Preparing for your visit
Our dental practice is dedicated to providing dental treatment for children and patients with special needs of all ages under General Anesthesia in a hospital-grade operating room. Currently, we are credentialed to use the operating room at Dental Surgery Center of DC. We may be credentialed at other facilities in the future.
We do not and can not retain patients for regular check-ups and cleanings because we only perform major dental treatments in the operating room under general anesthesia.
After treatment patients and their families will receive follow up care instructions from their primary care dentist.
We currently accept most private dental insurances as well as DC and Maryland Medicaid. We also welcome self-pay patients.
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Our Dental Staff
Our Pediatric Dentists
Our residency-trained dentists treat patients ages 2-8 who need treatment on primary (baby) teeth. They are skilled at restorations, primary crowns, tooth removal, and placing space maintainers. Their gentle touch allows each child the opportunity to receive comprehensive treatment in a single visit.
Dr Kwesi Gill is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. He earning his dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry and completed a Pediatric Residency at Howard University.
Dr Antionette Wilson is from Hampton County, South Carolina. She was a middle school teacher before earning her dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry. She also completed a Pediatric Residency at Howard University.
Dr Kenny Zamora grew up in Boise Idaho. He earned his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Southern California.
Our General Dentists
Our general dentists treat patients ages 8+ who need treatment on permanent teeth. They are skilled at restoration, endodontics, and oral surgery, allowing each patient to receive comprehensive treatment in one visit.
Dr Hyoung Kim earned his dental degree from the Yonsei University College of Dentistry in Seoul, Korea. He completed a 4-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Yonsei University College of Dentistry. When Dr H Kim moved to the United States, he did another 2 year internationally trained DMD program at the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr Saalini Velamakanni majored in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota before earning her dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Our anesthesiologists treat patients ages 2+ who need to be put to sleep to get their dental treatment completed. They are experts in providing anesthesia for dental treatment, and have deep experience with nasal intubations and anesthesia related to dentistry.
Our anesthesiologists are accustomed to dealing with children with anxiety and patients with special needs, and focus on providing a comfortable, safe experience for all their patients.
Dr Jonathan Bacon did a dental anesthesia residency at Stony Brook University and is currently a professor at Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr Chris Gushue did a dental anesthesia residency at The Ohio State University and does 1300+ GA cases annually
Dr Monica Silva did a dental anesthesia residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and is currently a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland