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Dr. Aliya Kassam, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Kassam is a caring practitioner whose goal is to provide complete, comprehensive, and comfortable care to patients of ALL AGES. She is passionate about providing quality care, with a people-first approach, and her fun-loving demeanor and devotion to her patients well-being, immediately makes anyone feel at home in her dental chair. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Howard University College of Dentistry, where she was chosen to participate in the Prosthodontics Honors Program during her senior year, she continued her post-doctoral training in Oklahoma City at OU Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital, where she received extensive training in a multitude of fields. Amongst these were pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and dental anesthesiology. In the hospital dentistry setting, she completed extensive work on medically compromised children and adults. Dr. Kassam also completed an extended rotation at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she learned to utilize many state-of-the-art techniques, and is skilled in numerous emergency treatment modalities. With gentle hands and a caring heart, Dr. Kassam strives to help improve the lives of those who deserve quality dental care. Hard work and determination make Dr. Kassam the excellent clinician she is, but her positive attitude and easy smile make her a favorite amongst her patients and colleagues. In her free time, Dr. Kassam loves to read books, watch movies, and play with/spoil her cat, SABA.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Choice Health Plan

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Howard University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Oklahoma,The Children’s Hospital, Residency in General Practice

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • National Dental Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • District of Columbia Dental Society

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Gujarati

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1821420910

Office locations

Mint Dental

329 Rhode Island Ave NE, Suite A

Washington, DC 20002

Patient reviews
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I really enjoyed my appointment at Mint Dental! Every single staff member I interacted with was welcoming and chatty. I felt like I received honest dental advice (including showing me associated x rays and photos so I understood) for the firsttime in my life. I did wait more than 30 minutes to be seen (11:20 am appointment, brought back close to 12pm), so that was the only frustrating part about my appointment. I highly recommend Mint Dental; however, potentially need to plan for a longer appointment in the future.
Less than 1 month ago
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Not a huge fan of the office location, but Dr Kassam and her staff are great. I especially enjoyed my hygienist, MiMi.
Less than 3 months ago
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Had a great visit with Dr. Kassam and Mimi! Highly recommend!
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I love mint dental! Clean and modern facility. Staff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend it.
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I love Mint dental. They always go above and beyond to make me comfortable during my appointments. Everything is explained in detail before and during procedures.
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She is an amazing Dentist! I really appreciate how she takes the time to explain what is being done and why so that the patient gains a better understanding about his or her oral care. The entire staff at this officeis very professional, welcoming, and accommodating. I would absolutely recommend this dentist office, and this Doctor to anyone in need of dental services.
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Dr. Aliya was very professionally, however I felt like she wanted to sell me services and products rather than guide me on best practices for my appointment.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr.Aliya Kassam is great at her work and is someone who is very approachable and understanding. She will work with you, understand your situation and give you options to treat your problem/s. Totally loved my experience at Mint Dental DC andevery one from the staff including Dr.Aliya Kassam are friendly and cooperative. Would definitely recommend the clinic to friends and family.
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Dr. Kassam is polite and friendly. However, I feel like I’m always being sold a new product. Staff on more than one occasion has also charged me twice for a service I already paid for.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very engaged, thorough, personable. Did a great job educating & advising us.
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Dr. Kassam did a wonderful job of keeping me informed of the next steps all throughout the procedure. She and all the staff were personable, kind and professional, making sure I was comfortable and that I had a good understanding ofthe procedure itself as well as what to expect afterwards. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Kassam and her team are amazing. They made the experience very comfortable (they let you choose your own Pandora station!), and they are very speedy and efficient. Everyone in the office is extremely friendly and professional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Convenient location but hits hard with the upsell and scare tactics.
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Very professional dentist. Good at explaining procedures and ways to improve your personal dental hygiene. Really nice office too where everyone tries to make you comfortable. Highly recommend to everyone in the area.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kassam is great! She has a great personality and wonderful bedside manner. I have "dental anxiety " and it all went away under her care!
More than 1 year ago
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She is the best dentist I have ever been to! I now have had two crowns done which were quick and painless! I couldn't be more happy!
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She is very sweet, caring and patience. I have anxiety and was very scared she help put me at ease. Her assistant was wonderful as well. Very nice group of people.
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Dr. Kassam is extremely friendly, fun to talk to, and was exceedingly nurturing during some rough dental appointments I had to do. She has made going to the dentist less of a chore and more of an errand that I no longer dread. Always happy to see her!
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Such a great dentist and a wonderful person! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for great service, a clean office and amazing hours!
