Columbia Dental
Anwar Salha, DMD:
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Columbia Dental
Anwar Salha, DMD
Washington, DC






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



Monday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Anwar Salha, DMD

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


Columbia Dental Clinic delivers on their motto of providing quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. A computer monitor streams live tv to relax you during teeth cleanings. Dr. Salha shows your x-rays on the screen to let you makes informed decisions; and, he provides a first-rate teeth cleaning. Dr. Salha is usually early and the appointments are quick (around 30 minutes for the entire teeth cleaning). The dental hygienist is friendly, remembers our names and always asks about our new baby. The location is convenient location near Foggy Bottom metro or you can park on the street for two hour parking. Prior to your appointment, the staff reminds you via postcard, text, email or voicemail. My family highly recommends Dr. Salha. We have never experienced any administrative problems with dental insurance though the past ten years. We have used this office through numerous jobs, cavities, and even Invisalign.


I’ve been coming to Dr. Salha for many years. He has taken great care of my teeth!! This office is very professional and the customer service is outstanding!! He has the most amazing staff, they’re so efficient and take their time! I’ve referred a lot of people to this office and they were beyond ecstatic for the work that Dr. Salha has performed! He’s a great dental doctor! Best dentistry in Washington, D.C


The office staff and dentist are great. Professional and willing to work with your schedule. I have had a dental implant and fillings performed by Dr. Salha. All have been done well and a relaxing (as relaxing as dental work can be). I’ve been a patient for years and recommend this place to my friends.


This is a great practice. I had a great experience. A crown fall off, which was done by a different dentist, and I urgently needed it to be fixed as I was traveling the next day on business and had to present and sit on a panel in an important conference. I called and explained the situation to the friendly receptionist which got me an appointment the same day. The dentist was extremely friendly and professional, the xrays automatically popped on the screen and the dentist took the time to explain all of my options. The crown that fall was re-cemented as well as another one that was shaky. The whole procedure, consultation and general check up took less than 40 minutes. I am very satisfied.


I was lucky enough to come across Dr. Salha in the Fall 2002 and I have been going to him ever since.  My husband and many friends go to him now too.  Dr. Salha does great work.  He and his staff are extremely professional as well as nice, friendly, and caring.  I particularly like his use of up-to-date technology.


Dr. Anwar is the most humane Dr. I ever dealt with. You can disagree with him on politics and sports but he will not pull your tooth for it. He was very patient with my whiny low tolerance to pain and made sure I am not crying my eye balls for my root canal.  Love you Dr Anwar and love your pain management technique.


I’ve been a patient at Columbia Dental for 2 years and I have nothing but good things to say about this practice.  I have had major dental work done – dental implant – and many 6 month cleaning.  Dr. Salha is great!  He’s very professional and knows what he’s doing.  The staff are extremely friendly and after my first visit knew my name.  I had tried out other dentists in the DC area (about 5 different practices) but all of them were more interested in selling me braces than actually treating my abscessed tooth.  I am happy I found Columbia Dental and plan to continue being a patient of Dr. Salha.


It took a lot to get me into a dental office. After years of neglect and damage, finding someone I could feel comfortable enough to care for me and be my partner in helping me step past fear and shame to get my mouth in good repair was a terrifying prospect. But from the very first contact with Dr. Salha’s office, my initial call with them proved professional, capable, kind, and compassionate. My visit today, where I met with both Dr. Sahla and his dental assistant, proved all of those qualities to be true throughout his practice. This initial exam was thorough, honest, gentle, and caring. There’s no sugarcoating the fact that my dental situation is pretty dire, I walked in there knowing that. But instead of feeling overwhelmed and beating myself up, Dr. Salha and his team helped me feel like I could leave that past behind, and that we were going to move forward today onto a better future. I trust them, and know they want nothing but the best for me–and I’m absolutely certain that they are the best choice I could have made to deliver the highest quality dental restoration within my insurance and financial means


Dr.anwar salha he is one of the best dentel ever i.practice my self with him i.used to have brocking wizdom i. went to my apointement in his clinic but while i.m there i.have been to much scare fom the operation realy scare and he felt that and he start talk to me with nice kind of bushing me to the clinic room and sad to me sit sit .i.dit on the chair .after ten munets he sad are you still scare.i.sad why .he sad we finsh and he show me the small pieces wich it was hurting me a lot and after that .my feeling was very confortable and .i. told him you are the best dental doctor in the world and .i m. still nit forget that thanks a million doctor anwar


Dr. Salha and Denise (the manager) are both excellent! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years and finally came back and meeting Dr. Salha he assured me that all my work will always be great! Had to go for a root canal and it’s just perfect how he operates! Ms. Denise ensures that all questions are answered greets you with a smile and always calls and follows up on you. I would suggest this team to anyone who’s looking for an EXCELLENT DENTAL CREW!!!


