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Gary G. Kaihara, D.D.S.

General Dentists

Offices

Northwest DC 202-466-3333 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 610 Washington, DC 20037 Directions → McLean 703-356-3556 6845 Elm Street, Suite 475 McLean, VA 22102 Directions →

Hours

Monday – Thursdays: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Lunch from 12:30 PM -1:30 PM
Fridays: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
Lunch from 12:30 PM -1:30 PM Visit Website

Dr. Kaihara is originally from Fullerton, California and graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Biology. He received his dental degree from Georgetown University in 1981 and joined the practice of Drs. Daniel Y. Sullivan and Lloyd R. Vakay.

Dr. Kaihara is the founder of "Smiles for the Future", the dental missions division of the Future of Nicaragua Foundation. Starting in 2003, he has led annual dental missions to Nicaragua. He and his volunteer teams perform comprehensive dentistry to the indigent children around the country. These teams have been able to access even the most remote communities often without running water or electricity. They served children in orphanages, "La Chureca" (a community in the city dump of Managua), and the jungle community of San Pedro on the island of Ometepe. He feels that giving back is an integral part of being a dental professional and sharing the gifts that the Lord has given him. The Future of Nicaragua Foundation honored him with the "Humanitarian of the Year" Award on June 2, 2012. He was recognized for his dental missions by the District of Columbia Dental Society on June 4, 2013 when he was honored by receiving the "Humanitarian of the Year" Award. He has been named to The Washingtonian's "Best Dentist" list since the early 1990's and Virginia Living's "Top Dentist" list since 2011.

Dr. Kaihara practices in McLean, Virginia and in Northwest Washington, DC with Dr. Benjamin O. Watkins, III and Dr. Daniel Y. Sullivan, Jr. Gary is married to Shelly, a dental hygienist who works with him in the McLean practice. They have three children. All three children have actively participated in the missions since 2003.

Special interests include cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers and dental implant procedures.

Education:

A.A., Fullerton College, Fullerton, California
B.A., California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California
D.D.S., Georgetown University, School of Dentistry, Washington, DC

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