Arlington Dentistry
Joseph Khalil, DDS:
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Arlington Dentistry
Joseph Khalil, DDS
Arlington, VA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

N S. from Fairfax Station, VA (Source: Yelp)


I’m not one to dish out compliments often, but when I do they are truly deserved.  Dr. Joe is simply amazing.  Along with being a talented and skilled dentist, Dr. Joe is a caring, thoughtful, and honest man.  He is a perfectionist in his work and never settles to just finish the case.  Each time I had a procedure done he would call to check on me and see if I had any questions.  I have nothing but great things to say, not only about Dr. Joe’s dental abilities, but about his character as well.  He is the best dentist I have ever seen!  The icing on the cake is that he also has one of the most beautiful and comfortable offices I have been to and the most wonderful and pleasant staff.  I hit the jackpot!

Ashley Tacub (Source: Google)


Dr. Khalil is an amazing dentist who truly cares about his patients, does honest and skilled work, and his staff is organize, super friendly, and prompt. So many dentists you feel like they are trying to upsell you on everything, not Dr. Khalil. He is a class act and I truly enjoy every time I am in their office.

Meg Johnston (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Khalil is the best dentist I’ve ever had, and his staff are kind, friendly, and incredibly competent. I have had dental problems my whole life, both functional and cosmetic, and thus one could argue that the amount of experience I’ve had in the dentist’s chair gives me a degree of authority on this topic. So I am telling you, without question, that this practice is top notch. I have been a patient for a few years now and have always been impressed, but something happened recently that I feel really illustrates my point. I won’t bore you with the incredibly long and detailed explanation of my dental journey, but to cut to the chase, I recently had my first temporary bridge put in place of my four front teeth. The surgery to do this went great, they gave me sedation and had very detailed instructions for both my friend and I for my aftercare, and by day two, I did not need the pain medication prescribed to me. But incidentally, two weeks after this procedure, I was eating dinner and felt one of the teeth of the bridge break off. Like, OFF – out of my mouth, into my hand. It was about 10 pm. Trying to remain calm, I called the practice to get the emergency number, which I called. Dr. Khalil answered on the third ring. I explained the situation and he said that they would definitely need to see me the next day, so he would have someone call me in the morning to fit me in. And that’s exactly what happened!!! There are no words for me to tell you how reassuring it was to be able to reach Dr. Khalil in this situation, and the fact that the follow-through was exactly as promised. That’s hard to find in general, but to find it in a world class, beautifully appointed, and well-staffed dental practice? It’s a dream come true. I could go on about how the technicians and hygienists and assistants are incredibly knowledgeable and skilled, or about how the front office team are so on top of things that they ALWAYS know what’s going on with you if you call with a question. But hopefully, after reading all of this, you get the point. This is where you want to go for your dental care. Special shout out to my faves, Tip in the front office and of course, Sara H. They’ve made every experience I’ve had at the dentist so much easier and just all-around better. Thank you, ladies!

Dia K. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


I love this place – Dr. Ray is wonderful. Everyone who works there is so friendly and kind – they make you feel part of the family. All the dental assistants are nice as well, and they chat with you – it never feels cold there. Dr. Ray is great, through and you feel like he really cares about your needs and issue. He talks to you – not just a quick in and out from the Dr., but he actually takes time. I have been there about a dozen times over the last 6 months (another dentist made some bad mistakes – had to have 2 route canals to fix it) and its a pleasure to go there every time, so much so that I actually consider them all friends. GO THERE!!!!!!

Julie Bakir (Source: Google)


Without a doubt, the best dentist office around. Everyone is very professional and it feels like a safe and seamless experience… even in these crazy COVID times, I am totally comfortable at this office!! Dr. Khalil is truly the best dentist we’ve ever been to. You always feel comfortable and understand what’s going on because he talks you through everything. Highly recommend!!

Melissa B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I just had my first visit at Dr. Khalil’s office (with Dr. Cho actually) and couldn’t be happier. I hadn’t been to the dentist in years because of a pretty horrible experience, but the staff at Dr. Khalil’s office immediately made me feel comfortable. They were extremely friendly and easy to talk to. They offered really thorough explanations of any issues I had with my teeth and calmed my fears. The cleaning and fillings I received were top notch as well – relatively quick and painless. Most importantly, the staff is great about getting you in and out promptly, so it’s perfect for lunchtime appointments!

Amanda W. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


Every time I get a cleaning or have had dental work done here, the practitioners are thorough while also trying to make it as comfortable as possible. I never feel as though the job is being rushed. I have definitely been happily surprised by the level of service here on more than one occasion. Such a cheerful, professional, and highly experienced team – this is a great practice and I highly recommend!!!

Brigid W (Source: Google)


I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Joseph Khalil. He is a tremendously skilled, patient, and caring doctor and every one of the practice’s staff members is incredibly nice and supportive. I had massive anxiety about dental care until a loose crown sent me on a search for a good dentist. I called Dr. Khalil’s office based upon his excellent internet reviews and he and his team had me in the office within an hour to ensure I was in no pain. The communication is great, I never feel rushed, and I have never had to wait before being seen. The office environment is comfortable and patients are clearly glad to be there. My son is now also a very happy patient of Dr. Khalil’s and my husband will be soon as well.

Julia Fournier (Source: Google)


Wonderful experience! The team was warm and welcoming, and the facilities were state of the art. Personal touches like a tour of the office, an emphasis on patient education, and tons of preventative safety measures made treatment exceptional. The hygienist, Eli, was both charming and efficient. Dr. Khalil was super informative, and very kind. All of my questions were answered and it was a pleasure from start to finish. Would recommend!

Caroline K. from Aspen Hill, MD (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to dr. Khalil by a colleague. I was having a toothache and they were able to see me the same day. Dr. Khalil is beyond excellent! He is hightly skilled and clearly an expert in the field. I was anxious but he made sure I was comfortable and pain free.  I found my new dentist! The entire office staff was kind, courteous, and friendly. We will definitely be coming back for future dental needs. I highly recommend Dr. Khalil if you’re looking for a an exceptional dentist.

Leisa R. from Brandon, FL (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough kind words to describe Dr. Khalil & the entire staff at Arlington Dentistry by Design. My spouse & I moved out of the Arlington area earlier this year & we still speak fondly of them. Seeing the photos of the team reminded us of the care & thoughtfulness that we always received. Dr. Khalil & his team will be hard to replace.

Scott Mosel (Source: Google)


Arlington Dentistry by Design is phenomenal! I have always felt lucky to have ended up here out of all the choices available. Dr. Khalil cares about the whole person, and as a business leader he only hires the best. If you ever feel the slightest bit of discomfort, all you must do is speak up and they will respond accordingly. Thank you for proving that excellence is possible.

Alison L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Disclaimer (sorry), but I don’t like the dentist. I used to go to a very small, 2 seat office, with that dental office smell, and no windows… but not here! From the moment you walk in, you could be walking into a spa. The receptionists are all smiling, everyone is wonderful and friendly, I’ve always been offered a cup of water if I have to wait more than 2 minutes. They send out reminder texts and emails- and all you have to do is click to confirm. They’re located right off the orange line, so it’s extremely convenient if you metro into the office. Additionally, there’s a small parking garage, where you could park if you drive. All the equipment is modern, high tech stuff. (ie. no more drooling since the suction thing just sits there awaiting your saliva and super fast xrays (all on the computer)). Lots of windows allow for sunlight, so you don’t feel like you’re in the middle of a closet. They provide sun glasses, so your not blinded by the light. I’ve had great teeth cleaning experiences here by different hygienists. All were great. On your way out, they even give you a goody bag– travel size floss, toothpaste, and mouth rinse- oh so appreciated for traveling. I always recommend this dentist to my coworkers/friends who move into the area.

Koko O. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


I hate teeth; I think they’re stupid! Being African I’ve always had a naturally pretty set of chompers–no braces or retainers needed. But I also loved candy and stringy meat, so there was a whole mess of oddities happening in my mouth hole. It took me several years to get my teeth in order, and by the time I did, I was thoroughly scared of dentists. However, I’d already invested beaucoup bucks in my grill so I knew I had to maintain them, like an adult. Enter Arlington Dentistry. It’s literally one block from my apartment building in Courthouse so that’s a mega plus. The staff is always courteous and professional. They remember me each time–or at least they do a good job of pretending to remember me. I never have to wait in the waiting room for more than 5mins. I don’t know how dentists work, but I have one regular woman (Dara) who cleans my teeth and lectures me. She’s young and fun, and each visit I keep hoping she’ll ask me to be BFFs. But she gets in there and does a thorough job. Then Dr. Joe comes in–I guess he’s the head guy. He checks her work and makes sure nothing insane is happening. So if this dentist office were like Grey’s Anatomy, Dara would be Meredith Grey, and Dr. Joe would be Baily. I love this practice because everything is no pressure (I have you read some of the reviews for other practices?!?!). I chipped a back tooth awhile ago and on my first visit Dr. Joe told me that I should probably get it filled, but that I could also just be really diligent about flossing and keeping it clean and they would just monitor it (that was 4 visits ago). Also, I’ve had this wonky whole in my gum since high school and NO dentists has ever even commented on it. Dr. Joe diagnosed the problem, determined it wasn’t that big of a deal, but offered a procedure to correct it. Dental insurance is for suckers, so I pay OOP for it all. They’re really good about working with me–like they’ll give me a dental plan of action and the cost breakdown so I can kind of choose what I can afford in the future and budget for it. Also, they give free goodie bags after each visit (maybe it’s built into the price) but it’s nice because I haven’t had to buy floss or a toothbrush in like, 2 yrs. Finally, this place takes appointments at 7:30am. I don’t even have to take time off from work. Luvs it!

Helen B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to this practice since 2007 and love it, the latter is hard to say about dentistry.  Dr. Khalil and his staff have always been about prevention and maintenance. The office, old and new is state of the art and clean. Appointments are seen promptly and there is never a wait. You pay up front for the service, but they file the claim timely so that your reimbursement from insurance arrives quickly. Tip and Sheila at front desk  are the nicest people.

Bob Egge (Source: Facebook)


Very professional staff. Also, indoor parking. What’s not to like? Now that the work is all done, I continue to recommend these folks without exception or qualification. They deliver exactly what they say they’ll deliver and they go the extra mile to make sure that everything is done to the customer’s satisfaction.

Rebecca W. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


I really can’t say enough good things about this place. Everyone was very friendly and professional. They did an excellent job cleaning my teeth. I was going to ask about tooth whitening, but they looked perfect after the cleaning alone. The 7:30 appointments are great as well, I was out before 8:30 and made it to work on time.

Christine Fattouche (Source: Google)


Best dentists and staff! Very welcoming, nice and professional. I see Dr. Joe Khalil. He explains every procedure explicitly and I always know what to expect. The products and hygiene are top quality. Overall, Dr. Khalil and his staff made me overcome my fear of dentists. Thank you!

Alex Issa (Source: Google)


Dr. Khalil and his team are the epitome of excellent dental care. Everyone from the receptionists to assistants to doctors are kind, passionate, and professional. The facility is immaculate, as well as being conveniently located in an area with loads of street parking. The wait time is minimal, if not non-existent. Couldn’t be happier with the service they provide!

Karoline W. from Springfield, VA (Source: Yelp)


My first experience with Arlington Dentistry by Design began with a phone call to make an appointment. The welcoming voice of “Shelia” inquiring about the purpose of my visit set the tone for patient services where I truly feel like an honored guest. Each and every reminder call continues with the same cheerful, personal demeanor. Each member of this team of professionals exude a caring, positive outlook and immediate attention to every detail. They interact with a helpful and respectful attitude towards each other and you, their patient. I especially appreciate the time given to explain who is going to assist with whatever procedure is going to occur and what to expect. Being rather anxious, I know I ask an abundance of questions every visit. Patience and detailed responses flow ~ along with words of praise and confidence for their fellow assistants, hygienists and especially Dr. Khalil. It is obvious that all staff are carefully selected for their knowledge, skill ability, people skills and patient relations. My initial visit was to secure a” “second opinion” from Dr. Khalil on an unsuccessful root canal/ crown which resulted in a year long process for dental implant and crown (also unsuccessful). I came to him with a completely defeated mindset and fearful of just about every dentist. Dr. Khalil thoroughly evaluated my situation with his exceptional background knowledge and experience. (Just do a google search….astonishing credentials!) I felt hope! He uses state of the art equipment. Dr. Khalil is clearly on the cutting edge using effective procedures, technological practices and committed to EXCELLENT results. He is focused on patient comfort and well being as he meticulously treats and problem solves the “tooth”. He is incredibly skilled and I must say artistic. Dr. Khalil is transforming my mishaps…I trust him completely! I am proud to smile again, not embarrassed!

Thomas G. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to this dental office for over five years.  They are very professional and friendly as well.  Top notch service.  When I’ve lost paperwork for insurance reimbursements they’ve gotten it to me the same day, even if the appointment was months before.  I highly recommed Dr. Khalil and will continue to see him for years.

Souad Hajj (Source: Facebook)


The service is excellent, the staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and caring and Dr. Khalil’s professionalism is incredible. Arlington Dentistry by Design Team, Thank you all ! I definitely recommend this clinic to others.

