Watergate Dental Associates
Margo Robinson, DMD:
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Watergate Dental Associates
Margo Robinson, 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


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Michaela H. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Robinson for about 2 years now, and over that time I’ve learned how great a relationship with a dentist can be! Before that, no dentist took the time to get to know me, address my questions and concerns, and not spend every minute of our time together selling me unnecessary treatment. My experience with Watergate Dental is the opposite of that, and the care is far superior. Dr. Robinson takes the time to explain everything to me, answer all of my questions, and when asked – identify strategic things I’d want to do to maintain the quality of my teeth and smile. I look forward to each visit – where I can pick out what music I listen to while my teeth are cleaned – and I can feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands possible.

Eleanor Crump (Source: Google)


Stacy was an incredible hygienist. She was very knowledgeable and gentle while cleaning my teeth. She answered all of my questions with clear and concise answers. Margo Robison, D.M.D. is by far the most professional and gifted dentist I have been to. She uses all of the latest techniques and tools to ensure my comfort while preforming any dental procedures. The attention and quality of work she provides is always 110%.

Zoe D (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr Robinson made the appointment as relaxing as possible. I have had some very bad experiences at dental appointments in the past and this has created a lot of dental anxiety. However, I mentioned this to Dr Robinson and she listened to my concerns and took everything slowly. She gave me the opportunity to tell her if anything was wrong and asked me numerous times to ensure that I was doing okay. The cleaning was wonderful and the dental assistant whose name I believe was Penny was also absolutely lovely. They were such a perfect team and I do not intend to see any other dentist again whilst I’m living in DC. I could not recommend them more

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


They were efficient and professional, using all of the latest safety measures that made me feel safe.  I have been going to this practice for several years and feel that they offer the best solution, not the most expensive one to whatever dental issue that I have.  I highly recommend them.

Leila T. from Corte Madera, CA (Source: Google)


I like this place. I’ve been seeing Dr. Margo Robinson for almost a year, both for routine work and a new crown. When I first met her I was a little skeptical, because she seems very young! But she’s extremely competent, and appears to be quite a perfectionist, which is a quality I definitely appreciate in a dentist. I also saw Dr. Gluck once for an emergency problem, and he was great too — took the time to really explain things. The whole office feels unrushed and friendly. They are not so super-busy that you have to make appointments months in advance. The front desk people, hygienists, and dental assistants are friendly and attentive — which is something that can be hard to find in medical offices. The only downside is that the office is not terribly convenient — a good ten-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom metro, and not a lot of good parking options if you’re driving (there is a garage but it’s expensive, and street parking is limited to meters). I highly recommend this dental office, and Dr. Robinson in particular!

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


I personally know Dr. Robinson & Dr. Kreuzer.  They are both FANTASTIC Dentists and I highly recommend them.  Being a dentist myself, there are not many people whom I would trust to work on me…. but I am 100% comfortable and confident in either one of these talented practitioners.

Kevin T. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


How often do you hear about patients liking their dentist?? Seriously, the staff at Watergate Dental – especially Dr. Robinson – have completely transformed the way I think about a dental visit. I used to expect a) a reception area straight out of 1976 with olive and orange furniture, b) a long wait, c) a hygeniest with anger issues and hands the size of softballs, d) a dentist that didn’t care about any “mild discomfort” he/she was causing, and e) a convoluted billing process. If any of those are what you’re treated to, and are not what you’re looking for in your dentist, then check this place out. They’ve found a way to fix all of them and turn around what I expect from a dentist. I leave there happy every time that I visit, and I used to be a bona fide dentophobe, or as Kramer says, a rabid anti-Dentite. Thanks to Dr. Robinson for showing me a (much) better way.

Gozie N. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr Robinson and her staff are excellent and always put the needs of their patients first and foremost. I received the highest quality dental care from Dr Robinson after trying five different dentists in the area. Not only is she wonderful in delivering care, but she also has great integrity and genuinely cared about my complete needs/recovery and did not hesitate to refer me to other healthcare professionals (a lot of other dentists tend to be selfish and care more about revenue rather than patient needs) I strongly strongly recommend her services as she is exemplary of the highest quality medical professional

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


I’ve been boppin around from dentist to dentist in the DC area every six months for the past 4 years because I haven’t found one worth keeping. But after visiting Watergate Dental Associates I think I can finally stop the search! Everyone (from the receptionists, to the dental hygienists, to the dentist herself) was refreshingly warm and outgoing. I was able to make an appointment pretty easily and although I was running a little late (it is tucked away in the back of the Watergate building), I had a very little wait before getting a room. The dental hygienist was fantastic and explained to me exactly what she was doing before and during the cleaning- without asking a lot of questions. (I never understood how hygienists expect you to engage in conversation with a set of hands, a vacuum and a hose in your mouth…?!) Dr. Robinson was extremely kind and a highly capable dentist. Also, I think it’s worth noting they are not pushy with trying to “sell” you on investing in expensive surgeries, bleachings, invisaline, etc. I’m a happy camper and VERY pleased I stumbled upon WDA.

