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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Josephine Oguntimein has been practicing dentistry for almost 30 years. A native of Nigeria, she graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Ibadan in 1981. She served as a dental instructor at the School of Dentistry at Obafemi Awolowo University for four years before attending Howard University’s College of Dentistry. At Howard University's College of Dentistry, Dr. Oguntimein earned a postgraduate certificate in pediatric dentistry. She became a licensed dentist in the District of Columbia in 1992. Dr. Oguntimein has been married for over 25 years and is the proud mother of three adult children. In her spare time, Dr. Oguntimein serves in several charitable organizations and enjoys attending concerts and her bi-weekly Zumba classes.
Verified Patient Reviews
I was nervous at first but Dr. Oguntimein and her staff made it all go away. It was a great experience. Thank you much
Her team and she are amazing - I made good experiences for years now :)
I was very impressed with Dr. Oguntimein professionalism as a Dentist. She is very skilled and made recommendations that worked for me.
I've seen Dr. Oguntimein twice now and I have been really impressed. I'm really afraid of dentists/dental work and she was really understanding. The first time the wait time was excellent, the second time there was a bit of scheduling issues and equipment was acting up. However, the care I got in the end was well worth it.
She's superb! Her staff are great, efficient, but they make you feel so at home (her office is also a converted house, so it definitely feels like home!)
The staff was warm and friendly. The Dr. was well versed in what I needed for my 5-year old son. Overall the experience was very pleasant and I look forward to returning.
Dr. Ogutimeien and her staff are very personable and invested in the welfare of their patients. Dr. O and her staff were very patient with me during my appointment and handled my fear of the dentist in a calming manner.
Amazing visit, I love everything about the staff, atmosphere and experience overall was wonderful
She is very efficient and effective, but I was not comfortable with the lack of communication with a procedure done where I would have liked to have been in the room with my son.
I was impressed by the professional manner of the staff--I felt very comfortable with the dentists poking around in my mouth, which is impressive given my anxiety about the dentist. Wait time was unfortunate, but I would rather be processed slowly than rushed through by shoddy staff. Strongly recommend.
She's excellent. Cares for all her clients equally. Love her!
My 5 year old was getting his first filling :( Dr. O made sure he felt comfortable, explained what she was doing, took her time, AND was able to complete the procedure without heavy-duty meds. It was a good experience overall.
I absolutely love Dr. Oguntimein and her staff. I have been going to her for a year now and I refuse to go to another dentist. They make you feel comfortable but inform you of anything that you should be doing for dental hygiene. She is highly recommended.
Dr. O talk to me the entire time while she was working. I was please with the service from the staff members and Dr. O.
Dr. O is a great dentist- full of compassion, and takes great care of my teeth. I highly recommend her, especially if you are nervous going to the dentist.
I am yet to know a better than Dr. Josephine Oguntimein! She is the best in that that she does. I am blessed to be serviced by her.
I was not actually seen by Dr. Oguntimein, but by the other dentist in the practice. Overall, it was fine, but I will not be going back to this office. Once I was finally seen, it took a long time to take the x-rays. The machine was held together with packing tape, and they had to keep unplugging/plugging it in to get it to work. I had to go back to work, and so asked to start the cleaning. The cleaning was fine, and standard, but I didn't leave with the nice "fresh from the dentist" feeling. There was no sink available at the chair, and had to go to the washroom to rinse my mouth. So overall, everyone was nice, but the whole place seems to need an upgrade of equipment and a better management of the office.
I was extremely pleased with the services. I would surely recommend their services.
The staff was very polite and friendly. They were accommodating to my needs, and displayed a willingness for me to understand the expectations for next visit. Dr. Oguntimein is wonderful.
The visit was good and a problem was noticed which was corrected before things became exacerbated.
She truly cares about her patients. She takes the time to make sure they are comfortable and relaxed and she truly tries to build a relationship with you to better understand your characteristics and personality....I am so GLAD I chose her during my search through my job insurance list....
The overall visit was quick informative and pleasant. I will stay with her for years to come to help take care of my teeth.