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visit went well.
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She is a gem. Huge fan. She's professional, but also very much a human. I would hang out with her outside of my dental appointment, so you know that's a good sign!
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Dr. Kassam and her staff are very friendly and extremely competent. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Kassam makes it a great experience every time! The whole team at Mint is amazing.
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As someone who hates dentists, Dr. Kassam was the most comfortable I've felt in a very long time. She and her team were extremely attentive and understanding of both my fear and my very tight timeline. Thoroughly recommend her.
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Dr. Kassam is great! She breaks down everything that is going on with your teeth so you fully understand what to expect, from the procedure to the cost. Everyone in the office is super friendly as well
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Dr Kassam is great! I love how she takes her time to explain what she is doing. I had a crown put in and they have a machine in house that builds the crowns so you don't have to be walkingaround with a temporary one for 2 weeks which is the case at most other places.I highly recommend her!
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one of the best dental experiences I've had! They really make you comfortable at Mint!
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Dr. Kassam is highly knowledgable. She has a fantastic bedside manner and puts you right at ease. Her practice does everything possible to make you comfortable and make everything as smooth and painless as possible. I would highly recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
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Bad experience with a filling that continued to hurt down the line.
More than 1 year ago
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I get realy anxious about visits to the dentist. Dr. Kassam was so friendly and her assistant was sweet as well. They played great music, kept the conversation fun and gave me lots of information about the next steps to a bettwr smile. I'm actualyl looking forward to going back!
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Great visit, still dribbling out of my mouth
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Dr. Kassam is just great! She personable and knows what she's doing! She also cares about you and works with you to find the best solutions.
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Dr. Kassam is very energetic and passionate about what she does. She explains things in a very practical way that empowers people take optimal care of their teeth.
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Dr. Kassam is very personable and cares about her patients. She adjusted her schedule in order to handle my dental emergency.
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She is great! Highly recommend her for children!
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I will come back to Aliya! She was very professional and seems to care! They took great care of me??
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Dr. Kassam is incredibly friendly and wants to make sure your oral health is as good as possible. She suggested a couple of options for getting my wisdom teeth out and explained WHY they needed to come out. She also replaceda crown- so easy it's done in one visit over the course of a few hours. And it fits better than any other dental work I've had done.
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Dr. Kassam is the best dentist I've ever had! She is thorough, a great communicator, and very personable. I no longer dread going to the dentist
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Dr Kassam is always cheerful and patient with me. She takes the time to thoroughly answer my questions and address any concerns that I have, and is a great resource. I highly recommend her!
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Dr. Kassam, was wonderful! She has a confident and reassuring demeanor. She has a set of good interpersonal skills, proffesional, confident, friendly, caring, She paid attention to detail, and took the appropriate approach to expleainedany issues I had and the procedures needed. Once you find a trustful Doctor dentist, you can no leave!!!
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This lady is TRULY AMAZING!!
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I'm 34 and this was one of the best dental visits to any dentist ever. She was uncannily professional and caring. Even though this visit was only a comprehensive evaluation, I had this feeling of completeness when I left the office,like everything tooth-related in my universe is finally in good hands -- this dentist is highly competent and recommended. She will find your comfort level discussing your dental health and meet you there. My next appointment is already booked. Book your appointment now before word gets out.
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I HATE the dentist, but Dr. Kassam was so great that it really wasn't so bad. She was super friendly and helpful and made me feel comfortable. I did feel a little off-put by the front desk/assistant at times, but overallI'm happy to have found such a great dentist to go back to.
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Dr. Kassam is great. She's friendly and thorough but also quick. Her office includes a lot of nice high-tech touches, like letting patients choose what Pandora station they listen to while sitting in the chair.
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Great Staff, friendly service. One of the nicest offices I have ever been to, and I got to pick my own Music during the treatment!
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Dr. Kassam is a wonderful, gentle, funny, happy, intelligent, professional, empathetic & highly skilled individual. I consider myself very lucky to have connected with such an amazing doctor.
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Excellent dentist. Highly skilled and puts patients at ease.
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Best place to IN Washington, DC!!!! Super clean My teeth have never felt better. Great group of people there.
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Dr. Kassam has such a joyful spirit and great bedside manner. She takes every opportunity to put me at ease considering my anxieties about dental work. And Her team is the best I've ever encountered.
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Coming off a bad dentist choice, I was super wary of a new dentist, but Dr. Kassam is great. She takes the time to answer all my questions and doesn't push me into making any quick decisions. Find a way toget White Castle delivered to her in DC and you'll probably be her favorite patient ever.
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