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Dr. Caitlin Hulver, DDS

Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Caitlin S. Hulver takes great pride in the quality of her work and is passionate about giving her patients a confident smile, be it through preventative or restorative dentistry. She strives to make dental visits both comfortable, and enjoyable, for her patients. Dr. Hulver is a proud native of West Virginia. She attended Marshall University and Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate studies. She returned to her home state to attend the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown. At WVU she earned several awards and scholarships for achievements in academics and for her clinical skills. Upon graduating in the top 5% of her class in 2013 she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor society, which recognizes dental students who have distinguished themselves by excellence in scholarship, while demonstrating exemplary traits of character. Following graduation, Dr. Hulver moved with her husband to the DC commuter area where she worked in a private practice for two years. In that period she gained experience treating both adults and children in all areas of general dentistry. In 2015, she was offered an opportunity to attend a dental residency program at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV. Eager to continue learning and further her skills, she accepted the residency position. She thoroughly enjoyed providing dental care to veterans of all ages and walks of life – and gained invaluable experience in the process. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Hulver loves to spend time with her husband Richard and their pug, Duke. She enjoys cooking, camping, going to concerts, and discovering all that the DMV has to offer.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Employee Benefits

Specialties

  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - West Virginia University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Residency in General Dentistry

Professional memberships

  • West Virginia Dental Society
  • Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity

Awards and publications

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society Alumni Member – 2013
  • Outstanding Student Leader Award, American College of Dentists – 2013
  • Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics Student Award – 2013