She is very professional, patient and gentle to her clients. Her disposition inspires great confidence that I don't have to worry about her decision. No one has handled my teeth better. That's why we decided that she should be our family dentist. Dr Oguntimein's personality is a wonderful therapy because she and her staff keeps you relaxed and smiling on every visit. Nothing to worry about.
Fulfilling Friendly Fast
Hello, I had an emergency because my tooth broke on Saturday. I was able to schedule and see Dr. Oguntimein on Monday. It was a tooth close to the front and my nephew was getting married on Saturday. She pulled the tooth which had a crown on it. Dr. O has a lot of work to do on that tooth before it is fully installed, but was able to send my imprint to get me a temporary tooth on Tuesday. I will be ready with many smiles to take pictures at the wedding.
Professional, prompt, thorough, experienced. Offered detailed explanations for every unusual observations.
I love her! Very through and professional,
I love Dr. O. Very real professional that understands different topics that relate to topics that I experience each day. Love you Dr. O!
My visit was great. Dr. O is absolutely awesome. She and her staff show patients utmost respect and glad to see smiles and humor in the office. Dr. O was patient with me, talked me thru everything she would do. Literally held my hand at times when she could tell that I was getting squeamish. I highly recommend her practice.
Very friendly and professional staff. There is one thing though that should be improved: follow-up with patients. Quite a few times I've inquired about additional services (Invisalign for example) and the staff were to check with my insurance and let me know what the options were, yet they never called me back. Another example is that they did imaging (radiography) on my teeth, checking for a possible cavity and they were to call me back and tell me what the result was and if I was to come back. It's been 5 month, and nobody called me back. Cleaning - I have 4 cleaning sessions paid per year by my insurance, yet no appointment was made for me for this year. They are great doctors but the office needs to do a much better job with following up with patients.
The hygenist who cleaned my teeth was fine though she said almost nothing. Dr. Oguntimein never even came to see me. Not that an exam was needed, it just seemed odd. They only do cleanings on Tuesday and Thursday and yet they allowed me to set a cleaning appointment on a Monday. The doctor was busy with other patients. If they don't have time to see routine patients then they should not have allowed me to set a Monday appointment. It is easy enough to schedule for another day.
Very honest dentist. Doesn't try to upsell you on anything.
I went into the office for an abscess. Dr O. proceeded to drain the abscess without informing me or caring about the discomfort that i was feeling.
It was the best dental experience
She knows how well to respond to children love her style will definitely be back !!!
Fantastic bedside manner, very warm and friendly. I waited for a while but I believe it's because Dr. Oguntimein spends a lot of time with each patient. I'm used to hygenists doing the work and only seeing the dentist for about 5 seconds - she does most of the work herself and is very good at what she does.
very thorough, very nice, very professional.
My visit was very courteous with outstanding and professional service. Even though it was my first visit after more than four years I was remembered and warmly welcomed back. The care and feedback made for a very pleasant visit.
She was very pleasant, and more importantly, professional. She explained everything she was doing before she did it. It was a painless experience.
She did a wonderful job, she had to fit me into the schedule due to an emergency. She is wonderful.
Best experience ever they have a great team that make you feel comfortable and they adhere to all your dental needs
I decided to go there because she accept my insurance Aeta. But she doesn't wear appropriate uniform for a dentist and charged me 10 dollars to fill the Oral Health Assessment Form of my daughter's school. I never paid it before in others doctors or dentists. She's kind but I didn't like the way that she works in the preventive services.
Very nice and professional
She is politely professional and her team too. Also she is a very good counselor.
I told the assistant & doctor I was anxious. Dr. O's response was I was the happy princess & when it was done I would have the surprised face and she was right; a little discomfort but overall good experience
Wonderful annointed hands. Prior to Dr. O my dental experiences were not the best. I feel I am in good hands
Dr. Oguntimein is attentive and kind with excellent bedside manner. Overall, this was a convenient and positive experience, but there are two areas where I was less than pleased: 1) Office wait time. I realize that new patients come with lots of new information and a first visit could have a slight delay, but that's why I got there early. Given my experience with Dr. Oguntimein I imagine that she was spending more time with the patient before me, because she clearly cares dearly about her patients. 2) The office was a bit sales-y for my taste. I've had this experience with a lot of dentist's offices, but in this case, my input was not solicited, and it was not a conversation between patient and provider. To be fair, I was in a hurry and they may have been trying to help me get on my way.