I visited 5 “professionals”–dentists and periodontists–in the DC area to try to get help with dental problems that worsened after a biking accident. I got “run-arounds,” and “double-talking,” a lack of clarity about the nature of the treatments proposed. There was hemming and hawing about the payments–insurance contributions and patient responsibility. I didn’t feel I was getting “straight-talk” and real guidance until talking to Deniece (Dr. Salha’s assistant, appointment secretary, etc.) and Dr. Salha himself. Dr. Salha took the time to work with me, took time to listen and carefully explain my options for treatment. His office is clean, comfortable and efficiently operated. I have begun to work with him and I am glad that I persisted in my quest to find the best.


One of my best friends recommended Dr. A. Salha and staff and like they said, the consummate professionals. From the front desk staff explaining the cost and my dental insurance responsibility, to meeting with and talking to Dr. Salha about my treatments, this is the best place for me. I went to other DDS offices and I honestly felt like I was at a used car dealership, and I don’t drive. They are professionals at Colmbia Dental. I enjoy their energy and the office location, off the Foggy Bottom corridor. I recommended Dr. Salha to a good buddy of mine and co-workers.


I haven’t been to the dentist in 5 years. I have terrible anxiety and was nervous. They were so friendly. Walked me through the process and have developed a dental care plan. They were very upfront about cost associated with my dental care and estimated costs for everything I need. Can’t wait to return and will refer folks moving forward.


From the moment I walked in until I left, it was a top-notch experience. The staff is not only professional and knowledgeable, but warm and comforting, which is an added bonus for those with dental phobias. The place was immaculate, adding yet another level of comfort and relief for me.  This place is clearly at the cutting edge of utilizing technology. I completed forms in advance, submitted online and did not even get to sit and wait, let alone the proverbial clipboard, before I was seated in the dental chair right after check-in. Dr. Salha was very personable, professional, and thorough.  All of this along with the high degree of dental excellence and calm atmosphere in this very soothing and relaxing place, in every way, ensures I will definitely be returning. I literally cannot say I have ever had a better experience. Highly recommended.


My boyfriend and I have been patienst at Columbia Dental for a year and I have nothing but good things to say about this place.  I have had major dental work done there (root canal and crown) and my 6 month cleanings and numerous fillings.  Dr. Salha and his staff are fabulous!  They are very professional and incredibly friendly.  I am happy I found Columbia Dental and plan to continue being a patient of Dr. Salha.


Columbia Dental is SUPERB!! I have been going to Columbia Dental for almost 9 years.  I love Dr.Salha, the dentist because he is always so personable, professional and he never trys to sell me thinngs that I do not need and I appreciate that.  It is a very quaint office with a very friendly staff..  The dental assistant, Rhonda is very friendly and you would love her personality ( Oh how I love people from the Islands).  Latitia, the receptionist is very professional and efficient.  Columbia Dental is !00% Official in my book.  It’s hard to get great and exceptional service but trust me when I tell you,  will get it at Columbia Dental.  SUPERSTARS!!!!!!


Beautiful inside, very clean. I loved the hygeinist, she did an amazing job, no irritation for a very thorough cleaning. She was also very professional & comforting, pretty much why I would return. The dentist himself, Salha, I wish he would’ve been a little more warm, I don’t expect bubbly but introducing himself and seeming more willing to answer my questions would’ve been nice. It was a rushed 2-3min with him so I’m unsure how to feel. However, I will return because I loved my cleaning.


I have not been to the dentist in years, and have definitely developed a fear. However, Dr Salha and all the techs in the office were incredibly kind, patient, informative, and sensitive of my situation. Dr Salha was very gentle, and explained the issues in depth but also very easily comprehensible. I could tell he had my best interests in mind and did not want me to undergo any unnecessary procedures, and none of the exam felt rushed. I would highly recommend going here for anyone who wants a small office with a very personable staff.



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