Smiles International

Smiles International - Cosmetic dentist in Washington, DC
2440 M St NW #610, Washington, DC 20037
Opens today at 7:00pm
Monday7:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday7:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday7:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday7:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday7:00pm - 7:00pm

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.

Smiles International - Cosmetic 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.

Smiles International - Cosmetic 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.


Rating 4.9 out of 5 based on 138 reviews

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Carlos Calcopietro
a year ago
It was my third visit to Dr Pinto's practice. I appreciate the professionalism of the Doctor and his colleagues. All my needs have been addressed. In addition, the cordial atmosphere and friendliness have extra value to me. I am very pleased of having found this dental practice in DC.

Shari Kamm
2 years ago
Dr. Watkins provided excellent, expert dental services and was also very professional and efficient. The other professionals who support Dr. Watkins also provided excellent,, professional service. The administrative staff were also professional and efficient. Smiles International appears to be very well managed.

Ron Wilson
2 years ago
Dr Watkins examination was too brief and confusing. I was not aware I needed a root canal until I spoke afterwards with the receptionist and I assumed the dentist referred to was on the staff. Very confusing

Kristine McKinney
2 years ago
Dr. Ben Watkins and his team took great care of me when I unexpectedly needed dental care while traveling. I highly recommend this group!

Trish Cooper
2 years ago
Great staff. Excellent work.

Wafa A
2 years ago
I had the best experience today in terms of professional care and interaction with members of the team. I walked out with a big smile!

Bill Hirzy
2 years ago
Due to several home repairs simultaneously occurring - maddeningly, my 9:30 am appointment, which was right there in my iPhone calendar big as life, I did not show up for my routine propylacxis appointment. The Smiles International office manager called around 10:30 and asked if I was coming in. I apologized profusely and said I'd blow the appointment, and I was graciously offered a 2:30 pm appointment that afternoon, which I accepted straightaway. The hygienist was - as is always the case at Smiles - friendly, efficient and did an excellent job of cleaning, checking for pockets, polishing and examining for any other possible oral lesions. While in the treatment room she also made my next appointment. All in all, I couldn't have had a more satisfactory experience...she also explained how and why, because of the COVID problem, use of the - for lack of a better descriptor - "spitting bowl" - has been eliminated. Bill Hirzy

Tai Conley
2 years ago
This office provides the best care with the kindest, most attentive staff. They are organized and provide treatment plans that help you plan your dental costs in advance- no hidden fees or surprises day of service. I can appreciate that. They offer all the services you would otherwise have to go to multiple offices for. Dr. Pinto is amazing and has a great communication & a gentle approach to help ease anxiety for those of us that fear dental procedures. 5 stars overall!

Bryan Arling
2 years ago
Friendly and competent staff. It is a pleasure to come to the dentist! I have referred many of my patients to Drs Kaihara and Watkins over the last 30 years and they also love this practice.

Mary Lind
2 years ago
Everyone here is terrific! Careful, conscientious highly competent, following protocols and exceptional ly pleasant

Jeff Thompson
2 years ago
The dental services was extremely excellent and prompt

Richard Urey
2 years ago
Y'all are darn good.

Jason Gold
2 years ago
Gary and Shelly are great professionals.

Stuart Billings
2 years ago
Fantastic experience getting my broken tooth repaired. Dr. Ben Watkins is fantastic, talented, caring, and very patient and his staff is efficient, friendly, and thorough! Can't say enough about how great their detail practice is.

Charles Schilke
2 years ago
Smiles International is truly a model dental practice. Dr. Gary Kaihara has been my dentist for nearly 30 years, and was recommended to me by one of his dental school classmates when I moved from Boston to Washington DC. From the first, Dr. Kaihara has exhibited a professionalism and genuine interest in dentistry to greater than any dentist I have ever encountered. In addition, he and his partners have always hired attentive and caring staff. The hygienists on the staff have always been highly attentive and personable, and I look forward to having them do my regular cleaning. The office staff are also invariably pleasant and efficient. I just had a cleaning which I had put off due to my great caution as to Covid. The extreme care and concern of Dr. Kaihara and the entire staff amid Covid gives me great confidence that going in for my cleaning was a wise decision.

Renee Sherman
2 years ago
I had a very professional and safe experience at Smiles International. I was seen on an emergency basis as a new client when I broke my tooth. I required an extraction of the remains of the tooth and a bone graft. Dr. Kaihara explained the procedure to me and what would be needed for an implant and cap. He called me that evening to see how I was faring. All went well and I could not have been more satisfied. A follow up visit up visit was scheduled for the following week.

Tricia Adelsberger
2 years ago
This was my first visit and I couldn't have been happier. Everyone was so professional and very kind. I would highly recommend this dental office.

Jennifer Lawson
2 years ago
My first time back to the Dentist since COVID. The office was spotless, all protocols followed, everyone masked and protected. I felt safe and Dr. Kaihara and his team were wonderful as usual.

Lawrence Sandidge
2 years ago
My visit today was very pleasant. I felt very safe because everyone at this office ensures that every CDC precaution is adhered to. I got a temporary crown today and it looks good enough to be permanent. Thank you Dr. Watkins, Carol, and especially JD for giving me a beautiful smile.

lloyd vakay
2 years ago
Doctors Kahara Watkins and Pinto's offices are Refreshing in that it is always quality first! Such a wonderful experience... Thank you very much!

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