I am a bit squeamish about dentists, so finding a new one in the DC-metro area when a tooth ached left me apprehensive. Ballston Dental Arts is rated in the top 10 dentists in Northern Virginia, and is only steps from the Ballston metro stop, both pluses in my book.
The staff opened early for my appointment at 7:30am, and offered coffee or tea while we started paperwork. They were courteous and friendly, asking interested questions and taking a thorough history of any negative experiences I'd had in the past with dentists.
Admittedly, the dentist was a tad bit difficult to understand with his accent, but the dental hygenists explained any questions as I returned for a filling. They offered earphones to listed to CDs, a flat screen television and magazines to stay entertained during the process, and plenty of hand-squeezing when the numbing shots went in.
There is a hefty price to their laser technology and the ability to make a tooth cap that perfectly fits in about 20 minutes, but they offer several payment plans if you don't have the luxury of dental insurance.
Ballston Dental Arts is worth the monetary price to have personalized, attentive service in a comforting, professional environment.