I love Dr. O's bedside manner and her office staff is a reflection of how she would treat people. Dr. O has been the dentist/orthodontist for my children since 2002 and I wouldn't trust anyone else.
I had such a great experience at this office! The staff is super friendly and attentive!
I've been a patient with Dr.Oguntimein for over four years now. I really like the staff there, they always take good care of me and are always making sure that they provide the best service to their patients. I had some issues with a surgery from a previous dentist before moving, and Dr. Oguntimein and her assistants have helped to correct the issue and restore my smile and confidence. Great dentist, great people, always helpful!
Dr. Oguntimein and her staff are incredibly competent and caring. She is non-judgmental, but has useful advice on tooth/gum care. She takes time to hear your concern and asks articulate questions. My teeth feel clean and I honestly cannot wait to go back!
Dr. Oguntimein was friendly and attentive, so my treatment (replacing a missing filling) was painfree, professional and quick. I enjoyed a nice conversation with her while waiting for the anesthetic to kick in. The staff is very friendly too. I would highle recommend dr. Oguntimein, especially to people who are not comfortable with dental procedures. I felt so relaxed, I almost dozed off during the procedure. Thank you dr. Oguntmein!
Doctor Oguntimien was very professional in that she was very thorough and a great listener. The services I received was painless because of the way she made me feel at ease.Her staff were equally very professional.
When going to Dr. Oguntimein office it's like going to visit family.
She is very warm and gentle. I had a sealant and a filling today and both were less uncomfortable than other times I have gone to the dentist. I will say that the office is not a bright and shiny new as some dentists I have visited. Of course everything is clean and hygienic, the space just looks a little old and tired. I am not letting that stop me from returning, however, because so far my experiences have been very positive. I also appreciate that Dr. O does most of the procedures herself.
I am a dental-phobe but the entire staff here made me feel at home and comfortable, so much so that I look forward to my next appointment! They also didn't try to sell any unnecessary procedures/products but are taking a gradual, wait-and-see approach to my treatment plan, which I appreciate.
Dr. Oguntimein was very patient and understanding. I had to have an extraction and she was very comforting.
This dentist is the greatest! She is attentive, spends time explaining everything and understands patients that are scared to death of dentists, don't want any pain and don't want to see dentists ever. She doesn't scold or make any judgments (unlike some dentists that start admonishing you because you're not flossing every day). I recommend her 100%.
Great front desk service, everyone was friendly and made the visit as painless as possible. Dr Oguntimein (try to pronounce that) was very honest and friendly. That is all you can ask for.
She lives up to her reputation - she is professional, gentle, thorough, and unrushed! She is personable and explains everything. . . . and, she is conveniently located close to Columbia Heights.
Dr. O was amazing with my 4 year old! Would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Dr. Oguntimein is a very knowledgeable practitioner with the utmost concern for her patients' health. She advises me about potential problems before they become major issues - which is always best! Additionally, her team members are intelligent and very competent in their jobs. My cleanings are always thorough, any work that I have done is completed efficiently, and I never have to wait longer than 5 minutes for my appointment. Dr. Oguntimein and her team are a treasure and I would (and have) recommended them to people in the DC area searching for good dental care!
Another great experience with a friendly staff
Very nice, attentive, and professional. Does a thorough job and the entire staff is helpful. Doesn't cut corners and makes sure you are well taken care of.
Best dentist experience in DC, and ever.
I enjoyed my visit. While I didn't see Dr. Oguntimein for the cleaning. I did see Dr. Pauline (I believe that was her name). She was thorough and quick. I have sensitive teeth and normally dread going to the dentist for anything...even a simple cleaning. But this was painless yet, thorough. They were running behind and took over 30 minutes to call me back but once I was called the entire process of 2 X-rays, cleaning, and payment took less than 30 minutes. Highly recommend.