Art Mirrow (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Joe Khalil’s office for years, but since I’ve just had two “advanced” procedures, I thought I’d post about them. First, I went through the Invisalign process. Dr. Khalil is in the top 1% of Invisalign providers (does more of it than almost any other practice nationally). They did a great job on my smile. Note: the whole process can sometimes take longer than the initial estimate (it’s just an estimate), but for me it was well worth it. The staff took great care of me and made several helpful modifications along the way. Second, I just started the implant process on a tooth I lost long ago. I was very nervous about the extraction and implant process and the staff took the time to explain everything carefully. The actual procedure was smooth, and Dr. Khalil is a master of dental surgery. I’m glad to have finally gotten this done as well. The staff are all incredibly kind and helpful, and Drs. Khalil and Cho run an amazing office. Super professional, but also fun and kind. Highly recommended!!

Souad Hajj (Source: Google)


It took me a while to take the decision and visit Arlington Dentistry by Design because I was afraid of doing surgery that I knew won’t be an easy one. But I am glad I finally did, it’s day one after a 2 hour surgery, and I am doing great. The service was excellent, the staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and caring and Dr. Khalil’s professionalism is incredible. Arlington Dentistry by Design Team, Thank you all! I definitely recommend this clinic to others.

Kristin M. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


An excellent office – I normally see Dr. Khalil, but Dr. Cho made time to see me immediately when I had a minor dental emergency.  They are prompt, thorough, and engaging with their patients, and I’ve had very good service with them.  I’ve been going to them since 2007 and have had enough experience with them to fully trust their skills and practice. The office staff is wonderful and all my insurance claims have always been filed propmptly.  Overall, this is a very good practice from the doctors and their knowledge, to the assistants and the staff

Buonarotti G. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr Khalil is the best dentist in Arlington and the best dentist in northern Virginia and the best dentist in Washington DC!  His office is immaculate, high tech and caring! He is not only highly skilled but has had advanced training that other dentists have never had. He  is also a prosthodontist and implant dentist with two additional years of training at. the University of Iowa not at the Holiday Inn in Tysons Corner like most of these others. Same your time and your money and go to Dr Khalil, I highly recommend him!

C W. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


Wow, cannot say enough good things about Dr. Khalil! I have gone through 2 other Arlington dentists in the past 1.5 years and I have finally found “the one”! I called and the receptionist was detailed and explained what I needed to do before the appointment. She also asked if I had a particular issue that needed to be addressed and made a note of it. Cleaning: very thorough. The hygienist walked me through everything, showed me around, and went through all my old records. Very thorough and helpful with all my questions. They have the latest technology. I told her that I had trouble with one tooth and she took detailed x-rays of it. They have headsets to communicate to each other. She finished my cleaning and asked through her headset if Dr. Khalil was ready for me before taking me to the other exam room. Dr. Khalil arrived to look at my affected tooth. He took a camera that looked like a pen and took a close up of the tooth. Right away, he could see that the filling was cracked. He gave me a thorough explanation of what he would do to fix it and even an estimate of how long it would take. He was careful not to overly criticize the previous dentist who did the filling but he showed me the crack, as well another issue with the filling, which is all I needed to know that the previous dentist did a hack job. Filling: I scheduled my filling with Dr. Khalil. I’m a recovering dental-phobe, so the numbing is an extremely anxiety ridden experience for me. I don’t know what he used to pre-numb my mouth, but the needles didn’t hurt at all! I was so impressed and I told him so. Once I was numb, Dr. Khalil went to work. He told me what he was doing at each step. He fixed my filling in no time and, unlike the previous dentist, I had no issues with my bite being too high. I told him that I had problems with the bite before and Dr. Khalil was quite confident that I wouldn’t have any issues. He was right! It was such an easy experience! Customer service: The staff who works for Dr. Khalil are also very friendly and very attentive. Cons: The only two complaints I have is that it is rather difficult to find a good time slot with Dr. Khalil unless you book in advance. They are very busy and popular (with good reason). Also, for appointment reminders, they call a week in advance, then text, and then an email. (Probably because of the 4-day cancellation policy.) A little too much, in my opinion. I got a text for a reminder one morning, which asks to call to confirm. I didn’t have time to do it right away but intended to as soon as I could. About two hours later, the receptionist called me to remind me again. It was a little excessive. But overall: I love this practice! Top notch and the best in Arlington in my opinion!

Aaron B. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


Arlington Dental by Design had provided great service to me and my family for the past few years. We live abroad most of the time, which can make scheduling appointments here difficult, but they are always able to work with our schedule. The staff are prompt and courteous. On my most recent visit, Michelle was friendly and helpful, and Dr. Cho was just great, getting me in and out in no time. It’s good to have a hometown practice, even when we are so far from home.

