The Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics, a Gold-level sponsor of the Taste of Annandale, has been taking care of families’ dental needs for more than 50 years.
The dental practice, located at 7630 Little River Turnpike, has four dentists that can take care of 90 percent of all procedures a patient would need, says Dr. Harshit Aggarwal, a prosthodontist, who specializes in crowns, implants, dentures, and “anything artificial that goes in the mouth.”
The other dentists include a periodontist (a gum specialist), an endodontist (root canals), and a general dentist.
The practice was founded by Dr. Lonnie Felsen in Heritage Mall in 1967. He passed away last month in Florida, Aggarwal notes. Dr. Mark Egber purchased the practice in the 1980s and relocated it to its current location in 2010.
One thing that sets the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics apart from other dentists is its use of the latest technology, Aggarwal says. Dentists use 3D scans to make crowns the same day, and surgeries can be computer-guided for precision in putting in implants.
The center has a loyal customer base, he says, noting that some patients have been with the practice for 25 years. There are patients who keep coming back after they’ve moved to Delaware and Richmond, for example. And one patient who moved to California and travels to D.C. every few months continues to schedule dental appointments at the center when he’s in the area.
Aggarwal is looking forward to the Taste of Annandale as one more way to reach out to the community. The center already sponsors the Annandale High School football team and participates in other local events. “We just want to get more involved in the community,” he says.