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.
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.
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.