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1053759027

Office locations

Thomas M Wall DDS, PC

1712 I St NW, Suite 404

Washington, DC 20006

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Amazing service, such friendly staff. Thorough explanation of what I needed done and a smooth referral to an in-network specialist. Thanks!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Hulver was great at explaining everything she was doing and answering any questions. Very friendly and did a great job!
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Very professional and made me at ease during my appointment. She was quick and efficient. She was personable, and made sure I understood what she was doing every step of the way.
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Before going to Dr. Hulver I hadn't been for a cleaning in a little bit since moving to DC. I was nervous since I hadn't found a dentist yet, having read her awesome reviews and being referred by a few peopleI decided to give her a try! I am so glad I did! She was very professional, let me know of everything that was happening before she was going to do it and she had great bedside manner! Definitely recommend!
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Accommodated my lateness due to being brand new to DC. Courteous and helpful staff; left clear and complete phone messages and emails. Loved the iPhone charging station. Exam room was small but packed with technology and gadgets for everythingfrom mouth cameras to instant x-rays. Dr, Caitlin was professional yet friendly. Will return to complete my future dental work with her office and staff.
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Dr. Hulver is amazing. I have a lot of anxiety about dentists (think tears streaming down my face during the X-ray portion of the exam) and she was incredibly understanding and walked me through everything. Can't recommend enough.
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Dr. Hulver is a wonderful dentist. She has an amazing down to earth bedside manor. She explains what she's seeing and what it means as she does her exam. She makes you feel respected and comfortable.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hulver is by far the best dentist I've ever been to. She's kind and helps address any problems in a straightforward matter. She's not just great at taking care of my teeth, but explaining in an easy to understand waywhat I need to do to take better care. Every time I've seen her it has been quick, painless, and completed without stress or confusion.
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Dr. Hulver was excellent, very thorough and not pushy at all. She understood my concerns and would make the treatment plan accordingly to prioritize the issues and maximize the possibility for insurance coverage. The office staff, however,was not efficient or polite, especially the guy at the reception desk. At my first visit, he was chatting to a patient with all smile and enthusiasm about her holiday plan and had me wait there for more than 5 mins, and then suddenly turned on the poker face to me (what could I have possibly done wrong to him at my first visit??) During my follow up phone calls with him, he was also rude, either abruptly putting me on hold or hanging up the phone while I was still about to ask question. This is the most snobbish and discriminative receptionist that I've ever encountered in a doctor's office. Dr. Hulver might need to think about changing the receptionist, otherwise she might risk in losing patients.
More than 1 year ago
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This is probably the best dentist experience I've ever had. Don't have one complaint.
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Very pleasant visit. Friendly and welcoming staff. Dr.Hulver's bedside manner was great. I'll definitely be going back.
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This is by far the best dentist I've ever visited and met. She took her time to explain my x-rays, how to improve my oral hygiene and was gentle when examining me. The cleaning was great,too! I felt so comfortable and welcomed. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Hulver does a wonderful job of explaining any issues she identifies and clearly laying out plans for treatment. She's kind and friendly, and has a gentle touch.
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I went in for a teeth cleaning at Dr. Hulver's office. It was my first time in that office and everyone was very nice. She explained to me how my teeth are looking with the x-ray and she was very thoroughin cleaning and took her time to advise me on how to keep your teeth healthy. I would recommend her!
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Dr. Hulver was very friendly and took the time to carefully explain what she was doing every step of the way. Will definitely be returning to her for future cleanings!
More than 1 year ago
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I was seen right away, Dr. Hulver took her time with me and made sure to explain everything. I would definitely recommend her!
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Dr. Hulver was kind and clear, and shared photos of what she was talking about (because it's hard to see your own molars!) which made the appointment feel more like a consultation and not just a check in the box. Big fan!
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I was seen immediately and the front desk staff knew who I was as soon as I walked in. Dr. Hulver's assistant, Christina, was excellent in explaining the process of taking Xrays and answering my questions about insurance coverage. Dr. Hulverdid my cleaning herself, which I really appreciated and was a first for me. She was very detailed in her cleaning and took the time to answer all my questions and take care of any issues I was having. I would highly recommend Dr. Hulver and look forward to future appointments with her!
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She was great! Very nice, and was great in explaining everything she was doing.
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I had a wondering appointment with Dr. Hulver. She was extremely attentive & meticulous, she explained each procedure before continuing, and she asked me before doing a procedure that was not covered by insurance. Dr. Hulver is by far the bestdentist I've been to and the office staff were very nice and friendly.
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This was the best dentist appointment I have ever had. Everyone in the office was unbelievably nice and went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. Dr. Hulver was extremely gentle, easy to make small talk with (but nottoo much small talk), and informative without making me feel guilty about anything. I will definitely be back!
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Hands down one of the best dentist office experiences I've ever had. Staff at the desk was super friendly and hospitable. Her assistant was awesome and super personable. Dr. Hulver herself thoroughly explained everything she was doing, gaveadvice, and answered all my questions --and more. The entire experience was not stressful or annoying or any of the normal things dentist visits are. Thank you, Dr. Hulver and crew!
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Dr. Hulver was fabulous! I was seen within 3 minutes of arrival and wasn't left waiting around at any point. She did a great job explaining everything to me and was happy to answer all of my questions and repeat thingsas necessary. I'll definitely be going back to see her for my regular check-ups/cleanings!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hulver and her dental hygienist were great. I was LONG overdue for a cleaning and check-up. They were both really nice and easy to talk to. Dr. Hulver did a thorough job while always making sure I was ok (whichI was - no pain at all). The front desk staff were also incredibly friendly. And I ended up being seen 15 minutes early since I arrived early, even though I had a 4pm appointment. I'm not a big fan of going to the dentist, but I will definitely be going back to Dr. Hulver.
