctor, but I am a member of another licensed profession governed by a ethical code of conduct. It's a bit different for lawyers, but I am generally familiar with basic medical ethics, and it was so inspiring to see a Doctor truly embody the meaning of that oath in his every day work. Thank you, Dr. Yalch.


Stuart Billings
6 years ago
Dr. Yalch is a great dentist. He and his office provides first rate care and professionalism. Highly recommended!


Patrick Scanlon
7 years ago
Dr. Yalch and Akielo (his hygenist/assistant) go above and beyond - Dr. Y is not only the best dentist but one of the best medical professionals I have ever encountered. Here's my story: Several minutes before close of business on a Thursday, I cracked my tooth while eating, leaving a nerve exposed and me in EXCRUCIATING pain. I had gone 2 years without a check-up, but I called my "current" dentist, who totally blew me off because the office was "closed for the day". At 4:59, I called Dr. Yalch (59 minutes AFTER his office closes); I explained the situation to Akielo over the phone and she told me to get in a cab, Dr. Yalch would stay after hours to see me. Not only did he see me - he stayed for nearly 3 hours to perform an emergency root canal on a very difficult tooth situation. The entire time, he made my pain and comfort level the top priority, taking his time to work slowly around an extremely sensitive and painful area. Did I mention that this wasn't just the end of his workday, but Dr. Yalch was leaving for a week vacation the next morning. And still, the Dr. stayed until past 7pm, taking every last measure to ensure my health and comfort - even after the long procedure, and far later than he ever expected to be at the office, Dr. Y even took the time to call the pharmacy and make sure my prescription was right before sending me home. I told Dr. Yalch this today, and I mean it - he has a patient for life. One other thing. I am not a doctor, but I am a member of another licensed profession governed by a ethical code of conduct. It's a bit different for lawyers, but I am generally familiar with basic medical ethics, and it was so inspiring to see a Doctor truly embody the meaning of that oath in his every day work. Thank you, Dr. Yalch.


Bob Witeck
7 years ago
Dr. Joe Yalch is a caring and expert professional, and I cannot think of anyone better to handle my dental care and health. He always goes above and beyond.


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