All staff were very courteous and professional, it felt like being home!
Dr. Josephine Oguntimein made going to the dentist a pleasant experience. She and her staff are friendly and genuinely care about the patients.
Our visit was great with the exception of the wait time. The receptionist said they had a couple of emergencies and apologized for the wait. The staff was nice and Dr. O was really great with my child!
Great doctor, very gentle and super work ! I have very sensitive teeth and the cleaning was painless! Great staff too, patient and friendly and accommodating - I had to take an emergency call whilst there and they were very nice about it!
My visit was with dr Justina Urena-Paulino. I had a great experience, the wait time was almost non existent and I am definitely going back.
I waited about 10 minutes to see the dental hygienist. I thought last time was my best cleaning ever (performed by Dr. O herself), but the dental hygienist did it this time, and yet again, a great, thorough, vigorous, not hurtful, good scrubbing of my teeth! Very pleased.
Excellent as usual :-)
Dr. Oguntimein is like having a relative be your doctor. She cares so much about her patients and is willing to work with us financially. Parking is easy here.
I love Dr. O and would recommend her
First time I almost enjoyed being at the dentist, she and her staff are great.
Her staff is very friendly and kind. She is wonderful with both adults and children. My teeth cleaning was the best i have ever received. Myself and 4 children all see Dr. Oguntimein.
Very sweet, kind and very professional !
The staff and Dr. Oguntimein were absolutely fantastic. They saw my one year old son, my husband, and myself and everyone came away happy. They were really accommodating to our family and I definitely recommend them.
If I could give 6 stars I would! Dr. Oguntimein and her staff are consummate professionals; I've never felt more comfortable in a dentist chair in my life. I explained my "phobia" of the dentist and they took it from there, doing everything to reassure me and make me feel okay without awkwardness or judgment. Oh and the Jazz Pandora, good stuff, not cheesy elevator either-how classy is that?!?
Great with kids!
Dr. Oguntimein was amazing. Both her and her staff were professional, kind and caring. I was nervous going into the appointment based on my last dental experience and the fact that I knew I needed fillings and a possible root canal. She immediately put me at ease, made me feel comfortable and in good hands. After telling her I was nervous she had one of her staff members come and stand by my side throughout my procedure to hold my hand make sure I was comfortable. After not having been to the dentist in quite some time and feeling embarrassed for that because I knew I needed work done she comforted me and told me we were going to work together to make everything right again. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is even the tiniest bit timid to visit a dentist. She will change your outlook on the entire experience.
There was a long wait in the waiting room, it's true, but Dr. Oguntimein was very sweet and apologetic about it afterwards. And then she took amazing care of my teeth! Would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Oguntimein was very warm, kind, and professional. She was extremely thorough and fully explained all of her procedures. I was very happy with my experience here.
There was a long, unexplained wait. The atmosphere of the dentist's office did not make me feel comfortable.
I would say it was great.
A great experience. I will definitely be returning to this office. Great an friendly staff
Service was wonderful.
They must have been behind this afternoon, because I waited about 40 minutes to go back to start my appointment. I think this is a very rare case. After that, however, everything was great! Dr. Oguntimein was awesome! It was refreshing that she performed my cleaning (although, I'm not sure if that is routine practice) and she informed me of exactly what was going right or wrong with my teeth. I would definitely recommend Dr. Oguntimein!
I had not been to the dentist in a long time and I need alot of dental work. Dr. Oguntimein explained everything to me and she was very good at making me feel comfortable. I would recommend her to anyone. She has such a warm spirit. She is the epitome of what a dentist should be!!!!
I thinks she was very caring and kind.
Very friendly staff, informative and made me feel right at home. Best dental visit I've been to in years.
Very thorough! Friendly staff and informative when I had questions.
I had not been to a dentit in years; i'm embarrassed to say; however, she made me feel very relaxed. She also has a very good staff which makes a big difference when you are running a business.
I really enjoyed the staff! They were professional and friendly!