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She was extremely professional extremely detailed extremely nice and quite beautiful might I add perfect dentist and her assistant was very nice and beautiful as well I highly recommend Caitlin Hulver, DDS a top professional very experiencea TOP PRO in the dental industry. 10 Thumbs up Perfect Quality of SERVICE :-)
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Caitlin Hulver was incredible! I was SO comfortable with the front desk staff, Hulver's assistant, and the dentist herself. The exam was professional and thorough. I took several business cards to recommend her to my friends and coworkers.If you're looking for a new dentist in a D.C. - check her out!
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Dr. Hulver was phenomenal. She was knowledgeable, patient, and provided excellent care.
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Dr. Hulver was excellent. She was thorough in her exam and explained each step of the way, answering any questions or concerns I had. Very friendly and personable - she and her assistant Penny were incredibly welcoming and made the visitentirely pain free and quick (the front desk reception was equally as welcoming!).
More than 1 year ago
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Have to say, so far I'm impressed and very happy. Scheduling an appointment was a breeze, her admin staff was friendly, responsive and helpful. The office was diligent about working closely with my insurance company to ensure the work to bedone was covered, and even squeezed me in for an early appointment the following day when my insurance would not cover two types of x-rays on the same day. Dr. Hulver was friendly, thorough and informative. I anticipate I will be going for as long as I am in the area.
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I told my husband that we are not leaving the DC area because of how blown away I was by this dentist!! I can't express how wonderful this visit was. The front desk staff were so lovely, and greeted me byname as I walked in. Dr. Hulver explained everything so thoroughly as she was examining my teeth, explained my x-rays to me, AND did my cleaning! I have never before had the actual dentist of the office do my teeth cleaning, it has always been the hygienist. And the dental hygienist who assisted Dr. Hulver was so warm and wonderful as well! As noted by my exclamation points, I am ecstatic I found Dr. Hulver and her team, and will be back again without hesitation.
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Dr. Hulver was the best dentist experience I've ever had. She sat and explained everything to me as she was doing it and she actually did the x rays, cleaning, etc herself. Highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Loved her! Dr Caitlin and her assistant were AMAZING!!! Never before have I had such a pleasant experience at a doctor's. Highly recommend, and i will definitely be going back.
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Personable, knowledgeable, thorough!
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My appointment with Dr. Hulver couldn't have been smoother. More than a half hour before my appointment, the office called to let me know she was running about 20 minutes behind schedule, so I wouldn't have to sit in the officewaiting. I appreciated the heads up and the respect for my time. Dr. Hulver and everyone else in the office was friendly and professional and explained each step of the x-rays and cleaning.
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Dr. Hulver was very kind, gentle, and seemingly genuine. She walked me through the details of each procedure, x-ray and cleaning. She also showed an interest in my life beyond the standard "hey how are you". I appreciate her personable style and would recommend her to anyone.
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I usually hate going to the dentist, but she did a really great job. She actually did the cleaning herself, which was a first for me.
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Dr. Hulver was great at explaining each step of my dental cleaning. She gave great, personalized suggestions for me and was very nice to talk to about my concerns. Highly recommend her.
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The staff were very friendly and helped me right away. I had a great experience with Dr. Hulver, and I will definitely be returning to her.
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Great first appointment. It's not only the friendliest doctor's office ever, but every step was fully explained. I definitely found my new doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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I've been to three dentists in the D.C. area and this was by far the best experience I've had anywhere.
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Dr. Hulver was great! She's patient, explains everything that she's doing, and is gentle while doing cleanings. As pleasant an experience you can have at the dentist!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Culver was gentle, kind, and informative. She walked me through the process, showed me pictures when necessary, was thorough and gentle in the cleaning, and gave me honest follow-up comments. Highly reccomend!
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Love her!
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Dr. Hulver is an excellent professional with a gentle hand. She keeps the patient in the loop throughout a procedure. She shows patience, kindness and good humor. I have seen her for a routine check-up and cleaning as well as acomplicated restoration and am happy with the results. I strongly recommend her and her team.
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Dr. Hulver was very professional and explained everything she was doing and why. This was my first appointment with Dr. Hulver and I appreciated very much that she did my cleaning instead of the hygienist. I would recommend her to myfriends and look forward to my next appointment -- who says they look forward to going to the dentist?!
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Caitlin was exactly what you'd want in a dentist. She was kind and very thorough throughout the appointment. She made sure I knew what she was doing and why. Her assistant was out of the office, so she did the wholeappointment on her own. She took her time during the cleaning and made sure she did the best job possible. The whole office was friendly and everyone I interacted with was helpful. Walking into a new office can be intimidating, but everyone there explained each step--whether it was about my insurance, future appointments or x-rays, I felt like I knew what was being done and why. Definitely will be going back here.
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Friendly, professional, recommendable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hulver was wonderful in explaining my dental needs. She was very personable as well.
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Dr. Hulver was incredibly kind and professional. She thoroughly explained the x-ray/picture results, dental cleaning process, and what I could do to take better care of my teeth! All in all, it was one of the most pleasant experiences I've had at a dentist office.
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She is awesome! To reiterate what I told her in person...she is the most detail oriented dentist I've ever been to in 30 years. I knew everything that was going on and felt very comfortable. They even greeted me by name when I walked in. Nice touch.
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