Best Dental Office
How awesome is Haymarket’s Awesome Smiles? Since opening its doors in 2013, the practice has been named Best New Business of 2014 and Best Dental Office for four consecutive years. That’s a lot of accolades and the reason for each and every one of them is because Awesome Smiles’ patients love Dr. Tontra Lowe’s approach.
Awesome Smiles treats patients of all ages and the one word that best describes Dr. Lowe’s philosophy and practice is holistic. Not in the organic/ecological sense, but in how she looks at and treats all things as a whole, not just their parts. This isn’t limited to dental care either, she has a focus on her community and giving back that is impressive.
“Our mouth is a part of our body and interrelates in more ways than one,” Dr. Lowe said.
When it comes to dental care, Dr. Lowe places an emphasis on how the mouth works with and affects the entire body. To that end, her office has spent countless hours working with patients’ health insurance companies to help access medical benefits for treatment where there is an oral-systemic link. There is research, she explained, that has associated the overgrowth of bad bacteria in the mouth to heart disease, Alzheimer’s and colorectal cancer. Her office helps patients manage their medical and dental processes to treat the whole person.
When it comes to serving her community, a passion instilled in her while at Howard University College of Dentistry, Dr. Lowe goes beyond the tried and typical. She created a Pre-dentistry Internship program, where individuals seeking a career in the dental field can come to Awesome Smiles, work with the staff, and be completely immersed in the dental office setting.
“We try to prepare them the best way possible not just with dental practice, but with chair-side manner, and working as a team. It’s been an amazing opportunity for the students and for our office staff as well,” Dr. Lowe said.
Awesome Smiles offers general dentistry, from preventive care and routine cleanings, to reconstruction of the mouth due to drug addiction, reflux or Crohn’s disease, or secondary cancer effects. Cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, veneers, ClearCorrect aligners, and Six Month Smiles ®, is also offered. Beyond these services and in keeping with her passion for community service, Dr. Lowe blogs frequently on dental and oral health issues providing valuable information to anyone who’d like to smile with confidence.
Awesome Smiles is currently taking new patients. For more information, visit the practice’s Facebook page and its website (where you should definitely click on “blog”). To make an appointment, call 571-261-2600.
6468 Trading Square, Haymarket (next to Kohl’s) / P: 571-261-2600