Z Zebra (Source: Google)


Every hygienist that has worked on my teeth over the last 10 years or so has been top rate. They are all very friendly and nice to be with. The facilities are outstanding. The dentists are friendly and capable. The location is very convenient. When I needed root canal repair, I was referred to the best. When I had sleep apnea, the dentist offered to have a devise made with no charge for his services. That level of concern for patients is hard to beat.

Tim Tutt (Source: Google)


I legitimately hadn’t been to the dentist in years before I started going here. Always had excuses, dental hygiene was already good, etc…. Since I started going to Arlington Dentistry by Design, I haven’t missed a single appointment/six-month checkup etc… Love the crew here. Always on time. Always very friendly. And always very good at explaining things that need to be explained. Never thought I’d write a review of a dentist’s office, but here I am… giving this crew 5 stars… And happy to do so.

John B. from Capitol Hill/Northeast, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Today I just had a root canal.  A would’ve been terrible experience was a very good one.  At no point in the whole procedure did I feel any pain.  And after the numbness still no pain.  This is why, along with being a great dentist and having great support staff, is why I have decided to write my first yelp review.  Dr Khalil is without a doubt one of the best dentist I have ever encountered.  He is friendly, personable, and leads you step by step explaining the procedure.  Sophia the dental technician was also superb — she has a zest for life and work and balances the two with a very caring persona.  I went from the worst dental experience at another DC dentist to the best.  I am very grateful and will return for many years to come.  I have found my Dentist Office!

S M L. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


The first time I came to this office, it was for my 4 year old son’s first check-up. This practice doesn’t specialize in kids, but really, a pediatric dental office just has more tvs, right? Anyway, I was hoping that my son would be ok and not only was my son excited about seeing the dentist, but the staff was really good about talking to him and explaining what they were doing and what they needed to do. Dr. Khalil really took the time to talk to me about my son’s teeth and answered my questions, which was great since this was my first ever appointment as a parent and not a patient. After that, I made appointments for myself and my husband. We found our new family dentist — yay! I switched dentists because I moved and while I liked my last dentist just fine, it’s the little details at Dr. Khalil’s office that make the difference, like the difference between Macy’s and Nordstroms. Macy’s is nice but Nordstroms is NICER. For example, at my last dentist’s office, the office was clean and the staff was professional but every time I went for my cleaning and I got my little bag of toothpaste and toothbrush, they never gave me floss. I would ask for it and every time I was told that they ran out or they never received any. That really annoyed me. Seriously, how hard is it for a dentist to have floss? Here, I’m pretty sure Dr. Khalil’s office would never run out of anything since they seem to run a pretty tight ship. Everyone and everything about the office is super professional and super clean. Before my appointment, I got multiple reminders via text message and email, which was nice. When I arrived for my morning appointment, the receptionist wasn’t at the desk (staff meeting) but when she came out, she was offering people water and checking them in. Nice! The dental hygienist that cleaned my teeth took the time to tell me how I could take better care of my teeth and my cleaning was pretty painless. I’ve only seen Dr. Khalil (knowledgeable, friendly) but my husband’s seen Dr. Cho and gives him 2 thumbs up, too. Also, I’ve only had dental cleanings so I can’t comment on more complicated procedures. bottom line: the office is pretty deluxe. the staff is professional. dr. khalil knows his stuff and has great bedside manner (or whatever kind of manner that dentists have.) highly recommend for adults and kids!

Patrick Noufal (Source: Facebook)


A very kind and intelligent man. We had a great conversation on health and fitness and also talked about positive things. I highly recommend Dr Khalil! Overall great man!

Nina Maratto (Source: Google)


This practice is awesome. The entire staff is SO nice and welcoming and the office is sparkling clean. I have a ton of issues with my teeth – implants, root canals, etc., and Dr Khalil was understanding, patient, and gentle, yet thorough. He quickly helped me fix an immediate issue, and also diagnosed an underlying issue so it didn’t happen again. I highly recommend this group to anyone looking for high quality service all-around!!!

Susan W. from Baltimore, MD (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dental practice I’ve been to, and I’ve had the misfortune of being to quite a few. I called with some jaw pain, and Dr. Khalil was able to see me a couple of days later. He recommended a night guard, and didn’t pressure me at all to get one custom made (very $$$), saying I could try an over-the-counter one first if I wanted. I opted to just go for the custom, and he offered to let me pay for it over 3 months. Perfect. Everyone on staff is really friendly and helpful, the waiting area is very nice, and the wait time is short. I look forward to making Dr. Khalil my regular dentist going forward. I’ve also seen Dr. Cho, who is also excellent. He performed a root canal and an apicoectomy on me, and I had total confidence in his work. He made me feel very comfortable with the procedures, despite my anxiety about them. I would recommend this practice to anyone I know.