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Dr. Mustafa Al-Karagholi, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

At Merrifield Smiles our goal is to preserve, restore, and enhance our patient's smiles. Every new amenity for our patients, every new policy for our staff and providers is made with this simple goal in mind as we strive toward excellence in oral healthcare. We trust that this goal will be evident to those who have entrusted their care to us.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Aflac

Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Baghdad
  • Loyola University Chicago, Residency in Combined Prosthodontics

Professional memberships

  • Northern Virginia Dental Society
  • The Dawson Academy

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1205984705

Office locations

Merrifield Smiles

8190 Strawberry Lane, Suite 10

Falls Church, VA 22042

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All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
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Everything was great! Painless procedure! Dr. Al-Karagholi was very receptive to my preferences and the office and staff were wonderful. I’d definitely recommend. I’m a practicing oral surgeon in the area so choosing to be treated here should say quite a bit.
Less than 6 months ago
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By far the best Dentist I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Probably one of the best in the country.
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Dr, Al Karagholi is always professional and efficient. He is considerate of my comfort level. His staff are so kind and each experience is very pleasant, considering it’s for a dental procedure :).
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The doctor is excellent and very nice .
More than 1 year ago
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Great job thank you very much Mustafa and his team
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Dr. Mustafa is extremely professional dentist and today I did my filling and temp crowning , he did 100 % perfect job . He is polite and Gentle while doing the procedure , not in rush or hurry and make youfeel comfortable . He explains before he starts the procedure . Over all I will highly recommend him to all my family and friends .
More than 1 year ago
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I wish I had been given a little more warning as to what would be happening. It was my first time have fillings done, and I was a little anxious.
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Excellent staff overall - super nice. Great appointment reminder system. Doctor knows what he is doing -- explains everything and provides candid outlook on options. Pricing is quite reasonable for a dentist this experienced. Finally, beingin Merrifield makes it easy to find and park... or walk for me since I live here.
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Dr. Al-Karagholi is an outstanding dentist. He's competent, honest and cares for his patients. He's the best I've seen in Northern VA.
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Initial appointment was fine but the follow up was disappointing.
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Best care and treatment. I'm delighted
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It was excellent
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Hi is just. A great dr. Thanks
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He did a lot for me without any charges!
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Excellent! My go to dentist for sure.
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Always a professional encounter. Both Dr. Al-Karagholi and his staff are friendly and competent. The office is so warm and inviting and the personal flat-screen TVs over each chair is a wonderful idea. Dr. Al-Karagholi always ensures the comfortof the patient (numbness) for any procedure. I had a filling done today it looks flawless and the procedure was painless. Amazing!!
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Dr. Al-Karagholi has been my dentist for the last 15 years, and is the best dentist I have ever had. He is very professional, personable, and patient. He makes you feel comfortable in fully explaining the necessary procedures, and is alwayshelpful in answering questions about your dental health. I highly recommend Dr. Al-Karagholi, and know you will have an excellent experience by going to him for all of your dental needs. Mary W
More than 1 year ago
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Love it. Very friendly an patient. 100% recommend.
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Dr. Mustafa and his team are AMAZING , professional, friendly , helpful, and I feel so safe when I visit thier clinic.
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Dr. Al-Karagholi and staff were absolutely great! I highly recommend Merrifield Smiles!
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After seeing the same dentist for almost 30 years, I was nervous about going to a new one but Dr. Al-Karagholi is great! Very patient and thorough and caring....I highly recommend him!
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Everything was just great , Dr. Mustafa is the best Dr. I have ever seen
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Very professionally run office. Everyone is so friendly and extremely capable of doing their job! Dr. Al-Karagholi manner is excellent, after a friendly greeting he gets right to work and his work is excellent! He shows concern about your overallhealth and makes sure you understand your treatment plan and when your coming in next and for what. I've been completely impressed with their office since my first visit and wouldn't hesitate recommending to all!
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Great Team at all
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He is great Thanks Dr. Mustafa
