Dr. Arturo (Hector) Mendoza, DDS

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818 18th St NW, Ste 510, Washington, DC, 20006

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It’s exciting for me to work in the Washington, DC, area, treating such a diverse group of patients, and seeing how so many different cultures seem to have one thing in common – the desire to have a beautiful smile! I truly love what I do as an orthodontist, and I feel honored whenever a new patient chooses to receive treatment from this practice. I am also extremely grateful for my staff, many of whom I have worked with for over ten years. It is deeply fulfilling and humbling that so many people have confidence in the care they receive here, and are willing to share their life-changing experiences with us. Many of my patients have even kept in touch with our practice long after they’ve completed treatment, and have referred friends and family members, which I consider the greatest gift of all.

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Very knowledgable, helpful, and conscious of my financial needs.

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Dr Mendoza was thorough, kind , and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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Excellent work and complete professionalism. I would return and recommend.

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Dr Mendoza was great, explaining in detail all my different options and the factors associated with each.

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He was great - very honest and clear. Highly recommend!

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My son said if he moved back to California he would fly out to D.C. to his orthodontic appointments with Dr. Mendoza. He feels that he is the best there is!

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Unlike a neighboring orthodontist, Dr. Mendoza's office was much more pleasant and non-chaotic. The front desk person immediately recognized I was a new patient and handed me a two sided page to fill out as she made copies of my ID and insurance and called insurance to confirm enrollment and benefits. My appointment with Dr. Mendoza was at 10:40 am, and he called me in himself a few minutes later. He took a look at my teeth and provided an estimated treatment plan for braces (he thinks traditional metal and ceramic are the same) and for invisalign. His estimate was 20 months for braces at a cost of $4,000 and invisalign for 1 year at a cost of $5,000. The invisalign cost covers everything (emergency visits, aligners, retainers, free whitening service, etc.), and I am assuming the same would be true for braces. He said he was a perfectionist. If I'm happy with my teeth after a certain agreed upon time, he'd stop but if he thinks my teeth could use more tweaking, he would continue to work with me if it was ok with me. All in all, I had a much higher level of comfort with him than with another orthodontist. Dr. Mendoza was soft spoken, polite, and said quite a bit. He identified that I had a bunch of teeth removed and I still had crowding so it would take time to get everybody in their rightful place. I also liked that he provided a write up of treatment time and costs for me to take home and consider. Within 20 minutes, I was out the door. Front desk person tried to get me to schedule a follow up but not having my work calendar with me, I deferred until later. One good thing is while they open kind of late (10 am), they do stay open til 6 pm Mondays - Fridays.

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Very clean environment and Dr. Mendoza was able to answer all my questions.

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