Ryan Z. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Robinson. She is highly skilled and extremely caring about her patients. Every time I see her, it is exceptionally clear that she puts her patients ahead of everything else. The office staff has been easy to deal with, and urgent office visits for toothaches have been easy to obtain. Overall I highly recommend Watergate Dental. Side note: I suggest you come by metro because the area parking is a pain. The office is an under 10 minute walk away from the Foggy Bottom station.

Kathryn R. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


After a cleaning, exam, and complicated root canal with Dr. Patel, I can finally write a proper review: he’s by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. I, like you, had a tooth problem and went to Yelp to find a new dentist. I called dozens of places, but most were either not taking patients or had month-long waits, and all were very rude. Thus it was refreshing to talk to Watergate receptionists: they were friendly, informative, patient, and organized. I had an appointment within minutes. They also send reminders via text and email just in case. Based on the reviews below, I had expected to see Dr. Robinson. But I was happy to meet Dr. Patel who not only takes my insurance but is also friendly and professional, (and went to the best undergrad institution ever–go Gators!). Unlike my previous dentists in Florida who let their assistants do most of the work and then make a 2-minute appearance at the end of the exam, Dr. Patel spent over an hour with me conducting a thorough exam and explaining my x-rays and outlook for the future. I ended up needing a root canal, which can be terrifying, but with Dr. Patel it was painless. He took x-rays every step of the way to ensure the infection was completely gone. It ended up taking four appointments, but I can rest assured that I received top of the line care. Overall, he clearly loves what he does and it shows; he has high standards for himself and expects only the best results. I recommend him to everyone I know! PS–Watergate is easily walkable from Foggy Bottom metro. It’s not difficult to find as the receptions provide very clear walking directions over the phone.

Ara R. from Germantown, MD (Source: Yelp)


The yelpers are right. I had a cleaning and exam. My dentist was Margo Robinson. She walked me through my x-rays unlike any other dentist I’ve seen, who normally don’t think patients can understand the films. I asked for a copy and got both a printed copy and emailed images right away. I got all of my questions answered and was very satisfied with my visit. Dr. Robinson is one of two practitioners who take insurance and I am so happy for that. She is friendly and takes the time to explain everything. There is plenty of metered street parking on Virginia, but to be safe I parked in the underground. It was expensive, but at least I wasn’t worried about the meter running out, which it would have. The office is nearest 25th and Virginia, so I’ll park there for my next visit.

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


I’ve been going to Watergate Dental for a few years now, and highly recommend them. I had previously tried several dentists in NW, and had disappointing experiences at all of them. But Dr. Robinson at Watergate Dental is great! I trust her recommendations, and I also find the office staff incredibly competent and helpful. All of the dental hygienists I’ve seen have been great, and I’ve never waited long for an appointment.

Allison R. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


This is one of the best dental offices I have ever visited/been treated at! I’ve already recommended this to at least 3 people and have no hesitations in doing so! The entire staff is absolutely wonderful here. They take the time to really explain things to you and to find out what you want from your procedures. They are also prompt and open early which is great if you make a before-work appointment. I have absolutely no complaints about this office and am SO thankful I found them!

BB (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr Robinson is great! i’ve had several fillings and a cleaning done by her (about 6/7 visits total) and each time is awesome. great bedside manner, efficient, and great at explaining complicated medical concepts. i hope to not need any more major procedures done but i would certainly trust her with my pearly whites again!

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


This is going to sound weird but I love coming here! I’ve been to a ton of not so great dentists in the past and always just assumed they were shady and out to get your money. Dr. Robinson is a great dentist and the hygienists are even better. My cleanings were always painful before but not here. Dr. Robinson is thorough and explains everything, and doesn’t try to push extras on you. The front desk staff is also pleasant and helpful. After years of ending my dentist visits with tears and huge bills (due to errors, unnecessary work, etc.), I finally found a place I am happy with. They even got me to start flossing regularly.

