At Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington, we take pride in offering our patients top-tier, trustworthy, and convenient dental care. One thing that you can count on when you visit us, whether its for a checkup and cleaning or dental implants, is that we custom-tailor our dentistry to fit your unique needs and educate you on the best practices to keep your smile healthy. Below, you can read a few other traits that make our dental office stand out from all the rest in the area.
From the moment you enter our dental office to the moment you leave, youll be able to feel the effort our entire team puts into making each of your visits enjoyable, educational, and comfortable. We hope to be known as the lifelong dental home for families in Washington, which is why we always make sure to spend time getting to understand each of our patients.
From childrens dental checkups and cleanings to the placement and restoration of dental implants, our experienced team of dentists is able to offer dental care for all of your loved ones, regardless of their oral needs and age. You can view our complete menu of services by clicking on the link below.
Our team is composed of an experienced group of dental professionals with decades of collective experience under their belts! By working together, our team does everything within their power to make each patients visit smooth and enjoyable. Whether youre visiting us for a routine checkup and cleaning or an advanced dental implant procedure, you can always count on us to provide you with outstanding results and excellent customer service.
Dr. Obholz says that the best aspect of being a dentist is the freedom. She has the freedom to pursue the level of excellence she believes is necessary to help a patient achieve their goals. This freedom enables her to deliver all aspects of care at the highest possible level and make our dental office a truly unique place in the DC area. Before you meet her in person, you can learn a little more about Dr. Obholzs background below.
Growing up, Dr. Obholz was always petrified of going to the dentist. She grew up in the former Soviet Union, and after coming to the United States, she immediately took advantage of the superior medical and dental care. She ended up going to the dental clinic at the University of Minnesota and was diagnosed with 13 cavities! During the process of getting everything fixed (which took a long time), she became friends with her student-dentist, learned more about the profession, and decided to become a dentist herself.
After graduating from the Scientific Sports Medicine Institute in her native Uzbekistan, Dr. Yelena Obholz received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and her D.D.S. degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. She then completed a residency at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where she did advanced work in periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics. Since then, she has taken specialty training through the Las Vegas Institute, Chao Pinhole Academy, and the CEREC Pace Program for advanced cosmetic restorations.
Dr. Obholz has been married to her wonderful husband, Jonathan, for over 25 years, and they have three amazing children, Aidan, Alexandra, and Marina. She also has two rescue dogs, Cinnamon (Yorkie) and Pablo (Shih Tzu). When she isnt relaxing at home, she loves to travel and take adrenaline-driven RV trips. Previously, her adventures have included rafting 270 miles in the Grand Canyon, hiking Zion and the Badlands, and skiing at Jackson Hole. On the lighter side of things, she likes to spend time on the family pontoon, reading, and practicing yoga.
When she was little, Dr. Bassilys grandpa used to chase her around the house with his dentures in hand, and it was terrifying! It inadvertently helped her focus her career search on dentistry because she was concerned about keeping her teeth so she wouldnt ever have to get full dentures. Dentistry is also a mixture of art and science her two passions. Every day, she has the opportunity to be creative and use her hands to make something beautiful and functional. Most importantly, she loves meeting different people from many backgrounds and helping restore their confidence with a healthy smile.
Dr. Bassily earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of South Florida. Her major was in biomedical sciences, and she also completed a minor in public health. She went on to the University of Florida College of Dentistry to obtain her dental degree. After dental school, she decided to complete an extra year of training at the University of Florida through an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, during which she learned to place dental implants and complete more complex cases. She has also taken courses through the Dawson Academy, Implant Educators, and is certified through the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She is Invisalign certified as well.
Dr. Bassilys parents are Egyptian immigrants who came to the US to seek better opportunities. She and her brother were raised in Florida, and she eventually met her husband through her church at the Coptic Medical Conference for young healthcare providers. They were married in 2018 and moved to DC for her husbands residency (he is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Georgetown University).
In her free time, Dr. Bassily loves to bake desserts and play music on the piano as well as an Egyptian string instrument called the qanun. She also loves to travel, and she combines this with her passion for dentistry by regularly going on dental mission trips. In the past, she has served in Namibia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Egypt.
Dr. Bruhn believes that the key to great dentistry is a trusting relationship between the patient and doctor. She loves having the opportunity to form longstanding connections with people while providing them with comprehensive, quality dental care in a comforting environment. To start getting to know Dr. Bruhn ahead of your first visit, read on below.
Dr. Bruhn decided to become a dentist when she had braces as a teenager. She was mesmerized by how much orthodontics could completely change a person's smile and their whole face. She went to dental school with orthodontics in mind, but after she got there, she realized that dentistry goes beyond giving people straight teeth and fell in love with the beauty of general dentistry.
Dr. Bruhn attended the University of Notre Dame before earning her dental degree at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. This was followed by completing a General Practice Residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital, during which she received advanced training on providing root canals, extractions, dental implants, crown and bridgework, and more. She continues to expand her education through her membership in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Bruhn and her husband live in DC. Her parents are in the area as well, and if she isnt hanging out with them, she loves visiting her older sister and playing with her adorable nephews. Her parents are originally from Hungary, and most of her extended family is still there, so she tries to visit them at least once a year. At home, her hobbies include cooking, baking, skiing, and trying new restaurants.