Lydia Hudson Dentistry
Lydia Hudson, DDS:
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Lydia Hudson Dentistry
Lydia Hudson, DDS
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


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

James H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hudson is a wonderful dentist.  She is very different from every other dentist I have been to simply because she will listen to what you are interested in instead of trying to sell you something you are not interested in.  She has very small hands which makes it easier for her to work in your mouth.  In two months time I have gone from a mouth filled with metal fillings to a mouth that looks beautiful.  I am very pleased and would recommend her to anyone.

Christina M. from Asheville, NC (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Hudson and her staff so much. The office is in the basement of an apartment building I lived in many moons ago. Proximity brought me there, but the honest, consistently good service draws me back from across town 12 years later. The receptionist and hygienists are friendly, laid back, and do a great job. I never have any issues with billing, and the office keeps detailed patient records. The lead hygienist is thorough but not rough and always very pleasant. And Dr. Hudson? She’s just a wonderful doctor driven by patient health, not profit. For example, I once booked an emergency next-day appointment to have a lump on the roof of my mouth examined. I was *convinced* it was oral cancer or some kind of scary growth (thank you Google). Not only did I show up 3 hours late to my appointment because I misheard 7:30AM as “10:30AM”, but it turns out I was also totally panicked about nothing. Dr. Hudson was so sweet. She listened patiently, carefully examined me, and gently explained that the bump I was feeling was completely normal ridgey palate bone, which I was more attuned to because I’d burned my mouth on hot food. She assured me it was nothing to worry about and didn’t even charge me for the exam! And she didn’t make me feel like a moron. On another visit, I brought in the night guard I wear for nighttime teeth grinding (TMJ disorder), which an oral surgeon made for me a few year prior. It was a little worn down, and I thought it might be time to get a replacement, which is fairly expensive (around $250) even with insurance. Dr. Hudson was nice enough to examine it and told me there was no rush, the device still had some life in it, and I could bring it in for a replacement when it eventually got a hole in it. Really? How many dentists/doctors do you know who turn down customers willing to shell out or blindly bill their insurance company? Dr. Hudson isn’t looking to make a buck. When I first started seeing her, I didn’t have dental insurance, and her prices were very fair. It’s clear that everyone there just really cares about patients. Come to think of it, I’m pretty bummed that when I leave DC, I’ll be leaving such a wonderful dental office. The modest digs may not be much to look at, but it’s the people working there who set it apart!

Jason C. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Hudson for about 3 Years now and have never had a bad experience with her or office. I’ve gone to a couple of dentists in DC try to sell you extra services or  “treatments” so that every visit is somehow $150 with your insurance. Dr Hudson has never tried any gimmicks and makes you feel like a valued patient. I cannot recommend her and her team enough. Always easy in and easy out. My visits usually take a 1/2 Max and there is plenty of free street parking

Bob D. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hudson is the best. I had not been to a dentist in years, and I had a broken tooth and some cavities. She took care of me efficiently, painlessly and courteously. I could not be more happy with the results. Dr. Hudson clearly knows what she is doing and does it better than any other dentist I have ever been to. Also her staff, including Olga her assistant and Ashley the patient liaison, are professional, courteous and pleasant. I was very impressed by everyone at this office. Dr. Hudson will be my dentist from now on.

Elise M. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr Hudson is very thorough and has been my dentist for a few years now. She is very caring and nice. Admittedly I do not have any dental issues, but I have always had a good experience with her.The office is very efficient, you rarely have to wait, and the hygienist does a great job with the teeth cleaning.

Angie V. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I didn’t think I’d actually Yelp a dentist, let alone give a positive review. Seriously though, Dr. Hudson is THE best. I am terrified of the dentist so I hadn’t seen one in a few years. Her assistant was incredibly friendly and explained everything. Dr. Hudson herself was even more friendly! I was shocked to find out I only had a cavity which was filled with ease a week later. Pleased to say I can regularly visit the dentist’s office 😉

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


Dr. Hudson is amazing. I was nervous about going to the dentist in DC since I’m new here and very picky about my healthcare providers. After finding Dr. Hudson through my insurance company, I took a chance on the reviews I found here on yelp. I’m really glad I did. She was incredibly friendly and kind, made me feel very comfortable – even going so far as to explain what was going to happen and any noises I was going to hear. She was very professional, and very fast – my filling took way less time that I expected (all of 30 mins, really). I plan to go back when I have a day off to get my teeth cleaned and make sure my other fillings are ok. Definitely see her if you can!