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I had been to the office for a cleaning and am a relatively new patient. I called this morning for an appointment today because I chipped a tooth last night and am going out of town tomorrow. The receptionist understood myimmediate Ned and, even tho they were fully booked, they fit me in. Problem solved. I highly recommend this office and the staff. All very pleasant and professional.
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Awesome experience!
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We all have apprehension about our first visit to a new Dentist. I was put completely at ease with a warm greeting, filled out some standard paperwork and then escorted to my chair. The Hygienist was very pleasant and professional. AfterX-rays the doctor came in and spent ample time with me explaining his proposed treatment plan. He did the cleaning and the Hygienist followed up with the brush and floss. Most times I have visited a dentist the Hygienist does the cleaning. I think Dr Al-Karagholi may have done mine to see more about what my treatment needs are beyond what he could see in my X-rays. The cleaning was a hands on approach for his assessment. I feel much better after visiting the dentist, because my teeth are super clean now and the two employees and Dr. Al-Karagholi were so pleasant and professional I can't wait to go back! How often can one say that about a dental visit? I really couldn't have been more pleased with my visit.
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A great dentist with such a nice bedside manner. Tha staff is so polite and the offices are warm and inviting. The first place I've ever been with adjustable flat screen TVs over each dental chair for the patients. What agreat idea! I have found the best dentist and office for me!
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Dr.Al-Karagholi is wonderful! The office is always clean and the staff is great. I actually like going to the dentist but the staff is stellar in making it a great experience. Even I have moved out of the area and amno longer working just down the street...It is worth the trek back to Merrifield to see him. Painless treatment and right on point. He clearly outlined my options for cosmetic treatment,and I cannot recommend him enough.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough. Excited about my next appointment for concerns and recommendations that I had.
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Great office? TVs to watch from chair while undergoing procedures. Nice staff.
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I have had a lot of experience with dentists as I didn't get the proper preventative care as a child. That said, I'm in the dentist's office a lot and Merry Field Smile is the best dentist office I have evervisited. Dr. Mustafa is extremely thorough and clear on what he is doing every step of the way. I went to him with many problems on my teeth and it was all taken care of. The staff is very friendly and professional. The office is massive with a really good layout to facilitate easy entry, checkout and departure. They pick up your phone calls, get back to you with information regarding any questions quickly. I am recommend Dr. Mustafa to friends/family. So happy to have found a place that I can get my teeth fixed and cleaned by someone gentle!
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Very updated and each patient has their own tv, and they make you as comfortable as possible. I got 2 fillings and both are great.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent services as well as very skilled Dr.Mustafa Al-Karagholi. I greatly recommend Al-Karagholi to other patients .
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Very professional
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indeed he is the best among TOP VIRGINIA Dentists .,Top coalfield , professional, caring and compassionate. Nothing in the world could reward him for his tireless efforts , God bless him.
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This was my first dentist appointment in (gasp) 8 years, but Dr. Al-karagholi and his staff were wonderful! I immediately scheduled my next checkup in 6 months. This is my new dentist. Highly recommended!
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Always very good and professional. Painless for the most part, but explains when there needs to be a bit of discomfort. Best dentist I have ever been to.
More than 1 year ago
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Very clean and modern office. Everyone was nice and attentive.
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I showed up as the last patient of the day, my insurance was wonky so they couldn't get to me until after closing, and they had to give me an emergency root canal. They were kind, patient, amazingly personal, and helpfuleven when I was exasperated and teary. I love them.
More than 1 year ago
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I don't like going to any dentist's office . However. I was very pleased with the whole experience. Very nice calming atmosphere there is even a TV screen above the patient's chair. I loved it! It helped to distract me from my dentist phobia.
More than 1 year ago
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The office is well-appointed, and the staff and professionals all seemed friendly. The exam rooms have indirect lights and TVs on the ceiling, so it's a little less unpleasant to get work done there than at other places.
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly and professional. You feel very well taken care of and he is definitely painless as possible. I recommend him highly. He will take away the angst of the waiting room and the entire dentist-visit ordeal.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit with Mustafa Al- karagholi was great.
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Less than 1 year ago
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