Vassilios Vassiliadis Βασίλης Βασίλειαδης (Source: Google)


Best dental office ever. Being at a couple dental offices before but this one is the absolutely best dental office ever. As soon as, you walk in, you can see a really clean and organized office. The receptionists are always smiling and being very helpful and kind. For the dental part, Dr. Margo Robinson is a tremendously knowledgeable and professional dentist. Her gentle smooth touch is going to override any dental fears and experiences you have had before. She explains every info detail to you and trying her best to make you have a healthy mouth and a nice smile. Every touch in your teeth is painless. She is one of the best dentists in the Washington Area and not only. All the hygienists are very professional and well trained by the dentists. These people don’t waste a minute. They want happy and painless people. This place its 150% recommended.

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


I can’t say enough about Watergate Dental: great docs, great hygienists, great desk staff! I have always hated the dentist until I came here. Both Dr. Robinson and Dr. Patel are fantastic. They explain everything and take extra time with you. Dr. Robinson even took the the time to notice something abnormal in my sinus on an X-ray and refer me to a great ENT. They are phenomenal!!!

Amanda J. from Durham, NC (Source: Yelp)


I wouldn’t normally write a Yelp review for a dentist, but I liked Dr. Robinson so much that I felt compelled to do so. I went for a cleaning a few weeks ago, and she found a cavity had formed. This was my first filling so I was a little nervous about it. I was quickly scheduled to come back in, and the whole thing was done very quickly. She put me at total ease, and it was really easy. The front desk is nice too, which always helps.

Vanessa Reisis (Source: Facebook)


Watergate Dental is an amazing office, from the time you enter they so friendly and nice. It’s a pleasure and I always look forward to see ing Dr. Margo Robinson. She puts me at ease and tells me every step . Dr. Robinson is such a great Dentist and has taken care of my family. I always recommend Watergate Dental to all my friends.

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


I came to Watergate Dental upon a recommendation from a co-worker, and I have to say, I am so glad I listened. I am a patient with Dr. Robinson and she is incredibly wonderful. She explains what she is doing through the whole visit and is very ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. She also really listens and is readily available to her patients. Upon getting a referral for a root canal, she remembered the upcoming vacation I planned and send along a note wishing safe travels. She is also very quick in sending out referrals! She had my referral in the mail the next day and sent an email to ensure I received it. If you want a kind hearted and efficient dentist, you NEED to make an appointment with Dr. Robinson. She is great and I couldn’t have asked for a better dentist.

Shawna A. from Oreland, PA (Source: Yelp)


ok, so i’ve come here two times since my last update for what has more or less turned into a smile makeover in anticipation of taking off my braces. i have one more appt left until i’ll (hopefully) only return for regular cleanings. the last time i was here dr. robinson replaced yet another amalgam filling letting me know, that although unlikely, my tooth’s nerve was close to where she drilled and that it might acquire future attention–and i would know it because, well, it would hurt. thx god my not-100% -medically-necessary appt turned into a total preventative measure, hereby saving my tooth. hip-hip-horray! oh, and the main reason for my next appt will be to fill in a gap…there’s nothing ‘wrong’ there other than there being a hole in which food and bacteria can take refuge. although she could have recommended some pricey bridge, i’ve been told that a simple filling to allow for flossing in the area will suffice. since that’s a cheaper alternative, it’s obviously the right suggestion. after replacing all of my fillings with composite, my bite is great and nothing is falling out or hurting. and since i write my medical business all over yelp, maybe i’ll just go ahead and put up a pic of my pearly whites after it’s all said and done.

Danielle W. from St. Louis, MO (Source: Yelp)


I can’t help but echo the other 5-star ratings of this dentist office. While I didn’t go to Dr. Robinson, I did see an equally professional and courteous dentist: Dr. Patel. Albeit a bit late to the appointment, he was nothing but smiles and chatter. I liked that he always explained exactly what he was doing and why. I truly felt like he was there to help me (and not to try to sell me extra services/products like some other dentists do). I even went home with a ‘goody bag’ filled with teeth-related items. That really made me smile! While it’s a tiny bit hard to find in the Watergate complex, it’s worth the trip!

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


I’ve been going to Watergate Dental Associates for about 3 years now and can’t say enough good things about them. Dr. Patel has been very easy going, informative and caring when it comes to my check-ups and a six-month Invisalign procedure, and Drs. Robinson and Gluck have been every bit as helpful and kind when they’ve had to sub in because he’s been busy. If I ever leave the office without fully understanding what was done or needs to be done, that’s been on me for forgetting so quickly, because all of the dentists I’ve seen here have gone out of their way to make sure I’m comfortable and informed before, during and after my appointments

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


Dr. Margo Robinson is the best dentist I have had since moving to DC. She and her hygienist staff work to ensure quality care The front desk staff is both courteous and willing to go the extra mile to answer any questions pertaining to your records and needs. My one concern is a minor one concerning the communication between the insurance, the office, and the client. My situation took a little while to work out and communication could have been a bit better, but it was more on the insurance company’s end any way and was resolved within a few months.