Sue E. from Washington D.C., DC (Source: Yelp)


The most comfortable cleaning I have ever had. Also needed a crown adjustment (crown was from another dentist up Wisconsin who is very expensive and highly overrated- don’t trust Washingtonian Best Dentist lists) I had been in pain for two years going in for adjustments every couple of months and resigned to the miserable situation when I saw Dr. Hudson who in a few seconds was able to correct the bite on the crown without my needing to return with the same problem…just wish I had seen her earlier because the other dentist decided to grind my healthy teeth down since he couldn’t figure out what the problem was with the crown and now my upper front tooth bangs on my lower teeth… The only concern I had was the x ray machines which seemed a bit outdated and thus might expose patients to more radiation?

Craig Locatis (Source: Google)


My wife and I went to Dr. Hudson for several years when we lived in Glover Park. We had other dentist before her, but she was the best. When we moved to the suburbs to raise a family, we tried one or two other dentists closer to where we lived for about a year and the service and care just wasn’t the same so we came back. That was 19 years ago. We gladly make the 45 minute drive to bring ourselves and our children to see her. She’s just that good. She’s a great dentists and a great person and her staff are great too.

Carolyn C. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


After going  to Dr. Hudson for many years, I  have always found her to be an excellent, personable dentist with a very capable and friendly staff.  I usually go to her office for routine cleanings, but recently had a cracked tooth and her office worked me into the schedule for same day emergency repair.  It was a real relief to have the repair done so expertly before more damage was done to the base of my tooth. I highly recommend.

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


The group Heart sang about a “Magic Man.” I’d like to change the gender here by saying that Dr. Hudson is a “Magic Woman.” My teeth aren’t the greatest and, in spite of my envy of the likes of Donnie & Marie’s teeth, I haven’t taken the best care of mine during the eons I’ve been on earth (and despite the number of times I watched “The Donnie and Marie Show.”) I sometimes wonder why, if god made sharks with the ability to regenerate unlimited tooth-after-tooth, he didn’t do the same for humans. So unfair! Recently, one of my front teeth (among the ones that show when I smile) began to look more than a little woebegone, and I was reluctant to smile (or even talk), and I have to deal with the public every weekend. I finally made an appointment with Dr. Hudson, hoping that she would be able to use her artistry to make a smile on my face possible once again. She did! She did! Dr. Hudson is so amazing and so kind. She never chides me for my negligence, nor does she try to push root-canals and crowns on what’s left of my teeth. She simply listens to my problem, goes to work, and I emerge a brand new (albeit still old) woman! Sad that she can’t give me a face-lift while I’m there, but she did make it possible for me to walk out of her office with a SMILE! Thank you, dear Dr. Hudson!

Michael O. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going here for 2 years and Dr. Hudson and staff are friendly and professional. The office is located in a residential building 1 block north of Whole Foods. Check in with the front desk is quick and the teeth cleaning is no hassle. I really like going to Dr. Hudson because she’s very friendly and is always in a good mood while she gives us customers advice regarding how to care for your teeth and such.

Char F. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I went earlier this summer and had a very pleasant experience. Its a little confusing since the office is in the basement of an apartment building and not very easy to find downstairs (it’s just literally a wooden door – no transparency into the office whatsoever) but the staff was kind and very accommodating. Dr. Hudson was very friendly and efficient – not much waiting around and she gets you in and out of there in a reasonable time period. I walked out and my teeth looked AMAZING – so white and clean after just a basic check up. Also got a free toothbrush.

Elyse H. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Excellent!! A++ THANK GOD for Dr. Hudson!. I was in soo much pain one morning when i woke up and was desperate for a dentist. I called around and no one could squeeze me in except Dr. Hudson. Within 2 hrs i was in the chair getting my procedure done! Thanks to her i can eat once again! The staff is very cheery and helpful. Though the office is small, it’s nice and homey…that’s to be expected considering the neighborhood she is in. I definitely recommend her to anyone out there looking for a dentist!!

Yuki Z. from Sausalito, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone in Dr. Hudson’s office is warm and professional. Setting up the appointment was easy. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Hudson is very thorough and spent the entire exam with me instead of just poking in for two minutes like most other dentists I’ve been to. Her office space is a (barely) renovated apartment space, which might be off-putting to some, but I really like the homey tidy feel to her office. Recommend without reservation!! 🙂

A.J. L. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Hudson for over 10 years.  To be honest, the reason I chose her is because (1) she took my dental plan and (2) her office was across the street from where I lived.  I know, not the best criteria in selecting a dentist.  But I really lucked out.  Dr. Hudson and her assistants have always given me excellent care.  She has a small, neighborhood-oriented practice and I still kept going even after I moved away.

Teresa F. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to her my entire life. (I’m currently 21.) She’s wonderful, and I’ve never had a bad experience. I may not have liked the dentist as a kid, but I always liked Dr. Hudson because she was friendly and made it less stressful. She’s always been kind and extremely helpful. She knows exactly what needs to be done and does a wonderful job – or she suggests the right person to go to (she suggested a great orthodontist when I needed braces and a great dentist to pull my wisdom teeth). She’s great!