I did not like it here. Very rough and pretty rude from all staff. I asked questions about my coverage and the answers were different with each appointment and each staff member. Have not and will not return.
Dr. Oguntimein and her staff were excellent! All of them were so friendly and had really valuable information to share about my dental health. I highly recommend seeing her if you live in DC since her office is about a mile north of the Columbia Heights metro! The only thing I'd say is that the parking lot by the office was crowded so I parked on the street nearby.
She was wonderful!! We took our two year old here, and she made her feel right at home! Would recommend her to anyone with a young child. Simply awesome!!!
This was a very friendly and professional office, Dr. Oguntimein as well. There is plenty of parking in the area. I received excellent service and felt like all my questions were answered. My wait time was a little long, but they were apologetic and everything went fast in the chair. I would recommend.
This was a great dental expereince. The staff is very personable and made me feel at ease.
I took my 2 year old to his first dentist appointment. She was great with him. I made her my dentist as well.
Great staff!!! Quick service!!! Great results!!!! Be back in 6 months
The staff and the doctor were extremely pleasant and welcoming. My ten year old felt very at ease and relaxed. We are happy to have found an excellent new dentist close to our house !!
Excellent, very professional and the best bed-side mannor I have seen in al long time. She is the best!
Great job with a scared little boy losing his first two teeth.
I found Dr. Oguntimein to be very professional and personable. Her staff was very warm and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends.
Wonderful service and manners. Very informative. Will definitely go back.
Excellent Staff and Doctors! It was a very warm home like environment.
Dr. Oguntimein was very nice and very professional!! Her office staff was kind and very attentive as well!! This is one of the best experiences I've had in a dentist or any sort of medical office!! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Oguntimein!!
Dr. Oguntimein was very informative and concerned about my health and pain.
I really enjoyed the warmth and kind heart she presented, thank you
She makes people feel very good about going to the dentist, most people go the the dentist as a last resort, due to fear of dentist.
She was great, very gentle.
Very professional and pleasant. Explained entire process. Office, equipment, and staff pleasant and provided excellent customer service.
Very professional, thorough and accommodating.
Awesome person! I would recommend you to make an appointment with her. She will treat you just right!
I was so overjoyed and very pleased with Dr. Oguntimein and her staff. I was a little nervous because I wasn't sure what was going to take place, but she made me feel comfortable and at ease. I had to get a root canal and was completely amazed at the fact that there was no pain during the procedure and no post pain afterwards. She will be my dentist for life. I thank her and her staff for a job well done and their exceptional customer service,.
Dr. Oguntimein and staff are not only courteous and professional, but also very reassuring! Just what I needed.
Professional, thorough, and empathic.
Great consult, great cleaning! I was in and out quickly, the staff was very nice. Lovely, clean office. Great service. Very thorough and knowledgeable. Dr. Oguntimein didn't miss a beat. Will be back for my six months and THIS TIME I'll floss!
They don't except medicaid. Which I find is disappointing but never the less their choice.
I highly recommend the service of Dr. j,,very professional and staff are courteous and friendly.
The only reason I wasn't seen right away is because I was late and this was my first visit. Let me just say that the staff and Dr. Oguntimein were awesome!! They were the three C's capable, caring and curteous. I have finally found the dentist that I will keep from this day forward.
The entire staff was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Dr. Oguntimein informs the patient about the entire process, so there are no surprises and she work with you to make you feel at ease.
Was highly impressed - one of the best dentists i have ever seen. Dr Oguntimien and her all of her staff had fantastic bedside manner, kept me informed of what was happening all the time and did all they could to minimise pain and discomfort - and genuinely cared for me well being - going to the dentist is not one of the most pleasant things we need to do, but Dr Oguntimien and her staff made it as stress and pain free as possible - and the follow up call that evening just to check on how i was, was amazing service.
I thought that the Doctor as well as the staff were delightful!
Dr. Oguntimein was very professional, her staff was as well. They have a good sense of humor! Her front office was very clean and neat. A good setting for children and adults. I sure will go back to her time and time again. GOOD JOB DOC!