Maggie P. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Washington Dental Associates at all. I have found the office staff to be helpful and pleasant. I have always been able to get an appointment in a timely fashion and I absolutely love Dr. Robinson. I have run the full gamut of types of dentists in my lifetime, and she is truly wonderful to sit for and work with. I would recommend her and this business to anyone. However… I am writing this review today to share with you all the treatment I experienced the other day from the attendants at the Watergate complex when I was unlucky enough to have car trouble trying to go home after my appointment with Watergate Dental: In parking before the appointment one of my tires ripped so badly that the tube was exposed. When I saw on my way back to the car, I realized that to drive on it could cause it to actually explode, risking my life and those on the road around me. As the tire was curb side, it also needed to be moved out into the road for anyone to gain access. Given that it was full rush hour by then I was scared for my safety to attempt such a thing where I was parked, and equally afraid to drive it very far. Alone and stranded, I was able to call a friend near by to come over and help me. With the half circle driveway in front of the entrance to Watergate East (where Watergate Dental is housed) only steps away, and wide enough to work and not impede their business, I checked the signage, found nothing posted, pulled in and began setting up. By the time the first person exited the building to tell me I was parked at the cab stand (despite anything to indicate this), the car was already in the process of being jacked up. I explained to her that I had just come from my appointment there, I just needed to change my tire and I would be on my way as soon as I could. She said, “Fine, but if you get ticket that’s on you”. Then, just a few moments later another attendant came out of the same doors and reiterated I had to leave. I explained again that I had just come from a business there, that I could no longer leave until my tire was changed and that I would be on my way as soon as I was able. He responded by saying, among other things, that: it didn’t matter if I was a client of a business on the property, it wasn’t Watergate, and I was trespassing on private property and needed to move my car to the street right now (despite my car being in the air with no a tire at that moment). He continued that he would “get in trouble”, that his supervisor would “see and be mad”. I responded by encouraging him to please bring me his supervisor because I would be happy to explain the situation to them. He did not. What he did was continue to raise his voice and proceed to tell me he was going to call the police. I encouraged him to do this as well as I would be happy to explain the situation to them. He did not do this either. He did however go inside and return with a large sticker reading “This car is parked illegally” that he stuck to my windshield in front of me. Then, left again, this time getting an older gentleman from the doors on the other side, who also said I had to leave, and again threatened to call the police. This harassment continued until I had a working tire on the car thus allowing me to actually be able to pull away. The entire experience occurred in the span of about 15 minutes during which, as a single young female I was yelled at by three different people, repeatedly threatened with the police, and had my car violated in front of me, without being able to escape. And, even more upsetting, it was only as I was ready to leave that another vehicle even entered the driveway for the first time! This is apparently how the Watergate board endorses treating those in need. Please help me to spread the word so no one else in distress is ever abused in this way again.

Jeimy F. from Capitol Heights, MD (Source: Yelp)


My husband got was quoted it about 5K in dental work (we have two high option insuurance) at another dental office, we have two dental insurances which are both high option andtherefore, we decided to get a second opinion. Margo saw my husband made a plan, follow the dental plan and we have come hardly out of pocket. I choose this dentist because i was working in DC so it was convenient but now that I work in MD it takes me 1 hour to get to them, guess what? i love her so much that I would travel another hour. I am in the process of getting invisalign and the cost, the whole experience have been grate. I truly recommend this dental office. Do not follow the negative review; I am telling you, they are wrong!! I have not waited longer than 5-10 before being seen. I have never had a bad experience neither has my husband. Margo listens, she is a great doctor, she doesn’t rush through her work, and she even cleaned my teeth before my invisalign. She is friendly and reasonable, she will work with you. The ladies at the front desk are very friendly and helpful.

Christopher M. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Robinson and Amal (my hygienist) since 2010, and I can honestly say I look forward to every dental appointment. Both Dr. Robinson and Amal strike the right balance of friendly and professional, and are never pushy or condescending. This place also sells the Sonicare FlexClare Plus for about $40 less than what one particular major online marketplace charges!

DG (Source: Zocdoc)


I would not even think about letting anyone other Dr. Robinson touch my teeth (unless of course she referred me). Dr. Robinson and staff are the kindest and most proficient team I have encountered. For the first time, I have a dentist that I truly believe is interested in my health and not my wallet. No longer do a fear a trip to the dentist!